Behind The Circulation Desk

Behind The Circulation Desk
Two Houston librarians discussing books, literacy, EdTech, and libraries.

Boring Dystopia
Feb 7 • 33 min
Jimmy and Shelby, Shelby and Jimmy, talk about books they’re reading (a little), how the world is a boring Dystopia and random ways to kill fire ants. Jimmy gets political too.
After the Break
Jan 9 • 28 min
Jimmy and Shelby discuss their reads during winter break, what they binged and Shelby’s new adventure.
DEVOLSON is Real and So is This Book Challenge
Nov 21, 2019 • 36 min
Jimmy and Shelby talk about their upcoming break, learn about DEVOLSON, talk shop about books, and why Jimmy can’t talk no good.
November Book Challenge
Oct 25, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode Jilby Slai (Jimmy Mai and Shelby Slay) talk about their reads for the 50 book challenge starting in November. They also talk about current status of Jimmy’s beard.
Terror on the Shelves
Oct 3, 2019 • 36 min
Jimmy and Shelby talk scary reads for the month of October.
Flood of Books
Sep 26, 2019 • 32 min
Jimmy and Shelby talk Tropical Storm Imelda and what they were supposed to do that school. They later launch into their new reads.
Labor Day Shenanigans
Sep 2, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode Shelby and Jimmy talk about the nature of fall (in Houston), life (in Houston), fall reads (in Houston), and why you shouldn’t pick up stray kittens (in Houston), while sitting outside (in Houston).
Tired…Just Tired
Aug 28, 2019 • 29 min
Shelby and Jimmy talk about what ails them on this back to school special edition.
Coffee, Back to School Book Talks, and Why Gatsby is “aight”
Aug 14, 2019 • 57 min
In this Episode of Behind the Circulation Desk, Shelby and Jimmy discuss back to school topics, explore different young adult reads, and also the importance of coffee and why anything will do.
Bad Librarians, Summer Brain, Level Up, Beard Oils, and Summer Reads…again
Jul 22, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, the dynamic duo that is Shelby and Jimmy talk about what they were supposed to read for professional development, what they did to cause the dreaded summer brain, their upcoming presentations at Level Up, Jimmy’s beard…
Representation in Literature & Media Licenses
Jul 4, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode Shelby and Jimmy update how their summer reads are going, talk about representation of ethnicity in literature, and media licenses.
Introductions and Summer Reads!
Jun 19, 2019 • 31 min
This is the very first episode of Behind the Circulation Desk. Hosts Shelby Slay and Jimmy Mai talk about their experience as Librarians in Houston, TX and their summer reading lists.