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Host Fred McIlvain and Librarian Mimmo Bonanni welcome Library Channel director Matthew Harp to talk about Matt’s selection as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2010. Matt was profiled in the Library Journal March 15, 2010 article, “Lights, Camera, Library.”
In this interview, Matt talks about leading the multimedia production efforts published by the ASU Libraries’ Library Channel. Examples of these productions include audio and video programs such as the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center lectures and the Library Minute series. He also discusses his enrollment as a digital information management student and the Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Services department in the libraries.
Matt is the fourth individual from the ASU Libraries to be selected for this prestigious honor. Listen to our interviews with previous winners Ann Dutton Ewbank (2009) and Katherine O’Clair (2007).
Library Minute episodes mentioned in the interview:
In 2008, ASU Libraries and Sichuan University Libraries signed an agreement of collaboration and cooperation. As part of the agreement the two libraries set up a visiting librarian program. It was ASU Libraries pleasure to host our first visiting librarian from Sichuan University Libraries this spring. We welcomed Lin Hu, presently Deputy Director of Information Consultation and Research Center at Sichuan University.
In this podcast interview, Lin talks about his experience at the ASU Libraries as part of our librarian exchange program.
We are also joined by Librarian Qian Liu.
Lin also discusses achieving his dream of attending a Phoenix Suns NBA Playoff game and his appreciation for player Steve Nash.
The ASU Libraries are delighted to announce that Matt Harp, digital library production manager, has been honored by Library Journal, the leading national library trade journal, by being selected on of their “Movers and Shakers” for 2010. His profile, “Lights, Camera, Library,” recognizes Matt’s groundbreaking work on the ASU Libraries video productions, especially the hit new series the Library Minute. Matt uses “his expertise to create an outstanding multimedia presence for the libraries on campus, online, and nationwide … bringing ASU’s libraries (and its librarians) into the spotlight.”
Movers and Shakersis an annual Library Journal supplement that identify librarians, vendors, and others who are “making libraries better and taking them into the future.” Since 2002 Library Journal has identified over 450 innovators in the field of librarianship from “all corners of the library world and several nations.”
Need quality information fast? Our librarians can get you started right away. This week Anali introduces you to the ASU Libraries’ LibGuides.
LibGuides are resources handpicked by our subject librarians covering a wide variety of subjects and courses taught at Arizona State University. Because they list only the best items for your subject, they can save you lots of time sorting by getting you right to what you need. They also provide quick contact information for the subject librarian for each one — so you can quickly get help from an expert in that area.
In this week’s Library Minute Anali Perry introduces ASU’s Ask a Librarian service. Ask a Librarian provides options to get you quickly in touch with our knowledgeable and experienced reference librarians. These librarians are here to help you succeed in your scholarship and research at ASU. You’ve got four ways to Ask a Librarian: Chat, email, phone, and in person.
Visiting Subject Librarian William Dansoh from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Edgwood Library in South Africa sits down with Fred to talk about his time at ASU. William visited Arizona as a participant in a librarian exchange program that is part of the Carnegie Corporation sponsored Research Libraries Consortium project. The purpose of this project is to obtain insights into research libraries within the United States, especially focusing on how academic librarians collaborate with and support research faculty and post-graduate students. William also expressed an interest in seeing how technology supports research in the libraries.
During the discussion we will learn how William was selected for the internship, what he hoped to learn, his internship experiences, and a comparison between research libraries in the United States and South Africa.
Host Fred McIlvain welcomes special guest Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank, Education Liason Librarian, to talk about being named one of fifty Library Journal ”Movers and Shakers.” She is joined by Jennifer Duvernay, ASU Libraries Marketing and Outreach Officer, also named a Mover and Shaker in 2005, who reflects on the significance of this honor.
Ann talks about her continued work to promote and educate the public, especially lawmakers, on the value of teacher-librarians in K-12 schools. Ann is a founding member of Fund Our Future Arizona which was originally organized in response to the proposal by Mesa Public School District to eliminate all certified teacher-librarian positions in the district, replacing them with lower qualified resource center specialists who would manage the library space and collections. Their well publicized initiative ultimately failed as the Mesa Public School District chose to continue with their planned budget reduction, but group’s goal to “to create strong school libraries for every child in the state” continues.
The ASU Libraries are pleased to announce that Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank, Education Liaison Librarian at the Fletcher Library, has been honored by Library Journal, the national library trade publication, as one of their 2009 Movers and Shakers. Her profile “Ann Dutton Ewbank: Activists” was published in conjunction with the March 15, 2009 issue of Library Journal and is now available online. The article highlights Ann’s work educating “everyone—especially city, state, and national legislators—about the role librarians play in developing 21st-century literacies in today’s students.”
Movers and Shakersis an annual Library Journal supplement ” identify librarians, vendors, and others who are shaping the future of libraries.” Since 2002 Library Journal has identified over 400 innovators in the field of librarianship who … and who “comprise the coming generation of library leadership.”
Ann joined the ASU Libraries in July 2006, and also served as teacher librarian for five years at Cholla Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a PhD in education from Arizona State University, an M.A. in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona, and a B.S. in secondary education from Northern Arizona University.