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Podcasting: A Practical Guide guides librarians through the process of creating a podcast. It will help librarians digitally record their podcasts, which can highlight library collections, connect with patrons, provide library instruction, and market library services across the Internet.

Highlights include

  • Step-by-step guidance for how to record a podcast specifically tailored for libraries and librarians.
  • Specifications on what kind of equipment, software, and hardware, is necessary to record their own episodes.
  • Pre-production techniques including script writing, storyboard creation, and how to find guests will be explored.
  • Coverage of the post-production stage including, audio editing, incorporating music and effects, and mixing episodes down for distribution, will be explored.
  • Resources for help with on marketing the podcast, using freely available and Creative Commons media to enhance episodes, privacy issues related to the medium, and making content accessible.


Chapter One of Tidal, J. (2021). Podcasting: A practical guide for librarians. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.



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