Session Description

Launching a podcast is one way that librarians can shed light on the work that we do and start dialogues across our institutions, as well as in the broader community. This presentation will teach attendees the steps required in launching a podcast at their libraries. Many decisions go into starting a project like this, from determining what technology is required, to brainstorming topic ideas, to finding the best options for hosting and sharing episodes. The project requires a range of skills including audio editing and interviewing. This presentation will demystify the process of launching a podcast so that many common pitfalls can be avoided.

The presentation will include examples of library podcasts, with information on their topics, and their formats, to give attendees an idea of the existing landscape of the medium. In the Q & A session, Emily will address any specific roadblocks which might be getting in the way of individuals taking this on. Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of the staffing, time, and technology requirements of podcasting, as well as some topic ideas that a podcast at their library might explore, and the potential benefits of starting one.

Type of Library

Community College Library


Jun 2nd, 9:00 AM Jun 2nd, 10:00 AM

Podcasting to Spark Community Conversation


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