Episode 70: Gwyn Stupar and Barbara Alvarez

Guest host Leah White chats with Gwyn Stupar and Barbara Alvarez, co-creators of the Library OnConference.

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Gwyneth Stupar is an Adult Services Librarian at the Barrington Area Library. Gwyneth received her Masters in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in 2006, and  currently serves on the board of the LACONI (Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois)technology section. Gwyneth’s favorite quote? “No matter how successful you become, someone always helps you.” Check out her website at http://www.gwynethstupar.com or @gwynonite on Twitter.

Barbara Alvarez has been working libraries for 4 years. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in May 2012. Currently she is the Resource Guide Coordinator for iREAD Committee through ILA, is completing Synergy, a grant-funded leadership opportunity through the Illinois State Library and ILMS, and writes regularly for Public Libraries Online. Stay in touch at barbaralvarez.com and @the_barbrarian.

Leah White is the Head of Popular Materials at the Ela Area Public Library in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and the author of The Library Innovation Toolkit. She graduated from Dominican University with her MLIS in 2008 and won the Library Journal Movers & Shakers Award in 2012 for her work on building community engagement. You can find her on Twitter: @leahlibrarian or check out her website: www.leahlwhite.com.



Episode 69: Jennie Rothschild at 2015 MLA/DLA Conference

Guest host Jennie Rothschild speaks with attendees of the 2015 Maryland / Delaware Library Associations joint conference.

Jennie Rothschild

Jennie Rothschild is a branch manager with Arlington Public Library in Arlington VA. She sometimes blogs about books at www.jenrothschild.com and she tweets a lot at @kidsilkhaze. She likes to do crafty things and binge-watch TV.


Episode 68: Madigan McGillicuddy

Guest host Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley chats with Madigan McGillicuddy, youth services librarian and blogger at Madigan Reads.


Madigan McGillicuddy is a youth services librarian at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and her undergraduate degree in Theatre at California State University at Northridge in 2001. Prior to landing in Atlanta, she worked with children and teens in large urban public libraries in Los Angeles and Austin. She reviews at School Library Journal and blogs at madiganreads.com. You can follow her on twitter @madiganreads.

Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley is an information scientist with over a decade of experience in digital asset management. Currently she serves as chair of the education committee for the DAM Foundation, where she also oversees the online certification program for digital asset managers. She earned her MS in Archives Management from Simmons College in 2002, and in addition to contributing to CMS Wire and Circulating Ideas, Elizabeth helps organize and podcast the Atlanta DAM meetup group and is the author of Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order Out of Media Chaos published by Apress books.


Atlanta Metadata Authority
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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.

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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

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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.