2014 Podcasts

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Episode #068, today, Rebekah Cummings joins the podcast to talk about her new PR role for the Utah Library Association.  We discuss an amazing play about Librarians coming to Utah called Alabama Story and ULA’s recent statement about Net Neutrality.  Don’t worry friends, Rebekah is still working at the Mountain West Digital Library as well.

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Resources we discuss:

Alabama Story

ULA and Net Neutrality

Mountain West Digital Library

 

Episode #067, today, Tegan and Dustin are talking about transitioning to new positions at new libraries.  They focus on the need to be humble and listen to others as much as possible.  Starting a new job is exciting and terrifying, and most of the time you do not know which!

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Episode #066, today, Tegan and Dustin are talking about NET NEUTRALITY and why it is important that we all pay close attention. Policy set by the FCC now, will impact our society and culture for generations. The Internet needs to continue to be as free as possible, and ISPs are not worried about our best interests.

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Resources we discuss:

President Obama

David Weinberger

Episode #065, today Tegan and Dustin are talking about searching for work and the hiring process. Both Tegan and Dustin are in a transition period and they discuss insights they have gained recently while searching for jobs, preparing resumes, interviewing, and the many other facets of the JOB HUNT! Tegan and Dustin also discuss their exciting new positions.

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Episode #064: “Any library initiative anywhere, matters to every library everywhere.”

Today, we have John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary on the podcast.  John is the enthusastic founder of the library world’s first Super PAC.  This political action campaign is making sure that libraries everywhere have the support they need.  John is a profound supporter of libraries and an innovative advocate. Please check out EveryLibrary.org.

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Resources we discuss:

EveryLibrary

 

Episode #063, today, we are visiting with Rebekah Cummings of the Mountain West Digital Library. We are talking about the PR problem that many libraries have, copyright, our library school experiences, and just why Rebekah is so great in general.

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Resources we discuss:

Mountain West Digital Library

 

Episode #062, we have a surprise second podcast this week. Adriana Parker, of the University of Utah Marriott Library, and I are going to talk about sexual harassment in the library and what happened this week in Utah with Anita Sarkeesian. We talk about how we respond to these events, and the fact that it is crazy that we are still denying that there is a problem and squelching conversation.

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Resources we discuss:

Anita Sarkeesian

Sexual Harassment 

 

Episode 061, today we have Meredith Farkas on the podcast. Meredith is a librarian at Portland Community College, a well-known blogger, writes a technology column for American Libraries, skeptic of tenure, and advocate of openness. Meredith has a great perspective on librarianship and how to help the people!

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Resources we discuss:

Information Wants To Be Free

 

Episode 060, today Tegan and Dustin are talking all about their experiences at Library Journal’s Lead the Change. It was an inspiring day that encouraged all librarians to engage their communities in conversations and continue to break down their library walls. A big thank you to B.A. David Company and Library Journal for bringing this conversation to Utah, the City Library for hosting the event, and Peter Bromberg and John Spears for facilitating.

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Resources we discuss:

Lead the Change

Episode 059, today we have Peter Bromberg on the podcast, and this might be my favorite podcast so far. We talk about the upcoming Lead the Change event at the Salt Lake City Public Library, EveryLibrary’s 2014 ballot initiatives, emotional intelligence, emotional transfer, and what is going on in the Salt Lake County Library System.

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Resources we discuss:

Lead the Change

EveryLibrary

Emotional Intelligence MOOC

Episode 058, today we have Dan Cohen, the Supreme Chancellor, I mean Executive Director, of the Digital Public Library of America on the podcast. Dr. Cohen is a visionary librarian that has helped create a resource that can benefit any librarian at any institution. The podcast highlights the rewards of high-level collaboration and the need for greater commitment, at all levels, for organizations like the Digital Public Library of America.

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Resources we discuss:

Digital Public Library of America

Get Involved

Digital Campus Podcast

 

Episode 057, today Tegan Davis is talking about her experience establishing a Digital Media Lab that now has a 3-D printer at the Park City Library. We talk process, policy, and procedure. Tegan also talks about her next adventure as she leaves Utah and the Park City Library for a new system, state, and type of librarianship! Tegan will continue her work on the Evil Librarians Podcast and Creative Libraries Utah, but she is off to greener pastures.

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Resources we discuss:

Park Record Article

 

Episode 056, today we have Shawn Bliss on the podcast. Shawn operates a bookmobile in north-east Utah and shares with us some of the perils of having to be both a librarian and truck driver. We also discuss outreach, being among the people, and not ascribing needs to patrons. Shawn loves his work and has great perspectives about librarianship.

