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The Librarian Linkover

The Librarian Linkover

By Lorene Kennard

Guests on The Librarian Linkover highlight the array of skills that librarians use in leadership roles in libraries, as well as how they use their library degrees to work in other industries. This podcast will change how people view librarians. Award winning librarian Lorene Kennard, host of The Librarian Linkover, has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. She has held leadership roles in corporate, public and academic libraries. She also owned a free lance research business.
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Dr. Andrea Jamison - Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at my beloved undergrad alma mater Illinois State University.

The Librarian LinkoverMar 19, 2023

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53:10
Curtis Kendrick - Binghamton University Libraries Faculty and Staff Mentor
May 29, 202323:27
Joe Niese - Author of Six Books on Sports

Joe Niese - Author of Six Books on Sports

Joe Niese, author of six books on sports, discusses why librarians should write books. Check out his website here.
May 22, 202316:13
Dr. Kate McDowell - Data Storytelling Toolkit for Libraries
May 15, 202348:44
Sara DeSantis - Sr. Content Acquisition Specialist at Sling TV

Sara DeSantis - Sr. Content Acquisition Specialist at Sling TV

Sara DeSantis, Senior Content Acquisition Specialist at Sling TV, discusses how her corporate job aligns with her librarian core values.
May 07, 202328:13
Alison King - Copy Editor and Owner of King Career Services - is Back!

Alison King - Copy Editor and Owner of King Career Services - is Back!

Alison King, Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services, is Back! Her first episode generated a lot of discussion, so she graciously agreed to come back and further explore the job hunting process. During our conversation, Alison mentioned the course she is working on. Get Organized to Get Hired is now open and ready for learners! Use the discount code LIBLINK to get this $49 course for only $33.
Apr 24, 202345:20
Dr. Jeanie Austin - Author of Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing Barriers, Strengthening Access
Apr 17, 202328:58
Rodney Edward Freeman, Jr. - Founder and Chief Curator of Reminisce Preservation
Apr 10, 202316:36
Janel Kinlaw - Owner of Refining Workflow

Janel Kinlaw - Owner of Refining Workflow

Janel Kinlaw, owner of Refining Workflow, discusses owning her own business. During our conversation, Janel mentioned AIIP and SLA.
Apr 03, 202318:08
Helen Linda - Business and Process Analyst at Vermont State Colleges System

Helen Linda - Business and Process Analyst at Vermont State Colleges System

Helen Linda, Business and Process Analyst at Vermont State Colleges System, discusses how she uses ALL of her "traditional" library skills in her current role. During our conversation, Helen mentioned Women in Lean, International Institute for Business Analysis and Kata Girl Geeks.


Mar 26, 202344:29
Dr. Andrea Jamison - Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at my beloved undergrad alma mater Illinois State University.

Dr. Andrea Jamison - Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at my beloved undergrad alma mater Illinois State University.

Dr. Andrea Jamison, Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at my beloved undergrad alma mater Illinois State University, tells us how she discusses the LIS field, especially current events, with her students.
Mar 19, 202353:10
Rachel Wedeward - Research Project Manager at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Mar 13, 202328:11
Stephanie Norick - Tableau Business Intelligence Senior Analyst at Salesforce

Stephanie Norick - Tableau Business Intelligence Senior Analyst at Salesforce

Stephanie Norick, Tableau Business Intelligence Senior Analyst at Salesforce, discusses her role working in data visualization. During our discussion, she mentioned Tableau Public.
Mar 06, 202318:15
Suzanne S. LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak - Authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries

Suzanne S. LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak - Authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries

Suzanne S. LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak, authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries, discuss how they used their librarian skills in the research and writing of their book.

