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 Twenty-Two - "You should keep writing things!"

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This week, with special guest Matthew Murray...

Mind Grapes: Matthew introduces us to the wacky world of Tsutomu Nihei; Alli's been rewatching the arguably even wackier Mystery Science Theater 3000; Sam breaks her New Year's resolution just a teeny bit to revisit Pastwatch.

Class Z(ed): Matthew fills us in on the world of zines - what they are, the vast diversity in their style and content, how they're made/traded/sold/shared, and the way they empower their creators and consumers (who are very often one and the same). Plus, we talk zines about librarians, zines in traditional libraries, and homegrown libraries of zines.



Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus


Night Film

The Matthew Murray

Biomega: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomega_(manga)

Raiders of the Lost Archives at the IPRC: http://raiders.iprc.org/ (More info: http://www.iprc.org/calendar/raiders-of-the-lost-archives)

VPL Zine collection: http://guides.vpl.ca/zines

Zine Pavilion at ALA: http://zinepavilion.tumblr.com/

365 Zines a Year: http://365zines.blogspot.ca/

CLA 2014 National Conference and Trade Show: Victoria, British Columbia : Victoria Conference Centre: May 28 - 31, 2014:


Poster 17: Whatcha mean, what's a zine? Introducing Zine Collections and Small Press Publishing into Your Library Collections

Find out what a zine is, why should libraries have zine collections, and everything you need to know to start and grow a zine collection! How do you catalogue and organize zines? How do you purchase zines when you can't get them distributors? How do you connect to your local zine scene?

Presenter(s): Matthew Murray, Graduate Student / Co-Organizer of ALA Zine Pavilion, SLAIS, UBC / ALA Zine Pavilion

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