110: Kyle Cassidy

Steve chats with Kyle Cassidy, author and photographer, about his new book This Is What a Librarian Looks Like.

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photo by mike vanhelder

Kyle Cassidy is an award winning journalist and author of the photo books “Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes” and “War Paint: Tattoo Culture & the Armed Forces.” He also photographed the 2015 book “Geek Knits” by Joan of Dark and viral photo essays on the Occupy Wall Street protestors and the scientists who flew the New Horizons mission to Pluto. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, stage actress Trillian Stars and three cats, one of whom is famous on the Internet. He began photographing librarians in 2014.

SHOW NOTES:

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like
This Is What a Librarian Looks Like (Slate)
Alexandria Still Burns (Kickstarter)
Book Release Party and Fundraising Event at ALA Annual Conference

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109: Renee Grassi

Steve chats with Renee Grassi, Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library System in Dakota County, Minnesota, about her path to librarianship, library services to people with disabilities, and learning to lead.

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Renee Grassi is an award-winning librarian and nationally recognized leader in library services for children with disabilities, and was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work in this area. Renee has been a member of the ALSC Committee for Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers and one of the founding Board Members of Illinois’s Targeting Autism Forum. She was also one of the founding members of SNAILS—an Illinois networking group dedicated to developing more accessible libraries to children and teens with disabilities. She considers herself an advocate for social justice and works to make libraries inclusive for all. Renee is currently the Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library System in Dakota County, Minnesota.

SHOW NOTES

Renee’s site
Renee’s first appearance on Circulating Ideas (Episode 11)
ALA Leadership Institute
PLA Leadership Academy

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108: Jeremy Shermak

Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Jeremy Shermak about differentiating journalism from “the media,”  professional ethics, and both recognizing and accepting our biases.

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Jeremy Shermak is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Moody College of Communication Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience as a college professor, media analyst, and journalist. He earned a B.S. in Informatics from Indiana University, an M.A. in Writing Pedagogy from DePaul University, and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Shermak’s research interests include the use of social media during live coverage, including sports and weather events. For his thesis, he examined the use of Twitter by newspaper sports beat reporters during live-game events. His theoretical interests include spiral of silence, deliberative democracy, and uses and gratifications.

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Troy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. Troy is the author or editor of several books and articles including co-editor of Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information which received the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from ARCL’s Instruction Section.

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