Episode 67: Carol Tilley

Steve chats with Carol Tilley, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, and researcher of the intersection of comics and libraries.

Carol Tilley - professor, library and information science

Carol Tilley – professor, library and information science

Carol Tilley is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, where she teaches courses in comics reader’s advisory, media literacy, and youth services librarianship. A former high school librarian, Carol’s scholarship examines children’s print culture around comics in the mid-twentieth century. Visit her website to learn more or follow her on Twitter @AnUncivilPhD / @ComicsCrusader


Carol’s site

Of Nightingales and Supermen

 NYT: “Scholar Finds Flaws in Work by Archenemy of Comics”

Episode 66: Robin Brenner

Steve chats with Robin Brenner, Teen Librarian at Brookline Public Library and editor-in-chief at No Flying, No Tights.


Robin Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. When not presenting programs and providing reading guidance, she writes features for publications including VOYA, The Horn Book, Library Journal, and Knowledge Quest.  She is an active member of YALSA and has served on awards committees including the Michael L. Printz Award, Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award  and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website No Flying No Tights.


No Flying, No Tights

brookline teen librarian tumblr

Understanding Manga and Anime

Episode 65: Stacie Williams

Steve chats with Stacie Williams, manager of University of Kentucky’s Learning Lab archives internship program.

Stacie Williams

Stacie Williams manages the University of Kentucky’s Learning Lab archives internship program. She received a master’s of science from Simmons College in Boston in 2011 and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. She has worked as an Archives Assistant in Tufts University’s Digital Collections and Archives, Harvard Medical School’s Center for the History of Medicine and the Lexington Public Library’s Kentucky Room. She writes book reviews for Library Journal and The Rumpus, and presented at SXSW in 2013 on Twitter activism and libraries.

Episode 63: 2015 ALA Presidential Candidates

Steve chats with the four candidates for ALA President (2016-2017): Joe Janes, James LaRue, JP Porcaro, and Julie Todaro.

Joe JanesJames LaRue

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Joe Janes’s site

James LaRue’s site

JP Porcaro’s site

Julie Todaro’s site

2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting – Presidential Candidates’ Forum

Carson Block interviews the candidates

Reminder: Recirculated Kickstarter

Very special (short) episode with Steve chatting about the Kickstarter.

Circulating Ideas began as a podcast to share the innovative ideas and projects that librarians are creating to keep libraries vibrant and relevant in the 21st century. The show has spanned more than 60 hours of content with more than 100 librarians and library supporters and now I’d love to do more to make the show’s content more accessible and searchable. This Kickstarter campaign will allow for the transcription of the show’s content which will be made available for free on the website and as a DRM-free ebook.

Recirculated: Circulating Ideas transcripts

Episode 62: Michael Perry

Steve chats with Michael Perry, Collection Services Project Manager at Northwestern University Library and creator of LibraryProject.info.


Michael Perry is the Collection Services Project Manager at Northwestern University Library. In this role he manages a variety of projects such as an ILS migration, implementing a cloud based discovery system, and changes in classification systems. He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government and from Dominican University with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on knowledge management as well as organizational analysis and design. After graduating from DePaul, Michael worked at Res Publica Group, LLC, a Chicago public affairs firm, as the Research and Administrative Coordinator and at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, as the conflicts of interest department supervisor.