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Unbound s02e04: Data Visualization with Linda Hofschire
Anna and Dan learn more about data visualization from library consultant, Linda Hofschire. In this episode we get to know Linda, and talk about strategies and tactics to make reports and strategic plans tell the library's story with attention grabbing graphs and imagery. Pro-tip for libraries: start taking and saving photos at library programs with good lighting, and then use these in your marketing and social posts.
Linda Hofschire has more than 20 years of experience conducting social science research and evaluation and providing training in-person and online. She directs the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), an initiative funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to provide data and evaluation training for library staff. She is also the Instructional Designer for the IMLS-funded project Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, and the Training Coordinator for Infopeople, the training arm of the Califa Group. Linda serves as the chair of PLA’s Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Committee, and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2017. She has an MA and PhD in Mass Media from Michigan State University, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois. She is passionate about making data accessible and meaningful to users.
Unbound s02e03: Librarianship with Keith Rocci
In this episode Anna and Dan dive into librarianship from the MLS professor's perspective. Keith presented at the NEKLS 2022 Spring Directors Institute on performing a community assessment.
Keith Rocci is an academic librarian with three advanced degrees. Keith is the Distance Education Library Department Head at Pima Community College. He has been in a library leadership role since July, 2015. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2005. Since August, 2010, he has been teaching for Emporia State University. He also teaches for the EDU Department at Pima CC. He has written one book (Library Research Strategies, 2013) and has presented at three national library conferences: Internet Librarian, Computers in Libraries and ACRL.
Learn more about Keith here: https://www.teachingdesigner.org/bio.html, you will be glad you did!
Unbound s02e02: Strategic Planning with Brenda Hough and Diana Weaver
Anna and Dan meet up with two former NEKLS librarians to hear about the process they recently used to develop a new strategic plan for the Basehor Community Library. Update: Brenda is now the Staff Development Coordinator and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Unbound s02e01: Youth Services with Sarah Howard
Anna and Dan catch up with guest Sarah Howard. Sarah is the Youth and Community Services Manager for the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri. Highlights over the years include teaching classes for the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) graduate program at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the opportunity to serve on both the Newbery and Caldecott Award Committees.
In this episode Sarah tells us about why family programs should incorporate song, diversity, and more. Much thanks to Sarah for helping Northeast Kansas Library System kick off season 2 of Unbound!
Unbound s01e06: Adult Programs & Social Media with Cindy McGuire
In the final episode of season 1, Anna and Dan meet up with Cindy McGuire, Programming & Marketing Coordinator at Leavenworth Public Library to talk about adult programming before and during the age of Covid 19.
Unbound s01e05: Fundraising & PR with Shelley O'Brien
Anna and Dan welcome Shelley O'Brien, NEKLS new Fundraising and Public Relations Consultant.