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Listeners' Advisory: The San Diego Public Library Podcast

Listeners’ Advisory is the San Diego Public Library podcast and audio access point that connects users with SDPL services, facilities, and staff. Patrons can learn about upcoming programs and periodically enjoy stand-alone episodes that feature unique content tailored for the audio experience. Enjoy a mixture of narrative-driven segments, in-depth interviews, and roundtable discussions about timely services, community-centric matters, along with professional recommendations.
This podcast is made possible through a partnership with the San Diego Public Library Foundation.
Listeners’ Advisory is the San Diego Public Library podcast

Bonus Episode: The Book Coven

In this bonus episode, we meet members of the Book Coven, an off-the-books book club for librarians that love young adult literature. The Book Coven consists of various members of SDPL staff including Sciences Manager, Monnee Tong, Pauline Foster Teen Center Manager, Vanessa Gempis, and Collection Development Librarian, Angie Stava. They discuss their origin story, book recommendations, the value of rating systems, and what they love about being in a book club.
Books Mentioned and Recommended
For more information on upcoming young adult book clubs for teens and adults contact: Vanessa Gempis.

Previous Episodes

Episode One

In this premier episode, host Bob Surratt speaks with Library Assistant III, Destiny Rivera about the Ocean Beach and Scripps Ranch Miramar Seed Libraries; co-host Scott Ehrig-Burgess, SDPL director Misty Jones and San Diego Public Library Foundation CEO, Patrick Stewart discuss the Library Master Plan; and Bob, Scott, and Supervising Librarian, Jennifer Jenkins recommend their favorite podcasts.
Seed Libraries
Library Master Plan
Listener’s Advisory Recommendations