114 episodes

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!

The Library Pros Chris DeCristofaro

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    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

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!

    Episode 94 Thomas Shaw and his Manifesto for Librarians

    Episode 94 Thomas Shaw and his Manifesto for Librarians

    Joining the fellas for this go round is Thomas Shaw, Associate Director of the library at Lancaster University. Thomas published an article entitled “How to Strive for Success, Happiness, Fulfilment and Impact: a Personal Manifesto” which should resinate with anyone who works in Libraryland. Thomas speaks about his article and some of the common anxieties […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 93 – The Palace Project/LYRASIS: A transformational, library-centered platform for digital content and services

    Episode 93 – The Palace Project/LYRASIS: A transformational, library-centered platform for digital content and services

    Chris and Bob were joined by a talented and inspired group of individuals who are part of developing The Palace Project, a source for e-content for libraries. The not for profit project supports the mission of libraries by providing equitable access to digital knowledge, bolstering the relationship between libraries and patrons, protecting patron privacy, and […]

    • 56 min
    Episode 92b Candidate for ALA President Kelvin Watson

    Episode 92b Candidate for ALA President Kelvin Watson

    In the second part of this episode, Chris and Bob are joined by  Kelvin Watson, Executive Director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and candidate for President of the American Library Association. The discussion focused on what Kelvin can bring to the office. In the interest of fairness, both Kelvin and her opponent Emily […]

    • 49 min
    Episode 92a Candidate for ALA President Emily Drabinski

    Episode 92a Candidate for ALA President Emily Drabinski

    In the first part of this episode, Chris and Bob are joined by Emily Drabinski, Interim Chief Librarian at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and candidate for President of the American Library Association. The discussion focused on what Emily can bring to the office. In the interest of fairness, both Emily and […]

    • 34 min
    LILRC CONFERENCE ON LIBRARIES & THE FUTURE PART 4: Tim Spindler & Sally Stieglitz Conference Wrap-up

    LILRC CONFERENCE ON LIBRARIES & THE FUTURE PART 4: Tim Spindler & Sally Stieglitz Conference Wrap-up

    Tim Spindler, the Executive Director of the Long Island Library Resources Council and Sally Stieglitz, Communications and Outreach Coordinator for LILRC give the wrap up of the conference, recapping the issues and discussions of the speakers. As always, this conference has amazing guests and we thank the Resources Council for continuing to invite the podcast […]

    • 30 min
    LILRC CONFERENCE ON LIBRARIES & THE FUTURE PART 3: Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian of Hawaii & Futurist

    LILRC CONFERENCE ON LIBRARIES & THE FUTURE PART 3: Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian of Hawaii & Futurist

    Chris and Bob were fortunate enough to speak to Stacey Aldrich, the State Librarian of Hawaii at the LILRC Conference on Libraries and the Future. In her varied experiences in both the public and academic library fields, she has seen how, especially now the world struggles with the physical vs. the digital life. Whether it […]

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

kawells2 ,

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

Tech Librarian ,

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!

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