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-Seven - "It's more about the feels than the science."

This week with special guests Tamarack Hockin and Ashley Van Dijk...

Mind Grapes: Alli is going back to vintage strategy games with Heroes of Might and Magic III: Restoration of Erathia. Ashley is following up on recommendations with Lev Grossman's The Magicians. Tamarack is reading catching up with teen land reading with the The Lunar Chronicals by Marissa Meyer and All our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, both virtually visiting the Surrey Public Library Teen Reading Club this summer by online chat. Sam finally got on the Wicked bandwagon with the tour that swept through Vancouver this week. We also discuss video game difficulty, time travel mechanics, and the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series. 

Class Z(ed): Ashley and Tamarack are library technicians - a designation that many of us were unaware of before entering the library world. We discuss the differences between the MLIS and Lib Tech education and job duties. We also touch on the relationship between librarians and techs and how to build those relationships in more productive ways.  Bottom line: we are all colleagues - let's make libraries awesome together. 

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Heroes of Might and Magic III - Buy it on GOG

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Lunar Chronicals series by Marissa Meyer

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Surrey Public Library Teen Reading Club

Wicked - North American Tour

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - First Trailer for the STARZ series

Library Technician on Wikipedia

BCLA Library Technicians' and Assistants' Section




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