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Announcing: The LibParlor Podcast!

Announcing the launch of our new open peer reviewed podcast.

Welcome to The LibParlor Podcast, an open peer review podcast for information professionals interested in a feminist, care-based approach to research. Hosted by Amber Sewell and produced in collaboration with The Librarian Parlor, full-length episodes will feature researchers undergoing open peer review, while minisodes will further the aim of demystifying the process behind scholarship by featuring interviews, Q&As, and more. Tune in for our pilot episode next Friday, September 16th, and consider submitting your work on our website!

Show notes:

Citation: Sewell, A. (2022). Announcing The LibParlor Podcast! [Audio podcast episode]. The LibParlor Podcast. https://open.spotify.com/show/01x3yyWN0xNMsDu9ZpGde1?si=0c407efa7d464616.

Transcript: [music intro; fades] Hi, my name is Amber Sewell, and I am the host of The LibParlor Podcast. This podcast, created by me and produced in collaboration with The Librarian Parlor, is an open peer review podcast for information professionals interested in a feminist, care-based approach to research. Full length episodes will feature facilitated open peer review of a research work as a discussion between authors and peer reviewers, often before the work is submitted to a venue for formal peer review; think of it kind of as that stage where you’ve written the thing, and then you send it to a colleague to read over before you submit it to a venue, but instead of exchanging comments on a document, we meet and have a conversation instead. Parlor Chats, our minisodes, will further the aim of demystifying the process behind scholarship by featuring interviews, Q&As, and more. 

We will begin with a pilot episode, releasing next Friday, September 16th. In this episode, guest hosted by Professor Lori Beckstead, I have my article about building an augmented reality game with no tech experience reviewed by friend and colleague, Charissa Powell. We talk about what it’s like to run a project better suited for a team solo, my doubts about the value of publishing work done years ago, and of course, cats. Please tune in, consider subscribing, and if you are interested in bringing your own work to the podcast, check out the submission forms on our website, libparlor.com/podcast.

While you’re on the website, if you are interested in joining me as co-host, please fill out the contributing editors application form. More information about the call for a co-host can also be found on our website.

To join the community conversation, follow LibParlor on Twitter @LibParlor and keep an eye out for #LibParlorPodcast. 

After the pilot is published, it’ll probably take a couple of months to get into a regular schedule as we find researchers and record episodes. Because this is a relatively new approach to scholarship for library and information sciences, I wanted to publish the pilot before asking others to participate, so there was a model people could refer to before making up their minds about joining us to talk about their work. My hope is that if you’re doing research in LIS, you listen to the pilot and get excited by the idea of talking about your work in a more publicly accessible way – while also getting helpful feedback on your work from a peer – and then you fill out the submission form so I can get in contact with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at libparlorpod@gmail.com. 

And that’s all I’ve got! I hope you tune in next Friday to hear our pilot episode, and I look forward to reviewing submissions for future episodes and welcoming a co-host to the pod. Until next time, may your IRBs be swiftly approved and your peer reviewers kind. Talk to y’all later. [music fades out] 

Nimisha is Visual Arts Librarian for Hillyer Art Library at Smith College, where she supports all research, reference, collection development, and digital scholarship for the visual arts. In her spare time you can find her riding her bike, knitting, or reading. @mishiebhat on Twitter.

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