Meet the Hosts of “The Librarian Is In”

Roxanne hit the Big Apple last week to sit down with Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius, the hosts of the New York Public Library’s popular podcast The Librarian Is In, a show all about books, culture, and what to read next.

The bibliophile BFFs talked about how they got their start (one was a political journalist), what books they are loving right now, and even debate e-books vs book books showing us why librarians truly have the most novel ideas.

“Check out” The Librarian Is In here!

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Books in this episode:

Black Out by Connie Willis

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

Foe by Iain Reid

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Why Read the Classics by Italo Calvino

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Blubber by Judy Blume




  • Kristen Posted March 2, 2019 2:00 pm

    I very much dislike reading on a Kindle or screen myself. But I couldn’t help feeling that John is doing an enormous disservice to the elderly people who come in looking for help with the gifts their grandchildren have given them. Kindles are fantastic tools for people as they age — many, many older people use them because they can bump up the font as large as they need, not to mention the possibility of downloading books at any time from home when it gets harder to get out of the house on a regular basis. Kindles might seem like easy, thoughtless gifts, but they could end up changing an older reader’s life. It would be amazing if librarians helped empower older people who might be afraid to use them at first but could really benefit from them.

  • Kristen Posted March 4, 2019 10:04 am

    While I dislike e-readers myself, only reading physical books, I do know that they can be an enormous benefit to many people, particularly older readers. Many, many elderly people only read on Kindles because they can bump up the font as much as they need to for their aging eyes. And the option to download books from home when it gets difficult to leave the house can be a lifesaver. Rather than encouraging older people to disregard the Kindles they’ve been given as gifts, librarians who teach them how to use them are giving them another gift. Empowering them to read possibly years longer than they would have been able falls under a librarian’s role, reinforcing their fear of technology should not.

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