The Library is Open Podcast with Michael Sauers

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The Library is Open Podcast: Featuring Michael Sauers

We are happy to announce our newest session for The Library is Open Podcast! Today’s session features an interview with Michael Sauers from Do Space in Omaha, Nebraska. Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy.

Michael publishes a blog entitled “The Travelin’ Librarian” where he talks about everything libraries,  technology traveling and more! This session of our podcast explores Michael’s role at Do Space, their programs, and their plans to expand the project.

Read more about the Do Space Library here.

You can watch the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

The Library is Open Podcast with Rob Hilliker

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The Library is Open Podcast: Featuring Rob Hilliker

We are happy to announce our newest session for The Library is Open Podcast! Today’s session features an interview with Robert Hilliker from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. Rob is the Director of the Edsel Ford Memorial Library. He joined the School in 2013 and set the stage by rolling out the new ILS for students by switching to Koha.

The Edsel Ford Memorial Library provides students with a wealth of research tools — and an ideal place for both individual and group study. Beyond the library’s collection of books and multimedia, students can access a wide range of online databases for research. Each academic department has a designated librarian to help students make the most of the library’s resources, and a knowledgeable staff is available during library hours to provide assistance.

Read more about the Edsel Ford Memorial Library.

You can watch the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

The Library is Open Podcast Featuring Kyle Hall

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We are happy to announce our newest session for The Library is Open Podcast! Today’s session features question and answer with Kyle Hall, Lead Developer or otherwise known as Lord of the Code for ByWater Solutions. Join us as we discuss the 17.05 release for Koha Open Source ILS where Kyle volunteered as Release Manager. Listen to what is on the horizon and what we will see in 17.05.

Kyle received his M.S. in Information Technology from Edinboro University of PA. He has been fulfilling the IT needs of librarians for over a decade at the Crawford County Federated Library System, where his department secured sponsorship for the integration of Zebra into Koha. His work not only included enhancing Koha itself, but also authorship of the Koha Offline Circulation tool and the maintenance of the Koha Virtual Appliance. He is also the author of Libki, an Open Source library kiosk management system.

You can watch the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our Library is Open Podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

The Library is Open Podcast with Myka Kennedy Stephens

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We are happy to announce our newest session for The Library is Open Podcast! Today’s session features an interview with Myka Kennedy Stephens, Seminary Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Myka has been working in libraries for more than a decade and has a strong background in library leadership and open source information systems.

Over the last 3 years at Lancaster Theological Seminary Library, Myka has developed and implemented several innovative library services including embedded library services, seminary archives, library systems administration, and open source initiatives. In this podcast we will be discussing moving to an Open Source ILS, how the move opened the door to other Open Source options, and the benefits her library has seen. 

You can watch the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

The Library is Open Podcast Featuring Lori Ayre and Jessamyn West

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The Library is Open Podcast Featuring Lori Ayre and Jessamyn West

In this week’s podcast are guests Lori Ayre, Library Technology Consultant at Galecia Group, and Jessamyn West, Librarian and Community Technologist.  Lori works with libraries to optimize their operations and find ways to leverage state-of-the-art technologies to reduce operating expenses without reducing service quality to library patrons. Jessamyn can teach anyone to use a computer and enjoys using free and open source tools to help libraries better serve their patrons.

Join us as we talk about Bookpoints, software that helps public libraries manage their summer reading programs. Bookpoints allows library staff to connect more people with summer reading through gamification and an engaging interface. This program helps librarians assess and demonstrate the their programs’ impact using built-in evaluation tools. Bookpoints also efficiently manage and report on their summer program.

If you are interested, you can also watch the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

Interested in Learning more about Bookpoints? Check out Reading By Design for more information.

The Library is Open Podcast Featuring Henry Bankhead

Henry Bankhead Change PodcastWe are happy to announce our newest podcast for The Library is Open! Today’s session features an interview with Henry Bankhead, Assistant Library Director at the City San Rafael in California. Henry has been working in libraries for more than a decade. His degrees in Art and Library Science have added a creative twist to his career, broadened his outlook, and given him the energy to be a risk taker. Hear his views on embracing change in the library world through the use of open source, as well as his outlook on providing outstanding customer service to the public, colleagues and partners.

You can watch the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

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The Library is Open Podcast featuring EveryLibrary

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The Library is Open Podcast: Featuring John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney

We are happy to announce the third of our monthly podcast series titled The Library is Open! It features an interview with John Chrastka, Executive Director and Patrick Sweeney, Political Director of EveryLibrary.  Your hosts Nate Curulla and Jessica Zairo discuss the current political climate affecting libraries in 2017, advocating for libraries and “get out and vote” techniques with John and Patrick. EveryLibrary is the first and only national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries. Learn more about about what they do and how they support libraries at Action. Enjoy!

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The Library is Open Podcast Featuring Brendan Gallagher and Nate Curulla

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The Library is Open: Featuring Brendan Gallagher and Nate Curulla

We are happy to announce the second of our monthly podcast series titled The Library is Open! It features an interview with Brendan Gallagher, Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer and Nate Curulla, Co-Owner and Chief Revenue Officer.  Join us as we talk through the journey of friendship, librarianship and starting the ByWater Solutions Company. You can see our pretty faces on the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

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Introducing The Library is Open Podcast Featuring Joann Ransom

podcastWelcome to our new podcast. We are happy to announce the first of our 30 minute monthly series titled The Library is Open! This first session features an interview with Joann Ransom, who was integral in the initial funding and development of Koha, the first web based and open source integrated library system. Hear about the challenges she faced when spearheading this monumental task and learn what she has been up to since, including her world tour of Koha libraries! You can see our pretty faces on the video version of this conversation on our You Tube channellisten right here, subscribe to our podcast, or all of the above. Enjoy!

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