126: Alex Halpern

Steve chats with Alex Halpern, a library school student in Oregon whose “Angriest Librarian” tweets defending libraries went viral. Steve and Alex chat about Library Twitter, how libraries need to embed themselves in their communities, and how to improve library school.

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Alex Halpern is an MLS student in the Portland, Oregon Cohort of Emporia State University and the Research Director of networkofcare.org. He previously served on the board of National Novel Writing Month. He lives in the Portland suburbs with his wife and two-year old son.

124: Bonnie Tijerina

Steve chats with Bonnie Tijerina about patron and data privacy, her passion for librarianship, creating conferences, and her work with the Data & Society Institute, Library Consulting Network, SXSW, and the Awesome Foundation.

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Bonnie Tijerina is currently a researcher at the Data & Society Institute and a Lecturer at University of Wisconsin, Madison’s iSchool. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization, created to facilitate communication and foster collaboration among information management and e-resources professionals in libraries. Bonnie has worked in academic libraries for over ten years, most recently at Harvard University. She annually hosts the Designing for Digital Conference in Austin, TX and coordinates the Library Consulting Network.  Bonnie gives microgrants for awesome library projects through the Awesome Foundation Chapter for Libraries and she tweets @bonlth.
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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

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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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116: Laura Lauzen-Collins

Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Laura Lauzen-Collins, professor at Moraine Valley Community College, about how and why our brains are wired to accept fake news.

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Laura Lauzen-Collins earned her Masters and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied both health and social psychology. Her early work in graduate school focused on the the importance of perceived control on the connection between stress and the immune system and then later on she shifted to the importance of perceptions on burnout. She has taught psychology at a number of Chicago area universities and colleges including DePaul, St. Xavier, North Central College and Lewis University. She has been at Moraine Valley Community College for 10 years focusing on social and developmental psychology courses.

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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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114: David Weinberger

Steve chats with David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a former co-director of Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab.

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From the earliest days of the Web, David Weinberger, Ph.D., has been a pioneering thought-leader about the Internet’s effect on our lives, our businesses, and most of all on our ideas. He has contributed in a remarkably wide range of fields, from marketing to libraries to politics to journalism, and more. And he has contributed in a remarkably wide range of ways, as the author of books that have made a difference; a writer for journals from Wired, Scientific American, and Harvard Business Review to TV Guide; an acclaimed keynote speaker around the world; a strategic marketing VP and consultant; a teacher; an Internet advisor to presidential campaigns; an early social networking entrepreneur; the co-director of a groundbreaking library innovation lab; a researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, at the Harvard Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy and at the US State Department as a Franklin Fellow; and always a passionate advocate for an open Internet. Dr. Weinberger’s doctorate is in philosophy from the University of Toronto.

SHOW NOTES:

David’s website
Digital Public Library of America
Harvard Library Innovation Lab
perma.cc
Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Jason Griffey | Jason’s previous appearances on Circ Ideas

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