Circulating Ideas

Microphone, writing tablet, and pen

Editor's Note: Recently I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Steve Thomas, who does the librarian interview podcast Circulating Ideas. This podcast has been going for several years now featuring conversations with innovative people and ideas that allow libraries to thrive in the 21st century. It now has an impressive list of conversations with interesting people that you can listen to directly on the website, or you can subscribe to the podcast here. Find my recent conversation with Steve Thomas all about TechSoup for Libraries here. Here is Steve in his own words saying a bit about how he started and about his library heroes and heroines.

Tips from a Podcaster: T is for Training

Throughout the winter and spring of 2007 and 2008, I developed a wide flung network of professional friendships with trainers from around the country. We used blogs, email, conferences, and this new (to us) service Twitter to share information, resources, materials forming professional and personal bonds with my fellow trainers. Many conferences' casual conversations were always vital to creating the informal learning opportunities that are at the heart of rich conference experiences. I wanted to recreate that conference experience more than once or twice a year.