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LiTTech #80: Do you really need a master’s degree to be a librarian? May 15, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #80: Do you really need a master’s degree to be a librarian?

This week Addie and Emily join forces with Steve Thomas of Circulating Ideas. Library Journal had an editorial called “Can We Talk About the MLS?” So we decided to do just that, and talk about it with some of Syracuse University’s favorite professors and a school librarian who’s still working on her Master’s. (This is part 2. You can hear part 1 on Circulating Ideas.) Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Steve Thomas, R. David Lankes, Jill Hurst-Wahl, […]

Time for the post-grad school job hunt . . . Good Luck! May 10, 2013 11:00 am

Time for the post-grad school job hunt . . . Good Luck!

I want to start by saying congratulations to all the newly minted librarians out there. You just got your MLS or MLIS or MSI (or ALA-accredited equivalent) and are off to start your path changing the world of Information for the better. But first you have to get the job. I’m not going to lie to you, this coming summer will be a  very long and incredibly short one. But you can do it! There are a few rules though: […]

LiTTech #79: All the Other Awards May 8, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #79: All the Other Awards

This week, Addie and Emily wrap up their series on the Youth Media Awards by talking about the Batchelder, Odyssey, Schnieder, Carnegie, and Stonewall awards and medals. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #78: Locking Down Your Lock-In May 1, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #78: Locking Down Your Lock-In

Programming and outreach is a huge part of what libraries do beyond the usual books and media. This week, Addie and Emily talk to two librarians from Syracuse University’s innovative Learning Commons about some of their favorite events. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Fantasia Thorne Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #77: Why coding is good for librarians (and teachers too)! April 24, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #77: Why coding is good for librarians (and teachers too)!

You’ve been hearing it for a year, “Learn to code!” But why? Your job doesn’t involve programming. This week Addie and Emily try to explain why they learned and how it helps them. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #76: Books for Teens April 17, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #76: Books for Teens

Only recently has Young Adult Literature really started to be respected as its own distinct voice. This week on LiTTech Addie and Emily talk about the Alex, the Printz, and the William C. Morris awards for books that appeal to readers age 12-18. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

Copyright: One Step Forward, and Two Steps Back April 12, 2013 11:00 am

Copyright: One Step Forward, and Two Steps Back

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the land of what you own. I’ve talked about ownership before and how it’s changing as the world becomes more connected. The flat Internet does not play well with the concept of “things” and “buying.”

LiTTech #75: The Special Library April 10, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #75: The Special Library

Everyone’s familiar with the public, school, and academic libraries, but what about the special libraries? They’re all around us, and most people don’t even know it! This week Addie and Emily are joined by Deborah Evans-Cantrell to learn more about what’s right under our noses. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson,  Deborah Evans-Cantrell Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #74: Rewarding a Lifetime April 3, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #74: Rewarding a Lifetime

We all have those books that we love: the ones we read again and again, then push them on all of our friends. This week Addie and Emily look at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal and the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the way librarians show their appreciation to the authors that make a difference Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #73: Search Engines vs Databases March 27, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #73: Search Engines vs Databases

Why are librarians always saying “Use the databases!” instead of just letting everyone Google everything? This week Addie and Emily answer that question, and look into which tool is better for which job. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #72: Making Nonfiction Interesting March 20, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #72: Making Nonfiction Interesting

When we think of reading for pleasure, our minds naturally go to a mystery, fantasy or other fiction. This week on LiTTech, Addie and Emily talk about the awards given to the NONfiction books that can capture the imagination. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #71: You mean I can check out a Kindle? March 13, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #71: You mean I can check out a Kindle?

Libraries have expanded into ebooks as much as the publishers will let them, but did you know that you can probably check out an ereader at your library too? This week on LiTTech Addie and Emily get into how to manage an ereader collection and why Nooks might be better than Kindles for some situations. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

The Wait is Over March 8, 2013 11:00 am

The Wait is Over

Ok, so I was all set to get all huffy about the Six Strikes thing that the companies we pay for a service are inflicting upon us. (Seriously, the RIAA and the MPAA are a combination of the grumpy old person who shouts, “Get off my lawn!” and a spoiled six-year-old who takes his toys and breaks up the game when he’s not winning). But, hey, just go watch this patronizing video and think to yourself, “How much to I […]

LiTTech #70: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! March 6, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #70: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Chances are, if you grew up in an English-speaking country, you learned to read with Dr. Seuss. He made learning to read fun, and even snuck in some life lessons at the same time. This week, LiTTech celebrates his birthday and the award named after him. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #69: Student Power! February 27, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #69: Student Power!

School and academic libraries have one major thing in common: they’re both filled with students! This week Addie and Emily talk with Hannah Charland (member of SUNY Oswego’s Student Worker Advisory Group) about how to get our patrons more directly involved. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson, Hannah Charland Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #68: King and Belpre February 20, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #68: King and Belpre

While Coretta Scott King is fairly well-known, Pura Belpre has more of a libraryland fame. However, both of them have Book Awards named after them! This week Addie and Emily talk about why. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

LiTTech #67: Plagiarism vs. Copyright Infringement February 13, 2013 11:00 am

LiTTech #67: Plagiarism vs. Copyright Infringement

We know they’re both bad, but where does plagiarism end and copyright infringement begin? Or is it the other way around? This week Addie and Emily try to sift through some of the murk to figure out the difference and why they’re both not an ideal way to create anything. Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Addie Matteson Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- littech@edreach.us

The Snowball has Started Rolling February 8, 2013 11:00 am

The Snowball has Started Rolling

Two weeks down, and boy do I feel popular. In addition to my usual Library Instruction classes for the Psychology department, there has been a distinct uptick in requests for “Learning Technology” classes, not to mention requests for presentations at department or committee meetings to talk about what’s up at the Library (sometimes with my Partner in Crime, Dan Laird). I’m getting a reputation. If you want your students to try something cool, call Emily.