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18 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Episode 13: Cultivating Your Library’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Part 6
Host Duncan Smith is joined by Daisy Magnus-Aryitey of NC IDEA, an organization dedicated to strengthening North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Their conversation focuses on why libraries are perfectly poised to support economic development in their communities and how they must be intentional when developing services for entrepreneurs.Learn how EBSCO’s Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course can support library programming for entrepreneurs.
25 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 12: Libraries and Prenda Code Club: Building Curiosity and Community
Technology specialist Jesse Simms and Luke Miller of Prenda Code Club share how Buckeye Public Library in Arizona is empowering patrons of all ages to learn computer programming skills.Learn More about Prenda Code Club.
25 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Episode 11: Cultivating Your Library’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Part 5
Host Duncan Smith is joined by Bill Kelly and Jennifer Jumba of Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio. Their conversation focuses on evolution of CCPL’s Encore Entrepreneurs Series, a six-week training program designed for members of the community who are looking to start a small business.Learn more about the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course referenced in this podcast.
34 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Episode 10: Cultivating Your Library’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Part 4
Host Duncan Smith is joined by Amy Fisher and Morgan Perry of Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) in Kansas City, Missouri. Their conversation focuses on MCPL’s innovative approach to providing services to entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as the lessons they’ve learned in the process. Learn more about the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course referenced in this podcast.
36 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Episode 9: Cultivating Your Library’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Part 3
Host Duncan Smith is joined by Janet Wurtzel, Business Consultant for the Delaware Division of Libraries, and Alta Porterfield, the Division’s Statewide Community Resources Administrator. Their conversation focuses on how libraries can extend their reach through networking and building partnerships. Learn more about the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course discussed in this podcast.
26 minutes | May 27, 2020
Episode 8: Cultivating Your Library’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Part 2
Host Duncan Smith is joined by Nancy Kishpaugh, genealogy and senior services coordinator at Independence Public Library in Kansas, and Jim Correll, director of the Fab Lab at Independence Community College’s Center of Innovation. Their conversation focuses on how an entrepreneurial mindset can help people – including librarians – become more innovative thinkers. Learn more about the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course discussed in this podcast.
24 minutes | May 5, 2020
Episode 7: Cultivating Your Library's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Part 1
Rob Herndon, president of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, joins Duncan Smith, founder of NoveList and EBSCO's chief strategist for public libraries, to debunk several myths about entrepreneurs and share how all people can become more entrepreneurial in their thoughts and actions.Learn More about the Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Course discussed in this podcast.
34 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Episode 6: Neil Scully and Adam Snook
Neil Scully is the IT Director and Adam Snook is the former Project Manager at OpenAthens.Our conversation today will focus on several prevalent concerns libraries have around data security and user privacy and how OpenAthens enables libraries to manage authentication more securely.Guest hosted by Amanda Ferrante, Sales Authentication Specialist at EBSCO Information Services.
30 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Episode 5: Marianne Castano Bishop, Ed.D.
Marianne Castano Bishop, Ed.D., Platform Product Manager Mian Bishop has been passionate about accessibility and internationalization since she was a young girl growing up with neighbors from different countries and a few with disabilities. She has been a steadfast advocate for people with disabilities while serving as manager, administrator, trainer, faculty member, researcher and as a doctoral student at Harvard. She prefers to use the term “diverse abilities” as she believes each individual has a set of gifts that makes him or her unique. Diversity and inclusion have always been part of her personal and professional life. She echoes the World Wide Web Consortium’s message that web accessibility is essential for some and useful for all. Quoting Tim Berners-Lee, she agrees that “the power of the Web is in its universality.” Everyone should have access to the Web. She can be reached at email@example.com. In this episode, we discuss the usability of library resources and accessibility (A11y) for all.
33 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
Episode 4: Vee Rogacheva
Vee Rogacheva is the User Experience Designer at OpenAthens.Our discussion today is on the differences between UX and UI design and how the user experiences drives design decisions.
17 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
Episode 3: Kristina Symes
Kristina Symes is the former Technical Solutions Lead for OpenAthens and author of ‘Access to online resources: A guide for the modern librarian’ with the determined mission to make the librarian’s job easier. Our discussion today is on authentication and digital resources.
16 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Episode 2: Mitchell Davis
We speak with Mitchell Davis, Founder and CEO of BiblioLabs, who will discuss open access and archival content.
17 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
Episode 1: Daniel Forsman
We speak with Daniel Forsman, City Librarian for the Stockholm City Library, whose role has a strong focus on digitalization and e-resources.
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