'Librarians Aloud' is an independent podcast by librarians for library & information professionals or anyone interested in what it is information professionals do. Each episode features a guest from the information profession telling their origin story, sharing insight into their career path and discussing the future of information and knowledge sharing and discovery.
The show is produced and presented by Laura Rooney Ferris and is presented by the Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI). Music and editing by Michael Ferris
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Librarians Aloud - Episode 032 -IFLAWLIC2022
In this episode, recorded at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Dublin, Laura talks to Magdalena Gomułk, Marija Šimunović, Antoine Torrens Montebello and Susanne List-Tretthahn, of the IFLA new professionals Special interest group and with IFLA President Barbara Lison about their experiences at #WLIC2022 and the benefits of getting involved with national and international library representative groups.
IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group https://www.ifla.org/units/new-professionals/
About IFLA https://www.ifla.org/who-we-are/
Librarians take part in flash mob to celebrate Ulysses RTE News feature https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2022/0725/1312101-ulysses-flash-mob-dublin/
IFLA #WLIC2022 recordings https://2022.ifla.org/wlic2022-online-sessions/
Session 141 Out in the Open: Recent Governance Developments at IFLA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQBk0kDz7KI
IFLA #WLIC2023 Rotterdam website https://2023.ifla.org/
Episode 031 - Yohanna Anderson #eboooksos #wlic2022
In this episode, recorded at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Dublin, Laura talks to Yohanna Anderson. Yoanna is a subject librarian at the University of Gloucestershire and the founder of the ebook sos campaign to address unsustainable pricing in the ebook market.
Ebook SOS website https://academicebookinvestigation.org/
Knowledge Rights 21 https://www.knowledgerights21.org/
(Article) Anderson, Y. and McCauley, C., 2022. How the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated an e-book crisis and the #ebooksos campaign for reform. Insights, 35, p.13. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.586
Ebook sos in 1 minute video https://youtu.be/tuZUJs72288
‘University staff urge probe into e-book pricing 'scandal'
BBC News article Nov 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54922764
Librarians Aloud - Episode 030 - Michelle Breen
On the eve of IFLA WLIC Laura talks to Michelle Breen, Head of Learning& Engagement at the University of Limerick's Glucksman Library. Michelle is a member of the LAI Council and has served as chair of the Western Regional Section of the LAI. She has published articles in Portal; Libraries and the Academy and the New Review of Academic Librarianship.
You can follow Michelle on Twitter @michelle__breen
UL Glucksman library website : https://www.ul.ie/library/
Library Association of Ireland, council members https://www.libraryassociation.ie/about-the-library-association/
Library Association of Ireland video https://youtu.be/IGzqz2_Juzg
IFLA World Library & Information Congress 2022 website https://2022.ifla.org/
Librarians Aloud Episode 029 - Cathal McCauley
Laura Talks to Cathal Mc Cauley, Maynooth University Librarian and President of the Library Association of Ireland. He talks about his career path, the experience of the pandemic, the ebook crisis. Ahead of IFLA World Library & Information Congress, as co-chair of the the Irish National committee Cathal also talked about what IFLA visitors can expect during their time in Dublin.
IFLA WLIC https://2022.ifla.org/
Library Association of Ireland https://www.libraryassociation.ie/about-the-library-association/
IFLA 'everything you wanted to know about Irish libraries' event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsqVaHewdkE
Ebook sos campaign Ireland https://www.libraryassociation.ie/the-ebooksos-campaign-in-ireland/
Librarians Aloud - Episode 028 - Laurie Bridges
We're back!! After a very long break we are back and ready to welcome the library community to Ireland! Ahead of the Wikimedia + Libraries convention Laura talks to Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian and Professor at Oregon State University. Laurie has written presented and advocated extensively for Wikipedia as a tool for librarians and information literacy. She is part of the team bringing the Wikimedia + Libraries convention to Maynooth on July 23 & 24th and she talks about how she became a librarian, how she got involved with Wikipedia and the convention.
Wikimedia + Libraries Convention details https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia%2BLibraries_International_Convention_2022
Laurie Bridges https://bridgesbio.weebly.com/
The World according to Wikipedia podcast https://headstuffpodcasts.com/show/the-world-according-to-wikipedia
Librarians Aloud - Episode 027 Tim Lentz Hastings Public Library
Laura talks to Tim Lentz, librarian at Hastings Public Library, Hastings Nebraska. They chat about Tim's library path, the work he does in Hastings public library and his approach to delivering library services.
Hastings public Library http://hastingslibrary.us/
Perkins Library Hastings College https://www.hastings.edu/academics/academic-resources/perkins-library/
About Hastings Nebraska https://www.cityofhastings.org/
All about librarians and their diverse career paths in to and within librarianship
All great podcasts start with a great idea and a desire to continue delivering something interesting that the audience enjoys. This is one such podcast, started in 2015 by Laura Rooney Ferris in Ireland. It’s a simple idea, the best ones often are, as it interviews librarians about why they do the jobs they do and how they came to their roles and the profession. Well worth a listen.
Thanks for these great interviews!