Until things relative to telecomms are resolved...
...this is all I have in terms of capacity for doing telephone interviews:
It may not look like much but it did surprisingly well in its very first run. The bridge worked quite well being adapted into our wiring setup for recording. While I miss the flexibility of Skype right now, I have to work with tools available. Fortunately this bridge was able to be built (solder and all) in a fairly short period of time by the program's engineer.
If you want to see a larger size version of the picture, feel free to click on what is shown above. Provided all proceeds well there will be an installment of Tech for Techies talking about how librarians out there can build their own.