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Episode 19: Global Learning

UB’s Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is the focus of this episode. Listen in as Cindi Tysick, head of UB Libraries’ Education Team, and UB Associate Dean Mara Huber, join UB subject librarians to discuss how they’re connecting UB students with global and community partners through project experiences that transcend far beyond the classroom.

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Episode 18: All Things Joyce

Host Erin Hartnett, Director of Advancement for University Libraries, has a lively conversation with James Maynard, Curator, and Alison Fraser, Assistant Curator, of UB’s Poetry Collection. We learn about how the James Joyce Collection came to be in Buffalo, events happening this year to celebrate 100 years of the publication of Ulysses, and future plans for a new James Joyce Museum in Buffalo.

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Episode 17: Brought to You By

In this podcast episode, undergraduate education librarian Bryan Sajecki chats with Leslie Feldballe, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, about her choice of a career in librarianship rather than archaeology, her role as a cataloger in the UB Libraries’ Discovery Services unit, and her work with the SUNY Library Consortium’s Metadata Standards and Policies Working Group.

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Episode 16: Digging into Digital Scholarship

Catch our latest podcast episode and discover what’s happening in UB’s Digital Scholarship Studio and Network (DSSN). Digital Scholarship Librarian Natalia Estrada and DSSN Co-Directors Cristanne Miller and Stacy Snyder join host Nicole Thomas for a lively conversation about services available to UB faculty and students interested in developing interdisciplinary digital content for teaching, projects and research.

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Episode 15: Brought to You By

In this podcast short, undergraduate education librarian Bryan Sajecki speaks with Deborah Chiarella, liaison to the UB Department of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The two discuss Deb’s career path, her work with student and faculty musicians at UB and in the community, and the wide range of materials, including scores, parts, and CDs, available in the Music Library.

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Episode 14: Introducing Rebecca Chapman

In this episode, UB Libraries Communications Outreach Officer Denise Wolfe speaks with Rebecca Chapman, Undergraduate Law and Indigenous Outreach Librarian. Chapman discusses her interest in Indian law, her role in supporting the new UB Department of Indigenous Studies, and her work with undergraduate students interested in pursuing law as a career.

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Episode 13: You’re Invited!

Join us for a lively conversation about the Libraries Book Club and Genealogy Group. Lori Widzinski chats with Kathy O’Brien and Jill Hackenberg to learn more about these two interest groups hosted by the Libraries and open to everyone in the community.

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Episode 12: Copy That – Part 1

Introducing “Copy That,” a series of episodes exploring the subject of copyright. In this episode, Karlen Chase, Scholarly Publishing Specialist for UB Libraries, discusses the first steps in determining whether or not a creative or scholarly work is protected by copyright.

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Episode 11: Return to Campus – Part 4

Host Nicole Thomas speaks with Stacy Snyder, Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Studio & Network (DSSN) about some of the DSSN presentations planned for this semester.  In the second part of this episode, Cynthia Tysick, Head of UB Libraries Educational Services Team, discusses upcoming projects and returning to in-person learning for fall 2021.

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Episode 10: Return to Campus – Part 3

Library spaces and services for fall 2021 are the focus of a discussion featuring Sarah Patton, Abbott Library Evening Supervisor; Marnie Mancuso, Facilities Planning and Management Officer; and Paul Whiting, Lockwood Library Evening Supervisor.

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Episode 9: Return to Campus – Part 2

In this episode, Nicole Thomas, Undergraduate Education Librarian, speaks with Brian Detweiler, Associate Director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library about services and resources available to faculty, staff and students in the Law Library.

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Episode 8: Return to Campus – Part 1

Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries gives an update on the UB Libraries fall 2021 semester, and Natalia Estrada, Digital Scholarship Librarian, shares her perspective on starting a new job, on a new campus, in a new city during a pandemic.

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Episode 7: Welcome Keith Mages

In this episode, undergraduate education librarian Bryan Sajecki chats with Keith Mages, recently appointed curator for the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection. Mages shares his thoughts on this fascinating collection and the ways in which its rare books, artifacts and ephemera reflect the rich history of medicine and the health sciences.

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Episode 6: Brought to You By

Introducing “Brought to You By” – a series of podcast shorts featuring interviews with UB Libraries’ staff. In this inaugural episode, undergraduate education librarian Bryan Sajecki has a conversation with technical services systems librarian Tim McCarthy, a 26-year employee of the University Libraries. McCarthy’s work helps ensure students, faculty and staff have hassle-free, reliable access to the Libraries’ wide range of digital and print resources.

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Episode 5: Librarians in the LaunchPad

Recent UB graduate Ram Batta interviews Hadar Borden, director of UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad, UB engineering librarian Erin Rowley and UB social sciences librarian Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell. Their conversation highlights the many innovative ways in which our librarians partner with LaunchPad to support students interested in developing entrepreneurship skills.

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Episode 4: Educational Equity and the Role of OERs

In this episode, Chris Hollister, Head of Scholarly Communication, and Joe Patton, Assistant Librarian discuss Open Educational Resources (OERs) and how the Libraries are taking the lead on this timely initiative at UB.

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Episode 3: Celebrating Sustainability Month

This episode features a conversation with environmental advocate Jim Gordon, recently retired Lead Programmer/Analyst for UB Libraries, and a discussion of the practical efforts made by UB librarians and staff to live and work sustainably.

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Episode 2: Documenting the UB Community Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This episode features a conversation with Sarah Cogley, Digital Archivist at UB, about the ongoing project to collect and document the various aspects of life at the University during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Episode 1:  Meeting the Challenge of a Global Pandemic

In our first episode, Evviva Weinraub-Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries, and Terry McCormack, Interim Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, discuss the UB Libraries’ response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our services.

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