Wednesday, July 27, 2011


The Library Day in the Life Project is a semi-annual event coordinated by Bobbi Newman. Twice a year librarians, library staff and library students from all over the globe share a dat (or week) in their life through blog posts, photos, video and Twitter updates.

If all goes according to plan, Bobbi will be my guest on the show in January 2012, when Library Day in the Life 8 rolls around. For the seventh round, I've decided to document how I do the podcast.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Episode Two: Unshelved

Librarian Gene Ambaum and cartoonist Bill Barnes began publishing Unshelved on February 16, 2002. They have eight published collections.

Gene Ambaum (by Bill Barnes)

Gene Ambaum uses a pen name because he’s scared of his own shadow. He is so good at making fun of strange, difficult customers in Unshelved because he is the strangest, most difficult customer of all. He taught English overseas because no one there was in a position to criticize his spelling. If he ever starts another comic strip it will be about poop, because that’s what he spends most of his time thinking about.

Bill Barnes (by Gene Ambaum)

Bill Barnes loves librarians, show tunes, and meat. He can count his toes without taking off his shoes. Over the past eight years, he has tried to convince Gene that the meaning of “partnership” is doing what he says 99% of the time. He can often be seen wandering the floor at trade shows playing “The Final Countdown” on his ukulele Death Adder. In his spare time he draws Unshelved and writes a comic about the software industry, Not Invented Here.