Today I’m having a bookish heart-to-heart with Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius about serving the public by way of literacy. Gwen and Frank work in unique roles at the New York Public Library system, and together host the wonderful podcast The Librarian Is In.
I enjoyed this conversation so much, and learned a ton about how librarians’ roles have shifted over the past decade, how libraries adapt to meet their patrons needs, and how you can give back to your library in valuable ways. I also strongly suspect many of you are going to want Gwen and Frank’s jobs by the time this episode is over. (I don’t blame you a bit.)
Books mentioned in this episode:
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• Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• This Must Be The Place, by Maggie O’Farrell (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• A Place For Us, by Fatima Farheen Mirza (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
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