A podcast about libraries, the people who work in them, and the people who use them.
SPACE: Colocated Libraries
Season 3 episodes will revolve around the idea of SPACE. We'll visit new libraries, old libraries, remodeled libraries, and libraries in strange places.
SPACE: Waunakee Public Library
Season 3 episodes will revolve around the idea of SPACE. We'll visit new libraries, old libraries, remodeled libraries, and libraries in strange places. Episode 1 features a tour of the Waunakee Public Library.
The McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids is one of 15 libraries in the country that is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. It is also only the second library in Wisconsin to ever be nominated and the smallest! Find out more as Shauna talks with McMillan director Andy Barnett.
The Dream Bus
This month we’re visiting the Dream Bus, a new bookmobile that the Sun Prairie Public Library is utilizing this year in order to expand library services. The bookmobile operates through the Dane County Library Service (DCLS), and their Director, Tracy Harold, was kind enough to stop by and provide some background information about DCLS.
The Library that Roars
This month we start a series on rural libraries in WI, and Rock Springs Public Library is the perfect place to begin. The smallest library in the South Central Library System is tucked within land that is rich in natural and geological history. In Rock Springs, “The Village that Roars,” the library sits among beautiful rolling hills, and their library staff are experts when it comes to facing extreme weather conditions. Shauna visited the library in its temporary location in St. John Lutheran Church and spoke with Katie Schofield, Library Director, and Jean Holtz, Library Board President. We learn the story of what happened last year (and years prior), but also see firsthand the potential of their interim space. Shauna asks Katie about work-life balance and what it’s like being a new library director.
This month we talk about collections that exist in Wisconsin that are not easily found, inside and outside of libraries. Some collections live in libraries and are professionally organized and curated, but still manage to be hard to find. Others force us to be in the right place at the right time in order to experience them out in the world.