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Episode 055, today we have Heidi Tice on the podcast. Heidi is an enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian for Salt Lake County Library and the Chair of the Youth Services Round Table for the Utah Library Association. Heidi is on the podcast to share some of her great ideas and to advertise the Fall Workshop for YSRT. This year’s conference is going to share a lot of great ideas, so make sure someone from your organization is going.

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Resources we discuss:

YSRT Fall Workshop

ULA Fall Workshop

 

Episode 054, today Tegan interviews Dustin Fife, her usual co-host, about the newly founded library services at the San Juan County Jail. They talk about outreach, service diversification, and the amazing Kim Fong who inspired it all. Tegan and Dustin also discuss a new feature on the Creative Libraries Utah website called Innovation Action News.

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Resources we discuss:

Kim Fong’s Podcast

 

Episode 053, Dustin and Tegan discuss Summer Reading and grade this year’s performers and programs for the Park City Library and the San Juan County Library. Today’s podcast contains lots of ideas for youth and adult programming and gives reviews of library performers.

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Episode 052, today John Spears visits the podcast to discuss his first year as Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Public Library. John came to Salt Lake after serving as a library director in two different suburban Chicago library systems and has been doing fabulous work. We discuss the amazing staff John inherited, the great outreach that SLCPL does, and the two new branch libraries that are currently under construction. John brings great experience and perspective to the podcast and the Utah library community.

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Episode 051, today Joseph Anderson is on the podcast and he is a librarian that wears many different hats. Joseph is an Adult Services and Reference Librarian at the Logan Public Library; he is also the President of the Cache Valley Library Association and the Historian of the Utah Library Association. Joseph shares his experience with each of these organizations and we have a great conversation about collaboration, programming, and how events at the library for all ages models life-long learning for children and young adults.

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Episode 050, today we are joined by the Mountain West Digital Library staff to discuss their ongoing mission, upcoming workshops, and Fall Webinar Series. Always a great group of people to work with and a great library to get involved in. Also, this is our fiftieth episode of the podcast without the government somehow intervening, so congratulate us!

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Resources we discuss:

Mountain West Digital Library

Upcoming Workshops

Fall Webinar Series

 

Episode 049, today we are talking to Anne Morrow about Geo-Spatial Information Systems. Anne and several of her colleagues at the university are working hard to create rich information and opportunities for research and discovery. GIS is an important field that librarians should be contributing to. Listen and geek-out with Anne and Dustin!

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Resources we discuss:

GIS Projects

Episode #048, Dustin Fife, Tegan Davis, and Kristen Stehel discuss and celebrate the first 18 months of the website and year of the podcast. This episode explores the history of the website and the hoped for future trajectory. We also have a good discussion about why ILEAD is such a great program and some good information on why you should all apply for ILEAD USA Utah for 2015.

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Episode #047, Tegan and Dustin discuss great leadership opportunities available to all librarians. ALA’s Emerging Leaders, ILEAD USA Utah, and MPLA’s Leadership Institute are all amazing oppotunities for professional development and personal growth. Tegan and Dustin also wrap-up their 2014 ALA Annual Conference experience (spoiler alert: neither of them miss Las Vegas.)

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Resources we discuss:

ALA Emerging Leaders Article

ILEAD USA Utah

MPLA Leadership Institute

NMRT Video Short

NMRT Video Long

 

Episode #046, Tegan and Dustin are joined by a fabulous group of librarians to talk about their experiences at ALA Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas Nevada. We are joined by Peter Bromberg, Trish Hull, Emily Bullough, Jessica Liening, Amanda Clay Powers, and Creative Libraries Utah’s own Kristen Stehel. It is hot and sweaty and everyone seems to be having a good time.

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Episode #045, Tegan and Dustin are joined by Jasmina Jusic, award-winning Park City Librarian. Jasmina’s research article, Entrepreneurial Leadership in Public Libraries, has won PLA’s 2014 award for best article. Jasmina is currently finishing her doctorate at Simmons College in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions and has some great thoughts on the future of libraries.

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Resources we discuss:

Entrepreneurial Leadership in Public Libraries

Episode #044, Dustin visits with Pamela Martin, Utah Library Association President and Reference and Instruction Librarian at Utah State University. They discuss Pam’s theme for ULA, At the Creative Crossroads, and some other theme ideas that she considered such as Let’s all get Uncomfortable Together. Pam’s enthusiasm and good nature bring excitement to the podcast, her library, and the Utah Library Association.

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Resources we discuss:

Utah Library Association

Episode #043, Dustin visits with Peter Bromberg today, Associate Director of Salt Lake County Library Services and all-around sage librarian. They discuss the transition from a small to large library, from New Jersey to Utah, and what Peter loved about New Jersey libraries and what has him so excited about Salt Lake County libraries.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Peter Bromberg

Episode #042, Tegan and Dustin discuss the USA Freedom Act, the response of the American Library Association, and what we all should know and considering doing about it.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Radio Lab

ALA 1

ALA 2

Washington Post

U.S. News

Ron Wyden

Episode #041, Dustin and Tegan revisit Net Neutrality and all that has happened since the Appeals Court threw out the FCC’s rules in January. This is an important issue of Accessibility and Intellectual Freedom that librarians must understand and attempt to shape.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Science Friday

PCWorld

Scientific American

The Wall Street Journal

The Huffington Post

Episode #040, Dustin and Tegan are joined by Tod Robbins, Creative Libraries Utah’s other new editor. Tod is the Digital Assets Manager for Boncom and a graduate of the University of Washington’s iSchool (trademark Apple.) We discuss Tod’s job at an advertising agency, his experience at school, and some cool projects that librarians can get involved in.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Boncom

Local Wiki

Episode #039, Dustin is joined by Adriana Parker, a reference and instruction librarian from the Marriott Library at the University of Utah and the newest editor of Creative Libraries Utah. They talk about summer at an academic library and working with Engineering, English, and Gender Studies students. They also discuss the amazing Workshops program at the Marriott Library that is coordinated by Adriana and the future of Creative Libraries Utah.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Marriott Library Workshops Homepage

ULA Great Issues Forum: Secure Privacy

Episode #038, Tegan and Dustin wrap up their experiences at the 2014 annual Utah Library Association Conference; and this time not from the front seat of a car. They talk about the enchanting Nathan Hale and the many opportunities and ideas that come from attending conferences.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

ULA Program Handouts

Episode #037, Tegan and Dustin discuss the 2014 Utah Library Association Conference Live from a Toyota Matrix with special guest Rebekah Cummings of the Mountain West Digital Library.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

ULA Conference

Episode #036, Pamela Martin, Reference Librarian for Merrill-Cazier library at Utah State University and incoming President of the Utah Library Association calls in to talk about the fast-approaching ULA conference, especially what she is excited for and some ideas for her upcoming year as president.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

ULA Conference

Episode #035, Kristen Stehel of the Utah State Library, and a managing editor here at Creative Libraries Utah, joins the podcast to discuss her experience at the Public Library Association Conference, the upcoming ILEAD USA opportunities in the state of Utah, and the many other exciting things going on at the State Library and in her life.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

PLA Conference Handouts

ULA Conference ILEAD Session 1

ULA Conference ILEAD Session 2

Episode #034, we discuss the amazing Digital Public Library of America today with Franky Abbott. This is one of the best library projects in America and a resources that every librarian should understand and use (that everyone should use!)

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

http://dp.la/

DPLA Library Guide by Jessica Breiman

Meet a Community Rep: Dustin Fife

Episode #033, we are releasing the podcast a day early this week because Dustin is too excited to wait. We have Jim Cooper on the podcast today, Library Director of the prolific Salt Lake County Library and candidate for President of the Public Library Association. Jim talks about PLA and all the great upcoming programming at Salt Lake County.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Bryan Stevenson’s Ted Talk

Episode #032, Tegan and Dustin talk about working with millennials, or just about anyone younger than you.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

A Survival Guide to Working with Millennials

11 Tips for Managing Millennials

Why Everyone is Wrong about Working with Millennials

Episode #031, Trish Hull calls in from Indianapolis and the Public Library Association Conference to talk about the upcoming Utah Library Association Conference. We also discuss Jim Cooper’s, Salt Lake County Library Director, bid for PLA President.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Ted Talk with Bryan Stevenson

Episode #030, we discuss Creativity and Failure in the workplace and our inability to see the people and ideas that are right under our noses. We also discuss the importance of being the first follower.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Resources we discuss:

Morning Edition

Sundance Free Fail Day

Exploratory Detours

Rejection Letters

Leadership Lessons from a Dancing Guy

Episode #029, we discuss Creativity and Workplace Satisfaction with Galen Fletcher, author of Cautious Creativity: Thoughts for the Risk-Adverse Law Librarian. Great ideas for any workplace and any librarian.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Episode #028, we have a discussion about ALA’s new policy for conferences known as the Statement of Appropriate Conduct at ALA Conferences on the podcast and some of the baffling responses from librarians.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Episode #027, we have an in depth conversation about Net Neutrality on the podcast. We discuss current events on the topic and how they might impact libraries.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Episode #026, we have an in depth report from Co-host Tegan Davis about ALA Midwinter Meetings and the Emerging Leaders program.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Episode #025, we have Pamela Martin on the podcast today. Pamela talks about her plans for ULA and what it is like to be a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Episode #024, we discuss ALA’s Midwinter meetings today and the role of conferences in professional development.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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Episode #023, we discuss YALSA’s new report: “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action”.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

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2014 Podcasts by Creative Libraries Utah, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal License.

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