Jan 23, 202318:16
Joanne Kiley - Senior Manager at HBR Consulting
Dec 12, 202221:34
Alison King - Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services

Alison King - Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services

Alison King, Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services, gives us some fantastic tips for writing resume and cover letters.
Dec 05, 202252:21
Dr. Africa Hands - Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo

Dr. Africa Hands - Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo

Dr. Africa Hands, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo, discusses the LIS field from the perspective of I school professor.
Nov 28, 202235:23
Emily Weak - Founder of the Hiring Librarians blog
Nov 21, 202239:58
Kyle Banerjee - Senior Implementation Consultant for EBSCO
Nov 14, 202226:26
Steve Ammidown - Freelance Archivist and Librarian
Nov 07, 202243:42
Martha Hickson - Award-winning School Librarian and Leader in the Fight for the Freedom to Read

Martha Hickson - Award-winning School Librarian and Leader in the Fight for the Freedom to Read

Martha Hickson, award-winning school librarian and Leader in the fight for the freedom to read, tells us her story of book challenges, of being called a pedophile and pornographer in a public school board meeting and how she fought back. Martha mentioned the following organizations during our conversation.
National Coalition Against Censorship
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Office for Intellectual Freedom - American Library Association
Oct 31, 202234:44
We're Back.

We're Back.

We are back for the fall season.
Oct 28, 202201:43
Amy Neeser - Consulting and Outreach Lead in Research IT at the University of California, Berkeley
May 16, 202238:08
Lisa Grimm - Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite

Lisa Grimm - Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite

Lisa Grimm, Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite, discusses how well our skills work in DAM and encourages librarians to look for jobs in the field. She mentions Henry Stewart Events, including the conference. Here is a link to her Beer Ladies Podcast.
May 09, 202237:08
Allison Jai O'Dell - CRM Manager at The Funders Network

Allison Jai O'Dell - CRM Manager at The Funders Network

Allison Jai O'Dell, CRM Manager at The Funders Network, discusses how library skills are perfect for roles like data architecture structure and taxonomy.

May 02, 202242:15
Fobazi Ettarh - Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe)

Fobazi Ettarh - Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe)

Fobazi Ettarh, Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe), breaks down some of the sections of her article and discusses why vocational awe is so harmful.
Apr 25, 202201:21:11
Selina Gomez-Beloz - Owner of Madrina Consulting

Selina Gomez-Beloz - Owner of Madrina Consulting

Selina Gomez-Beloz, Owner of Madrina Consulting, discusses how her library leadership skills help her serve women-identifying and BIPOC small business owners and non-profit leaders.

Apr 18, 202228:33
Ashleigh Coren - Women's History Content and Interpretation Curator at the National Portrait Gallery
Apr 11, 202237:21
Jason Broughton - Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Jason Broughton - Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Jason Broughton, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, discusses how he uses all of his librarian skills to lead a division of the Library of Congress. During our conversation, he mentioned the STAR method of interviewing.

Apr 04, 202232:30
Kallie Benes - CEO of First3Years
Mar 29, 202232:49
Cynthia Hetherington - Founder and President of The Hetherington Group
Mar 21, 202225:46
Jill Wilson - Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign

Jill Wilson - Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign

Jill Wilson, Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign, discusses how well library skills work in strategy and insights positions.

Mar 14, 202213:34
Lori Guidry - Network Engagment Manager at Candid
Mar 07, 202221:26
Christina M. Shutt - Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Christina M. Shutt - Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Christina M. Shutt, Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, discusses how she uses her library skills and experiences in running a Presidential library.

Feb 28, 202229:18
Stephanie Chase and Cindy Fesemyer - from Constructive Distruption

Stephanie Chase and Cindy Fesemyer - from Constructive Distruption

Stephanie Chase and Cindy Fesemyer, from Constructive Disruption, discuss how libraries can benefit from big picture planning.

Feb 21, 202253:08
Christy Shannon Smirl - Owner of Foxtail Books and Library Services

Christy Shannon Smirl - Owner of Foxtail Books and Library Services

Christy Shannon Smirl, Owner of Foxtail Books and Library Services, discusses her private library business and gives some suggestions for librarians who want to go into business for themselves.
Feb 07, 202219:42
Tracy Z. Maleeff - Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos part 2

Tracy Z. Maleeff - Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos part 2

Tracy Z. Maleeff, Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos, discusses how her library and information skills are a perfect fit for the information security field. My interview with Tracy Maleeff went a bit longer than most episodes. Information security is such an important and timely topic and she had a lot of great information and ideas to share. So, I decided to turn the interview into two episodes. Part 1 posted last week. If you haven't listened to it, you can still get a lot out of part 2 and then, go back to part 1. Here is part 2 of my interview with Tracy.


