Library News Podcast: January 2022

Happy New Year!  Join library staff for January’s Library News podcast which features information on a new program starting this month called the Great Reading Challenge, the top ten fiction books downloaded on BARD last month, information about the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge, upcoming youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.

Library Chat Podcast: December 2021

Clip art image of headphonesIn December’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff member to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk to them about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic. 

For December’s Library Chat Leland Smith, Instructional Materials Center Service Specialist joins us to talk about the topic of Stoic philosophy, being mindful and finding focus.  Leland shares with us about his work in the library and Instructional Materials Center, books, and braille.

Books we discussed during the podcast:

  • Tiny Habits;  the small changes that change everything by B.J. Fogg  DB98294
  • Designing Your Work Life:  how to thrive and change and find happiness at work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans  DBC19897
  • Crucial Conversations:  tools for talking when the stakes are high by Kerry Patterson  DB55247
  • Radical Candor:  be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity by Kim Scott  DB90667
  • Why We Sleep:  unlocking the power of sleep and dreams by Matthew Walker  DB86978
  • Breath: the new science of a lost art by James Nestor  Bridges
  • Atomic habits:  tiny changes, remarkable results: an easy & proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by James Clear  DB92857
  • Laugh Again by Charles Swindoll  DBC01569

Podcast we discussed:

Stoic Coffee Break by Erick Cloward
A weekly meditation on how Stoic principles can help you be a better human.

Happy Holidays!

Library Chat Podcast: November 2021

In November’s Library Chat Podcast, we begin a new format where we invite a different library staff member to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk to them about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic. 

For November’s Library Chat, Tim West, the library’s Digital Recording Specialist/Studio Manager, joins us to talk about the topic of music.  Tim discusses his work producing digital audio books for the library collection, working with our volunteer narrators and his love of music.

Books we discussed during the podcast:

  • Your Song Changed My Life: from Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, thirty-five beloved artists on their journey and the music that inspried it by Bob Boilen DB85362
  • Off the Record: an oral history of popular music by Mitchell Fink and Joe Smith DB31730
  • Walk This Way: the autobiography of Aerosmith by Stephen Davis  DB45032
  • Man in Black by Johnny Cash  DB58372

Podcast discussed  during the podcast:
By Song Exploder produced and edited by host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway.

Music Resources from the Nationa Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled:

 

 

 

Library News Podcast: November 2021

microphone on a book image created by mim studio from Noun ProjectJoin library staff for November’s Library News podcast which features an interview with members of the Friends of Library group, the top ten most popular non-fiction books downloaded on BARD,  information about a new program coming soon called the Great Reading Challenge, upcoming Youth programs, and information about ongoing library events and programs.