by Mary-Michelle Moore, Head Editor, INALJ Vermont
3 Great Podcasts for Library News
As much as we love our blogs and social media, sometimes it’s better to have something to listen to on the commute or at the gym to help meet our “I learned something today” requirement. Here’s a list of three great podcasts to listen to when you want to stay abreast of library news. I’ve provided the links to each show’s webpage or they are available for download in the iTunes store.
Circulating Ideas is an interview podcast hosted by Steve Thomas. He regularly interviews interesting people in the library world, including people running for ALA positions, the annual list of Movers & Shakers and authors. In addition to his wonderful podcast, the show notes provided at www.circulatingideas.com provide summaries of the show and details on where to find out about the interviewees on social media.
Nerdy Librarians is a husband and wife team that covers different aspects of librarianship. The Perrys cover everything from comic books (their most recent podcast) to social media in the library, to gaming in the library. This lighthearted podcast usually runs on the shorter side (30-45 minutes) and is a good introduction to library podcasts if you aren’t sure where to start. Their show notes and shows can be downloaded at: http://www.nerdylibrarians.com/wordpress1/
T is for Training is a podcast “about but not obsessed with” library training. They cover anything and everything dealing with training and learning in libraries. The format is usually a call/chat set up and there is always a plethora of great advice. Their shows can also be found at: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=24719&cmd=tc