New Video Podcast: Between the Pillars

Inside the Fisher Library

Have you always wanted to know more about the Fisher Library’s vast and diverse holdings? Or maybe you’re curious about our staff? Well, here’s your chance!

Beginning Friday, October 23, the Fisher is launching a brand-new video podcast series titled Between the Pillars. Every second Friday, at 12:30 pm, we’ll be livestreaming via the Fisher’s YouTube Channel a short conversation – around 15 or 20 minutes – between a staff member from the Fisher and John Shoesmith, the library’s Outreach Librarian. The conversations, which will be filmed in the library’s Maclean Hunter Room – between our large pillars, naturally – will be casual and relaxed, and based around a particular theme that will showcase many of the library’s treasures. 

First up will be Michael Cassabon, the Director of Advancement at the University of Toronto Libraries, who will be chatting about Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid’s Tale. It will include highlights from Atwood’s literary archives held here at the library, including the first handwritten draft of the manuscript. 

Don’t worry if you happen to miss the livestream. We’ll be posting them all on our YouTube Channel. For direct links to the episodes, click on the links below.

The schedule for 2020 is: 

Oct. 23           Michael Cassabon       Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid’s Tale

Nov. 6             Alexandra Carter          Collecting Science and Medicine

Nov. 20           Loryl MacDonald          UofT and the Wars

Dec. 4             David Fernández          Collecting Latin Americana at the Fisher

Dec. 18           PJ Carefoote                Christmas Treasures


We look forward to welcoming you inside!

Launching on Friday Oct. 23, learn more about the Fisher's collections and its staff in a relaxed and comfortable chat setting.