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Vol 53, No 2 (2017): February/March

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Podcast Literacy: Educational, Accessible, and Diverse Podcasts for Library Users, by Nicole Hennig

Podcasts are experiencing a renaissance today. More high-quality programming is available for more diverse audiences than ever before.

When librarians are knowledgeable about podcasts, how to find the best ones, and what purposes they serve, we can point our users to the very best content and help increase digital literacy.

Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 2), “Podcast Literacy: Educational, Accessible, and Diverse Podcasts for Library Users,” will cover

  • Why podcasts are an important part of digital literacy
  • Statistics on podcast listening
  • The advantages of audio-based learning
  • How to find the best podcasts
  • The best apps for podcast listening
  • Lists of recommended podcasts for general audiences, higher education, teens, children, people with disabilities, and diverse and underserved audiences
  • How podcasts are being used, in context, in K–12 education and higher education
  • Podcast accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Ideas for how libraries can become curators and recommenders of podcasts
  • Resources for learning more

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