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.
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.
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.
When I started the Circulating Ideas podcast four years ago, I wanted to provide a platform for librarians to share the great work that they’re doing to keep libraries vibrant in the 21st century. I’ve talked to more than 100 librarians and library supporters over the course of the show and generated more than 60 hours of fantastic content, but I’ve found that there are a lot of people that podcasts just don’t reach for a variety of reasons: accessibility issues, different learning styles, or just personal preference, so that’s why I want to do transcripts.
However, accurate transcription is a time-consuming and skilled task, not to mention expensive, so that’s where you can help by supporting my new Kickstarter campaign. There are some pretty cool rewards like stickers, exclusive content, the chance to control the show’s content for an episode and best of all, an DRM-free ebook edition of the transcripts called Recirculated.
Stretch goals include video episodes, additional content added to the ebook, a bank for future transcriptions, and much more.
Even if you can’t donate financially, you can help by spreading the word about the campaign to your colleagues and friends.
Thanks, and let’s keep circulating the ideas!
Jessica Olin is the Director of the Robert H. Parker Library at Wesley College. Her professional interests include incorporating popular reading materials into traditional academic library collections, building communities at liberal arts college libraries, and bridging the gap between library science graduate programs and professional practice. In her limited spare time, she likes to cross-stitch, watch Doctor Who, spend time with her geriatric cat, and read lots of comic books.