The Rural Librarian and the Closet of Doom

April 30, 2020 00:26:23
The Rural Librarian and the Closet of Doom
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The Rural Librarian and the Closet of Doom
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Show Notes

This week's bonus episode is all about the Librarian of Awesome, Cara Sawyer, who talks about the beauties and problems of being a small town librarian with a $36,000 budget (including her salary) in the time of Covid-19.

Cara's doing a lot of programming from her house. Check it out here.

To find out how Cara manages and learn about the Closet of Doom, listen to the podcast here!

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A bonus interview with Dr. J.L. Delozier, Pennsylvania doctor and writer. 

bonus interview with poet and coach Fiona Mackintosh Cameron. 

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