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Experience the B-side of Library Life

What is the B-side of library life all about? Here's a hint: it's not just books. Join Mieke, Leonides, and Sarah from the County Library as they flip that record and discuss the behind-the-scenes sights and sounds of the library. Special guests will drop in to chat about music, writing, community, gaming, and books.

New episodes dropping monthly

Your Hosts

The hosts of the podcast
From left: Sarah Müller, Leonides Ortiz, Mieke Nielson

Sarah Müller:

Sarah has been working for the County Library for 6 years, currently as a Library Assistant at Kearns. They help run Kearns' teen Queer-Straight Alliance and are working on their Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. You can often find them in the Kearns Create Space, making acrylic earrings with the laser cutter.

Leonides Ortiz:

Leonides (Lee) Ortiz is a Senior Librarian with the Lifelong Learning team. She has filled a few different positions here at the County Library since 2019. Originally from Upstate New York, Leonides has called Utah home for the last 8 years and is still in awe of the mountains. She enjoys a good cup of tea or coffee, British crime and baking shows, history and music documentaries, and will never say no to a concert. Poetry is her jam and if you let her, she will talk for hours about it and maybe share some of her own work as well.

Mieke Nielson:

Mieke has worked for the County Library for 9 years in a variety of positions. She is currently a children’s librarian at the Sandy branch. Mieke has a love of all things gaming. She ran the Animal Crossing Island for the County Library system, and can often be found playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Karl Gilchrist - Recording Engineer
Tim Hinkle - Sound Editing
Emma Houtz - Guest Coordinator
Mariah Norton - Reader's Advisory Coordinator
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