S.S. Librarianship

a podcast for librarians and the nerds who love them

Hi! We're Alli Sullivan & Sam Mills. We met in a pub the night before our first day of library school, and since then we've been through a lot together - classes, presentations, jobs, weddings, Dungeons & Dragons campaigns - all the while finding ourselves engrossed in wide-ranging conversations about television, film, books, technology, and what it means to be a young, nerdy, lady librarian in the twenty-first century. This podcast is our attempt to share our conversation with you - we hope you enjoy listening, and we hope you'll jump in and join us by sending in a question, comment, or topic for us to discuss on the show!

Episode Thirty-One - "How would you catalogue a pig in a jar?"

This week with very special returning guests Emily Booth, Michael Wynne, and Melanie Cassidy...

Mind Grapes: 

What are we looking forward to doing this summer? Alli and Sam are interested in two of the summer blockbuster comic book movies, Michael is catching up on some old sci-fi, Emily endeavours to do ALL THE THINGS in Skyrim, and Melanie is getting a jump on some work for the BC Open Educational Resources group. 

Class Z(ed):

We have all been told different things about cataloguing courses at Library School. Some say it is absolutely vital to a well rounded librarian education. Others say it is useless to take a full course - most cataloguing these days is copy cataloguing anyway! Well, this term, the five of us were lucky enough to be in the same Cataloguing and Classification course at our iSchool and we try to answer the question: should library school students take cataloguing? The answer may surprise you! Or not. Depends on how much you like cataloguing, I guess. 


Days of Future Past (Trailer 3) 

Babylon 5 

Guardians of the Galaxy 


Open Educational Resources

BC OpenEd

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