SECRET STACKS, your comics in libraries podcast. Hosted by Kristin LaLonde and Thomas Maluck. We discuss anything related to comics in and around libraries. Part of the Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries family. Found at ccgclibraries.com
57: Librarianship In The Age of Pandemic
Life – Work – Comics! How have each of these three been affected by Covid-19 and the pandemic sweeping the globe? Kristin and Thomas are trying their best to help people and themselves. Hunker down with another podcast to make the days go by easier. We have links, recommendations, and good ol’ anecdotes from a medical and public librarian! We won’t judge your Animal Crossing town nor your bread-baking abilities!
56: No-Pressure Situation
Do you know a child, size 3T, who loves Spider-Man? No pressure, just asking. Have you considered sponsoring an angel tree child, either through Department of Social Services or Salvation Army? No pressure, just a thought. Can you hold up this anime transparency in front of this library chair? No press… actually, let us explain. All of this, plus piracy chat, review tropes, and our fresh picks!
55: That Chill In The Air Is Us Snarking - Wear Flannel
Workin’ out, nerdin’ out, gettin’ the word out! Working the ropes n’ spokes for the new season of The Swole Stacks!
Rio De Janeiro Mayor tries (and tries, and tries again) to ban Avengers: The Children’s Crusade from a book fair
Cosplayer in residence
Art Spiegelman: Golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism
The Far Side 2019??
Four Color Fantasies: The Gary Lee Watson Comic Book Collection at the University of South Carolina
Ramona Fradon commissions still available
Autostraddle - queer and nonbinary lifestyle blog
Belgium Comic Expo: The Ninth Art at The Koger Center For The Arts
54: The Quebec Affair
They sent us to shut it down! Kristin and Thomas deliver the Quebec Library Association's closing keynote. They aimed for a mixture of history, advocacy, passion, industry trends, and a few laughs along the way. What do a couple of American librarians have to share about comics? Come find out!
(Note: there is a brief audio cut made during a description of EC Comics due to the recording device stopping and restarting. The missing snippet doesn't seem to harm the overall context of the segment, but please pardon any confusion that may result there.)
53: Happy-Go-Lucky Comics Librarians
This is a mini-episode recorded while waiting for John Wick 3, but there's more content than ever! Kristin and Thomas talk about the Quebec Library Association Conference and the sessions they saw there. Does your library acknowledge use of native lands? What is the best way to utilize a religious space for community programming? Toronto and Montreal's Comic Arts Festivals were a blast! Sometimes the best way to vacation outside of America is to sit back in a hotel bed and watch Live PD. All this and just two picks!
52: We Am The Fool
Kristin’s back on Twitter! If you’re a librarian or a professional wrestler, watch out! A Free Comic Book Day anecdote results in relationship advice. Kristin’s down with ILL. Thomas resigns from public librarianship to tend to a massive comics library (in his dreams). #NotAllTeachers #Pedagogy #ListenToDiddy #PrettyDiddy #GraphicMedicine