#PLA12

Steve attended the Public Library Association 2012 Conference in Philadelphia.

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photo by Steve Thomas

This was my first time doing interviews face-to-face. The audio quality isn’t always the best and I apologize for that, but hopefully the quality of the speakers will make up for it!

  • Andy Woodworth and I discussed ebooks and the digital divide.
  • Barbara Stripling spoke with me about her role in Molly Raphael’s “Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities” initiative.
  • Gina Millsap spoke about using market segmentation to find new library users and how to better cater to your current ones.
  • Lindsey Levinsohn and Annie Seiler spoke with me about using Twitter at library conferences.
  • Maurice Coleman and I talked about his excellent podcast, T is for Training, and other sundry topics.

9: Andy Woodworth

Steve speaks with Andy Woodworth, a New Jersey public librarian who blogs at Agnostic, Maybe.

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Andy Woodworth is a public librarian in New Jersey. He spends his days surrounded by vast amounts of information which he consumes on a fairly regular basis. He was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. His blog was the recipient of  the only Honorable Mention ever awarded on the LISNews “Top 10 Librarian Blogs to Read in 2010” (read and you’ll see why) and received First Place in the Salem Press Blog Awards in 2010. You can follow him on Twitter @wawoodworth.

SHOW NOTES:

Agnostic, Maybe
Libraries & Ben & Jerry’s
People for a library-themed Ben & Jerry’s flavor! Facebook group
HarperCollins petition
eBook User’s Bill of Rights
American Library Association
Jenny Levine
ALA Connect
Endangered Libraries t-shirt
Challenge Reporting: Defend the Freedom to Read
Nancy Pearl | action figure
Library Journal Movers and Shakers
Sarah Houghton
Jessamyn West
Bobbi Newman
Library Society of the World
Hack Library School
Annoyed Librarian
Unemployment in Libraryland