99 episodes

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

Circulating Ideas Steve Thomas

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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

    229: The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

    229: The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

    Steve chats with Madeline Martin, author of The Librarian Spy, about her childhood experiences with libraries, her love of history and historical fiction, how she does her research, and the wonder of visiting the Library of Congress! Read the transcript! Madeline Martin is a New York Times and International Bestselling author of historical fiction and historical romance. … Continue reading 229: The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

    228: City Cast Chicago – Jacoby Cochran

    228: City Cast Chicago – Jacoby Cochran

    Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Jacoby Cochran, host of City Cast Chicago, about the joys and challenges of covering local community news, the future of journalism, upcoming Chicago elections, and managing misinformation. Read the transcript! Jacoby Cochran is a writer, educator, and storyteller. He is the award winning host of City Cast Chicago, which … Continue reading 228: City Cast Chicago – Jacoby Cochran

    227: Wayne Wiegand

    227: Wayne Wiegand

    Steve chats with library historian Wayne Wiegand about how he came to the library profession, how to view historical figures and actions honestly (warts and all), the history of American libraries, the life and times of Melvil Dewey, and the vital places coffee and cats hold in American library history. Read the transcript! Wayne A. … Continue reading 227: Wayne Wiegand

    226: Library Services and Incarceration, with Jeanie Austin

    226: Library Services and Incarceration, with Jeanie Austin

    Steve chats with Jeanie Austin, Jail and Reentry Services Librarian with San Francisco Public Library and author of Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing Barriers, Strengthening Access, about their path to librarianship, the history and present state of library service to incarcerated persons, and why libraries should focus services on incarcerated persons and those experiencing re-entry. Read the … Continue reading 226: Library Services and Incarceration, with Jeanie Austin

    225: Addison Armstrong

    225: Addison Armstrong

    Steve chats with Addison Armstrong, author of The War Librarian and The Light of Luna Park, about her experiences with libraries, what she likes about writing historical fiction and dual timelines, finding story ideas in her historical research, and how her love of school supplies and ants fueled her writing life as a young girl! … Continue reading 225: Addison Armstrong

    224: Area Studies Librarianship with Liladhar Pendse

    224: Area Studies Librarianship with Liladhar Pendse

    Guest host Natalia Estrada chats with Liladhar Pendse, librarian for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Caribbean and Latin American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, about the concept of Area Studies, his work archiving Afghanistan’s digital and cultural content after the US withdrawal, the challenges of archiving war-torn areas such as Ukraine, … Continue reading 224: Area Studies Librarianship with Liladhar Pendse

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Librarian Troy ,

Thanks to Circulating Ideas!

Thank to Steve for giving a voice to librarians & the issues that impact our communities!

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.

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