Photo of Joy Austria Joy Austria - Chief Podcast Editor, Managing Editor

Joy Austria holds an MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Her research article, “Developing Evaluation Criteria for Podcasts”, won the 2007 Best Student Paper award and is published in the December issue of Libri (vol. 57, no. 4). Joy’s research interests are in the evaluation and cataloging of new media, specifically podcasts.

As an undergraduate nursing student at Loyola Univeristy Chicago, Joy worked for two years at WLUW 88.7 FM. She was the assistant news director, a news anchor, and on–air talent.

Joy is a Library Assistant at the Newberry Library in Chicago. She enjoys all things Joss Whedonesque, playing cello with the Oakley Street Cello Ensemble, feeding her iPod, twisted animation, fun n' frivolity with the friends...and an occasional nap.

jaustria730 [at] gmail [dot] com

Photo of AJ Hannah AJ Hannah- Chief Podcast Editor, Audio Producer

AJ Hannah completed his Masters in Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

Prior to finishing his degree, he was co–owner of an independent cafe and did communications for the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.

He has been involved in recording and audio production for himself and other local Chicago musicians for over seven years now and is interested in applying this knowledge to podcast production.

When not reading or doing audio production, you can find him playing guitar, checking out independent Chicago cafes and catching some of the latest local musicians and bands.

ahannah7 [at] gmail [dot] com

Photo of Rory Brown Rory Brown - Podcast Review Editor

Rory Brown is a high school dropout. He attended a state university and acquired a Master’s degree in library and information science at a private Catholic university in Illinois. He was one of several DJs on a weekly community radio show before he dropped out of high school, and has appeared on at least one other undisclosed podcast in the past. Rory is currently a librarian at an undisclosed branch of the Chicago Public Library.

Rory enjoys the finer things in life.

rory.brown [at] gmail [dot] com

Photo of Jennifer Kelley Jennifer Kelley - Podcast Review Editor

Jennifer Kelley is a librarian at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. where, in addition to reference and instruction, she works on integrating social software applications into library services. She has created and taught workshops on collaborative technologies and has presented on the topic of social software and libraries at the Popular Culture Association and LOEX of the West. Her interests also include library outreach and marketing.

When the weather co-operates, Jennifer practices sustainable urban gardening and enjoys biking to any of Chicago’s many farmers’ markets. During the other nine months of the year, she works on perfecting the arts of scarf knitting, wine drinking and creative house renovation.

Jennifer holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated from the LEEP program.

Photo of Louise Dimick Louise Dimick - Podcast Copy Editor

Bio coming soon!

Photo of Lisa Schoblasky Lisa Schoblasky - Podcast Copy Editor

Lisa Schoblasky holds a MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, IL where she was a production intern for the online publication World Libraries. She is currently employed at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.

She is interested in library advocacy, library instruction, copyright issues, book conservation, and cats. She has three great cats - Vince, Luna and Spicy.

Besides working on the podcast, Lisa created a Wikipedia page for Canadian singer-songwriter Amy Honey.

Whatverkallao Logo Stephen Kallao - Photographer

Stephen Kallao is a photographer, audio producer, voiceover talent and Radio Personality based in Milwaukee, WI.

He is also one of the four remaining people who has not seen Lost.

Stephen’s work is showcased on his Flickr page. A full audio/visual portfolio is available at Whateverkallao [dot] com.