98: Kristin LaLonde and Thomas Maluck

Guest hosts Kristin LaLonde and Thomas Maluck from the Secret Stacks podcast chat with Thomas Maluck and Kristin LaLonde from the Secret Stacks podcast.

Thomas Maluck

Kristin LaLonde is the Manager of the Health Sciences Library at MidMichigan Health in Midland, MI. Kristin received her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2011. She began her library career as a Special Librarian at the Arab American National Museum and most recently worked as an Adult Services Librarian at the Chippewa River District Library before her current position at MidMichigan Health. She has presented about Comics in Libraries at various conferences and conventions for several years. Most librarians from the Internet probably know her as @shinyinfo on Twitter. Her hobbies include watching Murder, She Wrote, reading comics, and bro-ing out.

Thomas Maluck is a teen services librarian at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina. He has presented at various fan-culture and professional conventions about graphic novels, manga, and teen services, including the American Library Association’s Annual and Midwinter conferences, DragonCon, NashiCon, and New York Comic Con. He served on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens committee for its 2014 and 2015 lists, and has published articles in Library Trends, Public Libraries, Strategic Library, and The Hub. He currently reviews for No Flying, No Tights, writes about comics for Panels.net, and regularly blogs graphic novel recommendations on Richland Library’s website.

Together, Kristin and Thomas host Secret Stacks, a podcast about comics and libraries.


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