Library Chat

During the Library Chat podcast, library staff from the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will discuss books and other podcasts around different topics each month.

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September 29, 2022 00:27:35
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Library Chat: September 2022

September's Library Chat Podcast, is a special "Live" episode from the 2022 Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) Virtual Book Festival.  Join us as we discuss the virtual book festival, books, reading and podcasts.   For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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August 29, 2022 00:28:23
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Library Chat: August 2022

In August's Library Chat Podcast, we asked the library staff to share what they are reading and what podcasts they are listening to.  Hear about the library’s staff current and favorite reads and podcasts. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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July 25, 2022 00:19:37
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Library Chat: July 2022

In July's Library Chat Podcast, we discuss programs and learning opportunities that the library and the Instructional Materials Center offered this summer.  Staff also discuss BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) resource available to patrons and some of the top BARD titles. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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June 20, 2022 00:26:40
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Library Chat: June 2022

In June’s Library Chat Podcast, we discuss summer reads and how to decide what to read next.  We talk about the library’s Great Reading Challenge program and great podcasts to help you pick your next book to read.  For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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May 20, 2022 01:01:11
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Library Chat: May 2022

This month's Library Chat Podcast is a special episode for us.  The library staff was asked to present at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in April.  We were asked to present on the extraordinary lengths the staff went through to keep the Library functioning during the pandemic. In addition, the we spoke about the library receiving the 2020 National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Network Library of the Year Award. The presentation by the library staff reflects on what was accomplished by the library over these two years and what we learned from the challenges and opportunities those years presented. It is an amazing story that we wanted to share as part of our May Library Chat Podcast by including the audio recording of our presentation.  We would also like to extend a huge thank you our Friends of the Library for giving us the opportunity to tell our story. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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April 27, 2022 00:35:10
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Library Chat: April 2022

In April’s Library Chat Podcast, we continue our new format where we invite a different library staff members to join us as a special guest.  They will choose the topic to be discussed during Library Chat and we will talk about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.    For April’s Library Chat Leslie Heinzler, Special Services Librarian joins us to talk about the 2022 All Iowa Reads titles. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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