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 Forty-Three - "I can do it my damn self!"

This week, with special guest Constance Shepardson...

Mind Grapes: Sam's been reading Susin Nielsen's absorbing, overlapping tales of Vancouver teens after catching the YA bug at Book Camp; Constance is all about Oscar Wilde right now, including big works and small, and reminds us of the nuance lost in some modern adaptations; Alli - in fact, all of us - LOVED Guardians of the Galaxy, but can see where it could have been even better.

Where Do We Put This?: Constance is here to tell us about bringing steampunk into the library. She's developed a toolkit for creating library displays, programs, reading lists, and even educational content for kids and adults related to the genre, aesthetic, and attitude of steampunk. Visit the Steampunk Library, email or tweet at Constance, or check out some of the steampunk works she suggests, including Soulless by Gail Carriger, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, The Gentlemen of Steampunk by Evan Butterfield, and the Steamposium convention, where she'll be appearing next month!

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