LwL Episode 8: Michael Cook

In Episode 8 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Michael Cook who is a Knowledge & Evidence Specialist. Yes – a health librarian at last! We chat about pilfering books from libraries (not something we wish to encourage),working your way up up in a particular sector, literature searching in health settings (and the crossover with my role), public health initiatives, giving back to the profession, mid-career mini-crises and rediscovering information professional mojo, and the impact of being parents on our respective roles.

If you listen very carefully you’ll hear the *exact* moment that #Libraruns is born. Michael and I have subsequently recorded a side-special on Librarians who run, which will be released in the New Year.

We also discussed @NLPN_ – Helen and Amy from the Network will be the stars of Episode 11 of the podcast which will be released on 21st November. Michael gave Amy her break in health libraries and there’s a lot of connections between this episode and theirs.

We had a lot of fun recording this episode and I hope that comes across. After I stopped recording we got stuck into a very lengthy and highly enjoyable political rant – our views are very similar and definitely not for public broadcast! One of the many joys of doing this podcast is that I get to chat to all kinds of people from all over the place but it’s always lovely to discover that I have things other than libraries in common with my interviewees. Michael blogs here, so if you’re interested in health libraries and fellowship (which I am), it’s worth having a look.
Don’t forget that you can subscribe to the LwL podcast via Soundcloud and iTunes so that you don’t miss an episode.
The next episode will be released on Tuesday 7th November and features Laura Woods. It’s Part 1 of 2, the second of which will be released the following week.
Happy listening!

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