Podcasting for Public Libraries (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER

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$ 25.20
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Day:  November 18, 2015
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Walk down the street and you'll see earbuds dangling from many people like some high-tech jewelry. They're not making a fashion statement. While many may be listening to their favorite music, a great deal more may be learning a new language, catching up on the latest technology, discovering financial advice, or being entertained by a comedy or drama.

Podcasting is an online audio-based program akin to broadcast radio that delivers content to listeners. People are talking, and more to the point, tens of thousands are listening, too. Public libraries can—and many already do—use the podcast platform as an efficient and easy method to share news and information, promote programs and services, and distribute other important content to their patrons.

This on-demand webinar provides the details that will help you produce, record, and deliver your own podcasts. It covers developing the podcast, picking topics, selecting the right equipment and other tools, recording and editing the program, and delivering finished podcasts to your patrons.

This archived webinar was originally presented November 18, 2015.

Running time: 58 minutes

Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!


Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).

Technical requirements:
To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Jeffrey P. Fisher

Jeffrey P. Fisher is studio services manager at Studio 300 in the Fountaindale Public Library (Bolingbrook, Ill.), one of the nation's premier digital media labs. In addition, he’s an in-demand audio, video, music, training, and media production pro whose work can be seen and heard on dozens of award-winning corporate, cable, commercial, and indie film projects. He also writes extensively including several published music, audio, and video industry books and numerous articles online and in-print. Fisher also teaches audio and video production and post-production at both DePaul University (Chicago, Ill.) and the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Ill.).

Public Library Association (PLA)

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.