Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Episode Sixteen: Howard Rheingold

Steve speaks with Howard Rheingold, author of Net Smart.

Howard Rheingold is the author of:

Tools for Thought
The Virtual Community
Smart Mobs

Net Smart


editor of Whole Earth Review
editor of The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
founding executive editor of Hotwired
founder of Electric Minds

Has taught:

Participatory Media and Collective Action (UC Berkeley, SIMS, Fall
2005, 2006, 2007)
Virtual Community/Social Media (Stanford, Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; UC Berkeley, Spring 2008, 2009) 

Toward a Literacy of Cooperation (Stanford, Winter, 2005)
Digital Journalism (Stanford University Winter, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Current projects:

Social Media Classroom
The Cooperation Project
Rheingold U 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Episode Fifteen: Lauren Pressley & Lynda Kellam

Steve speaks with North Carolina academic librarians Lauren Pressley and Lynda Kellam.
Lauren Pressley is the Head of Instruction and an Associate Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. In this role, Lauren collaboratively manages the library’s instruction program, plans and manages professional development for librarians who teach, administers the LIB100/200 program, represents library instruction to various audiences, and serves as library representative on teaching-related committees including the Teaching and Learning Center advisory board.

Lauren earned her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and BAs in Philosophy and Small Group and Interpersonal Communication from North Carolina State University. She’s published the books So You Want To Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries, serves in elected positions on the American Library Association Council and the Library and Information Technology Association Board of Directors, and is a member of the Horizon Project Advisory Board. She has been recognized as an ALA Emerging Leader, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and with a UNCG School of Education Distinguished Alumni Early Career award. She frequently writes and presents on education, instruction, technology, and the future of libraries. Lauren also blogs at ALA Learning, tweets as @laurenpressley, and can be reached at

Lynda Kellam is the Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries. In addition to providing research assistance and instruction on data and government sources, she is the library instruction and collections liaison to the Political Science Department, Environmental Studies program, and pre-Law program. In her spare time she is a co-coordinator of the Reference Department's LIS graduate student intern and practicum programs.

Lynda received her MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She tweets as @lyndamk and blogs at librarianship =.