Call Number Podcast: Back in the Big Easy

Episode 79 takes on New Orleans in celebration of ALA’s upcoming LibLearnX conference

January 17, 2023

Episode 79: Back in the Big Easy

New Orleans is famous for many things—its sights, bites, sounds, and culture. And this January, it’s where the American Library Association’s LibLearnX conference will make an in-person debut with a vibrant array of speakers, educational sessions, and more. So, let the good times roll—or, as the locals say, Laissez les bons temps rouler!

In Episode 79, Call Number highlights two beloved aspects of New Orleans: its music and its food. First, American Libraries associate editor Megan Bennett speaks with library associate Joshua Smith about New Orleans Public Library’s new, free music streaming service, Crescent City Sounds.

Then, members of the Call Number team and interviewees from this episode share their favorite New Orleans stops.

Finally, American Libraries associate editor and Call Number host Diana Panuncial discusses the Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s new culinary library in St. Bernard Parish. She speaks with National Food and Beverage Foundation president and CEO Brent Rosen and Liz Williams, who established the foundation, about the library’s collection of historical culinary artifacts, and their current exhibit on Louisiana’s Filipino community and its influence on local cuisine.

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2023 LibLearn X Preview

2023 LibLearnX Preview

Conference convenes January 27–30 in New Orleans

Pickled mulberry pani puri at Mister Mao

Crescent City Cuisine

Dining, New Orleans–style