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Are you a public, school, academic, or special librarian who is ready to become a better library leader? Drawing on her experiences as an academic librarian and library leader, as well as the knowledge she gained earning her PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Dr. Sarah Clark interviews leaders in the library world to learn their secrets for becoming better leaders and building stronger libraries. In addition, Sarah shares her thoughts on current events in the library world, as well as a deeper dive into leadership topics that are on her mind. Dr. Clark is now done with writing in the third person as it makes me sound kind of pompous. Check out my show! I promise it won't be boring, and you just might learn something along the way.

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Are you a public, school, academic, or special librarian who is ready to become a better library leader? Drawing on her experiences as an academic librarian and library leader, as well as the knowledge she gained earning her PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Dr. Sarah Clark interviews leaders in the library world to learn their secrets for becoming better leaders and building stronger libraries. In addition, Sarah shares her thoughts on current events in the library world, as well as a deeper dive into leadership topics that are on her mind. Dr. Clark is now done with writing in the third person as it makes me sound kind of pompous. Check out my show! I promise it won't be boring, and you just might learn something along the way.

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Download this podcast even if you aren't a librarian

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I thoroughly enjoy listening to each of the podcast episodes. The variety of topics and guests keeps the podcast interesting. Really hope this podcast delves into even more diverse and robust topics. If you are a library student, current professional, mid career or near retirement you can gain useful information from this podcast. Enjoy.

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Download this podcast even if you aren't a librarian

By Tiki Tech - Aug 29 2016
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I thoroughly enjoy listening to each of the podcast episodes. The variety of topics and guests keeps the podcast interesting. Really hope this podcast delves into even more diverse and robust topics. If you are a library student, current professional, mid career or near retirement you can gain useful information from this podcast. Enjoy.

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Better Library Leaders-- Library Leadership Skills for School, Public, Academic, and Special Librarians

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Are you a public, school, academic, or special librarian who is ready to become a better library leader? Drawing on her experiences as an academic librarian and library leader, as well as the knowledge she gained earning her PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Dr. Sarah Clark interviews leaders in the library world to learn their secrets for becoming better leaders and building stronger libraries. In addition, Sarah shares her thoughts on current events in the library world, as well as a deeper dive into leadership topics that are on her mind. Dr. Clark is now done with writing in the third person as it makes me sound kind of pompous. Check out my show! I promise it won't be boring, and you just might learn something along the way.

BLL 9: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

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Lots of good news (and one slightly embarrassing bit from local politics), a GREAT interview with prison librarian Jameson Rohrer, and I have a question for all of you in the spotlight segment. Hang around after the end, I've got a great bonus bit from my conversation with Jameson about why you should become a corrections librarian.

full show notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode9

Sep 20 2016

47mins

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BLL 8: Political (Library) Science with Patrick Sweeney

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After a brief post-launch hiatus from the microphone, I'm back! Several nifty things happened while I was away on my little rest, including my first iTunes review, an interview for the Library Career People blog, and more. Today's Interview is a fascinating look into the world of Library Politics, with Patrick Sweeney of EveryLibrary. Hear him tell some fascinating war stories, and share some useful tips for becoming a more effective political advocate for your library. Finally, webinars are in the spotlight for the final segment of the show--how to be a good presenter AND a good attendee. Enjoy!

full show notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode8

Subscribe in Itunes: betterlibraryleaders.com/itunes

FREE Mini-Course on mastering Difficult Conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Sep 06 2016

47mins

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BLL 11: Overcoming Overwhelm and My First Library Leadership Course!

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Welcome back to Better Library Leaders! I didn’t intend to take October off from blogging and podcasting, but when I look back at the things I KNEW I had on my to-do list, not to mention a couple surprises that came up, I really should have given myself the grace to take a bit of an official hiatus. But hey, I finished the outline and general topic of my very first online course, which I’m going to be teaching through Library Juice Academy at the invitation of friend of the show and librarian entrepreneur extraordinaire Rory Litwin. I’ll give you the full scoop in this short and sweet episode, and I'll also share my thoughts on how we can do a better job of managing overwhelm.

