As a Mother’s Day special, Mike is joined by Dr. Robin Naughton, his wife and mother of their son Matthew, to talk about the state of libraries and librarianship in light of the pandemic. Robin shares her perspective as a digital librarian and as an academic focused on user research and the user experience. We also delve into the role of the Academy in understanding public health in New York, dating back to the pandemic in 1918 and up to the present day.
Then we shift the conversation to talk about introversion, extraversion, and diversity of perspectives in light of the rapid move to digital due to Covid-19. We conclude by wishing a happy and healthy Mother’s Day to everyone out there.