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 Sixty-Five - "...really amazing things can happen."

This week with very special guest Cecily Walker...

Mind Grapes: Alli gets Cecily and Sam hooked on the original Netflix series BoJack Horseman - a show about anthropomorphic animals that tells an extremely human story. Cecily talks about her most recent binge-watch obsession in the form of Korean Dramas. Sam's been on a reading kick and tells us all about Neil Smith's weird and wonderful novel Boo.

Class Z(ed): We have a fascinating conversation with Digital Services librarian Cecily Walker that revolves around having an effective online presence as a librarian; her trajectory from corporate IT to the public library world; and her thoughts on collaboration among "Sparkle Ponies" as an alternative to "rock star" librarianship. We also discuss some of her work with In the Library with the Lead Pipe, an amazing peer-reviewed, alternative-ish library blog and journal.

Links:
BoJack Horseman
Iris
Oh My Ghost

DramaFever.com
Boo by Neil Smith
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
"Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship" by Angela Galvan - In the Library with the Lead Pipe
"Why Diversity Matters: A Roundtable Discussion on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Librarianship" by Juleah Swanson, Ione Damasco, Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Dracine Hodges, Todd Honma, and Azusa Tanaka - In the Library with the Lead Pipe
 

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