Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast

Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast
Made possible by a Friends of the Oakland Public Library mini-grant, Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL. Community Relations Librarian Amy Martin brings you inside the walls to get to know the library as a friend. The first season will feature six episodes diving into the different places, programs, and initiatives that make OPL truly special.

Other Duties As Assigned
Jun 25 • 29 min
On May 4, 2020, Oakland Public Library staff began handing out food, calling seniors to check on them, supporting COVID-19 testing sites, and other duties. In this episode, we talk to six OPL staff about their Disaster Service Work assignments—during…
Your Library At Home
May 8 • 17 min
In this episode, we explore ways you can still access Your Library from home with your Oakland Public Library card. We touch base with various staff members to discover how they are continuing to serve Oaklanders while working from home. Learn how you can…
Hello, AAMLO
Feb 27 • 21 min
February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, let’s get an inside look at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland - AAMLO for short. Featuring Bamidele Agbasegbe-Demerson, Marco Frazier, Sean Dickerson, and Dorothy Lazard. Show notes,…
Public Detectives
Jan 31 • 23 min
In Episode 1, Paul and Amy talk to Dorothy Lazard about the Oakland History Center, then explore reference questions with Mahasin Aleem and Kirsten Baldock. Transcript, show notes, and photos