Infopeople produces original podcasts from George and Joan (George Needham and Joan Frye Williams), Michaal Cart, and other presenters. Topics range from book and graphic novel reviews to the future of libraries.
Infopeople's bookmeister, Michael Cart, shares his choices for the ten best graphic novels of 2006 in his latest podcast. And, as a bonus, he also shares legendary comics expert Scott McCloud's list of the ten ESSENTIAL American graphic novels. Up, up, and away!
Stephen Abram, the keeper of Stephen's Lighthouse blog and VP of Innovation for SirsiDynix, gave a really interesting talk entitled, "Libraries: Questions, Questions Everywhere, Getting Our Share," at CLA's annual conference last week. He kindly allowed us to record him, and I am happy to offer it now as a podcast!
September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and that was the topic of the latest Spanish Language Outreach Progress & Support Session. This podcast is a recording of a teleconference that was held on August 25, 2006. The special "guest speaker" was community activist Mimi Lozano, who shared many exciting programming ideas.
This audio version of the August 11, 2006 webcast by George Needheam and Joan Frye Williams looks at the implications of the new OCLC report, Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources. This material was originally delivered by George Needham and Joan Frye Williams in person at the Public Library Directors' Forum in San Diego, California back in May 2006.
This is a podcast of the August 1, 2006 Progress and Support conference call for the Spanish Language Outreach particpants in California. The special "guest speaker" was Al Milo, Director of the Fullerton Public Library. Al provided strategies for responding to people who question or object to the library having materials in Spanish or providing special Spanish language programming. He also talked about current issues and activities of Reforma. There was an additional question and answer period as well.
The New York Times Book Review published a list of the best American fiction since 1980 recently (May 21, 2006). In his latest podcast, Michael Cart looks at what they chose, how they chose them, what the works have in common - and what they left out.
Can't wait to find out? The big winner was Toni Morrison's Beloved.