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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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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March 21, 2022 00:42:38
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Library Chat: March 2022

In March'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 tabout what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.  For March’s Library Chat Karen Cunningham, Instructional Materials Center Librarian joins us to talk about inspirational titles and autobiographies. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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February 21, 2022 00:40:36
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Library Chat: February 2022

In February'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 to them about what they do on the library team, as well as books and podcasts around their chosen topic.    For February’s Library Chat Angie Houk, Technical Services Librarian joins us to talk about true books about pets and animals and podcasts with a focus on pets and animals. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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January 21, 2022 00:39:04
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Library Chat: January 2022

  In January'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 January’s Library Chat Jodi Aldini, Access Services Librarian joins us to talk about true crime books and podcasts with a focus on forensics. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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December 20, 2021 00:37:35
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Library Chat: December 2021

In 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. For more information about the library and our podcasts go the library's blog. ...

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