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Charleston Library Conference


Oct 16, 2017

Today Leah Hinds welcomes Ashley Krenelka Chase, Lindsay Cronk, and Rachel Fleming to the show to talk about their upcoming Charleston Conference presentation titled, “When Change is a “New” Concept: Using Your Library’s Past to Manage its Future.”

Ashley Krenelka Chase is the Associate Director at the Dolly &...

Oct 9, 2017

Hi, this is Leah Hinds. Welcome to episode 39 of ATG: The Podcast.

Today, I’m talking with Carol Apollo. Carol is a Social Media Manager and Strategist who believes that a good social media campaign has the power to change the world. She has worked mostly with non-profit and volunteer organizations to optimize their...

Oct 2, 2017

In today's episode, we’ll hear from Corey Seeman. Corey is the Director of Kresge Library Services of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The unit has recently undergone a great transformation from a traditional library to an electronic-only library service group with the completion of the Ross...

Sep 25, 2017

In today's episode, Matthew Ismail, Head of Collection Development at Central Michigan University, conducts a fascinating interview with Lamia Eid from the American University in Cairo. Topics of conversation range from her family background and upbringing in Cairo, to her education, and how she came to a career in the...

Sep 1, 2017

NOTE: This is a re-post of the episode originally published on 8/13/17, that was removed due to a technical issue.

Welcome to episode 34 of ATG: The Podcast. 

This week, we’re featuring a conversation between David Hirsch and Matthew Ismail.

David Hirsch is the Middle East Librarian at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research...