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Circulating Ideas facilitates conversations about the innovative people & ideas moving libraries through the 21st century.

Circulating Ideas Steve Thomas

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Circulating Ideas facilitates conversations about the innovative people & ideas moving libraries through the 21st century.

    193: Kathleen Willis

    193: Kathleen Willis

    Steve chats with Representative Kathleen Willis, who represents Illinois’s 77th District, about her past experience in libraries, her legislative priorities, the parts of writing a bill that Schoolhouse Rock doesn’t cover, and how library staff can successfully lobby for funding. Kathleen Willis is serving her fourth term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative … Continue reading 193: Kathleen Willis

    192: Jeremy Shermak

    192: Jeremy Shermak

    Guest host Troy Swanson chats with journalism professor Jeremy Shermak, about the state of journalism, misinformation vs. disinformation, the collapse of local news, and the media literacy skills librarians need to understand. Jeremy Shermak is a journalism professor and the faculty advisor to the student newspaper, Coast Report, at Orange Coast College. He earned his Ph.D. in journalism … Continue reading 192: Jeremy Shermak

    191: Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

    191: Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

    Steve chats with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, project lead for the Panorama Project, about what the project is, how he came to it, what libraries and publishers can learn about each other, and why he is optimistic about the future of reading. Guy LeCharles Gonzalez is project lead for the Panorama Project. Previously, he was publisher & marketing … Continue reading 191: Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

    190: John Bracken

    190: John Bracken

    Steve chats with John Bracken, Executive Director at Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), about why he left the Knight Foundation to take on the challenge of the DPLA, how the DPLA works with its partners, and how DPLA is working to protect democracy and advance needed conversations about race. John Bracken has served as … Continue reading 190: John Bracken

    189: Esther Safran Foer

    189: Esther Safran Foer

    Steve chats with Esther Safran Foer, the author of I Want You to Know We’re Still Here, about releasing a book during a pandemic, her time at Sixth & I, the exploration of her past leading to the writing of her memoir, and whether she sought writing advice from her sons. Esther Safran Foer was the … Continue reading 189: Esther Safran Foer

    188: Shauntee Burns-Simpson

    188: Shauntee Burns-Simpson

    Steve chats with Shauntee Burns-Simpson, 2020-2022 President of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), about BCALA’s 50 anniversary, how libraries can help facilitate hard conversations about race, and inspirational African American librarians. Shauntee Burns-Simpson is currently the Manager, School Support and Outreach at the New York Public Library (NYPL) where she has … Continue reading 188: Shauntee Burns-Simpson

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