From Michael:  Greetings all! I am thrilled to be traveling to Denmark next week for the Next Library Conference in Aarhus at the Dokk1 library. One of the most resonating statements I have heard in recent years came from Dokk1’s  Marie Østergård at PLA in 2016: “We don’t hire for librarians or […]

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My new column is up at Library Journal exploring the impact of podcasts and how libraries can respond. What do I listen to now? More than a few folks shared this sentiment online in the days following the release of “S-Town,” a podcast hosted by Brian Reed and created by […]

Office Hours: More on S-Town



As information disseminators, curators and creators, journalists and librarians often walk the same ground as these professions seek to serve communities. I was fortunate to interview Jeremy Shermak, Moody College of Communication Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin about journalism, fake news, libraries, and “truth.” This interview […]

Fake News, Journalism, and Libraries by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson








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I was excited to be a guest host on the Circulating Ideas podcast where I interviewed Lane Wilkinson,Director of Library Instruction at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Listen to our conversation here: Circulating Ideas episode 104: Lane Wilkinson. Lane and I discussed how librarians relate to knowledge in a time of […]

Fake News, Information Literacy, and Epistemology by TTW contributor Troy ...