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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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Jim Deiters and Alex Todd - Deiters & Todd Library Consulting

The Librarian LinkoverAug 16, 2021

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Jami Yazdani - Owner of Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation/Consultants for Libraries Directory

Jami Yazdani - Owner of Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation/Consultants for Libraries Directory

Jami Yazdani, owner of Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation and founder of the Consultants for Libraries Directory, discusses her consulting business and what librarians should consider if they want to start a consulting business.
Oct 16, 202344:37
Erin Decker - Owner of White Rose Books & More

Erin Decker - Owner of White Rose Books & More

Erin Decker, Owner of White Rose Books & More, she discussed a number of topics like book challenges, opening a bookstore and planning a trip to Disney. During our discussion, Erin mentioned the American Bookseller Association podcast.
Oct 09, 202330:56
Chris DeCristofaro - Co-Host of The Library Pros Podcast

Chris DeCristofaro - Co-Host of The Library Pros Podcast

Chris DeCristofaro, co-host of The Library Pros Podcast, discusses hosting and producing a podcast, as well as the importance of work/life balance and taking care of our mental health. During our conversation, Chris mentioned this UKSG Insights article by Thomas Shaw titled, "How to strive for success, happiness, fulfilment and impact: a personal manifesto."
Sep 11, 202354:51
Elizabeth McLean - Principal of Knowsaic Information Services
Aug 29, 202327:10
Barbara Band - School Library, Reading and Literacy Consultant
Aug 14, 202347:26
Karen Van Drie - Executive Director of Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

Karen Van Drie - Executive Director of Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

Karen Van Drie, Executive Director of Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, discusses why it's so important to read globally. During our conversation, she mentioned ALA's International Relations Round Table Series. She also mentioned the IB Curriculum.


(Karen would like to make a correction to something she said during our conversation. It was Richmond, British Columbia, not Riverside that came to PPLD and told them to save seconds, minutes, and hours. She regrets that she couldn't remember the name of the translator of The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norm Juster. It was translated into Portuguese by Jorio Dauster. #NameTheTranslator )



Jul 30, 202345:19
Marj Atkinson - Owner of Ask Marj

Marj Atkinson - Owner of Ask Marj

Marj Atkinson, owner of Ask Marj, talks about the many facets that librarians need to consider while doing their research on starting businesses. Marj discussed AIIP, ACRL, SCORE and Nonfiction Authors Association during our conversation.
Jul 24, 202319:39
Denise Lyons - Commissioner/State Librarian of Kentucky
Jul 18, 202353:15
Dr. Curtis Rogers - Educational Consultant

Dr. Curtis Rogers - Educational Consultant

Dr. Curtis Rogers, Educational Consultant, discusses the importance of communication and marketing in libraries.


Jul 10, 202344:26
Lauren Deacon - Independent Researcher and Writer
Jun 26, 202326:34
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick - Researcher, Leader, Consultant and Coach

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick - Researcher, Leader, Consultant and Coach

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, researcher, leader, consultant and coach, discusses her article in the Journal of Library Administration, titled "The Cornered Office: A Qualitative Study of Low-Morale Experiences in Formal Library Leaders."
Jun 19, 202301:11:35
Dr. Emily DiLeo - User Research, Research Operations, Knowledge Management

Dr. Emily DiLeo - User Research, Research Operations, Knowledge Management

Dr. Emily DiLeo, an expert in User Research, Research Operations and Knowledge Management, discusses how librarians are great fits for these roles. Dr. DiLeo mentioned EPIC during our conversation.
Jun 12, 202332:35
Dr. Julia Huprich - Content Curator

Dr. Julia Huprich - Content Curator

Dr. Julia Huprich, Content Curator on an award-winning learning and development team at a global payments technology company, discusses how librarians are a great fit to work in content creation.
Jun 05, 202331:10
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