Episode 66 Maxine Bleiweis – Makerspace Originator

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...

Episode 64 Tyler Byrd Library Figures Podcast

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...

Episode 63 Charles Guarria – Proposition 13

Charles Guarria is a professor at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Charles has a had a varied career that took him to Lehman Brothers and Long Island University’s Acquisition Department. Charles started writing a research piece on...

Episode 62 Librarians of Color Part 2

Here in Part 2, we continue the conversation with Dr. Lambert Shell, Stacey Smith-Brown, Kaysha Watson-Phillips, Carol Gilliam, Michelle Samuel, Salamah Mullen and my “on the spot” co-host for the day Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel. We continue the conversation...

Episode 62 Librarians of Color Part 1

This is a very special episode of the podcast. Chris traveled to the Roosevelt Public Library to speak to a panel of library professionals about their passion and what it is like today to be a librarian of color on Long Island. We spoke to Dr. Lambert Shell, the...