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-Six - "It's this great love story - between a girl and her rocket ship."

This week, with very special guests Matthew Murray, Anna Ferri, and Meghan Whyte...

Mind Grapes: Our guests this week are founders of The Book Club for Masochists, which every month is dealt a random genre for the members to try to read. This month, they have psychological thrillers, which is, apparently, a challenge. Meghan, however, has enjoyed the thriller Dare Me by Megan Abbot. She's also been enjoying the different takes on feminism in Roxanne Gay's Bad Feminist. Anna's been trying to get into the thrillers, but has only been able to finish Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, which she thinks might have been cheating. She's also loved The Library at Mount Char lately, but suggests going into the book blind to get the best reading experience. Matthew is slightly dissappointed by our first female Thor in Thor: Goddess of Thunder, but is even more dissappointed by Fearless Defenders: Volume One. Starting to play Mass Effect 3 seems to be making up for it, though. Alli and Sam gush over the McElroy brother's recent visit to the Great White North in their first international live episode of My Brother, My Brother, and Me

Class Z(ed): We're a bit late this time around, but we talk to Matthew, Anna, and Meghan about their experiences at the ALA conference this summer in San Francisco. Since it's difficult to remember details this far along, we instead discuss why we decide to go to these conferences, what we hope to get from them, and how we are using the lessons we learn when we get home. But of course, we also discuss what went on and their favourite parts of the conference. Much time is spend on the awesomeness of the Zine Pavilion, of which Matthew is a primary organizer and contributor.


Dare Me by Megan Abbot
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Thor: Goddess of Thunder written by Jason Aaron, art by Russell Dauterman
Fearless Defenders, Vol. 1 written by Cullen Bunn, art by Will Sliney & Veronica Gandini
Mass Effect 3
My Brother, My Brother, and Me

Monster Factory: Exploding Shepard's face bones in Mass Effect 2

The Zine Pavilion at ALA Tumblr | Annual Zines
Reader's Advisory at ALA
We Need Diverse Books
#critlib on Tumblr | Twitter | Unconference
Book Club for Masochists Tumblr | PODCAST FORTHCOMING!!

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