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-Four - "Strange, flexible problem solvers."

This week, with special guest David Waddell...

Mind Grapes: Sam's been listening to Sheezus, and finds it a little diluted by domestic bliss; David's been stepping out of his comfort zone with The Famished Road and World War Z, but also returning to an old favourite; Alli's been reading two very different books, both by boundary-pushing women - Mindy Kaling's memoir and Kathryn Boo's exploration of Indian slum life.

Where Do We Put This?: David is here to engage us in conversation about the library as a vessel for the public imagination. Among other topics, our wide-ranging conversation touches on the reference interaction as teachable moment, the librarian as guide and listener, and the library as a space that needs to balance present needs and future potentials.

Links:

Sheezus

The Famished Road

World War Z (audio book)

House, MD

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

David on Twitter

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