Jan 31, 202249:24
Tracy Z. Maleeff - Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos part 1

Tracy Z. Maleeff - Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos part 1

Tracy Z. Maleeff, Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos, discusses how her library and information skills are a perfect fit for the information security field. My interview with Tracy Maleeff went a bit longer than most episodes. Information security is such an important and timely topic and she had a lot of great information and ideas to share. So, I decided to turn the interview into two episodes. You're listening to part 1 now and part 2 will drop next Monday. I know you will get a lot out of both episodes. Here is episode one with Tracy.

Jan 24, 202240:24
Sarah Glassmeyer - Legal Tech Curator at Reynen Court, Inc.

Sarah Glassmeyer - Legal Tech Curator at Reynen Court, Inc.

Sarah Glassmeyer, Legal Tech Curator at Reynen Court, Inc., discusses how library skills and experiences benefit working in the legal technology field.
Jan 17, 202245:06
Julie Milavec - Director of the Downers Grove Public Library District

Julie Milavec - Director of the Downers Grove Public Library District

Julie Milavec, Director of the Downers Grove Public Library District, discusses leading during a crisis, as well as supporting other local organizations while they are in crisis.

Jan 10, 202225:18
Deb Hunt - Principle at Information Edge

Deb Hunt - Principle at Information Edge

Deb Hunt, Principle at Information Edge, discusses the value of our transferable skills. She also gives us a great overview of the state of libraries today.

Jan 03, 202219:01
Lorene Kennard - Host of this podcast. Interviewed by Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot

Lorene Kennard - Host of this podcast. Interviewed by Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot

In the fall, I interviewed Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot. While we chatted after we recorded the interview, she said she wanted to turn the tables and interview me. So, after 39 episodes, Liz took over the host duties this week and I’m the guest on episode #40. Liz gave me the opportunity to talk about how the podcast is going and my career so far. It was fun answering some of the same questions that I ask my guests about their management, budget and organization skills, as well as why I went to library school and does that reasoning hold up.

Dec 27, 202126:14
Valerie Zaric - Payment Integrity Manager at a Global Insurer and host of Family Money Podcast
Dec 20, 202123:03
Nancy S. Kirkpatrick - Executive Director and CEO of OhioNet

Nancy S. Kirkpatrick - Executive Director and CEO of OhioNet

Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director and CEO of OhioNet, discusses creative ways to manage budgets. She mentions these organizations in her episode. 

https://www.wehere.space/

We Here™️ seeks to provide a safe and supportive community for Black and Indigenous folks, and People of Color (BIPOC) in library and information science (LIS) professions and educational programs, and to recognize, discuss, and intervene in systemic social issues that have plagued these professions both currently and historically.

https://icolc.net/ 

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal,  self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and  Africa. 

Dec 13, 202134:05
Louisa Kwasigroch - Managing Director at Council on Library and Information Resources

Louisa Kwasigroch - Managing Director at Council on Library and Information Resources

Louisa Kwasigroch, Managing Director at Council on Library and Information Resources, discusses great ideas for job hunting, including how job hunting is a two way street.

She mentions her organization's job board in our conversation. https://jobs.diglib.org/

Dec 06, 202117:33
Kim Dority - President of Dority & Associates

Kim Dority - President of Dority & Associates

Kim Dority, President of Dority & Associates, gives us some great ideas to think about when we are looking to move to another library type.

Nov 29, 202154:01
Dexter Evans - Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO

Dexter Evans - Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO

Dexter Evans, Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO, discusses his career working in sales for library vendors.

Nov 22, 202120:50
Karly Szczepkowski - Senior Research Analyst for a Customer Engagement Company

Karly Szczepkowski - Senior Research Analyst for a Customer Engagement Company

Karly Szczepkowski, Senior Research Analyst for a Customer Engagement Company, discusses what a librarian needs to consider before working in data.

Nov 15, 202117:04
Barbara Ingrassia - Owner of Manage Copyright

Barbara Ingrassia - Owner of Manage Copyright

Barbara Ingrassia, Owner of Manage Copyright, discusses how important copyright training is to organizations.

