The Library Pros Podcast is a show by a technology librarian and an Information Technology professional who are both employed in the public library sector. Chris and Bob will discuss new and developing technology and how it will apply to the public library world, and do it with some laughs. The guys will also have guests from the library world who are doing innovative things in their libraries. So come and join Chris and Bob, the Library Pros!
Special Episode: “Diversify is Fly” NYLA Developing Leaders Program on the Diversification of the Library
In this very special episode, Chris and Bob are joined by a group of librarians from all around New York State. Emily Dowie, Teen Librarian at the Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford NY; Jo Ann Mulligan, Library Assistant at the Altamont Free Library in Altamont, New York; Danielle Newman, Pre-k to 12th Grade Public School […]
Episode 86 Matt Pascoe – Ipswich City Council
Matt Pascoe, Content and Customer Experience Manager at the Ipswich City Council Libraries joins the podcast. Ipswich City Libraries have multiple buildings and Matt talks about marketing libraries, Ipswich “Marketplace Library”, Library Pods, pop up makerspaces and how to hang a monstrous dinosaur from the ceiling. Matt is an amazing speaker and has a lot […]
Episode 85 – Dr. Eric Cole & Simple Cyber Security
Dr. Eric Cole, founder of Secure Anchor joins the podcast to talk about simple things libraries, library employees and patrons can do to better secure their online presence. Dr. Cole talks about 2 factor authentication, password strategies and most importantly, poking fun at Chris (Dr. Cole and Chris are old friends). Dr. Eric Cole is […]
Episode 84 – Kate Chambers Distributing Books in Zimbabwe with WhatsApp
Chris and Bob were fortunate enough to speak with Kate Chambers, a journalist and book lover who helps to receive and distribute books throughout the nation of Zimbabwe in November of 2020. Kate talks about growing up in the UK, how her career as a journalist took her to Africa, where she now lives. As […]
Episode 83 – Jane Cowell – Reaching People During Covid a Model that Continues
This episode finds us speaking with Jane Cowell, Chief Executive Officer of the Yarra Plenty Library in Melbourne, Victoria State, Australia. We speak to Jane about her long career in the library world and during the time when Victoria was the hardest affected state in the nation, how the staff at Yarra Plenty reached out […]
Episode 82 Ian Anstice – Public Library News UK
Joining the podcast from across “The Pond” in Wales, UK is Ian Anstice, who publishes Public Libraries News, an online publication sharing what libraries are doing in the UK. Ian was so much fun to speak with. We talked about the origins of PLN as a blog and how it developed over time. We also […]
Love this Podcast!
I have listened to a handful of the Library Pros from their start, and I had to write a review to tell the hosts that I have so enjoyed this. So far, my faves have been your interview with Sarah Houghton, and now your chat with David Ecker. I joined Thingiverse/Tumblr as a result! Keep up the great work! I will keep listening
The Library Pros are great!
This podcast has a unique view of libraries and technology. Chris and Bob are funny, informative and have great guests! The topics are varied and they take their show “on the road” too. Although they are from NY and talk to New York library people, they also have nationally recognized guests and even go international from time to time! Give them a try!