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COVID-19 learning & connection opportunities: week of May 25, 2020

Tag: Library

Podcast: Library Operations During COVID-19 with Jamie Eustace, Baytown, TX

Jamie Eustace Library Director City of Baytown, Texas LinkedIn Curbside pickup to digital story time. Jamie Eustace, the Library Director for the City of Baytown, Texas, joined the podcast to talk about how running the library has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared how staff have found creative ways to continue serving library patrons … Continued

I Have to Ask: Misconceptions About Libraries

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Hillary Ostlund, Library Services Manager Hillsboro Public Library in Hillsboro, Oregon, takes on common misconceptions about libraries.  Libraries have been my jam for nearly two decades, and I frequently hear that I’m not what many think … Continued

Innovation is Not a Thing. It is What We Do.

This guest blog is brought to you by Jamie Eustace, Director of Community Engagement at the Sterling Municipal Library in Baytown, Texas. Reading: Wild Game by Adienne Brodeur and The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan Listening to: Death, Sex, and Money podcast Watching: The Morning Show Recently, I was participating in a discussion about leadership in … Continued

I Have to Ask: Three Book Recommendations

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three questions from ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Jamie Eustace, Baytown, Texas, Librarian, provides three must-reads for this year. I read in fits and starts.  Since my job, and more importantly, my professional reputation depend upon me being well read, my habit of inconsistency can … Continued

Podcast: A Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness with Ryan Dowd

Ryan Dowd Executive Director Hesed House Bio | LinkedIn An empathy-driven approach to solving problems and serving everyone. Ryan Dowd the Executive Director of Hesed House, a homeless shelter in Aurora, Illinois joined the podcast to talk about serving people experiencing homelessness. Ryan talked about his book, A Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, and his training for … Continued

Podcast: Transportation, Engagement & Libraries from the Code for America Summit

Warren Logan Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations Oakland, CA LinkedIn | Twitter Laura Biediger Community Engagement Strategist Durham, NC LinkedIn | Twitter Stephanie Chase Director of Libraries Hillsboro, OR LinkedIn | Twitter Designing better government. Earlier this summer GovLove hosted a live recording at the Code for America Summit in Oakland, California. Three … Continued

Podcast: Leadership & Scenario Planning with Matt Finch

Matt Finch Strategy & Innovation Consultant Bio | LinkedIn | Twitter Strategy, planning, storytelling, innovation. Matt Finch joined the podcast to talk about his work with libraries and other government entities on planning for the future. In this wide ranging interview he shared his path into doing this work, becoming future ready and tools for … Continued

Podcast: Rethinking the Library with Stephanie Chase & Hillary Ostlund

Stephanie Chase Library Director Hillsboro, OR LinkedIn | Twitter Hillary Ostlund Library Manager: Cultivate Hillsboro, OR LinkedIn | Twitter Leading (r)evolution in public libraries. Stephanie Chase, Library Director, and Hillary Ostlund, Library Manager, from the Hillsboro, Oregon public library joined the podcast. They talked about how they are adapting their expectations of employees and the … Continued

I Have to Ask: Libraries and Homelessness

In this series, guest columnists respond to one of three topics selected by ELGL co-founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Jamie Eustace, Library Director, City of Baytown, TX, writes libraries as special places. His name was Reese His body was found under an oak tree in front of the library before we opened one Monday. Reese … Continued

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