Circulating Ideas Podcast: potential partnerships between librarians and journalists

Posted to my listserv by Troy A. Swanson, PhD MLISm Library Department Chair,Teaching & Learning Librarian, Moraine Valley Community College 9/25/18 (I bolded the latest podcast on the Know News Symposium):

I am excited to send along the link to an interview I did with Dr. Laura Saunders from the School of School of Library & Information Science at Simmons University. We discuss the Know News Symposium and the potential partnerships between librarians and journalists.

This is part of a series of interviews on the Circulating Ideas podcast on libraries and fake news. I have pasted the previous interviews below as well.

  • Fake News, Journalists, & Librarians: The Know News Symposium, Circulating Ideas episode 141
  • Fake News, Higher Education, and Librarianship, Circulating Ideas episode 139, Nicole Cook,
  • Fake News and Social Media Analytics, Circulating Ideas episode 123: Nathan Carpenter:
  • Fake News and the Psychology of the Brain, Circulating Ideas episode 116: Laura Lauzen-Collins:
  • Fake News, Information Literacy and Teaching College Students, Circulating Ideas episode 113: William Badke:
  • Fake News, Journalism and Libraries, Circulating Ideas episode 108 Interview with Jeremy Shermak:
  • Fake News, Information Literacy and Epistemology, Circulating Ideas episode 104 Interview with Lane Wilkinson:

Please share where appropriate. Thanks for listening.




September 23rd to the 29th is Banned Books Week

In celebration of Banned Books Week, the library’s Research Help Desk will display Banned Books that you can check out.

Use the library’s guide to Banned and Censored Media to find books to explore and learn more about the event.  Ask a librarian to help you find a book to check out from our stacks.   Take this short quiz designed by Shianne Beer to test your knowledge.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  This year it is being held from September 23rd to 29th.  Books are most frequently banned or challenged if an institution or individual deems their content to be offensive.

This year, you can also Thank a Banned Author in the LGBT Center on Tuesday, September 25th and Thursday September 27th at noon.  Readers will be gathering to write emails or postcards to banned or censored authors in order to thank them for their impactful books.  For more information on that event, see the related Intercom post or the Facebook page for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services

Take a stand for the banned!

Register to Vote at the Alternatives Library #twithaca

From Ryan Clover-Owens, Director, Durland Alternatives Library:

Here are some of the upcoming deadlines to participate in tomorrow’s primary, and November’s mid-term elections.

In New York State, the registration deadline is October 12th to participate in November’s elections.

Tomorrow is the primary election:

Here is a map from the Board of Elections with voting locations at Cornell University, as well as around Ithaca. Locations include Alice Cook House, Belle Sherman School, and Lutheran Church on Oak Ave, all in the C-town and campus area.

View : Map of TC Voting Locations

The Board of Elections website is

We have a display at the library – and after tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) primary election we will continue making registration forms available at the library until the deadline on October 12th. We are happy to provide stamps as well for your registration form.