Sign up for my Collaborative Leadership Course: betterlibraryleaders.com/LJA

Nov 01 2016

14mins

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BLL 10: The Magpie Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 10 of the Better Library Leaders Podcast—in which Ingrid Abrams talks about being the Magpie Librarian, I get my Rant on over a scuffle in Kansas City, and I talk about Leadership Books that don’t suck.

Oct 04 2016

44mins

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BLL 7 Collaboration Rules!

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This week I’ve got former colleague and current writing program director Sara Beam from the University of Tulsa here to talk about the ins and outs of partnerships between the library and other organizations, and about our specific collaboration the last few years developing a joint workshop series for senior capstone students. I’m also excited to share my spotlight segment, in which I go off on a bit of a rant about why imposter syndrome is neither a syndrome or related to being an imposter. But I’m even more excited today because this is my LAST WEEKLY EPISODE. My blog post as usual for this launch series will be coming out on Thursday, and then after a week off, I’ll be starting my new content release schedule. Starting on September 6th, I’ll be releasing a podcast episode every other week, alternating with blog posts at Better Library Leaders.com. I’ve enjoyed the everyday tools for library leaders series, and I hope I’ve introduced you to some nifty resources, but this new release schedule will let me really dig my teeth into some big-picture concepts and issues we all need to grapple with to become better library leaders. When you're done listening,don't forget to donate to the Feminist Library in London, which is trying to raise money for a new location for one of the most unique collections on feminism in the UK!

Full Show Notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode7

FREE Course on mastering difficult conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Aug 23 2016

48mins

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BLL 6: Zines, Bikes, and Communities with Ziba Perez Zehdar

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How can librarians provide excellent services to a community that is almost certainly more diverse than our profession? How do you go about developing a collection of zines? What can you do on the days when it feels especially lonely at the top? This week I explore the debate around a hot-button article about reading outside our comfort zones. I also interview Zine Librarian, former AFI Intern AND radio host Ziba Perez Zehdar from the Long Beach Public Library, who even found some spare time to win an Emerging Cities Champions fellowship from the Knight Foundation to build a book bike. (Go Speed Reader, GO!)

Full Show Notes: Betterlibraryleaders.com/episode6

BLL Community: betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

FREE Mastering Difficult Conversations course: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Aug 16 2016

43mins

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BLL 5: A Little Brasher

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If you can't beat the election obsession, join it! After a brief programming note about the change to an every-other-week schedule that will happen later this month, I bow to the inevitable, and talk about Presidential Libraries in the news segment. That's just a warmup for a GREAT interview with Justin Brasher, of Brash Librarian fame. he had me in stitches while talking about how a struggling actor becomes a public librarian, social media expert AND blogger. And we didn't even get into his partnership with menswear designer Combatant Gentleman! Oh well, I'll just have to bring him back. I wrap things up in the spotlight segment with the ONE thing you can do right now to escape the "busy trap."

Full Show Notes with Links: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode5

Aug 09 2016

43mins

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BLL 4: Libraries on the Spectrum

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Library leaders get frustrated sometimes, and last week on the Facebook group they shared some of those frustrations. The interview segment is a good one, with our first non-librarian guest, Amy Gravino, dropping by to talk about how librarians can best work with patrons and colleagues on the Autism Spectrum. Last but not least, I share some tips on efficiently and effectively hiring volunteers and student workers, a chore that many librarians are thinking about as summer begins to turn toward autumn.

