96 episodes

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

Circulating Ideas Steve Thomas

    • Education
    • 4.9, 32 Ratings

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

    184: Matt Finch

    184: Matt Finch

    Steve chats with strategy & foresight consultant Matt Finch about what scenario planning is and why libraries need to be doing it, some of the big ideas libraries need to be thinking about, working remotely during a pandemic, and exploring Library Island. Matt Finch is a strategy & foresight consultant at mechanicaldolphin.com and an Adjunct Research Fellow … Continue reading 184: Matt Finch

    183: January LaVoy

    183: January LaVoy

    Steve chats with January LaVoy, actress and audiobook narrator, about her experience with libraries, how she finds the right voice for each audiobook she narrates, the care she takes in translating an author’s story in audio, and working with a little-known actress named Meryl Streep to bring Charlotte’s Web to life.

    182: Stacy Brown

    182: Stacy Brown

    Steve chats with Stacy Brown, librarian and 21st Century Learning Coordinator at The Davis Academy, about her family history in librarianship, how she’s adapted her work to life during a pandemic, and her book, The School Librarian’s Technology Playbook: Innovative Strategies for Teachers and Learners. SHOW NOTES: Circulating Ideas: 137 School Librarian PanelThe School Librarian’s … Continue reading 182: Stacy Brown

    181: Susan Elia MacNeal

    181: Susan Elia MacNeal

    Steve chats with Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series; the newest book in the series The King’s Justice is out now. Susan discusses how libraries inspired her career, how the Maggie Hope series came to be, and why she writes historical fiction. Susan Elia MacNeal is the New … Continue reading 181: Susan Elia MacNeal

    180: David Jarmul

    180: David Jarmul

    Steve chats with David Jarmul, author of Not Exactly Retired: A Life-Changing Journey on the Road and in the Peace Corps, about his life in and out of the Peace Corps, including his time working in a library in Moldova. David Jarmul is the author of Not Exactly Retired: A Life-Changing Journey on the Road and in … Continue reading 180: David Jarmul

    179: HALO Fund

    179: HALO Fund

    Steve chats with John Chrastka, President of the Board of Directors of EveryLibrary Institute and Executive Director at EveryLibrary, about the Help A Library worker Out (HALO) Fund, which helps librarians, library staff, and library workers who need help with housing expenses, child care, groceries, or other expenses during this crisis. Click here to donate … Continue reading 179: HALO Fund

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

LibraryHillary ,

💡 Love it! 💡

Steve’s thoughtfulness shines through in each episode and I always find a gem (or several) in every discussion. Although library-centric, people in government, education, and evening social services professions will also benefit from list being this podcast.

The Monarchist ,

Timely and Informative

Steve always picks great guests and topics to discuss. I am not a librarian, but I still find this show fascinating and look forward to hearing the variety of educational and intellectual voices on the pod. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in library science, education, publishing, or cultural discussion to give this a listen.

The more podcasts like this, the better off we will all be.

yolaleah ,

Terry Gross of Librarians

This is quintessential listening to librarians and those who are interested in the library field. Steve is a great interviewer with excellent guests.

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