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Episode 24: Kim Dority, Alternative LIS Career Paths

Kim Dority, MLS
Kim Dority, MLS

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:

  1. “I didn’t even know that job existed” by Kim Dority
  2. LIS Career Options LinkedIn Group
  3. Kim will connect with you on LinkedIn if you are in the LIS field!

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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…

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Episode 23: Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist at National Baseball Hall of Fame

Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Photo credit: Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

 

 

Happy Spring! For this month’s episode, I spoke with Kelli Bogan, the Photo Archivist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

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!

Length – 54:54

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Episode 22: David Selden, National Indian Law Library

Headshot of David Selden
David Selden, NILL Library Director

For March’s episode, I spoke with David Selden, the Library Director for the National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). David is the first law librarian to be interviewed for Beyond the Stacks! 

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!

Length – 46:58

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Episode 15, Cooking in the Library: Culinary Literacy Center

Image of Liz Fitzgerald in the Culinary Literacy Center
Liz Fitzgerald, in the Culinary Literacy Center.

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 reading to children.
Suzanna Urminska leads a story time at Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market.

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.

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Length – 50:09

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Episode 14: Titus Moolathara, Advocacy Librarian

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Titus Moolathara, Free Library of Philadelphia

March 2017 is an exciting month for Beyond the Stacks! We will be releasing two episodes this month and these episodes highlight three librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia working on innovative community-building projects. We talked to Titus Moolathara, Liz Fitzgerald, and Suzanna Urminska. Fitzgerald and Urminska both work at the Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But today, you’ll hear from Titus Moolathara.

Titus Moolathara who came to the Free Library of Philadelphia from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, where he worked in the prison library. In 2013, he initiated the Free Library’s Prison Services program that reaches out to incarcerated patrons, their families and children. Titus was named as one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2016. Titus holds a master of art and masters of philosophy in History both from Jamia Millia Islamia University in India and an MSLIS from Drexel University.

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Length – 30:40

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