Nov 08, 202127:09
Tawny Sverdlin - Experience Designer at Mission College

Tawny Sverdlin - Experience Designer at Mission College

Tawny Sverdlin, Experience Designer at Mission College, discusses how library skills are perfect for UX roles.
Nov 01, 202120:12
Laura Gavin - Strategic Business Planning Manager at Transamerica
Oct 25, 202101:05:41
Brian Miloscia - Vice President, Investigation & Analysis Group at a global investment bank

Brian Miloscia - Vice President, Investigation & Analysis Group at a global investment bank

Brian Miloscia, Vice President, Investigation & Analysis Group at a global investment bank, discusses how jobs in fraud and investigation are librarian jobs.

Oct 18, 202122:17
Ta-Shire Tribbett - Client Success Manager at Casetext

Ta-Shire Tribbett - Client Success Manager at Casetext

Ta-Shire Tribbett, Client Success Manager at Casetext, discusses all of the many ways that she uses her library degree to support new clients.
Oct 11, 202113:05
Samantha King - Data Owner at Manulife

Samantha King - Data Owner at Manulife

Samantha King, Data Owner at Manulife, discusses her career trajectory.

Oct 04, 202141:03
Yvonne M. Davis - Owner of ResearchINC
Sep 27, 202101:25
Carolyn Davis - Author, Editor, Book Reviewer, Consultant on ADA

Carolyn Davis - Author, Editor, Book Reviewer, Consultant on ADA

Carolyn Davis, Author, Editor, Book Reviewer and Consultant on ADA, discusses how her library degree has contributed to her success.
Sep 13, 202120:54
Rebekah Friedman - Communications Manager at University of South Carolina's College of Information and Communications (Go Gamecocks!)

Rebekah Friedman - Communications Manager at University of South Carolina's College of Information and Communications (Go Gamecocks!)

Rebekah Friedman, Communications Manager at University of South Carolina's College of Information and Communications, discusses ways librarians can promote their libraries. 

Aug 30, 202121:28
Liz Aviles - Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot
Aug 23, 202146:14
Jim Deiters and Alex Todd - Deiters & Todd Library Consulting

Jim Deiters and Alex Todd - Deiters & Todd Library Consulting

Jim Deiters and Alex Todd, Deiters & Todd Library Consulting, discuss ways librarians can prepare to move into a management position or a director position.

Aug 16, 202144:36
Eliana Fenyes - Development Research Associate at National Audubon Society

Eliana Fenyes - Development Research Associate at National Audubon Society

Eliana Fenyes, Development Research Associate at National Audubon Society, discusses how she uses data AND research in her role.
Aug 09, 202116:33
Jan Dohner - Non-Fiction Writer

Jan Dohner - Non-Fiction Writer

Jan Dohner, Non-Fiction Writer, discusses how her library skills and experiences shape her writing process.
Aug 02, 202119:21
Jamey Hurst - Senior Director of Catalog Operations at Shipt

Jamey Hurst - Senior Director of Catalog Operations at Shipt

Jamey Hurst, Senior Director of Catalog Operations at Shipt, discusses why he likes to hire librarians! And, he talks about how he asks HR to put resumes with library degrees at the top of the pile to review. 

Jul 26, 202126:36
Veronda J. Pitchford - Assistant Director of Califa

Veronda J. Pitchford - Assistant Director of Califa

Veronda J. Pitchford, Assistant Director of Califa, discusses how library consortia should be a research and development arm for libraries. Watch for Infopeople's self-care programs coming soon. #TakeCareTuesday #SharetheSelfCare

Jul 19, 202151:34
Beth Maser - President of History Associates Inc.

Beth Maser - President of History Associates Inc.

Beth Maser, President of History Associates Inc., discusses how her library degree modernized her skill-set.

Jul 12, 202115:31
Emily Bulger - UX management, content design and taxonomy

Emily Bulger - UX management, content design and taxonomy

Emily Bulger has a background in UX management, content design and taxonomy. She discusses how librarians are the original info retrieval people. We take large amounts of information and make it useful.

Jun 28, 202137:46
Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins President of Moraine Valley Community College

Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins President of Moraine Valley Community College

Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins, President of Moraine Valley Community College, discusses the many ways she uses her library skills in her role as community college president. Hint: She does her research.

Jun 21, 202127:00
Patrick Sweeney - Political Director for EveryLibrary

Patrick Sweeney - Political Director for EveryLibrary

Patrick Sweeney, Political Director for EveryLibrary, discusses his library advocacy work. He has some great ideas for librarians to advocate for their libraries.

Jun 14, 202144:41
Margot Note - Principal at Margot Note Consulting

Margot Note - Principal at Margot Note Consulting

Margot Note - Principal at Margot Note Consulting, discusses owning an archives consulting business. She has some great advice for librarians who think they want to start a business. 

Jun 07, 202143:25
Rachael Altman - Director and Coach at Rachael Altman Career Coaching

Rachael Altman - Director and Coach at Rachael Altman Career Coaching

Rachael Altman, director and coach at Rachael Altman Career Coaching, discusses how she inspires her clients to realize the value in their transferable skills. Here is a link to the market research survey she mentioned in the interview. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7KSYLDBZtY3ZDnfQjfcQ599_9HUG02qsi1PmppfPe-Ajt5g/viewform

May 31, 202123:59
Kate Arnold - Geography teacher

Kate Arnold - Geography teacher

Kate Arnold, Geography teacher and Past President of the Special Libraries Association and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, discusses how her information skills compliment her geography skills.

May 24, 202122:53
Anne Craig - Senior Director of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Anne Craig - Senior Director of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Anne Craig, Senior Director of CARLI, discusses the value of librarians and librarians' skills from the perspective of a library consortium Director.
May 17, 202125:21
Scott Bonner - Director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library

Scott Bonner - Director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library

Scott Bonner, award-winning Director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library, discusses his crisis management leadership skills.
May 10, 202132:48
Kristiana Burk - owner of The Quiet Mind Co

Kristiana Burk - owner of The Quiet Mind Co

Kristiana Burk, owner of The Quiet Mind Co, discusses how she uses her library degree and her library skills in her business and in her job as a digital product manager.
May 03, 202122:16
Diane Foote - Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association

Diane Foote - Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association

Diane Foote, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association, discusses how her library and organization skills come in handy while running a 3,000 member association.
Apr 26, 202112:51
Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief at Online Searcher: Information, Discovery, Technology, Strategies

Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief at Online Searcher: Information, Discovery, Technology, Strategies

Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief at Online Searcher: Information, Discovery, Technology, Strategies, published by information Today, Inc. where she also serves as conference program director. She discusses how her library skills have helped her pivot from one job environment to another.
Apr 19, 202127:54
Kathy Mills - Senior Donor Identification Analyst at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Kathy Mills - Senior Donor Identification Analyst at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Kathy Mills, Senior Donor Identification Analyst at Wake Forest Baptist Health, discusses how her Library education makes her a perfect fit in the prospect research world.
Apr 12, 202112:24
Dan Bostrom - Member Engagement Manager at Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Dan Bostrom - Member Engagement Manager at Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Dan Bostrom, Member Engagement Manager at Reaching Across Illinois Library System, discusses his role as a librarian's librarian.
Apr 05, 202129:32
Marcy Phelps - owner of Marcy Phelps & Associates

Marcy Phelps - owner of Marcy Phelps & Associates

Marcy Phelps, owner of Marcy Phelps & Associates, discusses how she uses all of her librarian skills to help her clients avoid surprises. You can find out more about the services her business offers at MarcyPhelps.com.
Mar 29, 202122:31
Alyson Avery - Manager, Catalog CPG Data at Shipt

Alyson Avery - Manager, Catalog CPG Data at Shipt

Alyson Avery - Manager, Catalog CPG Data at Shipt, discusses her library school education and how she uses what she learned in her work in Data.
Mar 22, 202125:43
Jocelyn Sheppard - owner of Appalachian Botanical Company
Mar 15, 202134:23
Jamillah Gabriel - owner of Call Number
Mar 15, 202129:46
March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021

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