This month we spoke with another rural library within the South Central Library System, McMillan Public Library! They are among 15 libraries (not including museums) that are being nationally recognized and celebrated this year for their outstanding service to their community.
Each year, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) selects museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor. So far, the only other public library in Wisconsin to make this list was Madison Public Library, in 2016.
This month, we feature the story of the Rock Springs Public Library, “The Library that Roars”. They overcame several bouts of extreme flooding and, although they lost their building, are still serving their community in unique ways, from a unique place.
Shauna recently spoke with an energetic group of graduate students at UW-Madison’s iSchool! In LIS 601: Information Perspectives and Contexts, they’re teaming up in groups for one of their assignments to make a podcast instead of making posts to a discussion board–how cool is that?!
Shauna, an alumna of the program, talked about why one would want to make a library podcast. How do libraries in Wisconsin engage with one another, even though it’s easier than ever to connect …or is it?
This discussion also included how the podcast was started (rushed and full of possibilities), how Shauna and Steev collaborate, who they think the audience is, as well as challenges and discoveries along the way.
Special thanks to Professor Jonathan Senchyne for inviting us!