112: Steve O’Connor

Steve chats with Steve O’Connor, editor of Library Management and the author of Library Management in Disruptive Times.

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Steve O’Connor is a seasoned international speaker, workshop presenter, editor, writer, consultant and, of course, librarian.  He wrote the book on scenario planning for libraries and other organizations (Imagining Your Library’s Future Chandos which is now also being published in the Chinese language by the National Library of China). His latest book is titled Library Management in Disruptive Times (published by Facet). He is a long standing journal editor (Library Management), the author of over 70 articles and a frequent presenter at international library and information management conferences. Most recently, he has been working on a feasibility study for advanced leadership at Charles Sturt University where he is an Adjunct Professor. Steve’s passion is to foster creative and dynamic imaginative communities that deliver positive and measureable results for their Library’s customers. Understanding that there are many paths to the Future is crucial for choosing well and to dealing, in an engaged fashion, with change management.

SHOW NOTES:

Information Exponentials
Library Management in Disruptive Times
Library Management (journal)

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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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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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