Episode 59: Valerie Gross

Steve chats with Valerie Gross, President & CEO of Howard County Library System and author of Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand: The Education Advantage.

Valerie Gross

Valerie J. Gross has served as President & CEO of Howard County Library System (HCLS) since 2001.

An educator and attorney for 30 years, Gross holds a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a Master of Library Science from San Jose State University, and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is a member of the ALA, PLA, MLA, and the California Bar Association.

Developing a new vision for libraries, Gross worked with the HCLS Board, staff, funders, elected officials, and the community to implement the “Libraries = Education” approach. She led the transformation of HCLS to its current prominence as a renowned educational institution, alongside the region’s schools, colleges, and universities.

As the philosophy evolved, HCLS became well known in the U.S. and overseas. Gross was invited to speak and write about the strategy.

Gross has delivered 60+ keynotes, workshops, seminars, and webinars on “Libraries = Education,” drawing the participation and input of thousands of library professionals from 45 states and more than a dozen countries around the world. Combining these experiences, she authored Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand: The Education Advantage published by ABC-CLIO.

For living this game-changing vision, HCLS was recognized in 2013 as Library of the Year by Gale and Library Journal. The most prestigious award a library can attain, this placed HCLS among the top of the continent’s 21,000 public and academic libraries.

As part of the award, Library Journal hailed the “Libraries = Education” equation “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world.”

The growing movement is ushering in a new era for libraries everywhere.

 

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Episode 58: Lisa Rabey @ code4lib 2014

At the 2014 code4lib conference, Lisa Rabey chatted with attendees about their experiences in the technical side of librarianship, including struggles with gender roles.

code4lib

On the eve of the 2015 code4lib conference, Circulating Ideas presents some thoughtful insight recorded at last year’s code4lib conference by Lisa Rabey from attendees J. Gubernick, Rachel Vacek, Vanessa Lucas, and Karen Coombs.

SHOW NOTES

Geek Feminism Wiki

 

Episode 57: Thomas Maluck @ SCLA 2014

Guest host Thomas Maluck chats with attendees of the South Carolina Library Association 2014 Annual Conference.

SCLA

Guest host Thomas Maluck attended the 2014 South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference and chatted with some librarians about the great work they’re planning for their communities.

Erin Washington, John Kennerly, Anna Zacherl, Rebecca Mack, Jessica Herzog, Matthew Steinmetz, Mark Mancuso, Cathi Mack, Sarah Wilson, Zach Frazier, Amy Ditolla, Jason Broughton, Nathan Flowers, and Sam Hastings contribute.

 

Expect More 8

Eighth (and final) chapter of the serialization of David Lankes’s EXPECT MORE.

StereoFish

David Lankes decided recently to record an audio version of his book Expect More (more info here) and chose two podcasts to serialize it: Circulating Ideas (for the librarian audience) and Nerd Absurd (for the non-librarian audience). You can also buy the complete audiobook on Amazon and elsewhere.

Listen to David’s previous appearance on the show discussing Expect More.

Expect More serialization episodes will be released every other week for the next few months. Regular interview episodes will continue to be released monthly through the end of the year, interspersed with the serialization.

R. David Lankes is a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.

 

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Episode 56: Scott Bonner

Steve chats with Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Ferguson, MO.

Scott Bonner

Scott Bonner has been the director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library since July 1. The library has been doing a lot of programming for the people of Ferguson, and hosting other organizations that needed space to do their work. Other professional library jobs include 7 years as Adult Services Provider and Technology Librarian at Richmond Heights Memorial Library, and a short time in charge of the Julia Davis Branch of the St. Louis Public Library system.  In a previous career, Scott worked in mental health, mostly in lock-down facilities with kids and adolescents.  He’s 43, and married with 4 kids, ranging in ages from 11 years to 8 months — 3 boys and a baby girl.  Hobbies include reading for the 3 minutes of free time he gets each day, and playing table top role play games when he has an active gaming group.

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SHOW NOTES

Ferguson Municipal Public Library

Angie Manfredi – Books for Ferguson

Reddit AMA

Magpie Librarian: An Interview with Scott Bonner, Ferguson Librarian

Expect More 7

Seventh chapter of the serialization of David Lankes’s EXPECT MORE.

StereoFish

David Lankes decided recently to record an audio version of his book Expect More (more info here) and chose two podcasts to serialize it: Circulating Ideas (for the librarian audience) and Nerd Absurd (for the non-librarian audience). You can also buy the complete audiobook on Amazon and elsewhere.

Listen to David’s previous appearance on the show discussing Expect More.

Expect More serialization episodes will be released every other week for the next few months. Regular interview episodes will continue to be released monthly through the end of the year, interspersed with the serialization.

R. David Lankes is a professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.

 

Amazon Affiliate. If you click from here to Amazon and buy something, a percentage of your purchase price comes back to help the show’s production.

Episode 55: Rebecca Vnuk

Steve chats with Rebecca Vnuk, editor for Reference and Collection Management at Booklist and co-creator of Shelf Renewal, at the Illinois Library Association conference.

Rebecca Vnuk

Rebecca Vnuk  is the Editor for Reference and Collection Management at Booklist Publications. She is the author of 3 Reader’s Advisory nonfiction titles for Libraries Unlimited: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009), and Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (co-authored with Nanette Donohue, 2013).  A long-time reviewer and collection development article writer for Library Journal, she was named their “Fiction Reviewer of the Year” in 2008.  In 2010, Rebecca was named both a Library Journal Mover and Shaker as well as the recipient of PLA’s Allie Beth Martin Award. Prior to her career at Booklist,  Rebecca spent 10 years as a Reader’s Advisory librarian and Adult Services manager with various public libraries in Illinois.

SHOW NOTES

The original Shelf Renewal blog:  http://shelfrenewal.wordpress.com
“V.C. Andrews Made Me the Librarian I am Today”:
Rebecca reads from Fifty Shades of Grey: youtube.com/watch?v=rW2TWkZDx1A