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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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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