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September 27, 2023
Dr. Zachary Stier stops by the show to talk about the transformative power of public libraries and their significance as hubs of informal learning. Dr. Stier passionately delves into the symbiotic relationship between libraries and schools, emphasizing the collaborative efforts that bolster student growth. As schools grapple with the decision to retain or reinvent their libraries, Dr. Stier champions the irreplaceable value of these spaces as sanctuaries of exploration, play, and dialogue.
Dr. Zachary Stier has been the transformative director of Children's Services at Ericson Public Library in Boone, Iowa since 2011, introducing initiatives like NASA@My Library and the equity project, Activating Community Voices. He founded consultancy firm Mr. Z and Company, LLC and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois Champaign iSchool, where he developed a course on Early Literacy and Public Library Partnerships. Dr. Stier is also involved with the Fred Rogers Institute program and serves on various state and national boards. Holding multiple degrees, he's a published author and a recognized leader in early childhood education and library services.
Zachary on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrzandcompany/
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Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Find out more about Kevin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinstoller/
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Episode 147 of the Better Learning Podcast
Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.
Who made this episode possible?
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) - https://www.a4le.org/
Education Leaders' Organization - https://www.ed-leaders.org/
Second Class Foundation - https://www.secondclassfoundation.org/
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