Full show notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode4

BLL Facebook Community: betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

FREE Course on Mastering Difficult Conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Aug 02 2016

47mins

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BLL 3: Let's Get Critical! Featuring Dr. Sarah McNicol

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I hadn't planned it this way, but current news events in libraryland combined with a wonderful conversation with Sarah McNicol, PhD (Editor of Critical Literacy for Information Professionals, for which I contributed a chapter based on my dissertation work) gave me the idea to go all-in on the theme of Critical Librarianship. As for the brief Olivia Newton-John interlude, sorrynotsorry. ;-)

News:

Donate Books to Prison Libraries: http://action.everylibrary.org/sign_up_to_donate_books_to_prison_libraries

Jail Time for losing Dr. Seuss?!?! https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/permalink/1151449734913364/

Circulating Ideas Episode 92 (Jake Berg and I talk Information Literacy): https://circulatingideas.com/2016/05/10/episode-92-jacob-berg/

Interview:

About Dr. McNicol: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/resstaff/profile.php?surname=McNicol&name=Sarah

Buy Critical Literacy for Information Professionals: www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=300822 (UK)

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11687 (US)

Spotlight Segment:

Critical Librarianship for Library Leaders: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/critlib

My Dissertation: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/Dissertation

Jul 26 2016

35mins

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BLL 2: Digging out the Buried Treasures Featuring Andy Taylor

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Back by popular demand (and because I already had the interview recorded), it’s Better Library Leaders Episode 2! As a way of helping more folks discover the show I’ll be putting it out weekly through the end of August before my long term schedule of every other Tuesday (the ones that aren’t Circulating Ideas episodes).  After announcing the winner of last week’s drawing for an Amazon gift card and our other Episode One show sharers (the list includes two of my podcasting role models AND a Monkee), I take a moment to gush about America’s new Librarian of Congress before transitioning to an interview with Andy Taylor, a librarian, archivist, and records manager at Tulsa Community College. He took a classroom filled four feet deep with 45 years of institutional archives and imposed order on the chaos, finding numerous buried treasures along the way. After our discussion about the preservation of past and present institutional knowledge, I wrap up with a spotlight segment on the 4 Ps of library marketing. Enjoy!

News Segment:

*Circulating Ideas (YOU ARE subscribed, right?): http://circulatingideas.com

*Atlantic article on Carla Hayden: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/07/carla-hayden-is-librarian-of-congress/491267/

*Thomas Jefferson Hour: http://jeffersonhour.com/

Interview with Andy Taylor (8:18)

*TCC’s Record Management policies: http://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/recordsmanagement (included Andy’s contact info)

Spotlight on Library Marketing (41:30)

*More on the 4 Ps of library marketing: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/marketing

*Flickr Commons (where I find my blog post covers!): https://www.flickr.com/commons

Other Handy Links:

*Subscribe to the show: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/itunes

*BLL Facebook: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/Facebook

*FREE Mastering Difficult Conversations mini-course: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Jul 19 2016

47mins

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ALA Code of Ethics part 2: The Lesser of Two Weevils

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Here’s BLL Season 2, Episode 3, In which we talk about the Equitable access parts of the ALA code of ethics, and I go on a bit of a rant about neutrality in the wake of the library social media kerfuffle about meeting room policies in the wake of Charlottesville. Oh, and I manage to work in two movies that were ROBBED of Best Picture Oscars in their respective years. (Then again, Return of the King and Spotlight were also amazing. Maybe they could have given out two those years?)

PS--I get a little sweary this week. Just a couple of spots, but I thought I should let you know.

FREE Course on Mastering Difficult Conversations: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Show Notes, bonus reading and Transcript: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/s2e3

Join the conversation: FB Tag OR http://betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

Rate and review the show: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/itunes

Oct 10 2017

33mins

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ALA Code of Ethics Part 1: What's in a Code?

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Here’s BLL Season 2, Episode 2, In which I introduce my 3-part (though actually it’ll probably be 4 parts) series on the ALA Code of Ethics. What is the code? What are its implications in our daily lives as leaders? Just how blatant of a smart aleck will I be during my dramatic reading of the code?

FREE Course on Mastering Difficult Conversations: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Show Notes, bonus reading and Transcript: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/s2e2

Join the conversation: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

Rate and review the show: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/itunes

Sep 26 2017

14mins

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Season 2, Episode 1: The Map

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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of Better Library Leaders, In which I introduce the new show format and provide a map to the season to come.

