Episode 11: Awakening the strength of community with Kathy Coffey

    Chapter 1: Kathy Coffey and community leadership

    Kathy Coffey on stage at 2017 TEDxSnoIsleLibraries.

    Kathy Coffey, Executive Director of Leadership Snohomish County (LSC), has more than a little experience in supporting communities and fostering leadership growth.

    Besides leading LSC, Kathy serves as a member of the city of Lynnwood’s Human Services Commission. She’s a South Everett–Mukilteo Rotarian and board member of Leadership Launch, which focuses on developing student leaders. Kathy also worked for the Edmonds Community College Foundation and was development relations coordinator at Bastyr University.

    Kathy was also a speaker at the 2017 TEDxSno-IsleLibraries.

    Her subject? Communities and leadership, of course.

    Chapter length: 47:17

    Chapter 1 links

    Chapter 2: Book Notes with Grant Perrigo

    Librarian Grant Perrigo, a member of the Sno-Isle Libraries Readers’ Services team, shares a couple of suggestions for our podcast listeners.

    Off to be the Wizard by Scott Meyer

    Martin is just a regular computer programmer who stumbles across a computer text file that controls all human existence. Height, weight, wealth, position on the planet, or in time can be changed with a simple keystroke.  Presented with this ethical and moral quandary, Martin finds himself on the wrong side of the law and does what any self-respecting nerd would do. He travels back in time to England in the middle ages, to try is trade at being a real wizard.

    Descender by Jeff Lemire

    This graphic novel by the author of Sweet Tooth and Animal Man is a fantastic example of sci-fi world building. Robots and Humans (and Aliens) are locked in a war, and the key to solving it might be a small boy android.  With elements of the film AI and parts of the graphic novel Saga by Brian K Vaughan, this recently completed series will appeal to fans of both.

    Chapter length: 2:59

    Episode hosts

    Ken Harvey photo

    Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries.
    Ken brings broad professional experience from his service
    with Community Transit, Sound Transit, the city of Reno, Nev.,
    and several positions in radio and TV.

    Paul Pitkin
    Paul Pitkin

    Paul Pitkin is Director of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
    He also plays guitar, along with several other instruments,
    sings and writes music.



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