Spring is finally in the air, as is the 24th and final episode of Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science podcast.
To mark the end of such a special show, we spoke with Kim Dority of Dority & Associates, who reflected on the broad field of alternative LIS careers and the possibilities it holds, as well as its future.
Kim recommended some wonderful resources, listed below:
Thank you to all those who listened to and supported this project since its inception. Hosting Beyond the Stacks has been an invaluable learning opportunity for me and an experience I will never forget. Generosity and wisdom are abundant in the LIS field and I am only more eager to officially join the ranks as an MLIS professional. Looking back at the past 23 episodes, we have covered a remarkable amount of LIS territory in our mission to show just how far and wide a MLIS degree can take you. Read on for a trip down the Beyond the Stacks memory lane…
Listen to this month’s episode to hear about one of the many paths one can take to enter the field of librarianship. Sometimes, it takes being accepted into an English PhD program to know that it’s not the right degree for you! Also, what’s more appropriate than a podcast about archiving baseball than during the beginning of baseball season? Enjoy!
Listen to this month’s episode to hear about one of the many paths one can take to enter the field of librarianship. We also discuss what it’s like to work for a small, special library like the NILL and explore the relationship between librarianship and environmental activism. Enjoy!
Welcome back to Season 5 of Beyond the Stacks! For this month’s episode, I had the pleasure to interview Taylor Kirch, the Lead Librarian at Pandora Media. Tune in to learn about curating and archiving “lean-back” radio experiences, digital collection management, and metadata. We also discuss the future of LIS, particularly the probable/eventual AI takeover, which we decided might be led by Microsoft Word’s Clippy. Enjoy!
Taylor Kirch is a librarian and information scientist from the iSchool at the University of Illinois. Currently, she is the Lead Librarian at Pandora Media on the Curation team. Her role involves a wide range of library and information science skills, like taxonomy design and large-scale collection management. She began her career in the stacks of a film archive, but eventually became a content manager and database designer for the company. Before working at Pandora, she started a digital archive solutions company with her husband, developing content management systems for film and tv studios. In her downtime, she runs after her rambunctious puppy and reads the latest weird fiction and fantasy novels.
This semester seemed to fly by, I can’t believe it’s already December! For this month’s episode, I was delighted to welcome Derek Murphy, creator and first host of this podcast, back to the show! Tune in to learn more about the interdisciplinary field of usability and user experience research and what Derek has been up to the past year.
As always, thank you to all the listeners of the show and I wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
Derek is a Usability Researcher at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University, where he works to make the open-source, data repository software, Dataverse, easier and more enjoyable to use. He recently attained his Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, where he also worked as the Fellow for Dean’s Initiatives.