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!
This month, we hear from two librarians, Liz Fitzgerald and Suzanna Urminska, who helped establish and now work at the Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Liz Fitzgerald is the Administrator of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center, the first of its kind in a library in the United States. She has worked at the Free Library since 2008, working in the Catalog Department and as a Branch Manager and Children’s Librarian in West Philadelphia before opening the Culinary Literacy Center in 2014. In 2016, Liz was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal. She has her MLIS from Rutgers University and a BA from Loyola University in Maryland.
Suzanna Urminska is the Library Coordinator of the Culinary Literacy Center. Suzanna joined the Culinary Literacy Center in 2015 and became the Library Coordinator in June 2016. As library coordinator, she develops, coordinates, and presents innovative programming, and builds and maintains key partnerships. Suzanna has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s in American Studies from Yale University, and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
Please join us to listen and learn about food literacy, cooking in the library and the importance of sustainable community partnerships.
Welcome to Season 4 of Beyond the Stacks! On this month’s episode, we hear from Jenny Benevento. Jenny has created taxonomies for the Associated Press, Sears and Kmart, Etsy and other smaller businesses and organizations. Join us as we talk about taxonomies (hierarchical lists) and her journey from academic libraries, to non-profit work, and e-commerce business. Jenny also offers some wonderful advice for any budding taxonomists out there or those are looking to switch into this line of work. Plus, find out what Jenny chooses as her spirit animal!
On episode three of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Miguel Figueroa, the director of the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association. Join us as we discuss Foresight Studies, fandom, collective impact, the Cone of Plausibility, and the influence of fast-casual dining on the future of libraries.