123: Nathan Carpenter

Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Dr. Nathan Carpenter about social media literacy and fake news.

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Dr. Nathan Carpenter is the Director of Convergent Media for the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He is the principal architect and coordinator of the Social Media Analytics Command Center, manages instructional computing resources, and teaches courses in communication and technology. He recently completed his PhD in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture at Michigan Technological University where he studied the cultural and social consequences of social media command centers in academic settings.

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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.

SHOW NOTES:

Fake News Lib guide from the Milner Library at Illinois State University
SMACC Tour Page
Accessible (and Mostly Free) Social Media Analytics Tools

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122: The Healing Library

Steve chats with Megan Emery, Kirsten Cappy, and Bonnie Thomas about the Healing Library, a project to assist families with healing in a healthy way while teaching parents the skills of looking critically at picture books and utilizing them to communicate with children.

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Megan Emery, MLIS, is an Experience Designer & Coordinator for the Chattanooga Public Library. She has worked at library innovation for 3 public libraries in 3 different states for over 10 years. She is the author of Cooking Up Program Teens and Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success, and she believes in the power of respecting the old while enthusiastically attempting the new, committing to user based design, and in petting puppies whenever you see them.

Kirsten Cappy is the owner of Curious City, a small company dedicated to creating discovery for children’s literature.  Curious City creates story hour kits, book scavenger games, discussion and book club guides, videos, book giveaways, and other tools to engage young readers in the written word through play, conversation, and social action.  These tools, created in partnership with authors, illustrators and publishers, are available free to librarians, educators, and literacy organizations at CuriousCityDPW.com.

Bonnie Thomas is the author of Creative Coping Skills for Children:  Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities (2009); Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft, and Journaling (2010); How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors and Connected to Nature: 200+ Activities to Encourage Self Esteem, Mindfulness, and Wellbeing (2014); More Creative Coping Skills for Children: Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self Regulate (2016); and Toxins and Antidotes : A Therapeutic Card Deck (2017).  Bonnie counsels youth ages 3-17 at her private practice business Indigo North Counseling, LLC in Southern Maine.

SHOW NOTES:

The Healing Library
The Healing Library: Lending Healing Experiences to Families [Infopeople webinar]
What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur Levine

121: Rebecca Vnuk

Steve chats with Rebecca Vnuk, editor of IndiePicks, the book review publication dedicated to independent publishers and authors.

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Rebecca Vnuk comes to IndiePicks after holding the position of Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach with Booklist Publications. She has an MLIS from Dominican University and worked for a decade as a public librarian, in a variety of positions from Readers’ Advisor to adult services management. Rebecca is the author of three reference books on the topic of Women’s Fiction, as well as a best-selling book on weeding library collections. Rebecca was a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, the 2010 PLA Allie Beth Martin Award Winner for distinguished Readers Advisory Service, and the 2008 Library Journal Fiction Reviewer of the Year. She’s an expert on chick lit, but she also likes to read about serial killers and zombies (after all, it’s not all about the shoes!). If she’s not tucked away filling her head with terrifying tales or women’s weepers, she’s probably running after her two young sons.

SHOW NOTES:

Circulating Ideas 55: Rebecca Vnuk [2014]
IndiePicks

120: Becky Spratford

Steve chats with Becky Spratford, creator of RA for All and RA for All: Horror, about getting respect for reviews of genre titles, her upcoming work in IndiePicks magazine, and how to do readers’ advisory in genres you don’t personally enjoy or understand (also, Carrie vs. Pennywise??).

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Becky Spratford is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up.  She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the popular and critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All and it’s evil twin RA for All: Horror and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and IndiePicks Magazine. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association who honored her as a special guest of honor at StokerCon 2017 for her contribution to the genre. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.

SHOW NOTES:

The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror
IndiePicks

119: Jeffrey Davis

Steve chats with Jeffrey Davis about his new book, The Collection All Around: Sharing Our Cities, Towns, and Natural Places.

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Jeffrey T. Davis is a branch manager at San Diego Public Library. He has worked in branch and central libraries from the South Bronx to downtown San Diego and in collection development and online services. He enjoys talking about libraries, library experimentation, and the awesome things that librarians do. His library design shingle is at libraryfresh.com and he tweets miscellaneously @augmentedballot.

SHOW NOTES:

The Collection All Around: Sharing Our Cities, Towns, and Natural Places
Library Fresh

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118: John Chrastka

Steve chats with John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary, about their One Million Americans for Libraries project and more.

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John Chrastka is founder and executive director of EveryLibrary, the first Super PAC for libraries. Since 2012, EveryLibrary has provided pro-bono support to 63 library communities with ballot measures and tax referendum, helping win well over $220 million in stable tax funding. He is a former Board president of the Berwyn (IL) Public Library and RAILS, the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System. Prior to EveryLibrary, he was a partner in AssociaDirect, an association consultancy, and was Director for Membership Development at ALA.  He is a 2014 LJ Mover & Shaker. He tweets at @everylibrary.

SHOW NOTES:

EveryLibrary
One Million Americans for Libraries 
Save School Librarians
EveryLibrary [Medium]

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117: Alison Macrina

Steve chats with Alison Macrina, founder and director of the Library Freedom Project.

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Alison Macrina is a librarian, internet activist, the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, and a core contributor to The Tor Project. Alison is passionate about connecting surveillance issues to larger global struggles for justice, demystifying privacy and security technologies for ordinary users, and resisting an internet controlled by a handful of intelligence agencies and giant multinational corporations.

SHOW NOTES

Library Freedom Project
IMLS grant for Library Freedom Institute

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