'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 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/
Librarians Aloud - Episode 026 - Christian Lauersen
Laura catches up with #asl2019 keynote Christian Lauersen for a drink and a chat about his library journey. Christian is the director of Libraries and citizen services at Roskilde municipality in Denmark. He worked in academic libraries and recently moved into public libraries. he is a champion of the role of libraries as central to vibrant communities.
Christian is the co-founder of Library Planet, a crowdsourced library tourism guide which features libraries from around the world.
He is also co-creator of the Library Bossa Nova track 'Lost in your time at the library'
Library Planet https://libraryplanet.net/
Christian Lauersen Library Lab https://christianlauersen.net/author/clauersen/
Listen to Lost in your time (at The Library) by Los Bossa Nuevo Biblioteca https://soundcloud.com/samfbiblioteket/lost-in-your-time-at-the-library
Librarians Aloud - Episode 025 - School Librarians Claire Ní Neachtain and Andrea Dillon
Laura talks to Claire Ní Neachtain Librarian at Coláiste Íosagáin agus Coláiste Eoin and Andrea Dillion Librarian at St Joseph of Cluny. They discuss their career paths and the challenges and opportunities of school librarianship.
Links from this episode:
Coláiste Íosagáin agus Coláiste Eoin Library http://iosagain.eoiniosagain.ie/page/Focal-on-Leabharlannai/4892/Index.html
St Joseph of Cluny Library http://library.clunykilliney.ie/
School Library association in the Republic of Ireland http://slari.ie/
Librarians Aloud - Episode 024 - Helen Fallon
Laura talks to Helen Fallon Deputy Librarian at Maynooth University during 'Library Ireland Week. They talk about Helen's library career which includes roles as a medical librarian in Saudi Arabia, lecturing in library and information studies at the University of Sierra Leone, consultancy work in Namibia and Tanzania. She also held several roles in DCU including Business & Education Librarian and Science Librarian. Helen talks about developing academic writing skills, the discipline of honing academic writing skills and developing her academic writing librarian course.
Links for this episode:
Academic Writing Librarian blog http://academicwritinglibrarian.blogspot.com/
Ken Saro Wiwa Collection
Ken Saro Wiwa Audio Archive
'Silence would be treason' via Maynooth University institutional repository
Maynooth University Library https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/library
Librarians Aloud - Episode 023 - Dr Niall O Mara and Rebecca O'Neill
Laura talks to Dr Niall O'Mara the first National Healthcare Wikipedian in Residence (WiR) working with the National Doctors Training & Planning Unit and the HSE's National Health Library & Knowledge Service (NHLKS). Also interviewed is Rebecca O'Neill, project coordinator at Wikimedia Ireland. They talk about the Healthcare Wikipedian in residence project, the benefits of disseminating health research on Wikipedia and why you should become a Wikipedia editor.
Episode Links :
HSE National Health Library & Knowledge Service website www.hselibrary.ie
National Doctors Training unit HSE https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/leadership-education-development/met/
Wikimedia Ireland http://wikimedia.ie/
Librarians Aloud - Episode 022 - Jane Buggle
Laura talks to Jane Buggle, duputy librarian and learner supports coordinator at Dublin Business School. Jane is also senior editor of the journals 'Studies in Arts and Humanities' and DBS Business Review. They talk about Jane's career, supporting students with specific learning difficulties. They also discuss the editorial process and the development and expansion of opportunities for librarians in the open access publishing sphere.
DBS Library https://library.dbs.ie/
Studies in Arts & Humanities Journal http://sahjournal.com/index.php/sah
DBS Business Review https://dbsbusinessreview.ie/
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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!