Recirculated 4: Bobbi Newman [2011]

Back in 2011, Steve spoke with Bobbi Newman, who blogs at Librarian by Day, and was the founder and coordinator of the Library Day in the Life Project.

bobbi newman

Episode 8: Bobbi Newman


Recirculated 2: Cory Doctorow [2013]

Back in 2013, Steve, along with Allison Tran from the Authors are ROCKSTARS! podcast, spoke with Cory Doctorow, author, blogger, journalist, and activist at the 2013 American Library Association conference in Chicago.

Episode 28: Cory Doctorow - Librarians are ROCKSTARS!



Boing Boing
Authors for Library eBooks [ALA]
Cory’s talk at Library of Congress [Craphound]
Philip Pullman: ‘Authors must be paid fairly for ebook library loans’ [The Guardian]Libraries ‘have had their day’, says Horrible Histories author [The Guardian]

Episode 100: Keith Michael Fiels

Steve chats with Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director of the American Library Association.

Keith Michael Fiels

Keith Michael Fiels has served as Executive Director of the American Library Association since 2002. Under his leadership, ALA has established a new Office for Library Advocacy, dramatically expanded the Association’s professional publishing and professional development program, brought thousands of library Friends groups into the Association worked on a major community engagement initiative for libraries and, most recently, established a new ALA Center for the Future of Libraries.

Prior to coming to ALA, he served as Director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, where he was in charge of state and federal programs for libraries. In Massachusetts, he led efforts to secure over $500 million in state funds for public library reconstruction and access for libraries of all types to shared online resources and networks.

He has also served as President of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, as the founding director of a library consortium in New Jersey, and as a planning consultant for the New York and New Jersey State Libraries. He has worked as a public and school librarian and as an independent library consultant. He is co-author of a number of books on planning and technology, and has spoken about libraries at hundreds of conferences, workshops and other public events.


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