Sparks: The Reaching Across Illinois Library System Podcast

Sparks Podcast Episode 10: Liz Aviles

Posted: July 10, 2017

RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan talks with Liz Aviles, Vice President of Market Intelligence at Upshot, about the marketing agency's report on seven retail trends to watch in 2017 and how libraries can capitalize on these trends to better serve their customers.

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Intro/Outro music by Julie Jurgens, https://himissjulie.com

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Sparks Podcast Episode 9: Rebecca Teasdale

Posted: May 16, 2017

RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan talks with Rebecca Teasdale, Senior Evaluation and Research Associate at the Garibay Group in Chicago, about how libraries can use evaluation to improve their programs/services and for organizational learning.

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Intro/Outro music by Julie Jurgens, https://himissjulie.com

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Sparks Podcast Episode 8: Margaret Peebles

Posted: April 10, 2017

RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan talks with Margaret Peebles, Division Chief of Public Services at Gail Borden Public Library District, about the crucial role libraries can play in helping patrons deal with "fake news," including how to evaluate what's "real" online.

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http://gailborden.info/fakenews

Intro/outro music by Julie Jurgens, https://himissjulie.com

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Sparks Podcast Episode 7: Andrew Medlar

Posted: March 2, 2017

RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan talks with Andrew Medlar, Assistant Chief, Technology, Content and Innovation at Chicago Public Library, about the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and DPLAfest, April 20-21, 2017, in Chicago.

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Intro/outro music by Julie Jurgens, https://himissjulie.com/

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Sparks Podcast Episode 6: Ryan Livergood

Posted: January 24, 2017

RAILS Executive Director Dee Brennan talks with Ryan Livergood, Executive Director of Warren-Newport Public Library, about how libraries can get started with fundraising, different strategies and events libraries can try, identifying donors and building relationships, the importance of establishing policies, and much more.

Intro/outro music by Julie Jurgens, https://himissjulie.com/

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