In this new edition of In the Library with a Comic Book, Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust interview author Mariko Tamaki of This One Summer and Skim. Their recommended reads in this podcast: How to be Happy, Rocket Girl, Star Wars, Swallow Me Whole, Over Easy and SuperMutant Magic Academy.
Join CLA President Robert Karatsu in a conversation with the iconic director of the San Diego County Library system Jose Aponte as they discuss “What is Leadership?” Both Jose and Robert have led highly successful organizations (San Diego County Library won Library Journal’s 2012 “Library of the Year” and in 2013, while Robert was the director of the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, they won the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service) but two more seemingly different people you will not meet. Listen in to hear what they have in common, and how they define that most elusive term “leadership”. And as an added bonus, Robert will also be asking as many library directors as possible who are meeting at the upcoming Public Library Director’s Forum to give a *one* sentence definition of “leadership”. Hear what they all have to say at this “Thursday with CLA”!
In this new edition of In the Library with a Comic Book, Jack Baur and Amanda Jacobs Foust discuss Image Expo 2015 and interview Brian K. Vaughan of Saga and Brian Buccellato of Sons of the Devil. Their recommended reads in this podcast: The Age of License and Displacement by Lucy Knisley and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North.
Join CLA President Robert Karatsu as he first gives an overview of the 2015 CLA “Spring Fling” programs. The “Spring Flings” are continuing education programs sponsored (and produced) by CLA’s different interest groups. This year, the Technical Services, Management, Youth Services, Technology, Collection Development and Student Interest Groups are all going to do at least one program. Find out more when you tune in! Also, Robert will give an update on the Weed Community Library and talk to the people who organized the crowdfunding campaign that successfully reached its financial goal. (Robert is of the opinion that crowdfunding really is the future of public fundraising so if you are not familiar with how it works, or how to set up a campaign, tune in to learn more!).