librarypunk is a leftist library worker podcast.


May 13, 2024 53 mins

This week we’re doing a news roundup on book bans. We also cover Gaza protests and radical literature as police propaganda, and what library workers can do to archive and support the current protests.

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LFP Vendor Scorecard:

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We’re talking with Ana Valens! Internet culture, learning about yourself, and vtubing. 


Tumblr Porn by Ana Valens (Remember the Internet, Vol. 1): 

Trans Women and Smut: The 4 Worst Tropes From Porn Artists | [Sex Ed Video Essay]: 

Why Don't Games Journalists Cover Adul...

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April 22, 2024 59 mins

In an ep to coincide with the release of Infra Finder, we’re joined by Chrys and Lauren from Invest in Open Infrastructure to talk about the release, open source challenges, IT supply chains, and more!

 Reasonable Costs projects:

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April 19, 2024 50 mins

We’re talking with Quill and RiotDad about the community side of the response to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and local school board issues surrounding transmisia, book bans in school and public libraries, and how to push back. Salary petition, board email/phone, and template email are in the notes.

Email (Template email below)

Trustees phone contact: 360-906-5011

Attend meetings through FVRL website fvrl.o...

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April 7, 2024 54 mins

This week we’re joined by Derya of the WPEA to talk about the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and the library staff represented by the union fighting for a living wage. Check the notes to see how you can help support them!  (article #1)

FVRL Board: Pay your library wo...

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March 24, 2024 68 mins
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February 29, 2024 116 mins

We’re talking about how the book sausage gets made! Publishing, publishers, libraries, horror, queerness, and maybe even some literal human sausage making.

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Cruising (1980) 

Eric LaRocca, Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke https://ericlarocca....

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February 16, 2024 76 mins

This week we’re talking to the world’s greatest author, what else is there to say? 

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Chuck’s Patreon:

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This week we're talking about privacy literacy. Instruction, workshops, and how your data ends up all over the place. 

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[shorter LOEX conference paper] Transforming Privacy Literacy Instruction: From Surveillance Theory to Teaching Practice

[longer book chapter] The Promise of Theory-Informed Pedagogy: Building a Privacy Literacy Program

[for browsing] Open-licensed privacy literacy cu...

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Download some sage jpegs and ponder the AI, we’re talking with Alex about queer Internet histories, LGBTQ2S+ archives, email archiving, feminist restaurants, and technopaganism. Be sure to check out the notes on this one! 

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Disrupting Disruptions: https://www.femin...

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January 12, 2024 49 mins

We’re covering the Chuck Tingle thing. Also the damned mouse. Do we need DMCA for Trademarks? Who knows!


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December 20, 2023 45 mins

We’re talking about more issues in scholcomm.

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Hijacked journals:

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Zombie journals: what’s left after editorial board leaves like Glossia/ ...

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December 1, 2023 51 mins

We’re watching a documentary about Palestine! Libraries and museums are implicated in settler-colonialism and we’re gonna talk about it!

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Film: The Great Book Robbery: 

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Salvage or Plunder? Israel's "Collection" of Private Palestinian Libraries i...

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We’re joined to Becky to talk about the SPARC report on Science Direct! Data privacy, contracts, the big companies that have us over a barrel!

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November 13, 2023 81 mins
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Cory Doctorow comes on to talk about his books The Internet Con and Chokepoint Capitalism and the applications to libraries. We talk interop, vendor contracts, and even writing productivity.

Pre-order Cory’s new book The Lost Cause: 

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