Library Land Loves
Library Professionals are passionate about a lot of things. Be it the pop culture they consume or the databases that drive their libraries, Library Land Loves A Lot!
info_outline LOST EPISODE: Top Five Office Dog Moments with Mary-Rose O'Connor 07/11/2019
LOST EPISODE: Top Five Office Dog Moments with Mary-Rose O'Connor One of the first ever Library Land Podcasts sees the light of day. Join two former members of the OLA team as they discuss their favourite dog's moments at the office.
info_outline UnCommon Women (and splash of bourbon, too) 12/14/2018
UnCommon Women (and splash of bourbon, too) Library Land Loves Kelsey Merkley and the fantastic work that she's done with UnCommon Women, a group she founded to celebrate the work done by women for the open movement. Not only is Kelsey my favourite open expert, she's also my go-to resource for all things bourbon. Come join us for a tasting, won't you?
info_outline 204 - Top 5 Amazing Things About the New Calgary Public Library 10/31/2018
204 - Top 5 Amazing Things About the New Calgary Public Library Michelle sits down with Sarah Meilleur, Director, Service Delivery at the Calgary Public Library to discuss the amazing features in their new Central Library. The library is situated in downtown Calgary and opened it's doors today, November 1, 2018!
info_outline 203: Top Change Management Tips with Rebecca Raven 10/12/2018
203: Top Change Management Tips with Rebecca Raven Join us as we sit down with Rebecca Raven, CEO of Brampton Library to talk about all things change. We discuss how to make change more palatable in your organization, ways to make change more effective and how to get more buy-in for change.
info_outline 202: Special Election Season Edition 09/21/2018
202: Special Election Season Edition Wendy Newman (aka The Meryl Streep of Libraryland) is the lady you want to talk to when it comes to political action and making your library count during election season. Spoiler alert: it's ALWAYS election season. Learn the top five ways that Wendy recommends for getting engaged in the political process, making your library important to key decision makers and the best ways to make library supporters out of your community.
info_outline 0116: Library Land Loves a Soundtrack with Steven Kraus 07/17/2018
0116: Library Land Loves a Soundtrack with Steven Kraus Libraries traditionally are known as a silent space, but should they be? Anyone working in a public library or close to a group study area know that libraries can be quite noisy. Should we encourage the sounds with our own music, or should we revert to our 'Shhh' techniques? Michelle chats with Steven Kraus from OLS-North on the role of music in a library setting.
info_outline 0115: Library Land Loves Book Recommendations 07/10/2018
0115: Library Land Loves Book Recommendations With summer comes summer reading! And with summer reading comes conversations about those books. We've all had conversations like this before: Someone boasts about how great a book is and after we read it, we just can't see it. Or we can't understand the hype of a book. Well, in this episode, the staff at the Ontario Library Association talk about those books, and then recommend a book that they would read instead.
info_outline 0114: Top Five Book to Movie Adaptations 07/03/2018
0114: Top Five Book to Movie Adaptations We're so used to being disappointed with a movie adaptation of a book. It never lives up to the world we create in our head. But there are those rare moments when we're surprised and the movie is better! We sat down with Kristen Caschera of the OPLA RA Committee to discuss her top 5 movies that show us that the movie can be better than the book.
info_outline 0113: OLA's Most Memorable Summer Jobs 06/26/2018
0113: OLA's Most Memorable Summer Jobs It's summer! Which means hot weather, cold drinks, and patios. But it also means those quirky and odd summer jobs. We surveyed the office here at The Ontario Library Association and asked staff what their most memorable summer job was. Names and locations have been omitted when needed ;)
info_outline 0112: Maureen Barry's Top Five Career Moments 06/19/2018
0112: Maureen Barry's Top Five Career Moments Michelle sits down with Maureen Barry during her last week as CEO of the Burlington Public Library. Maureen reflects on the Top 5 most memorable moments of her career and also touches on advice for future CEOs.
info_outline 0111: Top 5 Ways to Use Your Job to Nerd Out Hard 06/12/2018
0111: Top 5 Ways to Use Your Job to Nerd Out Hard From Harry Potter to Doctor Who, you can use your job as an excuse to show your inner geek. Liz from the Barrie Public Library shows us five different programs she implements that allows her to geek out hard.
info_outline 0110: Top 5 TIFF Resources 06/05/2018
0110: Top 5 TIFF Resources Take a walk through the Toronto International Film Festival Library and resources with Michelle Lovegrove Thompson, Senior Manager at the TIFF Library and Archives. She talks about her top five resources and materials within the collection.
info_outline 0109: Top Five Literary Men I'd Leave My Husband For 05/29/2018
0109: Top Five Literary Men I'd Leave My Husband For Ever dream of escaping your life and trying your hand at a literary one? We exercise that thought by discussing the top 5 men found in literature we'd leave our current relationship for.
info_outline 0108: Vikki VanSickle's Top 5 YA Novels for Adults 05/22/2018
0108: Vikki VanSickle's Top 5 YA Novels for Adults Join award winning author Vikki VanSickle as she discusses the top 5 Young Adult books that adults should read.
info_outline 0107: Jack's Top Five Libraries 05/07/2018
0107: Jack's Top Five Libraries Have you been following #jackslibrarytour? We sit down with Jack and Lanrick Bennett Jr. (@myonlinelifenow) to discuss Jack's top five favourite libraries! Jack his Father have been actively visiting libraries in the GTA and beyond, and they've been documenting all of their trips on social media. We had a great conversation about what makes a good library, and how they set out on this fantastic adventure.
info_outline 0104: Things they didn't teach you in Library School 04/24/2018
0104: Things they didn't teach you in Library School Marnie Seal, Librarian at Cambrian College, reflects on her top five items they didn't teach you in Library School.
info_outline 0103: Resources for serving Indigenous Populations 04/17/2018
0103: Resources for serving Indigenous Populations Desmond Wong talks about his top five Indigenous Resources that will help library workers with Indigenous populations.
info_outline 0102: Top 5 Read-Alongs for Librarians and Teachers 04/03/2018
0102: Top 5 Read-Alongs for Librarians and Teachers Teacher Librarian Julie Demers talks to us about her top 5 Read Alongs for librarians and Teachers.
info_outline 0101: Top 5 Super Conference Moments with Richard Reid 03/29/2018
0101: Top 5 Super Conference Moments with Richard Reid Welcome to the first episode of Library Land Loves. We start things off with the OLA Vice President (for 2018) Richard Reid who is counting down his Top 5 Super Conference Moments.