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Charleston Library Conference

Katina Strauch's "If Rumors Were Horses" column

 

Apr 30, 2018

I’m happy to welcome Katrina Spencer, Literatures & Cultures Librarian at Middlebury College, to the podcast. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today!

In your profile that was published in Against the Grain, you mentioned that one of your career highlights was being a West African Research Center Fellow in Dakar, Senegal. It sounds amazing! Can you tell us more about that experience?

Show Notes:

“Hair Me Out” Exhibit: http://sites.middlebury.edu/lis/2018/02/21/blackhaircelebration/

 

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Next, I’d like to welcome Inga Haugen to the show. Inga is Agriculture Life Sciences and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech. Thanks for chatting with us today, Inga! Erin Gallagher is also joining us again, and she’ll be interviewing Inga.

You hold a unique role at the intersection of agriculture and librarianship, and you’ll be starting a PhD program this fall in Agricultural Leadership & Community Education--tell us more about what you’ll be doing in that program.

Link:

VOCATIONAL AWE AND LIBRARIANSHIP: THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/vocational-awe/

 

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And finally, Tom Gilson will be interviewing Ethan Cutler, Digital Strategist at Western Michigan University. Thanks to both of you for joining us on the show!

  • Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career?
  • Being a library digital strategist sounds like a really fascinating job. But what exactly does a digital strategist do?
  • You mentioned in your Against the Grain profile that you've recently been awarded a Technology Enhancement Award by the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Can you tell us more about that accomplishment?"
  • What is a change you hope to make in our profession?
  • What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes?
  • What are you reading at the moment?
  • What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies?

Links:

Technology and Platforms: What’s on the Horizon (2017 Charleston Conference Plenary presentation by Georgios Papadopoulos) https://youtu.be/fPqvqJbUVdc

ATG Penthouse Suite Interview of Georgios Papadopoulos https://youtu.be/P0OaGfzgStQ

 

ATG Media is pleased to recognize the first ever recipients for the Up and Comers award with a series of interviews on the ATG Podcast. Who exactly is an “Up and Comer,” you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award. There were 20 recipients of the award for 2017 that were announced just prior to the 2017 Charleston Conference. A link to the press release is available in the show notes.

Each episode, we’ll feature 3 – 4 short interviews with different award recipients. We have a standard list of 5 questions for each one, and a custom question based on their activities or interests that were listed in the profiles in Against the Grain. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and thanks to each of you for participating in the podcast.

Links:

Up & Comer Award Winner Press Release https://against-the-grain.com/2017/11/atg-newsflash-atg-medias-first-up-and-comers-awards/

 

Up & Comer Profiles from v 29 #6, the Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue of Against the Grain: http://www.against-the-grain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ATG_profiles_v29-6.pdf

Interview Questions for all UCs:

  1. Tell us a bit about how you arrived in your career?
  2. What is a change you hope to make in our profession?
  3. What do you think our industry will look like in 5-10 years? Significant changes?
  4. What are you reading at the moment?
  5. What advice would you give to students interested in careers in librarianship or information studies?
  6. Custom question