How to Create a Podcast for Your Library

Register for this two-week online courseLimit of 10 CALL-sponsored seats, don’t miss out!

Tuesday, January 10 – Monday, January 23, 2023.

Would you like to be able to tell your library’s story? Producing a podcast is a cost-efficient way to broaden the reach of your marketing and get in front of people you may not be reaching currently. Additionally, a podcast is a way to educate people on a particular topic and be the authority of your library’s brand in your own voice. Through a regularly scheduled podcast you can keep your story current as well as provide updates and new offerings in each episode.

In this 2-week course, librarian and podcaster Lorene Kennard will guide learners through the process of developing ideas and goals for their podcast as well as choosing a platform and producing a final product.

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Develop or expand on an idea for a podcast
  • Determine the goals of their podcast
  • Determine who their target audience will be
  • Decide where to market the podcast
  • Establish the platform on which to host the podcast
  • Produce a podcast

Course Description: This two-week course will include one interactive live session:

  • Wednesday, January 11th,  @ 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Pacific time)

Please make every effort to ensure that you are able to attend this meeting before enrolling in the course. If this is not possible, an archived recording will be made available.

In addition to the scheduled session, the instructor will:

Provide resources, best practices, and useful tips and techniques that can be applied immediately. During the course, you will participate in discussion forums and an online meeting. You will be able to share experiences and questions. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to apply the concepts learned to your own library and community.

Course Outline: When you log in to the Infopeople online learning site, you will see weekly modules with these topics:

  • Week 1: Start thinking about a podcast
    • Develop an idea for a podcast
    • Determine the goals of a podcast
    • Figure out who the audience will be
    • Decide where to market the podcast
  • Week 2: Create the podcast
    • Establish the platform on which to host the podcast
    • Produce a sample podcast

Instructor: Lorene Kennard

See full course information here.

CALL SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this Infopeople course. Please use the link above to register for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.