105: ALA Presidential Candidates (2017)

Steve chats with the three candidates for president of the American Library Association, 2018-2019: Loida Garcia-Febo, Terri Grief, and Scott Walter.

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Loida Garcia-Febo’s campaign site
Terri Grief’s campaign site
Scott Walter’s campaign site

ALA Election Information

2017 ALA Midwinter – Presidential Candidates Forum

“ALA strongly protests rollback of protections for our nation’s transgender students” [ALA press release]

ALA Council Candidate Sorter 2017 [courtesy of Andromeda Yelton]

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17: Wendy Stephens

Steve speaks with Wendy Stephens, librarian at Cullman High School.

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Wendy Stephens is the librarian at Cullman High School and a doctoral candidate in Information at the University of North Texas, where she was funded by an IMLS grant to prepare school and public library faculty. Her research interests include reader response theory, selection, censorship and digital inclusion. She is an AASL representative to the Office of Information Technology Policy Digital Literacy Task force, the YALSA Website Advisory Board chair, and an ALA Councilor-at-Large. She blogs at Wendy on the Web and you can follow her on Twitter @wsstephens.

11: LJ Movers and Shakers 2012, Part One

Steve speaks with a selection of the 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers.

Renee Grassi
Youth Services Librarian
Deerfield Public Library, Deerfield, IL

Jennifer LaGarde
Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington, NC

Stephen X. Flynn
Emerging Technologies Librarian
College of Wooster Libraries, OH

Jordana Vincent
Collection Development Librarian
Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO

Leah White
Reader Services Librarian
Northbrook Public Library, IL

1: Buffy Hamilton

Steve and Buffy discuss “that Seth Godin blog”, The Atlas of New Librarianship, and more.

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Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, GA, is a nineteen year veteran educator and passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for her students.  She is the GAIT/GLMLA School Library Media Specialist of the Year 2010 for the state of Georgia, and her media program was named one of the two exemplary high school media programs in Georgia 2010. Buffy’s Media 21 program is an ALA OITP 2011 Cutting Edge Service Award winner, and she is a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She blogs at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning. You can follow her on Twitter @buffyjhamilton.S