Human Skin Books – with Megan Rosenbloom – Episode 404
Megan Rosenbloom (@LibraryAtNight) joins the ladies to talk about being a Librarian and her new book “Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin.” The ladies also discuss their favorite dead people, hanging out in graveyards, and how Elf on the Shelf normalizes fascism. They answer a lady problem from a listener who’s building a case against an abusive coworker at her company.
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Megan Curran Rosenbloom is Collection Strategies Librarian at UCLA Library in Los Angeles. Megan served as a medical librarian for many years, where she developed a keen interest in the history of medicine and rare books. She is Obituary Editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association and President of the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine. She is actively involved in a number of ways in the Medical Library Association and other professional organizations (for details, consult CV).
Megan Rosenbloom is the co-founder and director of Death Salon, the event arm of The Order of the Good Death, and a leader in the Death Positive movement. She is on a research team out to find the historic and scientific truths behind the world’s alleged books bound in human skin, or anthropodermic bibliopegy, and has a forthcoming non-fiction book about the history and ethical implications of this practice, titled Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin.