The Skillset Podcast #3: Politics and Libraries with EveryLibrary's John Chrastka

With the election days away, this is the perfect time to remember that public libraries exist in a political as well as a civic space. In this episode, hosts David Lankes and Nicole Cooke talk to John Chrastka, head of EveryLibrary, the country’s only political action committee for libraries, who points out that for 364 days of the year librarians are the lovely people who help us. But on election day, they are candidates who must stand up for themselves and their communities. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #9: Ilona Kisch on Public Library 2030

It’s largely accepted as a truism that libraries connect and work together—interlibrary loan, consortia, union catalogs. However, working together and connecting is not a simple task. Add in different histories, cultures, languages, political systems and you begin to get a sense of what... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #4: Academic Libraries in the Wake of Covid-19 with Clemson University’s Christopher Cox

Host David Lankes catches up with Christopher Cox, Dean of Libraries at Clemson University, to talk about the lessons Clemson—and academic libraries more broadly—are learning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #2: Angela Craig, Director of the Charleston County (SC) Public Library

In this week's episode, hosts Nicole A. Cooke & R. David Lankes talk with Angela Craig, director of the Charleston County (SC) Public Library about what it’s like to run a library…one week at a time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: February 3, 2023

The ALA's first in-person LibLearnX is in the books; book bans (and Florida) stay in the news; and the Urban Library Council releases a white paper addressing food insecurity in our communities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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John Lewis’s final meditations on activism, spirituality, politics and love

From a civil rights icon, reflections on history and advice for today’s activists. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-01 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Community Mourns John Eldred, Pioneering Founder of Midwest Tape

John Eldred, president and owner of Midwest Tape, died on May 27. In a thoughtful remembrance shared with PW, Jeff Jankowski, Eldred's partner for over 30 years at Midwest Tape, recalled Eldred as a beloved friend who combined his passion for libraries with his love for history, movies,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Season Two of 'The Skillset Podcast' With R. David Lankes & Nicole A. Cooke

In the wake of a tumultuous year, the new season of 'The Skillset Podcast' will focus on 'collective care' within the library community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #10: Jason Broughton on the Importance of Engaging the Unengaged

There aren’t too many librarians who get into the business in order to sue the federal government. And to be fair Jason Broughton, the state librarian of Vermont, didn’t want to join this club. But as the head of the census for the state of Vermont, he wanted to make sure everyone in the state... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #7: Clayton Copeland on the Importance of Accessibility

In this episode Clayton Copeland, a professor at the iSchool at the University of South Carolina and the director of the Laboratory for Leadership in Equity and Diversity, talks about how the very idea of disability is a social construct, and how the pandemic has shown in the most authentic way... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #5: Sue Kowalski, School Librarian at Pine Grove Middle School

Years before Covid-19, when Sue Kowalski's library was closed for a building renovation and her students scattered across her district, she came up with an innovative solution to stay engaged: she bought a used RV and drove from school to school. The pandemic, however, has presented a larger... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Introducing ‘The Skillset Podcast' with R. David Lankes and Nicole A. Cooke

Each week 'The Skillset Podcast' will illuminate the complex issues facing libraries and other key institutions in these unprecedented times. Episode One, available now, features hosts David Lankes and Nicole Cooke in discussion with Tamara King, Head of Community Engagement at the Richland... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray reveals forthcoming books podcast with Stig Abell

Journalist Stig Abell is launching a literary podcast with John Murray—"Stig Abell’s Guide to Reading"—designed to tie in with the publication of his forthcoming book Things I Learned on the 6.28: A Guide to Daily Reading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-13 01:11:40 UTC ]
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Can Political Satire Outpace Reality? 3 Books Toss Their Hats in the Ring

Christopher Buckley’s “Make Russia Great Again,” Jessica Anthony’s “Enter the Aardvark” and the anthology “The Faking of the President” all have fun with American politics. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-02 09:00:08 UTC ]
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Everyman's Library launches podcast with James Naughtie

Everyman’s Library has launched a podcast hosted by broadcaster James Naughtie which will see him discuss classic works of literature with a guest each episode. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-04 01:10:45 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: January 3, 2020

The year 2019 ends with excellent budget news for IMLS; meet the winners of the 'I Love My Librarian Awards'; and the headlines keep coming in the library e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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How Libraries Are Getting Members To Return: Critical Linking, December 3, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-03 11:30:46 UTC ]
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The London Library launches new podcast series

The London Library has launched a new podcast series in which a leading writer or cultural figure will discuss the books that have shaped them with its director Philip Marshall. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-18 23:02:29 UTC ]
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Libraries Suspend Macmillan eBook Purchases: Critical Linking, November 3, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-03 11:30:57 UTC ]
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Macmillan CEO John Sargent: 'We're not Trying to Hurt Libraries'

In an open letter to librarians published this week, Macmillan CEO John Sargent struck a somewhat conciliatory note over the issue of embargoing e-books to libraries, but his message remains unchanged: library lending of e-books pose a problem. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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