PODCAST

Plano Library Speaks

City of Plano, Texas

Plano Library Speaks is the podcast of the Plano Public Library. In each episode you'll learn about library resources and programs for the entire family, business and career resources, as well as little known facts about the library and you'll get to know our staff! Plano Library Speaks is part of the City of Plano podcast network.
Parachute Parties, Mentors, Business Resources and Teen Street Team
Welcome to Plano Library Speaks, the podcast of Plano Public Library! In this first episode, we’ll introduce you to your hosts, Rachel and Bob, and to our format. Each show will consist of four segments, as seen below for this episode. Leading and Learning:  In this segment, we’ll explore resources for lifelong learning with a focus on business and career. Our guest for this episode (and future shows) is Kristin Linscott, from our Outreach & Engagement department, who discusses… SCORE mentorships – information found here on our blogVirtual programs mentioned in this segment (more details can be found here): Wednesdays in October – LinkedIn for Career Success series10/9/21 Exploring Careers in Construction10/16/21 Business Plan 10110/22/21 Better Communication. Better Results. LinkedIn Learning can be accessed from this page, with your library card number and PINPlano Public Library Youtube channelBusiness & Partnerships page on our website Kids & Family The library of course has many programs for children and families, from our popular Story Times to cultural events. Today we spoke to Haggard librarian Andrea Cabrerra and learned about early literacy principles and how the library incorporates these into our programming. The five early literacy practices, from our blog Did You Know In this segment, we’ll explore aspects and services of the library of which you might not be aware. Today Schimelpfenig librarian Trish Clark talks with us about equipment and software for business needs you probably don’t have at home, but is available at your library!   Meet the Staff   Finally, in each show you will meet one of our staff members. This episode features Davis Librarian Laura Hargrove, who talks about our Teen Advisory Board, the Teen Street Team.
01-10-2021
23 mins
Planning, Nursery Rhymes, Book Clubs and Art Exhibits
featuring Cathe Spencer (Librarian), Jaime Eastman (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Sarah O’Pella (Librarian) Welcome to Plano Library Speaks, the podcast of Plano Public Library! In this second episode, your hosts, Rachel and Bob chat with library staff about a variety of topics, from nursery rhymes to art exhibits and more. See our show notes below for details and links. Learning & Leading In this segment, we’ll explore resources for lifelong learning with a focus on business and career. Our guest for this episode (and future shows) is Kristin Linscott, from our Outreach & Engagement department, who discusses: Author John C. Maxwell, who has written many titles including: Talent is Never Enough (2020, also in eBook), Leadershift: the 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace (2019, also in Spanish), Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 (2018, also available as eBook, eAudiobook and in Spanish), and Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn for Kids (2016)The importance of planning, from strategic plans to food plans to estate plansLinkedIn Learning Courses: 5 Ways to Control Your TimeUpcoming Programs: SCORE Mentoring, Roadmap to Business Startup Success, Ten Best Practices for Customer Service, and Enduring Job Loss or Pay Cut Kids & Family In this segment, we talk with Librarian and Family Place Coordinator Jaime Eastman who works at the Harrington Library location. Jaime discusses the importance of nursery rhymes in early learning (and how we still use them as adults!) Families with kids ages 2-5 can join us at Mother Goose Mania to explore and celebrate your favorite nursery rhymes with your child through music, play and exploration activities. Mother Goose Mania meets: Thursday, November 4 at 10 a.m. at Harrington LibraryTuesday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Parr LibraryThursday, December 9 at 10 a.m. at Schimelpfenig Library Can't make it? Check out our Mother Goose Mania activities on our Early Literacy in Action page on the blog. Did You Know? In this segment, we interview Librarian Cathe Spencer who works at Schimelpfenig Library and runs the Second Tuesday Book Club. Cathe Spencer leads this event and writes reviews for the upcoming titles on the blog. Learn more about our Book Clubs, when they meet and how you can attend here. Meet the Staff In this segment, we interview Librarian Sarah O'Pella who works at Haggard Library. Sarah has many tasks at the library, including Art Coordinator and working in the Genealogy Center.
01-11-2021
32 mins
Plano Library Speaks: Podcast Episode #3
Welcome to Plano Library Speaks, the podcast of Plano Public Library!  In this episode, your hosts, Rachel and Bob chat with library staff about a variety of topics, from vision boarding to Selfie Book Talks and more. See our show notes below for details and links.    Learning & Leading  We speak with Development Coordinator Kristin Linscott about vision and goals:  Steven Covey – Seven Habits of Highly Effective People LinkedIn Learning Pronunciator(language learning) Kanopy Vision Board Party at Schimelpfenig Library, December 14 at 7 p.m.: This is a goal-setting event to create a visualization of your 2022 goals, meet new friends and get creative. We will tackle goals through visual representations and reminders. You can place your vision board somewhere you can look at often to keep you focused and on track. A vision board is a collage of images and words representing a person’s wishes or goals, intended to serve as inspiration or motivation.    Kids & Family  We speak with Librarian Emery Courtney about Toddler Time storytime and the importance of early literacy tools:  Every Child Ready to Read– five principles we use to develop early literacy programs Storytime Calendar Be sure to hand around until the final seconds of the show to hear a great audio sample of Toddler Time, including the Goodbye Song!    Did You Know?  We speak with Librarian Erik Knapp about his work on this blog, including:  Selfie Book TalksEarly Literacy Tips    Meet the Staff  We speak with Library Instructor and Research Specialist Hannah Bradley about Digital Creation Space programs and services:  Digital Creation SpaceUpcoming ClassesPreviously Recorded Classes
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