The Librarian Linkover
By Lorene Kennard
Guests on The Librarian Linkover highlight the array of skills that librarians use in leadership roles in libraries, as well as how they use their library degrees to work in other industries. This podcast will change how people view librarians. Award winning librarian Lorene Kennard, host of The Librarian Linkover, has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. She has held leadership roles in corporate, public and academic libraries. She also owned a free lance research business.
Suzanne S. LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak - Authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries
Suzanne S. LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak, authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries, discuss how they used their librarian skills in the research and writing of their book.
January 23, 2023
Joanne Kiley - Senior Manager at HBR Consulting
Joanne Kiley, Senior Manager at HBR Consulting, discusses how she helps law firms realize the full potential of their libraries. In our conversation, Joanne mentioned AALL, CALL, SLA and ILTA. She can be reached at her email JKiley@hbrconsulting.com.
December 12, 2022
Alison King - Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services
Alison King, Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services, gives us some fantastic tips for writing resume and cover letters.
December 05, 2022
Dr. Africa Hands - Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo
Dr. Africa Hands, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo, discusses the LIS field from the perspective of I school professor.
November 28, 2022
Emily Weak - Founder of the Hiring Librarians blog
Emily Weak, founder of the Hiring Librarians blog, discusses job hunting in the LIS field from the perspective of the hiring manager. For a picture of her cat who was roaming around during our discussions, go to http://www.thelibrarianlinkover.com.
November 21, 2022
Kyle Banerjee - Senior Implementation Consultant for EBSCO
Kyle Banerjee, Senior Implementation Consultant for EBSCO, discusses his role working for a library vendor. Kyle mentions Association for Computing Machinery during our discussion.
November 14, 2022
Steve Ammidown - Freelance Archivist and Librarian
Steve Ammidown, freelance archivist and librarian, discusses job hunting and hot topics in the library world today. He mentions Fine Books & Collections magazine during our discussion.
November 07, 2022
Martha Hickson - Award-winning School Librarian and Leader in the Fight for the Freedom to Read
Martha Hickson, award-winning school librarian and Leader in the fight for the freedom to read, tells us her story of book challenges, of being called a pedophile and pornographer in a public school board meeting and how she fought back. Martha mentioned the following organizations during our conversation. National Coalition Against Censorship Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Office for Intellectual Freedom - American Library Association
October 31, 2022
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October 28, 2022
Amy Neeser - Consulting and Outreach Lead in Research IT at the University of California, Berkeley
Amy Neeser, Consulting and Outreach Lead in Research IT at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the wide range of opportunities for librarians to work in data. She says, "Data is an opportunity, not a threat." Here is a link to her research on making job ads more equitable. Amy also mentions Research Data Access Preservation Association and the Campus Research Computing Consortium.
May 16, 2022
Lisa Grimm - Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite
Lisa Grimm, Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite, discusses how well our skills work in DAM and encourages librarians to look for jobs in the field. She mentions Henry Stewart Events, including the conference. Here is a link to her Beer Ladies Podcast.
May 09, 2022
Allison Jai O'Dell - CRM Manager at The Funders Network
Allison Jai O'Dell, CRM Manager at The Funders Network, discusses how library skills are perfect for roles like data architecture structure and taxonomy.
May 02, 2022
Fobazi Ettarh - Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe)
Fobazi Ettarh, Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe), breaks down some of the sections of her article and discusses why vocational awe is so harmful.
April 25, 2022
Selina Gomez-Beloz - Owner of Madrina Consulting
Selina Gomez-Beloz, Owner of Madrina Consulting, discusses how her library leadership skills help her serve women-identifying and BIPOC small business owners and non-profit leaders.
April 18, 2022
Ashleigh Coren - Women's History Content and Interpretation Curator at the National Portrait Gallery
Ashleigh Coren, Women's History Content and Interpretation Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses how museum work is a perfect match for library skills. Sidedoor, the podcast Ashleigh is featured on, can be found here. The project she worked on with USA Today, Women Innovators: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, can be found here.
April 11, 2022
Jason Broughton - Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Jason Broughton, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, discusses how he uses all of his librarian skills to lead a division of the Library of Congress. During our conversation, he mentioned the STAR method of interviewing.
April 04, 2022
Kallie Benes - CEO of First3Years
Kallie Benes, CEO of First3Years, discusses how her diverse library background makes her a perfect for a CEO position. Her organization can be found here.
