Dewey Decibel Episode 21

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Looking Back at Books

December 29, 2017

First, American Libraries Associate Editor Terra Dankowski talks with author Stephanie Powell Watts in a conversation taped right after her book No One Is Coming to Save Us was announced by Sarah Jessica Parker as the first selection in ALA’s Book Club Central. Next, American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart speaks … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Looking Back at Books


Dewey Decibel Podcast: Escape Rooms and the AASL Standards

December 11, 2017

In Episode 20, we explore practical applications of the new Standards. First, American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart speaks with Marcia Mardis, associate professor and assistant dean of interdisciplinary research and education in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University and chair of the Standards editorial board, about … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Escape Rooms and the AASL Standards


Dewey Decibel podcast presents its Halloween episode, "The A1 Mystery of Avon Lake."

The A1 Mystery of Avon Lake

October 25, 2017

In Episode 19—our special Halloween episode—Dewey goes on the road to bring you a story from Avon Lake, a town nestled along Lake Erie with a population of about 23,000. Lurking below the idyllic setting is a condiment caper that’s been baffling the community for months. Dewey Decibel correspondent Terra Dankowski—inspired by a photograph that … Continue reading The A1 Mystery of Avon Lake



Dewey Decibel Episode 17

Dewey Decibel Podcast: Responding to Charlottesville

September 5, 2017

First, American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart talks with John Halliday, director of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Charlottesville, and Krista Farrell, assistant director and manager of Jefferson-Madison’s Central Library. The Central Library sits on what was the front lines of the protests. Halliday and Farrell share how their community handled the … Continue reading Dewey Decibel Podcast: Responding to Charlottesville


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