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For Your Reference Information Literacy Podcast launching November 2023

"The Aftermathematician"

For Your Reference, Episode 2

FYR Episodes

Meet the FYR Team

Three circle frames filled with color images of podcast team members Robin A. Bedenbaugh, Paris Whalon, and Joshua Ortiz Baco.

Our global ecosystem is confronting new and ever more frequent disasters and our media ecosystem seems intent on making it worse. Disinformation, misinformation, and conspiracy theories are everywhere.

We want to help.

In a world filled with chaos, knowledge really is power.

We are the team at FYR and we want to help you navigate the crazy, confusing, hot mess that is our media landscape.​

Robin currently serves as Associate Director for the University of Tennessee Press, having previously built award-winning marketing teams for academic libraries, designing campaigns that not only won national awards, but were featured as exemplars of library marketing in multiple textbooks. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University, a master’s in library and information science from the University of South Carolina, a master’s in communication studies from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Communication from Texas A&M University. 

Paris is the Student Success Librarian for Media Literacy at the University of Tennessee Libraries. Her position grants her the opportunity to collaborate with The Studio services, to provide guidance and instruction on media creation to amplify the ideas and research for the University of Tennessee community. She has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and new media from Johnson & Wales University, and a master’s degree in information science from the University of Tennessee. 

Joshua is an assistant professor and the Digital Scholarship Librarian of the Scholars’ Collaborative, University of Tennessee Libraries. He received his PhD in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures from the University of Texas, Austin. His research focuses on 19th century print culture of Latin American abolitionists and the applications of digital humanities for recovery and remediation of Caribbean and Brazilian cultural heritage.

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