March 29, 2022
Cynthia Hetherington - Founder and President of The Hetherington Group
Cynthia Hetherington, Founder and President of The Hetherington Group, discusses how she uses ALL of her library skills and her library education in her consulting, publishing and training firm. You can find her blog here. Cynthia mentions these organizations during our conversation. Association of Independent Information Professionals Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Women Presidents Organization OSINT Academy
March 21, 2022
Jill Wilson - Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign
Jill Wilson, Senior Strategist at ChaseDesign, discusses how well library skills work in strategy and insights positions.
March 14, 2022
Lori Guidry - Network Engagment Manager at Candid
Lori Guidry, Network Engagement Manager at Candid, discusses how she uses her library skills to support philanthropy. Lori mentioned this organizations during our conversation. APRA - Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement AFP - Association of Fundraising Professionals
March 07, 2022
Christina M. Shutt - Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Christina M. Shutt, Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, discusses how she uses her library skills and experiences in running a Presidential library.
February 28, 2022
Stephanie Chase and Cindy Fesemyer - from Constructive Distruption
Stephanie Chase and Cindy Fesemyer, from Constructive Disruption, discuss how libraries can benefit from big picture planning.
February 21, 2022
Christy Shannon Smirl - Owner of Foxtail Books and Library Services
Christy Shannon Smirl, Owner of Foxtail Books and Library Services, discusses her private library business and gives some suggestions for librarians who want to go into business for themselves.
February 07, 2022
Tracy Z. Maleeff - Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos part 2
Tracy Z. Maleeff, Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos, discusses how her library and information skills are a perfect fit for the information security field. My interview with Tracy Maleeff went a bit longer than most episodes. Information security is such an important and timely topic and she had a lot of great information and ideas to share. So, I decided to turn the interview into two episodes. Part 1 posted last week. If you haven't listened to it, you can still get a lot out of part 2 and then, go back to part 1. Here is part 2 of my interview with Tracy.
January 31, 2022
Tracy Z. Maleeff - Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos part 1
Tracy Z. Maleeff, Security Researcher at Krebs Stamos, discusses how her library and information skills are a perfect fit for the information security field. My interview with Tracy Maleeff went a bit longer than most episodes. Information security is such an important and timely topic and she had a lot of great information and ideas to share. So, I decided to turn the interview into two episodes. You're listening to part 1 now and part 2 will drop next Monday. I know you will get a lot out of both episodes. Here is episode one with Tracy.
January 24, 2022
Sarah Glassmeyer - Legal Tech Curator at Reynen Court, Inc.
Sarah Glassmeyer, Legal Tech Curator at Reynen Court, Inc., discusses how library skills and experiences benefit working in the legal technology field.
January 17, 2022
Julie Milavec - Director of the Downers Grove Public Library District
Julie Milavec, Director of the Downers Grove Public Library District, discusses leading during a crisis, as well as supporting other local organizations while they are in crisis.
January 10, 2022
Deb Hunt - Principle at Information Edge
Deb Hunt, Principle at Information Edge, discusses the value of our transferable skills. She also gives us a great overview of the state of libraries today.
January 03, 2022
Lorene Kennard - Host of this podcast. Interviewed by Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot
In the fall, I interviewed Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot. While we chatted after we recorded the interview, she said she wanted to turn the tables and interview me. So, after 39 episodes, Liz took over the host duties this week and I’m the guest on episode #40. Liz gave me the opportunity to talk about how the podcast is going and my career so far. It was fun answering some of the same questions that I ask my guests about their management, budget and organization skills, as well as why I went to library school and does that reasoning hold up.
December 27, 2021
Valerie Zaric - Payment Integrity Manager at a Global Insurer and host of Family Money Podcast
Valerie Zaric, Payment Integrity Manager at a Global Insurer and Host of Family Money Podcast, discusses how her library skills impact her career in data. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/family-money/id1529771159
December 20, 2021
Nancy S. Kirkpatrick - Executive Director and CEO of OhioNet
Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director and CEO of OhioNet, discusses creative ways to manage budgets. She mentions these organizations in her episode. https://www.wehere.space/ We Here™️ seeks to provide a safe and supportive community for Black and Indigenous folks, and People of Color (BIPOC) in library and information science (LIS) professions and educational programs, and to recognize, discuss, and intervene in systemic social issues that have plagued these professions both currently and historically. https://icolc.net/ The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
December 13, 2021
Louisa Kwasigroch - Managing Director at Council on Library and Information Resources
Louisa Kwasigroch, Managing Director at Council on Library and Information Resources, discusses great ideas for job hunting, including how job hunting is a two way street. She mentions her organization's job board in our conversation. https://jobs.diglib.org/
December 06, 2021
Kim Dority - President of Dority & Associates
Kim Dority, President of Dority & Associates, gives us some great ideas to think about when we are looking to move to another library type.
