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Circulating Ideas - 6 October 2021

Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas
Circulating Ideas facilitates conversations with the innovative people and ideas inspiring libraries to grow and thrive in the 21st century. This newsletter dives deeper into those conversations.
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Back in 2015, I ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund transcripts of the show’s archive, up to that point. It was successful, and I had hours and hours of audio transcribed. The only issue was that my transcriber was a non-librarian from New Zealand, which means she did not always know library-specific acronyms, terminology, people’s names, etc. She did a fantastic job outside of that and got the transcripts probably 90% right, which went a long long way.
To address that last 10%, I enlisted the help of volunteer proofreaders, and that’s where I first “met” Matt Finch. He volunteered to help out and did a bang-up job.
Why did it take another five years for me to have him on the podcast as a guest? All I can say is 🤷🏻‍♂️
Matt was on the show last summer, and earlier this year, he pitched me the idea of having Bronwen Gamble on the show with him to talk about the scenario planning they had done together at Reading (PA) Public Library.
Hope you enjoy and learn from the conversation.
Episode 209
Dr. Matt Finch is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Dr. Matt Finch is an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Bronwen Gamble is the Executive Director of Reading Public Library in southeast Pennsylvania.
Bronwen Gamble is the Executive Director of Reading Public Library in southeast Pennsylvania.
CI209: Matt Finch and Bronwen Gamble
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