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18Episodes
Category: Education

In this podcast series, we engage with UB faculty, students and staff through in-depth conversations to discover the connections between the Libraries and current research, learning, teaching and creative activities underway at the university.

September 30, 2021

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.

September 30, 2021

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.

August 4, 2021

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.

August 4, 2021

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.

May 21, 2021

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.

May 21, 2021

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.

March 30, 2021

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.

March 2, 2021

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.