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CUATL Ep. 16: Cataloging the library experience, one subject heading at a time

Jan. 3, 2021

When we think of librarians, we think of the people ready to answer your reference questions, visit and instruct your classes, help you locate source material and curate the collections you rely on. “What I do is mostly considered public services,” said Art and Architecture Librarian Alex Watkins. In order...

Stack of antiracism books

CUATL Ep 14: Anti-racism resource guides and academic libraries

Dec. 18, 2020

In June 2020, in response to the police killings of George Floyd , Breonna Taylor and many other Black people and people of color, the University Libraries, like many others, felt the strong need to take action. A group of librarians came together to create an anti-racism resources guide ...

People talking on the internet

CUATL Ep. 15: Reimagining community during COVID-19

Dec. 16, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Colorado, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries had to close its doors to our community, including ourselves. When the pandemic progressed, we needed to innovate to provide the services and resources that our community relies on. We had to answer the question, ‘How do we...

Zephr plays on the steps of Norlin Library

CUATL Ep. 13: Colorado's Premiere Rock 'n' Roll Photographer

Nov. 13, 2020

Dan Fong has always found himself in the right place at the right time. A CU Boulder alumnus, Fong is known for capturing the heart of the golden age of Colorado's rock history from all angles. Last year, the University Library's Archives acquired over 140 photographs covering Dan Fong's extensive...

Unlocked U.S. Capitol building

CUATL Ep. 12: The Importance of Open Government

Oct. 26, 2020

This is a special audio documentary affiliated with Opentober , a month-long celebration of open access at the University Libraries—and a reminder that we as citizens have the right to an open and responsive system of government for the welfare and wellbeing of the communities they represent. The University Libraries...

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CUATL Ep. 11: Information and Media Literacy in 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

In 2020, we have real-time access to a historic amount of information with millions of active websites and billions of active online users. The issue is not about the quantity of information, but about the quality. Who is verifying content and how do we identify reliable sources? There aren't easy...

Dean of the Libraries Robert H. McDonald in the podcast studio

CUATL Ep. 10: In Conversation with Dean of the Libraries

Dec. 9, 2019

In this episode of CU at the Libraries, “In Conversation with Dean of the Libraries" we hear from the Dean of the University Libraries Robert H. McDonald about a new strategic plan, shared values, and the future of both online education and academic libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder...

Statue of Fred Folsom

CUATL Ep. 9: The Man Behind Folsom Field

Dec. 2, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “The Man Behind Folsom Field” has been rewritten for the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Deborah Hollis...

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CUATL Ep. 8: Defining Digital Humanities at CU Boulder

Nov. 11, 2019

If you were asked, "What is Digital Humanities," how would you respond? If you're unsure or downright don't know, this week's host, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara , starts, by defining Digital Humanities (DH). In this episode, Nickoal will explore with you the many different flavors of DH around the world with Dr...

Naomi Heiser and Thomas Riis holding the map of conversation.

CUATL Ep 7: Exploring the Folklore Music Map of the United States

Nov. 5, 2019

This episode of CU at the Libraries , “ Exploring the Folklore Music Map of the United States,” features a conversation between Map Library Cataloging Naomi Heiser and Professor Emeritus and former director of the American Music Research Center Thomas Riis at the University of Colorado Boulder. The transcript has...