The Skillset Podcast

Hosted ByR. David Lankes & Nicole A. Cooke

A library issues podcast from the University of South Carolina School of Information Science, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair, and the South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, and in partnership with 'Publishers Weekly'.

All Episodes

The Skillset Podcast #3: Politics and Libraries with EveryLibrary’s John Chrastka

With the election days away, this is the perfect time to remember that public libraries exist in a political as well as civic space. In this episode, hosts David Lankes and Nicole Cooke talk to John Chrastka, head of EveryLibrary, the country’s only poli…

The Skillset Podcast #2: The library as a platform with library Angela Craig, Director of the Charleston County (SC) Public Library

In this episode a conversation with Angela Craig, director of the Charleston County Public Library in South Carolina. We talk about what it’s like to run a  library…one week at a time. She shares a lot of fantastic ideas and experiences but take special …

The Skillset Podcast #1: Rethinking Community Engagement, with Tamara King

Hosts Nicole Cooke & David Lankes talk with Tamara King, director of community relations at the Richland (SC) Public Library about the changing nature of community engagement in a time of pandemic, Black Lives Matter, & economic recession. Learn how the …

The Skillset Podcast with R. David Lankes and Nicole A. Cooke: An Introduction

In this short explainer, co-host R. David Lankes talks about the genesis of The Skillset Podcast, what the podcast seeks to add to the conversation around the future of libraries, and why the current crises transforming libraries is also an opportunity.

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