149: Library Planet

Steve chats with Christian Lauersen and Marie Engberg Eiriksson, founders of Library Planet, a library-focused crowd-sourced travel blog, about library collaboration, why they started Library Planet, how you can contribute, and the making of a bossa nova library song.

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Christian Lauersen is director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality. He believe libraries are crucial institutions in every community, public as academic to create and open, more diverse, inclusive and equal world. Also: Music listener, LEGO Aficionado, Ukulele jammer, Colorful Sock Lover, Football player. Based in Copenhagen. Christian is a frequently used presenter at conferences and blogs about library development at The Library Lab: https://christianlauersen.net/

Marie Engberg Eiriksson works as a consultant and communications team lead at Gladsaxe public Libraries. She loves libraries and anything related to it. She nerds IFLA habitually as a standing committee member of the IFLA section library services to people with special needs and is on the board of a special needs publishing house. Marie also does many things realted to yarn, thread and fabric and she will travel pretty far for Cool libraries and WWII museums.She presents at conferences and workshops on matters related to library services to people with special needs.

SHOW NOTES:

Library Planet
The Library Lab
“The making of a bossa nova library song: 7 inches of library user appreciation”

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5: Justin Hoenke

Steve speaks with Justin Hoenke, teen librarian and video gaming enthusiast.

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Justin Hoenke is a teen librarian and video gaming enthusiast who has written about these subjects for publications such as Library Journal, VOYA, and is a regular contributor for the blog Tame the Web. Justin is a member of the 2010 ALA Emerging Leaders class and a MLIS graduate of the Department of Library Science at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the Teen Librarian at the Portland (ME) Public Library, where he is responsible for teen collection development and programming as well as overseeing the video game and graphic novel collection for the library system. His professional interests include video gaming in libraries, teen librarianship, creating local collections, and community building. You can follow Justin on Twitter @justinlibrarian.

SHOW NOTES:
Make Music at the Library
Portland, Maine
Video game collection at Portland Public Library
“Library’s game to attract teen patrons”
Double Jump looks at “Libraries and Gaming”
If This is the Future, Count Me Out
National Gaming Day | Twitter | Facebook
“Twin Peaks” as an Atari game
Awkward Family Photos: The Board Game
ALA Emerging Leaders
LLAMA
Tame the Web
Michael Stephens
Peter Bromberg