Skip to content

Uncontrolled Vocabulary #3 – It does beat waiting tables!

July 13, 2007

Episode 3 of Uncontrolled Vocabulary is now available for download. Here’s a direct link to the mp3.

I’m attempting to replace the TalkShoe recording with the local recording I made with Gizmo Project, but my first attempt resulted in a “chipmunky” playback on the embedded flash player. So the original recording is what’s linked presently. It has something to do with the encoding rate, so I’m trying something different and, if it works, I’ll update the link accordingly.

Don’t forget that you can subscribe via the podcast feed (now available via the iTunes Music Store):

On the call:

Greg Schwartz, Louisville Free Public Library
Laura Carscaddon, University of Arizona
Mary Carmen Chimato, North Carolina State University
Daniel Cornwall, Alaska State Library
Laura Crossett, Park County (WY) Library System
Rikhei Harris, Grand Valley State University
Joshua M. Neff, Johnson County Public Library
Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission
Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University
Chris Zammarelli, Brookings Institution

Tonight’s topics:

1. More on Dewey freedom
Doing it without Dewey: A Perry Branch Library Tour (Gather No Dust)

2. On being hip
A Hipper Crowd of Shushers (New York Times)
For New-Look Librarians, Head to Brooklyn (New York Sun)
Hipster status, Determining your (A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette)
To be cool is to be young and male? (Free Range Librarian)
Librarians Rarely Make the News (Huffington Post)

3. If Public Libraries Didn’t Exist, Could You Start One Today? (Freakonomics blog)

4. Why ALA will never learn (Pattern Recognition)

5. EFF Receives First Set of FOIA Documents on the FBI’s Misuse of National Security Letter Authority (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

6. YouTube Embedding and Copyright (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

7. Haines Borough Public Library‘s new Aquabrowser catalog, now with RSS

From → Episodes

  1. kowatsch permalink

    Have a look at There is a web experiment regarding to folksonomies and collaborative tagging systems.Maybe it is of interest for you.Regards,Tobias Kowatsch

  2. Chris Zammarelli permalink

    “Guybrarian” shows up the NY Sun article, too. The Desk Set is really trying to make this happen!

  3. Darren Chase permalink

    A riot! Funny and smart and lively. I love the panel/ call-in format; can’t wait to hear the next episode.

  4. alison permalink

    we librarians just need to get over ourselves. We’re pissed when we’re portrayed as shushing bun-heads, and we’re pissed when we’re portrayed as coctail drinking hipsters. It was a ‘human interest’ story and was mildly humorous. But I’m just not sure why it’s evoking the kind of (sometimes violent) reaction that it’s getting. The only solution to being stereotyped is to be the librarian you want to be.

  5. Jerry Yarnetsky permalink

    Great discussion/show y’all! Re: Median salaries mentioned in the hip librarians discussion…I find it fascinating that a fresh MLS grad could earn much the same salary in New York City as they would in the Midwest (low 30s). However, adjusted for cost of living, the Midwesterner will earn at least $15T more than the Yankee librarian.Flip that around. A beginning librarian in Seattle will make $50T– a nice figure in my mind. But again, the cost of living sets you back into the mid-30 range.Unless you account for regional differences in pay and cost of living, is there value in the “median salary” figure noted in the article?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: