The Librarian Linkover
By Lorene Kennard
The Librarian LinkoverMay 22, 2023
Curtis Kendrick - Binghamton University Libraries Faculty and Staff Mentor
Curtis Kendrick, Binghamton University Libraries Faculty and Staff Mentor, discusses his Ithaka S+R brief "By Any Measure: The Racial Demographics of Librarians." Access the brief here.
Joe Niese - Author of Six Books on Sports
Dr. Kate McDowell - Data Storytelling Toolkit for Libraries
Dr. Kate McDowell, Associate Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, School of Information Sciences, discusses her Data Storytelling Toolkit for Libraries. She mentions these tools during our conversation.
The Data Storytelling Toolkit for Librarians (DSTL) at ALA Annual
Sara DeSantis - Sr. Content Acquisition Specialist at Sling TV
Alison King - Copy Editor and Owner of King Career Services - is Back!
Dr. Jeanie Austin - Author of Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing Barriers, Strengthening Access
Dr. Jeanie Austin, author of Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing Barriers, Strengthening Access, discusses why it is possible and urgent to provide services to the incarcerated. Here is a link to their book.
Rodney Edward Freeman, Jr. - Founder and Chief Curator of Reminisce Preservation
Rodney Edward Freeman, Jr., Founder and Chief Curator of Reminisce Preservation, discusses steps librarians need to take to start a business. During our conversation, Rodney mentioned BCALA.
Janel Kinlaw - Owner of Refining Workflow
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.
Dr. Andrea Jamison - Assistant Professor of School Librarianship at my beloved undergrad alma mater Illinois State University.
Rachel Wedeward - Research Project Manager at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Rachel Wedeward, Research Project Manager at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, discusses her roles working in associations. During our conversation, Rachel mentioned SLA, MLA, The Center for Association Leadership and Association Forum.
Stephanie Norick - Tableau Business Intelligence Senior Analyst at Salesforce
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.
Joanne Kiley - Senior Manager at HBR Consulting
Alison King - Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services
Dr. Africa Hands - Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo
Emily Weak - Founder of the Hiring Librarians blog
Kyle Banerjee - Senior Implementation Consultant for EBSCO
Kyle Banerjee, Senior Implementation Consultant for EBSCO, discusses his role working for a library vendor. Kyle mentions Association for Computing Machinery during our discussion.
Steve Ammidown - Freelance Archivist and Librarian
Steve Ammidown, freelance archivist and librarian, discusses job hunting and hot topics in the library world today. He mentions Fine Books & Collections magazine during our discussion.
Martha Hickson - Award-winning School Librarian and Leader in the Fight for the Freedom to Read
National Coalition Against Censorship
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Office for Intellectual Freedom - American Library Association
Amy Neeser - Consulting and Outreach Lead in Research IT at the University of California, Berkeley
Amy Neeser, Consulting and Outreach Lead in Research IT at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the wide range of opportunities for librarians to work in data. She says, "Data is an opportunity, not a threat." Here is a link to her research on making job ads more equitable. Amy also mentions Research Data Access Preservation Association and the Campus Research Computing Consortium.
Lisa Grimm - Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite
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.
Fobazi Ettarh - Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe)
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.
Ashleigh Coren - Women's History Content and Interpretation Curator at the National Portrait Gallery
Ashleigh Coren, Women's History Content and Interpretation Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses how museum work is a perfect match for library skills. Sidedoor, the podcast Ashleigh is featured on, can be found here. The project she worked on with USA Today, Women Innovators: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, can be found here.
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.
Kallie Benes - CEO of First3Years
Kallie Benes, CEO of First3Years, discusses how her diverse library background makes her a perfect for a CEO position. Her organization can be found here.
Cynthia Hetherington - Founder and President of The Hetherington Group
Cynthia Hetherington, Founder and President of The Hetherington Group, discusses how she uses ALL of her library skills and her library education in her consulting, publishing and training firm. You can find her blog here. Cynthia mentions these organizations during our conversation.
Association of Independent Information Professionals
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Jill Wilson - Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign
Jill Wilson, Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign, discusses how well library skills work in strategy and insights positions.
Lori Guidry - Network Engagment Manager at Candid
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.
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.
Christy Shannon Smirl - Owner of Foxtail Books and Library Services
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.
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.
Sarah Glassmeyer - Legal Tech Curator at Reynen Court, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
Valerie Zaric - Payment Integrity Manager at a Global Insurer and host of Family Money Podcast
Valerie Zaric, Payment Integrity Manager at a Global Insurer and Host of Family Money Podcast, discusses how her library skills impact her career in data.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
Dexter Evans - Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO
Dexter Evans, Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO, discusses his career working in sales for library vendors.
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.
Barbara Ingrassia - Owner of Manage Copyright
Barbara Ingrassia, Owner of Manage Copyright, discusses how important copyright training is to organizations.
Tawny Sverdlin - Experience Designer at Mission College
Laura Gavin - Strategic Business Planning Manager at Transamerica
Laura Gavin, Strategic Business Planning Manager at Transamerica, discusses the variety of corporate job titles that librarians should look for if we want to move into industry. In this episode, Laura mentioned Wild Card People.
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.
Ta-Shire Tribbett - Client Success Manager at Casetext
Samantha King - Data Owner at Manulife
Samantha King, Data Owner at Manulife, discusses her career trajectory.
Yvonne M. Davis - Owner of ResearchINC
Yvonne M. Davis, owner of ResearchINC, discusses owning a competitive intelligence and market analysis business.
Carolyn Davis - Author, Editor, Book Reviewer, Consultant on ADA
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.
Liz Aviles - Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot
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.
Eliana Fenyes - Development Research Associate at National Audubon Society
Jan Dohner - Non-Fiction Writer
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.
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
Beth Maser - President of History Associates Inc.
Beth Maser, President of History Associates Inc., discusses how her library degree modernized her skill-set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.