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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Dec 14, 2021

Episode 60 features Matt Kiefer who is here to discuss his career as a librarian. As you’ll soon learn it’s not just the Dewey decimal system and shushing people. It’s a library of things and events plus, growing into being organized, helping with technology, some library myths, and much much more.

Throughout the conversation, we discuss:

  • What does a librarian do?
  • How does one become a librarian?
  • A Libary of things
  • Archives and Reference Collections
  • Things to do at the library
  • Technology usage at the library
  • Different types of librarians
  • Community Space vs. Books
  • Running events
  • Recommendation Engines
  • Library Myths
  • And much more

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

Psionic Monkey on Twitch

Find a library near you on

Create your own library at





Other Links

Crichton’s Next is a TED Talk with a novel preamble

‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ plants appreciation for Tom Petty and ‘Wildflowers’ album


You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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