American Libraries interview with Director of National Library Service for the Blind

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:22

Karen Keninger became director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in March. She is the first person who is blind to direct the Braille and talking-book program.

Chicago Underground Library Lives and Thrives

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 12:50

Chicago Underground Library Lives and Thrives What do you do when a natural disaster takes out your library? You go mobile. The Chicago Underground Library, an organization dedicated to the collection and distribution of local independent and small-press media, is nothing if not about adaptation created by necessity.

A Digital Library Guru Discusses New Rules on Sharing Scientific Data

Submitted by Bibliophile Ad… on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 08:35
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Interview with Sayeed Choudhury of Johns Hopkins University on the recent change by the National Science Foundation requiring researchers to submit data-management plans with their grant proposals.

In the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read it here.

Interview With Librarian / Poet Colleen Harris

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 08:15

The Process: Featuring Colleen Harris

How would you describe your work?
Hrm. It depends on my mood, I suppose – my work is readable for the general public, it’s an exploration of memory, a negotiation of relationships, it’s trying to give voice to the things we don’t say out loud that we wish we could. I do tend to write largely in a woman’s voice, but I think as humans we all have the same general worries, concerns, and yearnings.

An Interview With The Faceless Historian

Submitted by Great Western Dragon on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 11:46

On one of my previous shows, I talked about Ignite Phoenix and the whole Ignite thing. Among other things, I said it'd be good for librarians to get into something like this because, in five minutes, you can tell a huge group of people all about your library and/or whatever else you're passionate about.