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STCC Library Podcast

Did you know that the STCC Library has a podcast? Below you will find episodes where we discuss a broad range of academic and social topics.

Interested in coming on the podcast? please email us at stcclibrary@stcc.edu.

Episode 1

 

I spoke with Erica Eynouf, Dean of Library Services at STCC, about the importance of inquisitiveness in research. Our conversation was inspired by the LitHub article, On Cultivating an Art of Noticing in an Age of Scrolling, by Brandon Stosuy.

If you are a member of the STCC Community, i.e., a current or former student, faculty, or staff member, and are interested in participating in this podcast, email stcclibrary@stcc.edu.

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution.

Episode 2

In this episode I continue the conversation about inquisitiveness, this time with Vonetta Lightfoot, Manager of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at STCC. She offered her insights on the importance of trying new things, going to events, and in general, getting out and experiencing your community. I found our conversation inspiring and I hope you do too.

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution.

Episode 3

For the first episode in our "Meet Your Professors" series I spoke to English professor Yasotha Sriharan. She told me how she ended up studying and teaching literature, and gave me her best writing advice, which turned out to also be excellent advice for life in general. Professor Sriharan also told me how she ended up at STCC and what she loves about our students.

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution.

Episode 4

For the second episode in our "Meet Your Professors" series I spoke to Engineering professor Fahad Khan. He told me about his career journey to STCC. Professor Khan has taken many classes as a student at STCC, thereby learning not only the material of the courses he took, but also a range of teaching techniques.

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution.

Episode 5

Professor Sondra Peron tells the story of her challenging but fruitful academic journey. She explains why "life is not a straight path," and how this applies to our unique community at STCC. Tune in to hear how she met the challenge of converting her highly hands-on classes to meet the unexpected demands of remote learning.

For more information about programs, exhibitions, and Carberry Conversations, check out the Amy H. Carberry Gallery on the STCC website.

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution.

Episode 6

Professor John Diffley helps to put the recent book challenges and history curriculum laws in a historical context. We discuss how curriculum standards point to a philosophical question- what do we want children to know? What knowledge and skills should everyone have? And what role should parents play in this discussion? There are no simple answers but I hope you will enjoy our exploration of these questions.

For more information:

Check out the American Library Association's "Surge in Book Challenges Press Kit"

Much of our conversation concerns Texas House Bill 3979. Many other bills share some of the language in this bill. 

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution.

Episode 7

Vonetta Lightfoot offers her insight on recent book banning attempts and curriculum laws. As the Operations Manager for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, she has an invaluable perspective to share with us on how cultural backlash impacts diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Check out the Banned and Challenged Books section of the American Library Association's website, for lists of the top ten banned and challenged books from previous years. Lots of banned and challenged books are available from our catalog, for students and staff to check out!

MUSIC CREDIT: Our intro song is "Lofi and Chill" by Notty Von Dutch. Creative Commons licensed for reuse with attribution(CC-BY)

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