Transcript & Links: betterlibraryleaders.com/s2e1

Free Course on Mastering Difficult Conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe 

Sep 12 2017

9mins

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BLL 2-0: Better Library Leaders Season 2 Trailer

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I'm back!

Well, I'll really be back on September 12. This is just a little teaser to whet your appetite. OK, this little promo is also to check that all the behind the scenes stuff is still hooked up right. I really need to see about the dust on these servers though. Anybody got a spare page or student worker I could borrow?

Better Library Leaders Season 2, coming September 12. Warn your colleagues.

~~~~ Website: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/

Facebook: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

Free Mini-course: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe/

Twitter: @oklibrarian, albeit as little as humanly possible. 

Sep 06 2017

1min

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On Careers with Ellen Mehling

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Ellen Mehling of Library Career People shares some good advice about job seeking no matter where you are in your career, and I explain where I've been the last couple months.  https://librarycareerpeople.com/

Feb 14 2017

33mins

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BLL 12: Now What?

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In which we are ALL blind people grasping at parts of the elephant, and i discuss what to do next.

Show notes and companion blog post: Betterlibraryleaders.com/BLL12

Collaborative Leadership Course: betterlibraryleaders.com/LJA

Nov 17 2016

14mins

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BLL 11: Overcoming Overwhelm and My First Library Leadership Course!

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Welcome back to Better Library Leaders! I didn’t intend to take October off from blogging and podcasting, but when I look back at the things I KNEW I had on my to-do list, not to mention a couple surprises that came up, I really should have given myself the grace to take a bit of an official hiatus. But hey, I finished the outline and general topic of my very first online course, which I’m going to be teaching through Library Juice Academy at the invitation of friend of the show and librarian entrepreneur extraordinaire Rory Litwin. I’ll give you the full scoop in this short and sweet episode, and I'll also share my thoughts on how we can do a better job of managing overwhelm.

Sign up for my Collaborative Leadership Course: betterlibraryleaders.com/LJA

Nov 01 2016

14mins

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BLL 10: The Magpie Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 10 of the Better Library Leaders Podcast—in which Ingrid Abrams talks about being the Magpie Librarian, I get my Rant on over a scuffle in Kansas City, and I talk about Leadership Books that don’t suck.

Oct 04 2016

44mins

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BLL 9: Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying

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Lots of good news (and one slightly embarrassing bit from local politics), a GREAT interview with prison librarian Jameson Rohrer, and I have a question for all of you in the spotlight segment. Hang around after the end, I've got a great bonus bit from my conversation with Jameson about why you should become a corrections librarian.

full show notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode9

Sep 20 2016

47mins

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BLL 8: Political (Library) Science with Patrick Sweeney

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After a brief post-launch hiatus from the microphone, I'm back! Several nifty things happened while I was away on my little rest, including my first iTunes review, an interview for the Library Career People blog, and more. Today's Interview is a fascinating look into the world of Library Politics, with Patrick Sweeney of EveryLibrary. Hear him tell some fascinating war stories, and share some useful tips for becoming a more effective political advocate for your library. Finally, webinars are in the spotlight for the final segment of the show--how to be a good presenter AND a good attendee. Enjoy!

full show notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode8

Subscribe in Itunes: betterlibraryleaders.com/itunes

FREE Mini-Course on mastering Difficult Conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Sep 06 2016

47mins

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BLL 7 Collaboration Rules!

