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The Library Pros - A Librarian and a Library Information Technologist discussing libraries, technology and anything else that makes us smile!

The Library Pros - A Librarian and a Library Information Technologist discussing libraries, technology and anything else that makes us smile!

Location:

United States

Description:

The Library Pros - A Librarian and a Library Information Technologist discussing libraries, technology and anything else that makes us smile!

Language:

English

Contact:

516-768-3938


Episodes

SPECIAL EPISODE Scott Jarzombek – Executive Director Albany Public Library – How Libraries Open During COVID-19

5/22/2020
Chris and Bob are working remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic and were fortunate enough to speak to Scott Jarzombek, Executive Director of the Albany Public Library about his plan to re-open his large multi-branch library as the Corona Virus statistics continue to decline. Scott penned an article in the NYLA Voice about reopening. He also […]

Duration:01:20:42

Episode 76 – The Longwood Public Library Equipment & Gadgets Lending

5/14/2020
Chris and Bob visited the place where Chris got his start in Libraryland, The Longwood Public Library in Middle Island, New York. The boys spoke with Assistant Director Ann Hofbauer, Digital Literacy Coordinator Alison Mirabella, Children’s STEAM Specialist, Danielle Bliss and Head of Technical Services, Roseann Mammina. They have a very deep and diverse lending […]

Duration:00:52:49

Episode 75 – Middle Country Library Podcast

4/23/2020
We were very happy to have our neighbors to the north of the Sachem Library District, Middle Country Public Library’s podcasters Sal DeVincenzo, Sarah Fade and Nicole Rambo drop by to talk podcasting in libraries. Sal brings his own style of podcasting to libraryland and with Sarah and Nicole co-hosting, they produce a light hearted […]

Duration:00:46:42

Episode 74 – Nadine & Debbie Oceanside Video Book Club!

4/10/2020
On a nice quiet Saturday at The Sachem Public Library, Nadine Spano and Debbie Keehner from the Oceanside New York Library journeyed from the far south west corner of Nassau County to Holbrook to talk about their innovative book club. Nadine and Debbie do a video book club with the help of Go To Meeting. […]

SPECIAL EPISODE – Corona II

4/1/2020
If you listened to our first SPECIAL EPISODE, you heard librarians reacting to the effects of the global Pandemic of Novel Corona (Covid-19) on the library world. We circle back to what has happened, what we have learned, what we are still attempting to figure out and how we get our libraries back on their […]

Episode 73 William Salas Patent & Trademark Resource Center

3/27/2020
William Salas, Librarian at The Smithtown Library, came to The Booth at Sachem to chat with the guys about the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Will manages the Center and has a wealth of knowledge about patent and trademark searching. His passion for the subject really comes through and I think we all can agree […]

SPECIAL EPISODE – Corona

3/18/2020
This is a special episode in light of the the Corona Virus crisis, we assembled a collection of librarians to talk about the crisis and how our libraries and organizations have responded, are functioning and how we bring the building back online. This episode voices all of our thoughts, fears and hopes for our “new […]

Episode 72 – Connie Ross – Rosebank College & Unconferences

3/15/2020
In this episode, we talk with Connie Vassilopoulos. At the time of the recording she was a Library Technician, but has since transitioned to a librarian. She was a Library Tech at Rosebank College. We talked about the life of a Library Tech in a school setting, and all the things she has accomplished there. […]

Duration:00:56:44

Episode 71, NYLA 2019 Part 3 – Sally Stieglitz and Tim Spindler of LILRC & Jill Hurst Wahl from Syracuse University

2/2/2020
In this 3rd and final installment of episode 71, Chris sat down with “Awesome Sally” Sally Stieglitz and Tim Spindler from the Long Island Library Resources Council and Jill Hurst Wahl of Syracuse University and the podcast T is for Training. We talk about NYLA, the conference, what LILRC does and all kinds of issues […]

Duration:01:17:41

Episode 71 NYLA 2019, Part 2 – Dr. David Jank, Dean of Long Island University Post Campus Palmer School of Library and Information Science

2/2/2020
In Part 2 of this episode, an old friend of Chris’, Dr. David Jank, Dean of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science chat about a number of things, including the state of library science brick and mortar schools vs online learning, the profession and our journey in Libraryland.

