If you are looking to this podcast to listen to me talk about my favorite Star Trek episodes/movies, sadly this is not the place.
This episode of Page 49 podcast, I am going to talk about how Star Trek has influenced my life. From enjoying how to read for pleasure to speaking before a Board of County Commissioner as a librarian to save my library from closures, Star Trek is more than a tv show; it’s a way of life.
Also check out these two entries from my blog from the night before and the day my speech:
One of the things I can take away from being laid off from the library are two things: Running and training for a 1/2 marathon and something I said during one of my library interviews. One of the questions posed to me during the interview was about if the internet was down, how would I be able to do my job? As I answered the question with multiple options, everything mentioned, would come back to me one day when our library system was out.
First breakout the DDC hardcover editions. While I may know 741.5 for Graphic Novel or 641 for Cooking or 000 for Computer Science off the top of my head, Dewey Decimal System is not something can fully remembered. Hence why I would refer to these books to know where in the library the subjects are located.
I would also breakout my phone to use my internet access. If the library’s site is down, I would use another county’s website or WorldCat.org to find the subjects the books fall under and then check the stacks.
While on the internet on my phone, I would look up options for other places for patrons to go to if they need computer and internet access.
While it took several years for this to come to fruition, everything that I mentioned above was exactly what I did. The library’s network had to go down for repairs which gave no computer or internet access to the patrons. I helped out my co-worker by breaking out the DDC who was helping a patron. We had also used our phones to use WorldCat.org to help find where materials and recommended several options to go to another library that is not connected to our system as well as information about going to the University of Miami’s library.
This may not seem like a big deal but it’s nice to know that if I say something is because I believe and can back it up with action.
WTF!?! (What the frell!?!) The Page 49 Podcast was born due to being a librarian. As much as I love all things scifi, I have a great interest in many other things that I want to talk about. On occasion, I might make some scifi references but the subtle ones will mark you as a uber geek. So, if a listen to my new show and let me know what you think. Hopefully, you will love what I have to say. Enjoy! (PS – there will be a separate feed for the show to subscribe in the future.)
For the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Page 49 Podcast invited Josh from the Librarians Assemble Podcast and David from the Beers, Bros and BS podcast to discuss, from a librarians’ point of view, these two iconic DC heroes.
FYI – This podcast is Part 1 of a 3 part series. Part 2 and 3 will be done on The Monster Scifi Show Podcast. Stay tuned.
That’s a real good question to ask. Not to say, that you, the reader of this blog entry asked this question but rather, I’ve been away from this blog for some time. Like with the many balls that I’m juggling, plus two of my own, I’ve tried to refocus myself by myself. I’ve taken a two week break from podcasting due to other commitments. I must say, I do miss recording my show only because I really enjoy the process; more on that later.