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This week I’ve got former colleague and current writing program director Sara Beam from the University of Tulsa here to talk about the ins and outs of partnerships between the library and other organizations, and about our specific collaboration the last few years developing a joint workshop series for senior capstone students. I’m also excited to share my spotlight segment, in which I go off on a bit of a rant about why imposter syndrome is neither a syndrome or related to being an imposter. But I’m even more excited today because this is my LAST WEEKLY EPISODE. My blog post as usual for this launch series will be coming out on Thursday, and then after a week off, I’ll be starting my new content release schedule. Starting on September 6th, I’ll be releasing a podcast episode every other week, alternating with blog posts at Better Library Leaders.com. I’ve enjoyed the everyday tools for library leaders series, and I hope I’ve introduced you to some nifty resources, but this new release schedule will let me really dig my teeth into some big-picture concepts and issues we all need to grapple with to become better library leaders. When you're done listening,don't forget to donate to the Feminist Library in London, which is trying to raise money for a new location for one of the most unique collections on feminism in the UK!

Full Show Notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode7

FREE Course on mastering difficult conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Aug 23 2016

48mins

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BLL 6: Zines, Bikes, and Communities with Ziba Perez Zehdar

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How can librarians provide excellent services to a community that is almost certainly more diverse than our profession? How do you go about developing a collection of zines? What can you do on the days when it feels especially lonely at the top? This week I explore the debate around a hot-button article about reading outside our comfort zones. I also interview Zine Librarian, former AFI Intern AND radio host Ziba Perez Zehdar from the Long Beach Public Library, who even found some spare time to win an Emerging Cities Champions fellowship from the Knight Foundation to build a book bike. (Go Speed Reader, GO!)

Full Show Notes: Betterlibraryleaders.com/episode6

BLL Community: betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

FREE Mastering Difficult Conversations course: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Aug 16 2016

43mins

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BLL 5: A Little Brasher

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If you can't beat the election obsession, join it! After a brief programming note about the change to an every-other-week schedule that will happen later this month, I bow to the inevitable, and talk about Presidential Libraries in the news segment. That's just a warmup for a GREAT interview with Justin Brasher, of Brash Librarian fame. he had me in stitches while talking about how a struggling actor becomes a public librarian, social media expert AND blogger. And we didn't even get into his partnership with menswear designer Combatant Gentleman! Oh well, I'll just have to bring him back. I wrap things up in the spotlight segment with the ONE thing you can do right now to escape the "busy trap."

Full Show Notes with Links: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode5

Aug 09 2016

43mins

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BLL 4: Libraries on the Spectrum

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Library leaders get frustrated sometimes, and last week on the Facebook group they shared some of those frustrations. The interview segment is a good one, with our first non-librarian guest, Amy Gravino, dropping by to talk about how librarians can best work with patrons and colleagues on the Autism Spectrum. Last but not least, I share some tips on efficiently and effectively hiring volunteers and student workers, a chore that many librarians are thinking about as summer begins to turn toward autumn.

Full show notes: betterlibraryleaders.com/episode4

BLL Facebook Community: betterlibraryleaders.com/facebook

FREE Course on Mastering Difficult Conversations: betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Aug 02 2016

47mins

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BLL 3: Let's Get Critical! Featuring Dr. Sarah McNicol

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I hadn't planned it this way, but current news events in libraryland combined with a wonderful conversation with Sarah McNicol, PhD (Editor of Critical Literacy for Information Professionals, for which I contributed a chapter based on my dissertation work) gave me the idea to go all-in on the theme of Critical Librarianship. As for the brief Olivia Newton-John interlude, sorrynotsorry. ;-)

News:

Donate Books to Prison Libraries: http://action.everylibrary.org/sign_up_to_donate_books_to_prison_libraries

Jail Time for losing Dr. Seuss?!?! https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/permalink/1151449734913364/

Circulating Ideas Episode 92 (Jake Berg and I talk Information Literacy): https://circulatingideas.com/2016/05/10/episode-92-jacob-berg/

Interview:

About Dr. McNicol: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/resstaff/profile.php?surname=McNicol&name=Sarah

Buy Critical Literacy for Information Professionals: www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=300822 (UK)

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11687 (US)

Spotlight Segment:

Critical Librarianship for Library Leaders: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/critlib

My Dissertation: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/Dissertation

Jul 26 2016

35mins

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BLL 2: Digging out the Buried Treasures Featuring Andy Taylor