November 29, 2021
Dexter Evans - Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO
Dexter Evans, Corporate Accounts Manager at EBSCO, discusses his career working in sales for library vendors.
November 22, 2021
Karly Szczepkowski - Senior Research Analyst for a Customer Engagement Company
Karly Szczepkowski, Senior Research Analyst for a Customer Engagement Company, discusses what a librarian needs to consider before working in data.
November 15, 2021
Barbara Ingrassia - Owner of Manage Copyright
Barbara Ingrassia, Owner of Manage Copyright, discusses how important copyright training is to organizations.
November 08, 2021
Tawny Sverdlin - Experience Designer at Mission College
Tawny Sverdlin, Experience Designer at Mission College, discusses how library skills are perfect for UX roles.
November 01, 2021
Laura Gavin - Strategic Business Planning Manager at Transamerica
Laura Gavin, Strategic Business Planning Manager at Transamerica, discusses the variety of corporate job titles that librarians should look for if we want to move into industry. In this episode, Laura mentioned Wild Card People.
October 25, 2021
Brian Miloscia - Vice President, Investigation & Analysis Group at a global investment bank
Brian Miloscia, Vice President, Investigation & Analysis Group at a global investment bank, discusses how jobs in fraud and investigation are librarian jobs.
October 18, 2021
Ta-Shire Tribbett - Client Success Manager at Casetext
Ta-Shire Tribbett, Client Success Manager at Casetext, discusses all of the many ways that she uses her library degree to support new clients.
October 11, 2021
Samantha King - Data Owner at Manulife
Samantha King, Data Owner at Manulife, discusses her career trajectory.
October 04, 2021
Yvonne M. Davis - Owner of ResearchINC
Yvonne M. Davis, owner of ResearchINC, discusses owning a competitive intelligence and market analysis business. https://thelibrarianlinkover.com/2021/09/27/yvonne-m-davis-owner-of-researchinc/
September 27, 2021
Carolyn Davis - Author, Editor, Book Reviewer, Consultant on ADA
Carolyn Davis, Author, Editor, Book Reviewer and Consultant on ADA, discusses how her library degree has contributed to her success.
September 13, 2021
Rebekah Friedman - Communications Manager at University of South Carolina's College of Information and Communications (Go Gamecocks!)
Rebekah Friedman, Communications Manager at University of South Carolina's College of Information and Communications, discusses ways librarians can promote their libraries.
August 30, 2021
Liz Aviles - Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot
Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot, discusses how librarians are more powerful than we realize. Check out the trends report that she wrote. Upshot’s Eight Trends to Watch in 2021. https://trends2021.upshot.agency/
August 23, 2021
Jim Deiters and Alex Todd - Deiters & Todd Library Consulting
Jim Deiters and Alex Todd, Deiters & Todd Library Consulting, discuss ways librarians can prepare to move into a management position or a director position.
August 16, 2021
Eliana Fenyes - Development Research Associate at National Audubon Society
Eliana Fenyes, Development Research Associate at National Audubon Society, discusses how she uses data AND research in her role.
August 09, 2021
Jan Dohner - Non-Fiction Writer
Jan Dohner, Non-Fiction Writer, discusses how her library skills and experiences shape her writing process.
August 02, 2021
Jamey Hurst - Senior Director of Catalog Operations at Shipt
Jamey Hurst, Senior Director of Catalog Operations at Shipt, discusses why he likes to hire librarians! And, he talks about how he asks HR to put resumes with library degrees at the top of the pile to review.
July 26, 2021
Veronda J. Pitchford - Assistant Director of Califa
Veronda J. Pitchford, Assistant Director of Califa, discusses how library consortia should be a research and development arm for libraries. Watch for Infopeople's self-care programs coming soon. #TakeCareTuesday #SharetheSelfCare
July 19, 2021
Beth Maser - President of History Associates Inc.
