Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 43: Naomi House

Guest host Leah White speaks with Naomi House, founder, editor and publisher at INALJ.com.

Naomi House is the founder, editor and publisher at INALJ.com and a former reference, marketing and acquisitions librarian for a federal library.  She and her 180+ volunteers work to add over 7,000 jobs a month and tons of great articles to the website.  She believes well sourced quantity is quality and 'squees' each and every time someone shares that they found a job.  Along with her husband, Sana, she flips houses in New Orleans.  Naomi is a well known international presenter (over 60 presentations in the past 3 years) and most recently presented at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa, at the National Press Club in Washington DC and in Dubai at the American University in the Emirates.

Guest host Leah White is the Head of Popular Materials at the Ela Area Public Library and a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee. Leah graduated from Dominican University with her MLIS in 2008 and won the Library Journal Movers & Shakers Award in 2012. Her forthcoming book on innovation in libraries will be out this Fall. She enjoys reading comic books, Instagramming pictures of her pets, and spending too much time reading the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. You can find her on Twitter @leahlibrarian or check out her website.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Episode 42: Emily Lloyd

Steve speaks with Emily Lloyd, public librarian and creator of Shelf Check.

Emily Lloyd lives in South Minneapolis and works as an Associate Librarian for Hennepin County Library. In addition to most things librar*, she's interested in participatory public art and other ways to build connection and community in public spaces (sample project: 6 Words Minneapolis). You can find Emily on Twitter @poesygalore.



Shelf Check
Being Visibly Queer-Friendly: Please Consider It
Creative People Must Be Stopped
"Why Did You Come to the Library Today?" participatory display
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Librarianship
Be Proud @ Your Library pin
Emily's Slideshare

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 41: Jennie Rothschild

Steve chats with Jennie Rothschild, a youth services librarian turned branch manager in Arlington, VA.

Jennie Rothschild is a youth services librarian turned branch manger in Arlington VA, just outside of Washington, DC. She sometimes reviews books at Biblio File and made 365 booklists last year at www.yareadinglist.com. When not reading, she likes doing crafty things while binge-watching House of Cards.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 40: Angie Manfredi

Steve chats with Angie Manfredi, head of Youth Services for the Los Alamos County Library System.

Angie Manfredi is the Head of Youth Services for the Los Alamos County Library System in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a position she has held for the past 6.5 years. She graduated with her MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. She has been an active member of ALA and served on various selection and process committees for both ALSC and YALSA. She loves presenting about library services, particularly library services for children and teens, and has done so at nationwide conferences and in several states. She can't imagine a more exquisite, fun, amazing, and challenging job than being a youth services librarian. In her spare time, she watches far too many movies. You can read more of her writing at www.fatgirlreading.com and follow her every, incessant thought on Twitter @misskubelik (yes, a movie reference).

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Episode 39: Laura Bang

Laura Bang is the Digital & Special Collections Curatorial Assistant at Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library. Laura received her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2009. She began working at Villanova in 2010, where she is responsible for designing exhibits, overseeing the Digital Library's scanning operations, and assisting with Special Collections duties. Laura also has a propensity for dreaming up exciting new projects that she doesn't have time for. You can find Laura on Twitter @laurabang and occasionally on Tumblr when she remembers to post. She sometimes wishes she were a better blogger, but she is too often distracted by shiny things.


Dime Novel & Popular Literature Collection
Dime Novel bibliography
Dime Novel podcast
"The History of the Ordinary" (The Public Domain Review)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Episode 38: Sophie Brookover

Sophie Brookover is a Program Coordinator and the Social Media Manager for LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative. Her passions within librarianship include youth services and school librarianship, popular culture, technology, reader’s advisory and community engagement. (And talking about herself in the third person.)

Sophie on Twitter
"What's New About New Adult?" (Horn Book)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Episode 37: Clive Thompson

Steve speaks with Clive Thompson, journalist and author of "Smarter Than You Think".

Clive Thompson is an award-winning journalist who writes about the impact of technology and science on everyday life. He is the author of “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better” (Penguin), and is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired. He blogs at www.collisiondetection.net and can be found on Twitter as @pomeranian99.

Smarter Than You Think | Buy the book
You Are Not So Smart 013: Clive Thompson and How Technology Affects Our Minds
Collision Detection

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Episode 36: Michael Stephens and Michael Casey

photo by Cindi Trainor
Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information science education. Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to national and international audiences. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart. Michael’s Tame the Web blog is here: http://tametheweb.com.

Michael Casey is currently the Information Technology Director for the
Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta. Named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in March 2007, he co-authored (with Laura Savastinuk) Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service and is a contributor to Library 2.0 and Beyond. He and Michael Stephens co-authored a monthly column in Library Journal titled “The Transparent Library“. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of modern library services. Michael holds an MLS from Southern Connecticut State, an MA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA from Duquesne University. His family, friends, travel and hobbies can all be seen in his photos on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Episode 34: Storytime

Steve speaks with children's services librarians about the philosophies and practices of successful storytimes.

Anna Haase Krueger is a children's librarian, blogger, and reviewer for School Library Journal. You can find her making jokes on twitter as @opinionsbyanna or blogging about library life at Future Librarian Superhero.

Anne Clark has been presenting storytimes for 6 years and is known for her creative storytelling including puppets, flannel boards, props, and draw and tell stories. She has been blogging for her entire career at So Tomorrow and has presented at the Michigan Library Association's Spring Institute conference for youth services librarian on blogging as well as programming ideas for librarians in a time-crunch. She has also written for Library Media Connection on using Pinterest in a professional capacity. Her most prized possession is a stuffed Pete the Cat signed by Eric Litwin.

Julie Jurgens is the School Services Coordinator at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Prior to receiving her MLIS from Dominican University in 2008, Julie spent five years working in the field of Early Childhood Education, experience that has proved invaluable in her library career. You can read more about her opinions and experiences at Hi Miss Julie!, and follow her on twitter at--you guessed it-- @himissjulie

Kendra Jones is a toddler wrangling, twitter obsessed Children's Librarian in Vancouver, WA. She blogs about her work at Read Sing Play and is a Joint Chief of Storytime Underground.

Amy Koester works at a medium-size branch library in Missouri. She likes fresh-squeezed orange juice, mashed potatoes, and going bananas every now and then.

Cory Eckert is the idea genius behind Guerrilla Storytime. She is in job transition between being a Youth Services Manager and a branch manager at 2 branches in a totally different place. She believes Youth Services is the backbone of public libraries and that the Detroit Red Wings are the greatest hockey team in history.

Lindsey Krabbenhoft graduated from the University of British Columbia with her MLIS in April 2013. She works as an On Call Children’s Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, West Vancouver Memorial Library, and Surrey Libraries. As an MLIS student, Lindsey worked as part of a research team tracing the historical development of Tinkerbell and her relationship to children’s media. 

Dana Horrocks also completed her MLIS at the University of British Columbia in April 2013 (in fact, it’s where she met Lindsey!) She has worked at Surrey Libraries as a Computer Trainer and SRC assistant, the Vancouver Public Library as a student librarian as well as a bookseller at the delightful Vancouver Kidsbooks. She currently works at the Vancouver Public Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library.