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Back by popular demand (and because I already had the interview recorded), it’s Better Library Leaders Episode 2! As a way of helping more folks discover the show I’ll be putting it out weekly through the end of August before my long term schedule of every other Tuesday (the ones that aren’t Circulating Ideas episodes).  After announcing the winner of last week’s drawing for an Amazon gift card and our other Episode One show sharers (the list includes two of my podcasting role models AND a Monkee), I take a moment to gush about America’s new Librarian of Congress before transitioning to an interview with Andy Taylor, a librarian, archivist, and records manager at Tulsa Community College. He took a classroom filled four feet deep with 45 years of institutional archives and imposed order on the chaos, finding numerous buried treasures along the way. After our discussion about the preservation of past and present institutional knowledge, I wrap up with a spotlight segment on the 4 Ps of library marketing. Enjoy!

News Segment:

*Circulating Ideas (YOU ARE subscribed, right?): http://circulatingideas.com

*Atlantic article on Carla Hayden: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/07/carla-hayden-is-librarian-of-congress/491267/

*Thomas Jefferson Hour: http://jeffersonhour.com/

Interview with Andy Taylor (8:18)

*TCC’s Record Management policies: http://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/recordsmanagement (included Andy’s contact info)

Spotlight on Library Marketing (41:30)

*More on the 4 Ps of library marketing: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/marketing

*Flickr Commons (where I find my blog post covers!): https://www.flickr.com/commons

Other Handy Links:

*Subscribe to the show: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/itunes

*BLL Facebook: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/Facebook

*FREE Mastering Difficult Conversations mini-course: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe

Jul 19 2016

47mins

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BLL 1: Book Guilotines and Bad Days--Featuring Elspeth Olson

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Welcome to the first full-length episode of Better Library Leaders! Today’s show features a neat discussion with Elspeth Olson, a fellow library podcaster (NPS Break Room Chat) as well as a librarian at the American Bookbinders Museum, a workplace that features a working book Guillotine. Elspeth is also the Chair-elect of the ALA's Library Management and Leadership Association's New Professionals Section. In the Spotlight segment, I share a recent unpleasant encounter I had with our trash dumpster and a mud puddle, and consider the lessons I learned about handling a rough day as a library leader. Oh, and I get a little snarky about library cats in the News roundup. Please don't unsubscribe, I love cats and I am owned by two of them. (I'm just not on board with the idea of them living in libraries...)

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BLL Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/?ref=br_tf

FREE Mastering Difficult Conversations mini-course: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/subscribe/

Knight News Challenge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/permalink/1144257195632618/

Cornell's Wine Library: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/permalink/1145575108834160/

Browser the Library Cat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/permalink/1142551069136564/ AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/permalink/1143994858992185/

American Bookbinders Museum: http://bookbindersmuseum.org/

LLAMA NPS: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLAMA.NPS/

Break Room Chat Podcast:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/break-room-chats/id1009630856?mt=2

The Library Leader's guide to Bad Days: http://betterlibraryleaders.com/2016/05/26/the-library-leaders-guide-to-bad-days/

Jul 12 2016

37mins

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Episode 0: Pilot Episode with Alex Gates

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Here goes...after a lot of prepping and blog posting, the Better Library Leaders Podcast is live! If you're looking for a show that talks about the ins and outs of great library leadership, then this is the podcast for you! Each episode of the show will be divided into three sections, which I will describe in the show notes with a timestamp, comments, and some useful links.

Part 1--News Update

The big (ok, medium-ish) news today is that I launched the podcast! I share a little bit about the format of this podcast, as well as my goals for the show.

BLL Website: BetterLibraryLeaders.com

BLL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterlibraryleaders/

BLL Twitter: @oklibrarian

Part 2--Interview with Alex Gates (4:55)

Alex is a former journalist and current school librarian at an elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We had a brief chat at the Oklahoma Library Association conference about libraries and leadership.

Part 3--The Secret to Fearless Leadership (8:50)

In this Spotlight Segment, I share what i learned about dealing with fear as a leader when a tornado blew into town.

Jun 26 2016

15mins

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