Checked In

What Do We Do Now?

An episode of Checked In

By Ethan Evans
A library podcast sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians and hosted by Missouri Librarian Ethan Evans, "Checked In" publishes discussions between librarians throughout the state over various library-related topics. If you're looking for library content, you've come to the right place.
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Something Always Happens During Halloween
Ethan talks with Ft. Zumwalt West Librarian Shannon Grieshaber about audiobooks and podcasts and Harry Potter!
October 14, 2019
The Ins and Outs of Reader Award Committees
Ethan chats with Gateway Chair Nicci Ballard-Long and Truman Chair Libby Wilson about being on a reader award committee and the commitment required to help narrow down a list of books for students to choose from each year. Discussion includes what the year looks like for a committee member, conference expectations, and ways to go about showing your interest in joining an award committee. 
September 30, 2019
Stealing Ideas and Discussions on Book Challenges
In this episode, Ethan discusses stealing a book tasting idea and how things never turn out like they do in pictures. He also has a discussion with MASL's AASL rep, Victoria Jones, about book challenges and the resources that school librarians have at their disposal.
September 16, 2019
Jumping Back In
The premiere episode of Season 2. Ethan discusses something new he's trying in his library as well as something he wishes had gone better. Also, MASL president Amy Hertzberg hangs out for a bit and talks to Ethan about her vision for the school year and some new things she's hoping to implement. New website is live! Check us out at:
September 2, 2019
Season Finale: Teacher Appreciation Week
In this episode, Ethan chats with classroom teachers at his school about the role of the school library and ways to better improve collaboration and communication between the library and the classroom. P.S.  This is our season finale! Thanks so much for following along with us during our first season. We plan to be back at it again the first week of August with Season 2. If you have time, please rate and/or recommend us on whatever you're using to listen to your podcasts. We'd really appreciate it!
May 13, 2019
Mirrors and Windows
On this episode of "Checked In," Ethan discusses diversity in publishing and school collections with colleagues Kirsten Shaw and Ellen Wickham.
April 29, 2019
Cons, Comic Books, and Connecting With Your Students
In Episode 8 of our first season, Ethan chats with his friend Marshall Conn, a Missouri educator, about comic books and convention life as well as fandoms and connecting with your students through your own passions.
April 17, 2019
Librarians in Arms
In this episode, we chat with some librarians working for the Woodneath branch of Mid-Continent Public Library in Liberty, Missouri. Discussions include partnerships between school and public librarians, worrying about stepping on toes, and trying not to openly sob whilst watching "The Hate U Give" in theaters. Enjoy!
April 1, 2019
Spring Conference Prep Guide
In this episode, Ethan chats with Carolyn Allen and Kelly Oliva, co-presidents of the Spring Conference Committee, about what to expect at conference this weekend and how to maximize your time and experience. Hope to see everyone there!
March 18, 2019
Author Visits and Performance in the Library
In this episode of Checked In, Jennifer Brown stops by for a chat about author visits. You read that right. JENNIFER BROWN. She also chats about being an author and teen librarian at the same time. On the back half of the show, we've got Will Stuck talking with us about performance in the library. After spending many years working in the public library he recently started his own gig as a performer/speaker. You definitely don't want to miss this episode! Contact: @JenBrownBooks or @WillStuck or @librarianevans or
March 4, 2019
We Want a Book Club
In this episode, Ethan talks about his own successes and failures trying to implement a consistent book club at the high school level. Later, Amy Hertzberg drops by to talk about starting a Project Lit book club in her library. 
February 18, 2019
Making in the Library Space
In this episode, Ethan talks with Elizabeth Hoskins and Kelly Oliva about utilizing technology and makerspace activities in your library. They share stories of success and failed attempts in describing the growth process of making your library more than a book warehouse.
February 4, 2019
What Do We Do Now?
In this episode, we discuss your first year(s) as a librarian and how to settle in at a position that, in all likelihood, very few people in your school  truly understand. Amber Dlugosh (HS librarian) and McKenzie Harbaugh (Elem. librarian) stop by to provide insight.
January 21, 2019
Don't Podcast in the Library!
In our inaugural episode, Ethan discusses how he'd like the podcast to develop and also talks current MASL president Jennifer Millikan about ways to get involved with the Missouri Association of School Librarians.
January 6, 2019
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