In Episode 41 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Lynsey Sampson, Information Services Assistant at the University of Strathclyde.
Lynsey previously worked in public libraries and a mental health service. We discuss CPD, getting bursaries, attending conferences, and visiting libraries abroad. Lynsey’s answer for the dream library job question is excellent and entirely unexpected… #GetOuttaMyPub
I met Lynsey in person at the CILIP Conference in July and she kindly provided one of the soundbites for the conference special. Lynsey blogged about her conference experience here.
I need to apologise for the sound quality in this episode, which was recorded via Skype audio in September. I’ve cleaned it up as much as I can and we both sound significantly less like we did the recording in a public toilet now. You think *this* is a FUBAR? Well, have I got a story for YOU early next year…
The next episode will be released on 27th November and is an extremely sparkly, jazz hands side-special featuring Clare McCluskey Dean, star of Episode 3 of LwL.
In Episode 36 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Emily AKA Minnie Birch, prison librarian, former public librarian and folk singer extraordinaire. Emily was recommended to me by Jo Cornish, star of Episode 19 of the podcast. I’m lucky to know people who will recommend interviewees and I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed. I certainly wasn’t in this case as Emily is fab.
Her website is here.
The next episode will be released on 11th September and stars Kate Grigsby.
In Episode 27 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Tom Roper, Clinical Librarian for Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service. Tom has worked in a number of sectors – public, special, academic and health libraries to name a few – and is very pleased that his episode is being released on 1st May as the date appeals to both his trade unionist and folk music interests.
Tom blogs here and his Mendeley profile is here
The next episode will be released on Tuesday 15th May and stars Jane Secker.
In Episode 26 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Kathryn Parry, Development Manager for CILIP Cymru Wales. Kathryn is the organiser of the CILIP Cymru Wales Conference, which is taking place on 9th & 10th May in Aberystwyth. She is also a distance learner at Aberystwyth University. We discuss public libraries, access to information, twins, information literacy, and organising conferences.
[Disclosure: at time of recording I’d submitted a proposal to speak at the conference in Aber, which was subsequently accepted. I’ll be there on 9th May speaking about professional and personal resilience, and Librarians with Lives.]
Kathryn did 23 things a few years ago, which can be found here
The next episode will be released on Tuesday 1st May and stars Tom Roper.
In Episode 24 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Jenny Foster, who has previously worked in public libraries and further education but has spent the last six years working in various facilities and customer service roles for university libraries. Most recently she has found herself at Edge Hill working to deliver a front line service across not just the library but student services and careers.
Jenny blogs here, not just on libraries. She asked me to add the following statement: After venturing down south for work and getting as far as Southampton I’ve happily returned to my roots in the north where you can get real pies with tops and bottoms 🙂
The next episode will be released on Tuesday 10th April and stars Caitlin McCulloch.
In Episode 23 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Harry Wright, who was a Library Assistant at a public library in Oxford, but will shortly be moving to an equivalent role at Friends Meeting House in London.
We discuss graduate traineeships, cross-sector working and outreach work.
The next episode will be released on Tuesday 27th March and stars Jenny Foster.