Recirculated 2: Cory Doctorow [2013]

Back in 2013, Steve, along with Allison Tran from the Authors are ROCKSTARS! podcast, spoke with Cory Doctorow, author, blogger, journalist, and activist at the 2013 American Library Association conference in Chicago.

Episode 28: Cory Doctorow - Librarians are ROCKSTARS!



Boing Boing
Authors for Library eBooks [ALA]
Cory’s talk at Library of Congress [Craphound]
Philip Pullman: ‘Authors must be paid fairly for ebook library loans’ [The Guardian]Libraries ‘have had their day’, says Horrible Histories author [The Guardian]

Episode 100: Keith Michael Fiels

Steve chats with Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director of the American Library Association.

Keith Michael Fiels

Keith Michael Fiels has served as Executive Director of the American Library Association since 2002. Under his leadership, ALA has established a new Office for Library Advocacy, dramatically expanded the Association’s professional publishing and professional development program, brought thousands of library Friends groups into the Association worked on a major community engagement initiative for libraries and, most recently, established a new ALA Center for the Future of Libraries.

Prior to coming to ALA, he served as Director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, where he was in charge of state and federal programs for libraries. In Massachusetts, he led efforts to secure over $500 million in state funds for public library reconstruction and access for libraries of all types to shared online resources and networks.

He has also served as President of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, as the founding director of a library consortium in New Jersey, and as a planning consultant for the New York and New Jersey State Libraries. He has worked as a public and school librarian and as an independent library consultant. He is co-author of a number of books on planning and technology, and has spoken about libraries at hundreds of conferences, workshops and other public events.


ALA Strategic Plan

Episode 99: Cecily Walker

Guest hosts Michael Schofield and Amanda L. Goodman chat with Cecily Walker from Vancouver Public Library.


Cecily Walker is a librarian at Vancouver Public Library, where she focuses on user experience, community digital projects, digital collections, and the intersection of social justice, technology, and public librarianship. It was her frustration with the way that software was designed to meet the needs of highly technical users rather than the general public that led her to user experience, but it was her love of information, intellectual freedom, and commitment to social justice that led her back to librarianship. Cecily can be found on Twitter (@skeskali) where she frequently holds court on any number of subjects, but especially lipstick.

Michael Schofield and Amanda L. Goodman host the LibUX podcast.


This Vancouver
“UX, consideration, and a CMMI-based model” [Coral Sheldon-Hess]
“Mindspring’s 14 Deadly Sins”
Cecily on Twitter

Episode 98: Kristin LaLonde and Thomas Maluck

Guest hosts Kristin LaLonde and Thomas Maluck from the Secret Stacks podcast chat with Thomas Maluck and Kristin LaLonde from the Secret Stacks podcast.

kristin Thomas Maluck

Kristin LaLonde is the Manager of the Health Sciences Library at MidMichigan Health in Midland, MI. Kristin received her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2011. She began her library career as a Special Librarian at the Arab American National Museum and most recently worked as an Adult Services Librarian at the Chippewa River District Library before her current position at MidMichigan Health. She has presented about Comics in Libraries at various conferences and conventions for several years. Most librarians from the Internet probably know her as @shinyinfo on Twitter. Her hobbies include watching Murder, She Wrote, reading comics, and bro-ing out.

Thomas Maluck is a teen services librarian at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina. He has presented at various fan-culture and professional conventions about graphic novels, manga, and teen services, including the American Library Association’s Annual and Midwinter conferences, DragonCon, NashiCon, and New York Comic Con. He served on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens committee for its 2014 and 2015 lists, and has published articles in Library Trends, Public Libraries, Strategic Library, and The Hub. He currently reviews for No Flying, No Tights, writes about comics for, and regularly blogs graphic novel recommendations on Richland Library’s website.

Together, Kristin and Thomas host Secret Stacks, a podcast about comics and libraries.


Episode 97: Starr Hoffman

Steve chats with Starr Hoffman,the Head of Planning & Assessment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries and author of the new book Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries.


Starr Hoffman, PhD, is the Head of Planning & Assessment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries. She is the author of the book Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries (Facet Publishing / ALA Editions, 2016). Starr speaks and writes on assessment, research support, and academic library leadership. When she’s not researching, she travels around the world, scuba dives, partakes in various geeky pursuits like cosplay, and embarks on complex home improvement projects with her husband. You can find her online at and on Twitter @artgeeklibraria.


Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries
“The Preparation of Academic Library Administrators” [Starr’s dissertation]