Beth Maser, President of History Associates Inc., discusses how her library degree modernized her skill-set.
July 12, 2021
Emily Bulger - UX management, content design and taxonomy
Emily Bulger has a background in UX management, content design and taxonomy. She discusses how librarians are the original info retrieval people. We take large amounts of information and make it useful.
June 28, 2021
Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins President of Moraine Valley Community College
Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins, President of Moraine Valley Community College, discusses the many ways she uses her library skills in her role as community college president. Hint: She does her research.
June 21, 2021
Patrick Sweeney - Political Director for EveryLibrary
Patrick Sweeney, Political Director for EveryLibrary, discusses his library advocacy work. He has some great ideas for librarians to advocate for their libraries.
June 14, 2021
Margot Note - Principal at Margot Note Consulting
Margot Note - Principal at Margot Note Consulting, discusses owning an archives consulting business. She has some great advice for librarians who think they want to start a business.
June 07, 2021
Rachael Altman - Director and Coach at Rachael Altman Career Coaching
Rachael Altman, director and coach at Rachael Altman Career Coaching, discusses how she inspires her clients to realize the value in their transferable skills. Here is a link to the market research survey she mentioned in the interview. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7KSYLDBZtY3ZDnfQjfcQ599_9HUG02qsi1PmppfPe-Ajt5g/viewform
May 31, 2021
Kate Arnold - Geography teacher
Kate Arnold, Geography teacher and Past President of the Special Libraries Association and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, discusses how her information skills compliment her geography skills.
May 24, 2021
Anne Craig - Senior Director of CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)
Anne Craig, Senior Director of CARLI, discusses the value of librarians and librarians' skills from the perspective of a library consortium Director.
May 17, 2021
Scott Bonner - Director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library
Scott Bonner, award-winning Director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library, discusses his crisis management leadership skills.
May 10, 2021
Kristiana Burk - owner of The Quiet Mind Co
Kristiana Burk, owner of The Quiet Mind Co, discusses how she uses her library degree and her library skills in her business and in her job as a digital product manager.
May 03, 2021
Diane Foote - Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association
Diane Foote, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association, discusses how her library and organization skills come in handy while running a 3,000 member association.
April 26, 2021
Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief at Online Searcher: Information, Discovery, Technology, Strategies
Marydee Ojala - Editor-in-Chief at Online Searcher: Information, Discovery, Technology, Strategies, published by information Today, Inc. where she also serves as conference program director. She discusses how her library skills have helped her pivot from one job environment to another.
April 19, 2021
Kathy Mills - Senior Donor Identification Analyst at Wake Forest Baptist Health
Kathy Mills, Senior Donor Identification Analyst at Wake Forest Baptist Health, discusses how her Library education makes her a perfect fit in the prospect research world.
April 12, 2021
Dan Bostrom - Member Engagement Manager at Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
Dan Bostrom, Member Engagement Manager at Reaching Across Illinois Library System, discusses his role as a librarian's librarian.
April 05, 2021
Marcy Phelps - owner of Marcy Phelps & Associates
Marcy Phelps, owner of Marcy Phelps & Associates, discusses how she uses all of her librarian skills to help her clients avoid surprises. You can find out more about the services her business offers at MarcyPhelps.com.
March 29, 2021
Alyson Avery - Manager, Catalog CPG Data at Shipt
Alyson Avery - Manager, Catalog CPG Data at Shipt, discusses her library school education and how she uses what she learned in her work in Data.
March 22, 2021
Jocelyn Sheppard - owner of Appalachian Botanical Company
Jocelyn Sheppard, owner of Appalachian Botanical Company, discusses how useful her library background is starting and managing her business. Her company is growing lavender and reclaimed coal mine land in Ashford, Boone County, West Virginia. Learn more about her business and buy her lavender products at AppalachianBotanical.com.
March 15, 2021
Jamillah Gabriel - owner of Call Number
Jamillah Gabriel, owner of Call Number, discusses how her library skills add value to her business and what she wants to do when she finishes her PhD. Call Number is the library inspired quarterly book subscription box that celebrates black literature and authors. Subscribe to Call Number at callnumberbox.com. Follow on social media @CallNumberBox.
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