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Librarian podcast idea

I’ve had an idea rolling around in the back of my head for a while now. For some reason, I haven’t followed through. Then, yesterday I read Meredith’s post about making ideas into reality. So, I’m gonna give it a try!

I’m going to make a podcast. I’ve wanted to experiment with one, but never had a content idea meaty enough. Then a couple days ago, it came to me: call in radio. Of course, it wouldn’t be live. But it can still work.

How many of you have something Library-related to say? You might not want to start up a blog, or the item might not be fleshy enough for publication. So, record it and send it in! I’m aiming for a length of about half an hour. If I can get 3 or 4 five minute submissions per show, plus ten minutes of my own commentary, I really think it can work.

While I said that a five minute submission would be nice, don’t feel limited by that. Shorter is fine, and even a little longer too. If you don’t have the ability to record yourself, I’ll accept short text pieces and read them “on the air”.

I’m really hoping there’s enough interest to get this off the ground.

Send submissions as attachments to:

I only ask that you avoid profanity and keep the tone civil. Please critique this idea, too. Refinements, twists, practical issues I’m not seeing, etc. In addition, I’d appreciate recommendations of software for creating podcasts in Windows.

Update: if you’re reading this via LibraryStuff (Thanks Steven!), I have a new updated entry with more details here.