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Episode 48 – Laura Solomon Ohio Public Library Information Network

Chris sat down with Laura Solomon, Library Services Manager at Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). Laura has been involved to provide services to libraries all over Ohio, from tech support to broadband connections to rural libraries. She is also the Web Developer for OPLIN. We talk about social media do's and don'ts and along with her experiences as web manager.

Episode Rob Thomson – Library Technician & Professional Development

Rob Thomson, Teacher in Charge at the TAFE School in Wollongong, NSW, Australia turned up for a talk with Chris and Bob! Rob, a very entertaining fellow took time out of his morning (our evening) talking about about library technicians, professional development, the "Unconference" concept and even a talk about craft beer! Take a listen!

Episode 46 – Kathleen Russo Director of Stony Brook University’s Fellowship in Podcasting

In this episode, we travel to beautiful Southampton, New York and Stony Brook University's Eastern Campus to speak with Kathleen Russo. Kathleen is the Co-Director of the Stony Brook University's Fellowship in Podcasting. This is the first Fellowship in Podcasting in the Nation. Kathleen also curates the Writer Speaks Wednesday Series and special events for the Summer Writers Conference at Stony Brook. In addition, she produces the podcast/radio show Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin...


Episode 45 – Carlos Galeana, Mover-Shaker Tech help Guru

Carlos Galeana, Spanish Regional Technology Coordinator at the Multnomah County Library, was named a Library Journal "Mover & Shaker" in 2017. Although he is great at being a tech help expert, his real skill is communicating. In chatting with Carlos, we learn about some of the other things that happen when you help patrons with their technology, including building relationships. There is so much more to learn from Carlos in this episode. To learn more, visit his website! Give it a listen!


Episode 44 – Michael Jones Power of Social Media & Libraries

Michael Jones, Assistant Librarian at Winchester University joined the podcast via Google Hangouts from Southampton,England, UK. Michael talks about the importance of social media, whether it's Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin in Libraryland. Social media is such an effective tool to network, meet new people, schedule meet ups for ice breakers. Whether at a conference, or sharing library news and technology or just networking, social media opens up our profession for professional development...


Episode 43 Matt Pfisterer Director of the Thrall Library

In this episode, Chris and Bob were joined by Matt Pfisterer, the Director of the MIddletown Thrall Library in Middletown, New York which is in the heart of the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Matt, originally from Long Island, spoke about transplanting to Middletown, briefly compared the various consortiums around New York State and talked about how important it is to continually lobby and meet with our representatives in New York State government to guarantee another year of state...


Episode 42 – Podcasters talking Podcasting w/help from Down Under

This episode is a panel discussion. We had a live studio audience at the Sachem Public Library and we discussed what it takes to build, maintain and fill content for a podcast. The most fascinating thing is how we all get the audio out there, but our methods are all different. We have a few good laughs in there too!!! Here is the cast of characters who attended along with their links (not including Chris and Bob): Chris Kretz, Librarian at Stony Brook University and host of The Long Island...

Episode 41 – Long Island Library Conference Mini Episode

This episode is a shorter episode. We were on location at the Long Island Library Conference, in the front lobby. We were visited by some old friends. Ellen Firer, Director of The Merrick Library, Marisa Crowley, Assistant Director of the Merrick Library, Carol Ann Tack Reference and Readers Advisory Librarian and host of Top Shelf at the Merrick Library, Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Community Library, Sally Stigleitz, Digital Learning and Instruction...


Episode 40 – Jill Hurst Wahl – Accessibility to All

We were fortunate enough to have on Jill Hurst Wahl Associate Professor of Practice from Syracuse University's iSchool. Jill also has a website Jill is a dynamic speaker who was presented at conference all over the United States. She also is a "Usual Suspect" on the podcast T is for Training. Jill joined us via Google Hangouts to talk about accessibility in a library environment along with accessibility in the world. She is on Twitter jill_hw

Episode 39 – Dr. Michael Hynes Patchogue Medford Superintendent

In this episode of TLP, we were fortunate enough to have Dr. Michael Hynes, Superintendent of the Patchogue Medford School District. Dr. Mike is an amazing administrator and educator. He has been a vocal advocate for enhanced recess, mindfulness and teaching the whole child, and has so many progressive ideas about education. We learned about PEAS, Imagination Station and many other cool ideas. He is a compelling and motivating speaker and we consider it an honor to have him on speaking...

