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Checked In

22 EpisodesProduced by Ethan EvansWebsite

A library podcast sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians and hosted by Missouri Librarian Ethan Evans, "Checked In" publishes discussions between librarians throughout the state over various library-related topics. If you're looking for library content, you've come to the right p… read more

22 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Programming Series: Dungeons & Dragons (Season Finale)

June 18th, 2020


In the "Checked In" Season 2 finale, Ethan chats with SJPL librarian Josh Swindler about starting a D&D program at your school or public library.

Programming Series: Tabletop Expansion

May 26th, 2020


In this episode, Ethan chats with close friend and resident board game expert, Taylor Winn about possible tabletop additions to school libraries for …

Programming Series - Esports in the Library

May 6th, 2020


Today we start a miniseries on new ideas for programming in the library with a great conversation with Tony Gragnani, president of the Missouri High …

Library as a Career Path

April 21st, 2020


We're back with some new segments as well as a great interview with Josh Swindler of the St. Joseph Public Library who talks about jumping into the library as a career in the past year and being put in charge of …

Back at it

April 7th, 2020


We know, we know. It's been awhile since we've had an episode posted. Things got crazy and busy. Now they're just crazy. More episodes coming your way soon. For now, welcome back and take a second to hear about MASL …

Nanowrimo and Nostalgia

November 26th, 2019


Ethan talks about Nanowrimo, writing in the library and books that make him nostalgic.

Bare Bones

November 11th, 2019


This episode was entirely recorded and produced using Anchor on an iPad to give listeners a feel for the difference between full production episodes …

Library Roles

October 28th, 2019


Ethan runs through a typical morning in his library on the first half of the podcast. The back half consists of an interview with Luann Cadden, a naturalist/librarian at the F.L. Schlagle Library on Wyandotte County …

Something Always Happens During Halloween

October 14th, 2019


Ethan talks with Ft. Zumwalt West Librarian Shannon Grieshaber about audiobooks and podcasts and Harry Potter!

The Ins and Outs of Reader Award Committees

September 30th, 2019


Ethan chats with Gateway Chair Nicci Ballard-Long and Truman Chair Libby Wilson about being on a reader award committee and the commitment required to help narrow down a list of books for students to choose from each …

Stealing Ideas and Discussions on Book Challenges

September 16th, 2019


In this episode, Ethan discusses stealing a book tasting idea and how things never turn out like they do in pictures. He also has a discussion with MASL's AASL rep, Victoria Jones, about book challenges and the …

Jumping Back In

September 2nd, 2019


The premiere episode of Season 2. Ethan discusses something new he's trying in his library as well as something he wishes had gone better. Also, MASL president Amy Hertzberg hangs out for a bit and talks to Ethan about …

Season Finale: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 13th, 2019


In this episode, Ethan chats with classroom teachers at his school about the role of the school library and ways to better improve collaboration and …

Mirrors and Windows

April 29th, 2019


On this episode of "Checked In," Ethan discusses diversity in publishing and school collections with colleagues Kirsten Shaw and Ellen Wickham.

Cons, Comic Books, and Connecting With Your Students

April 17th, 2019


In Episode 8 of our first season, Ethan chats with his friend Marshall Conn, a Missouri educator, about comic books and convention life as well as fandoms and connecting with your students through your own passions.

Librarians in Arms

April 1st, 2019


In this episode, we chat with some librarians working for the Woodneath branch of Mid-Continent Public Library in Liberty, Missouri. Discussions …

Spring Conference Prep Guide

March 18th, 2019


In this episode, Ethan chats with Carolyn Allen and Kelly Oliva, co-presidents of the Spring Conference Committee, about what to expect at conference …

Author Visits and Performance in the Library

March 4th, 2019


In this episode of Checked In, Jennifer Brown stops by for a chat about author visits. You read that right. JENNIFER BROWN. She also chats about being an author and teen librarian at the same time. On the back half of …

We Want a Book Club

February 18th, 2019


In this episode, Ethan talks about his own successes and failures trying to implement a consistent book club at the high school level. Later, Amy …

Making in the Library Space

February 4th, 2019


In this episode, Ethan talks with Elizabeth Hoskins and Kelly Oliva about utilizing technology and makerspace activities in your library. They share …

What Do We Do Now?

January 21st, 2019


In this episode, we discuss your first year(s) as a librarian and how to settle in at a position that, in all likelihood, very few people in your …

Don't Podcast in the Library!

January 6th, 2019


In our inaugural episode, Ethan discusses how he'd like the podcast to develop and also talks current MASL president Jennifer Millikan about ways to …

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