Dewey Decibel Episode 16

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Fighting Fake News

August 1, 2017

Host and AL Associate Editor Phil Morehart talks with Joanna Burkhardt, fake news expert, professor and director of the University of Rhode Island branch libraries, and author of Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ Framework-Based Exercises for Creating Information-Literate Learners, about the history of fake news and its pernicious presence in today’s media landscape. Next, Dewey Decibel … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Fighting Fake News


Dewey Decibel Podcast: Podcasting About the Library

June 29, 2017

AL Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart talks with Steve Thomas, manager of Buford-Sugar Hill branch of Gwinnett County (Georgia) Public Library and host of the Circulating Ideas podcast, on his experiences interviewing librarians to find out more about their work. Next, Morehart talks with Frank Collerius, manager of Jefferson Market branch of New … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Podcasting About the Library


Dewey Decibel Episode 14

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Protecting Our Privacy

May 31, 2017

AL Associate Editor and host Phil Morehart talks with Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation, about privacy concerns that affect libraries. Next, Phil discusses the right to be forgotten—legislation that forces online search engines to remove personal information flagged by petitioners—with Jim Neal, university librarian emeritus … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Protecting Our Privacy


Dewey Decibel Episode 13

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Into the Future

April 26, 2017

AL Associate Editor and host Phil Morehart talks with Miguel Figueroa, director of the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries, about the center’s work tracking trends important to the library world. Next, Phil talks with Kimber Fender, director of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Ohio), about the library’s move to … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Into the Future


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Dewey Decibel Podcast: Celebrating Women’s History

March 31, 2017

Host Phil Morehart talks to Julie Foudy, former professional soccer player for the US women’s national team, ESPN analyst and reporter, and 2017 National Library Week Honorary Chair, about her book, Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously You (Disney Publishing Worldwide, 2017). American Libraries associate editor Terra Dankowski sits down with Donna Seaman, editor of adult books at Booklist, to discuss … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Celebrating Women’s History


Dewey Decibel Podcast: Love Connections

March 10, 2017

Dewey Decibel senior love correspondent Terra Dankowski talks to three librarian couples—Elizabeth Westenburg and Evan Williamson; Amy Call and Ellen MacInnis; and Annie and Dan Bostrom—who found each other thanks to the American Library Association (ALA). Host Phil Morehart also looks at ALA’s I Love My Librarian Award, with interviews with Sari Feldman, ALA immediate past … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Love Connections


Dewey Decibel Episode Ten

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Librarians, Use the Force

February 14, 2017

Anne Neumann, general manager of Rancho Obi-Wan, a nonprofit organization in Sonoma County, California, that collects, conserves, and exhibits Star Wars toys, memorabilia, and artifacts. Allen Callaci, literacy librarian at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Library and organizer of the library’s annual Star Wars Day event, which draws thousands of attendees each year. Saul Drake, project director of Rebel, Jedi, Princess, … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Librarians, Use the Force


Dewey Decibel Podcast: The 2017 Youth Media Awards

January 31, 2017

In this bonus episode of the Dewey Decibel podcast, American Libraries reports from the Youth Media Awards (YMAs), held January 23 at the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta. The YMAs have a devoted fan base, many of whom queue in the predawn hours to get a prime seat for the morning ceremony. Dewey Decibel host … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: The 2017 Youth Media Awards


Dewey Decibel Podcast: Looking Back

January 4, 2017

You’ll hear clips from Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner); Alexander McCall Smith (creator of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series); game designer and writer Jane McGonigal; public speaker Jennifer Kahnweiler; Lois Lowry (author of The Giver); Nick Offerman (from TV’s Parks and Recreation); author, curator, and university professor Sarah Lewis; writer and This American Life regular … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Looking Back


Dewey Decibel podcast Episode Eight: Hail to the Chief's Library

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Presidential Libraries

December 1, 2016

Meredith Evans, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. American Libraries managing editor Sanhita SinhaRoy talks with Meredith about managing a presidential library, her work with President Carter, and more. Jodi Kanter, associate professor of theater at George Washington University and author of the book Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Presidential Libraries