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Information Today, Inc. Publishes Listen Up!—Podcasting for Schools and Libraries

Posted Oct 1, 2007
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Information Today, Inc. (ITI)   has announced the publication of Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries, the latest book by educational technology specialist and podcaster Linda W. Braun.

Listen Up! is a timely guide for teachers, librarians, and school media specialists who need to get up-to-speed quickly on podcasting. Braun, author of numerous books and articles on educational technology, begins with clear explanations of what podcasting is and why it is a particularly useful tool for schools and libraries. She offers how-to advice for creating great podcasts (covering both content and technical issues), tips for finding and using podcasts and vodcasts, examples of innovative school and library projects, and guidance on getting the word out to students, staff, patrons, and other users.

Listen Up! was designed to provide support to both novices and experienced podcasters in search of new ideas and inspiration. The book’s chapters are:

1. This Thing We Call Podcasting
2. Before You Get Started
3. Real Life Examples
4. What Makes a Great Podcast? Developing the Content
5. What Makes a Great Podcast? The Technology
6. Get the Word Out

In addition, the book features a foreword by nationally syndicated radio talk show host and tech guru Leo Laporte; an introduction by the author; three appendices including a podcast planning sheet, a roundup of podcasting tools featuring recommended hardware and software products, and a sample podcast feed; a glossary; a list of Internet resources mentioned in the book; and an index. As a reader bonus, a companion Web site provides free and easy access to podcasts and podcasting resources mentioned in the book.

An educational technology consultant with LEO: Librarians and Educators Online, Linda W. Braun helps schools and libraries integrate technology into their programs and services. She is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Services, where she teaches young adult and technology classes. Her previous books include Introducing the Internet to Young Learners, The Browsable Classroom: An Introduction to E-Learning for Librarians, Hooking Teens with the Net, and Teens, Technology & Literary. She has written numerous articles for professional journals including netConnect, Library Journal, and School Library Journal, and is a columnist for VOYA.

Listen Up! Podcasting for Schools and Libraries (2007/120 pp/softbound/$29.50/ISBN 978-1-57387- 304-8) is published by Information Today, Inc. It is available in bookstores and direct from the publisher by calling (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S., call (609) 654-6266]; faxing (609) 654-4309; emailing; or visiting

Source: Information Today, Inc.,

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