Episode 38A Turbitt N Duck Meet the Library Pros Part 2

Ok, this is part 2 of our cross over episode in podcast with Turbitt N Duck. Because we had so much fun, we had to break off this episode and separate the 032 List to a separate post. And if you are wondering why it is Episode 38"A", it could mean "Australia" but it really means that we moved it up after we recorded episode 39. Yes we moved them up because we could NOT CONTAIN this episode. We laugh, joke and laugh so more, so please enjoy this funny funny funny episode!


Episode 38A Turbitt N Duck Meet The Library Pros Part 1

Ok, this is part 1 of our cross over episode in podcasting and continents. For those who listen to The Library Pros or follow us on social media, we have been talking about the library podcast Turbitt N Duck for quite some time. We reached out, and they reached back and we did an episode together. Amy Walduck is an Outreach Librarian at City of Gold Coast Library in Gold Coast, Queensland and Sally Turbitt is a Librarian and State Manager for New South Wales of the Australian Library and...


Episode 38 – Monica Dombrowski & Gails Toolkit

Monica Dombrowski joined the podcast via FaceTime from Elgin Illinois. Monica is the Director of Digital Services at the Gail Borden Public Library District. Monica talks about her pre-library experience, finding that dream job and Gail's Toolkit, which is a wonderful resource for library professionals to find program materials and lesson plans. The content in the Toolkit can be downloaded for free and content is donated by library professionals from all of the country. So take a listen...

Episode 37 – An Evening with Herb Biblo of LILRC

This episode's guest is truly special. Newly retired Director of the Long Island Library Resources Council, Herbert Biblo has been a tireless advocate for libraries his entire professional career. Anyone on Long Island NY knows of Herb's contribution to libraries across New York State. If you know Herb's work, then you only know half the story. Brooklyn born, World War II veteran, studied in Chicago and finally landing here on Long Island, Herb tells his story as only Herb can. With help...


Episode 36 Adelphi University’s Swirbul Library

TLP took the show on the road to Garden City, New York. We visited the Swirbul Library at Adelphi University. We sat and spoke with Dean of University Libraries Brian Lym, Digital Learning and Instruction Librarian Sally Stieglitz, Outreach and Promotion Librarian Tatiana Bryant and Associate Dean Of Libraries, Digital Initiatives & Automated Services, Ken Herold. We talk to the group about the history of Swirbul along with all the new, exciting and progressive technologies and outreach...


Episode 35 Talking NYLA with Tim Burke & Jeremy Johannesen

The New York Library Association's President Tim Burke (who is also Executive Director of Upper Hudson Library System) and Jeremy Johannesen, NYLA's Executive Director visited Chris at the Sachem Public Library. Tim and Jeremy discuss all there is to know about libraries in New York State, how NYLA serves libraries around the state and the challenges of helping support all libraries in New York State.


Épisode 34 Plainview Old Bethpage Library

This installment takes TLP to The Plainview Old Bethpage Library and spoke to Doug McAuliffe the Information Technology Pro and Megan Murphy, POB’s Local History LIbrarian. We spoke about the library and the project they have undertaken digitizing and archiving VHS and audio cassettes. And yes, we talked about copyright issues. We even have the document that they use to get permission to replicate and make available for the public!


Episode 33 – Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby, and Clare McKenzie International Librarian Network

This is a very special episode. Bob and Chris spoke with Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby and Clare McKenzie were named Library Journal Movers and Shakers in 2016 for their work founding the International Librarian Network. Join us to listen to this amazing group of librarians who are all Australian Nationals. Although they are now spread through the world (Kate being in London, UK, Alyson being in Copenhagen Denmark and Clare in Wollongong NSW, Australia), they all appeared together via Google...


Episode 32 – Long Island Library Resources Council 26th Annual Conference

Chris and Bob took the TLP on the road for a special episode. TLP appeared at the Long Island Resources Council (LILRC) Annual Conference. We had a number of guests talking about libraries and the future. There were some great discussions! We hope to do this every year at their conference!! The guests include: Eric Cohen Coordinator of Technology and Media from John Jermain Memorial Library Frank McKenna, Director of the Seaford Library Mark Navins from LILRC Danielle Minard from the...


Episode 31 – Braydon Moreno Robo3d Democratizing Craftmanship

Braydon Moreno co-founder of, joined the podcast to talk about 3D printing, entrepreneurship, and why 3D printing and coding is becoming an essential element to libraries. We discuss how libraries are transforming into community centers, promoting technology to empower users to create and develop in the digital world with librarians as their ambassadors. Braydon also discussed how 3D printers are becoming "all in one" devices with the integration of slicing software and on board...