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 Fifty-Seven - "And then I laughed maniacally for like, 20 minutes."

This week...

Mind Grapes: Sam has been doing some reading inbetween a re-watch of Downton Abbey. In a similar vein, we discuss her reading of Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day and discuss some of our other favourite upstairs/downstairs things. Alli has been playing BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins and is loving it. We talk about BioWare's amazing attention to story and character as well as some awesome adventure games for the non-combat inclined.

Class Z(ed): We have had some great interviews with our recently graduated friends about their first jobs out of school. This week, that spotlight turns to Alli as she discusses her first few months as the Instructional Services Librarian at a local community college. We talk about some of the job duties, keeping up with instruction trends, and working with a small group of amazing colleagues.

Links:

Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Makers - Cory Doctorow
BioWare (the company)
Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect

Baldur's Gate

Awesome Adventure Games:
The Secret of Monkey Island
Grim Fandango
Deponia

Great Library Instruction Videos
Acceptable/Unacceptable - University of Alberta Dean of Student's Office
Peer Review in 3 Minutes - North Carolina State University
Picking Your Topic IS Research - North Carolina State University

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