Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Episode Eleven: Movers & Shakers 2012, Part One

Steve speaks with a selection of the 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers.
Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2012
 

Renee Grassi
Youth Services Librarian
Deerfield Public Library, Deerfield, IL
Jennifer LaGarde
Teacher-Librarian
Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington, NC

Stephen X. Flynn
Emerging Technologies Librarian
College of Wooster Libraries, OH
Jordana Vincent
Collection Development Librarian
Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO
Leah White
Reader Services Librarian
Northbrook Public Library, IL

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

#PLA12

Steve attended the Public Library Association 2012 Conference in Philadelphia.


photo by Steve Thomas
This was my first time doing interviews face-to-face. The audio quality isn't always the best and I apologize for that, but hopefully the quality of the speakers will make up for it!
  • Andy Woodworth and I discussed ebooks and the digital divide.
  • Barbara Stripling spoke with me about her role in Molly Raphael's "Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities" initiative.
  • Gina Millsap spoke about using market segmentation to find new library users and how to better cater to your current ones.
  • Lindsey Levinsohn and Annie Seiler spoke with me about using Twitter at library conferences.
  • Maurice Coleman and I talked about his excellent podcast, T is for Training, and other sundry topics.