Duration:00:49:22

Episode 71 Part 1 – NYLA 2019 Barron Angell, Melissa & Camron Tidd from Goshen NY

2/2/2020
Welcome to our New York Library Association Conference Episode. This is our second year podcasting from the conference and because we had so many great guests, we are posting 3 parts to this episode. In episode 1, our old friends Barron Angell from the Florida Public Library, Melissa Tidd, now academic librarian at the SUNY […]

Duration:00:24:11

Episode 70 LILRC Annual Conference Part 3 Christopher Jelley from North Merrick Public Library

11/30/2019
Chris and Bob returned to the Long Island Library Resources Council’s Conference on Libraries and the Future. This year we had some great guests and because there was so much to talk about, we are splitting this episode into 3 parts. In this third portion of the episode, we sit with Chris Jelley, the Information […]

Duration:00:46:25

Episode 70 LILRC Annual Conference Part 2 Lee Rainie from Pew Research

11/30/2019
Chris and Bob returned to the Long Island Library Resources Council’s Conference on Libraries and the Future. This year we had some great guests and because there was so much to talk about, we are splitting this episode into 3 parts. Part 2 features Lee Rainie, the Director of Internet and Technology at Pew Research. […]

Episode 70 LILRC Conference 2019 Part 1 Dean James Vorbach & Edward Tenner

11/30/2019
Chris and Bob returned to the Long Island Library Resources Council’s Conference on Libraries and the Future. This year we had some great guests and because there was so much to talk about, we are splitting this episode into 3 parts. Part 1 was an interesting conversation with James Vorbach, Dean of the Library and […]

Episode 69 Lara Marshall – Hillingdon Branch – London Calling

11/16/2019
Lara Marshall, Manager of the Hillingdon Borough of the London Public Library joined the podcast via Google Hangouts to talk about Hillingdon and the exciting things happening with coding and the Culture Bite Festival which is now a monthly occurrence. We had LOTS of laughs talking about all the wonderful things happening at Hillingdon! Hillingdon […]

Duration:00:52:08

Episode 68 Rocco & Joe from East Meadow Library

11/3/2019
Rocco Cassano, Assistant Director at the East Meadow Public Library and Joe Perito, the resident Information Technology guru joined the podcast via Google Hangouts (thank goodness we received a reprieve from Google keeping it alive!). We spoke to Rocco about what he has seen in his long career in Libraryland and we spoke to both […]

Episode 67 – Brentwood Public Library

9/28/2019
The podcast went on the road to the Brentwood Public Library to talk to some amazing friends. Tara Kohles, Head of Youth Services, Michele Nevola, Teen Librarian, Maggie Utset, Head of Publicity and Outreach and Andres Posada Youth Services Clerk all welcomed us to Brentwood to talk about the Average Brentwood Teens podcast and how […]

Episode 66 Maxine Bleiweis – Makerspace Originator

9/13/2019
We were excited to have on Maxine Bleiweis, retired Director of the Westport Library in Westport Connecticut. We learn about how the “Library of Things” got its start in the 1970’s, and how it evolved at Westport into arguably one of the first (if not the first) makerspaces in the United States. Although retired from […]

Episode 65 Linda Hazzan – Library Marketing @ Toronto Public Library

8/17/2019
In this episode we again head to Ontario virtually and speak with Linda Hazzan who is the Director of Communications, Programming and Customer Engagement at the Toronto Public Library. Linda spoke to the guys about marketing, reaching beyond the everyday library user and the Bridge Technology Services Assessment Toolkit which is a customizable web-based solution […]

Duration:01:08:21

Episode 64 Tyler Byrd Library Figures Podcast

7/22/2019
Tyler Byrd is the host of the podcast “Library Figures” a great podcast about libraries and marketing (something that some libraries are great at and others not so much). Tyler is also the owner of Meet Piola, a web development company that helps libraries enhance their digitial content by building a digital branch. Tyler was […]