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Crowd-sourced library stories where the personal and professional meet.

Season One: The Heart of the Campus

Hurricane Harvey drowned the city of Houston under 51 inches of rain. Forty-two of those inches flowed down the San Jacinto river on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, flooding the Lone Star College - Kingwood library. The flooding impacted six of the campus’s nine buildings, but hit the library hardest, destroying everything on the first floor. This season tells the story of that flood and the library’s recovery through the experiences of four library workers. It follows them through the hurricane’s slow windup and stall over Houston, details the flooding, and informs listeners about what it takes to build something extraordinary out of the wreckage. Along the way, four library staff go from being colleagues to survivors to dreamers to family. It’s an epic journey covering more than two years, and it’s not over yet.

Patron Driven Choice. Hurricane Harvey drowned the city of Houston under 51 inches of rain. Forty-two of those inches flooded the Lone Star College - Kingwood library. This is the story of their two-year odyssey to rebuild.

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Crowd-sourced library stories where the personal and professional meet.

Season One: The Heart of the Campus

Hurricane Harvey drowned the city of Houston under 51 inches of rain. Forty-two of those inches flowed down the San Jacinto river on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, flooding the Lone Star College - Kingwood library. The flooding impacted six of the campus’s nine buildings, but hit the library hardest, destroying everything on the first floor. This season tells the story of that flood and the library’s recovery through the experiences of four library workers. It follows them through the hurricane’s slow windup and stall over Houston, details the flooding, and informs listeners about what it takes to build something extraordinary out of the wreckage. Along the way, four library staff go from being colleagues to survivors to dreamers to family. It’s an epic journey covering more than two years, and it’s not over yet.

    Episode 5: Learning Commons

    Episode 5: Learning Commons

    Twenty-two months after Hurricane Harvey Anne, Allison, Mikha, and Jennifer begin offering services at their completely rebuilt--and reimagined--learning commons. But the new space and its wealth of technology mean new challenges for the staff. How will they adapt? And most of all, what does it mean to them to have worked so hard and achieved so much, only to have the coronavirus change their day-to-day yet again?

    • 42 min
    Episode 4: Vision Tours

    Episode 4: Vision Tours

    Mikha, Anne, Allison, and Jennifer begin to envision the future of their library. They visit a dozen colleges and universities around Houston for inspiration and compile all of their ideas in a Vision Book. But can they convince the administration to follow their lead? What about the architects?

    • 29 min
    Episode 3: Fluid

    Episode 3: Fluid

    Jennifer, Allison, Mikha, and Anne start up the semester in the weeks after the flood. Their library undergoes a variety of changes, as do their jobs and their relationships with each other.

    The song Sentinel is by Kai Engel and is used under a CC-BY 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. You can find Sentinel on the freemusicarchive at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Satin_1564/Kai_Engel_-_Satin_-_04_Sentinel_1668
    The song Cobweb Morning is by Kai Engel and is used under a CC-BY 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. You can find Cobweb Morning on the freemusicarchive at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Four__Fall/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Four_-_Fall_-_04_Cobweb_Morning
    The song Cobweb Morning is by Kai Engel and is used under a CC-BY 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. You can find Traffic on the freemusicarchive at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Traffic/Kai_Engel_-_Traffic

    • 34 min
    Episode 2: The Deluge

    Episode 2: The Deluge

    Hurricane Harvey makes landfall and Anne, Allison, Mikha, and Jennifer confront the destruction of their professional "home."

    The songs Laburnum and September are by Kai Engel and are used under a CC-BY 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. You can find Laburnum on the freemusicarchive at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Four__Fall/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Four_-_Fall_-_01_Laburnum and September https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Four__Fall/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Four_-_Fall_-_02_September.

    • 30 min
    Episode 1: Before The Storm

    Episode 1: Before The Storm

    Anne, Allison, Mikha, and Jennifer navigate their last day in the Lone Star College Kingwood library before Hurricane Harvey hits.

    The excerpt of the song November is by Kai Engel and is used under a CC-BY 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. You can find November on the freemusicarchive at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Four__Fall/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Four_-_Fall_-_08_November.

    • 29 min
    Patron Driven Trailer

    Patron Driven Trailer

    Patron Driven tells crowd-sourced library stories where the personal and professional meet. Season one tells the story of four library staffers whose library flooded during Hurricane Harvey and their two year odyssey to rebuild. Patron Driven arrives June 22, 2020. To learn more visit https://www.choice360.org/librarianship/patron-driven-main.

    • 3 min

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This is non-fiction storytelling at its best. The writing paints vivid images. Just the right amount of explanatory background by the hosts. Well edited and good length. Leaves the audience wanting more. Thank You!

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