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Library staff talking about all things libraries

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Episode 9: Privacy and Technology in the Library

Episode 9: Privacy and Technology in the Library

posted 6/11/2021

Systems librarian Theo Kontos and cataloging & reference librarian Stephanie Smith discuss technology in the library, including the Makerspace, with a focus on privacy and technology. How does the library protect patron privacy? What can each of us do when online to protect our data? From password managers to two-factor authentication and beyond, join us for this episode of Shelf Help from Memorial Hall Library.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 8: Summer Reading Books (for Adults)

Episode 8: Summer Reading Books (for Adults)

posted 5/28/2021

Join Clare Curran, Assistant Director for Collection & Development and Technical Services, and reference and cataloging librarian Stephanie Smith as they discuss summer reading (for adults), with a focus on some of the books they are most excited to read or to recommend this summer. A full list of the books discussed--plus some there weren't time to mention--can be found here.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 7

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 7

posted 5/14/2021

In episode seven of MHL's Shelf Help podcast, teen services librarian Renata Sancken and reference librarian Stephanie Smith discuss a variety of read-alikes for The Library Book by Susan Orlean. A full list of titles discussed (plus some that weren't discussed) is available here: https://mhl.org/what-read-after-library-book

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 6

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 6

posted 4/30/2021

In episode six of MHL's Shelf Help podcast, reference librarians Justin Termini and Stephanie Smith and assistant head of circulation Gerry Deyermond cover chapters 28-32 (the final chapters) of Susan Orlean's The Library Book, Andover's current community read title. Topics include the difficulty of investigating arson, bookmobiles, the Library of Things and unusual library collections, and more.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 5

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 5

posted 4/16/2021

In episode five of MHL's Shelf Help podcast, reference librarians Justin Termini and Stephanie Smith cover chapters 22-7 of Susan Orlean's The Library Book, Andover's current community read title. Topics in this episode include reference services, computers in the library, security in the library, and Harry Peak.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 4

posted 4/2/2021

In episode four of MHL's Shelf Help podcast, coordinator of children's services Beth Kerrigan and reference librarian Stephanie cover chapters 17-21 of Susan Orlean's The Library Book, Andover's current community read title. Listen in as they discuss youth services, polygraph tests, literacy and language learning resources, unsafe working conditions, and more.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 3

posted 3/19/2021

In episode three of MHL's Shelf Help podcast, assistant head of circulation Gerry and reference librarian Stephanie cover chapters 12-16 of Susan Orlean's The Library Book, Andover's current community read title. Topics include access and discrimination in libraries, the difficulties of investigating suspected arson cases, and map collections.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 2

posted 3/5/2021

In episode two of our Shelf Help podcast, reference librarians Stephanie and Justin cover chapters 7-11 of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Topics include book burnings, telethons, RFID technology, late fees, and more!

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Epsiode 1

Memorial Hall Library's Shelf Help Episode 1

posted 2/19/2021

Join us for the first episode of MHL's Shelf Help, our new podcast where librarians talk about all things libraries. In this episode reference librarians Stephanie and Justin talk about The Library Book by Susan Orlean, our Andover Reads 2021 title. This episode focuses on chapters 1-6 of the book.

Theme music: Thumper by Jim Hall, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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