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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Archive for the 'Library programing' Category

Mon, September 9th, 2013
Top 100
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What are the Top 100 audiobooks of 2013 as measured by library downloads? OverDrive Media released a list of the most popular audios downloaded so far this year. In this post on the company’s blog, libraries can take a look at the complete list in the OverDrive Marketplace, to beef up the audiobook collection. Or […]

Wed, August 7th, 2013
Back to School with Sound Literature
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Practical tips for librarians & teachers integrating audiobooks in their collection. The June issue of American Libraries included an excerpt from my book Audiobooks for Youth , which I thought I’d share with you. Here’s the complete Sound Literature article, with lots of ideas for any audio collection, not just children’s or Young Adult titles. And for […]

Fri, September 14th, 2012
Freebie Friday: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Want to win a copy for your public library? Or would you rather download The Rainbow by D.H. Laurence? Why not both! Today’s titles offer some hot stuff for listeners. And When She Was Good is mega-award-winner Lippman’s tale of a suburban prostitute/madame/single-mom embroiled in a murder committed by her lover, narrated Linda Emond. Check out the title’s starred review […]

Wed, August 22nd, 2012
Why Audiobooks?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a great video on the benefits of listening to audiobooks by students. Need a quick justification for using audio in the classroom? Want to highlight your school library audiobook collection’s importance in literacy learning? Doing an in-service for local educators that will feature resources from your public library? Show this short-and-sweet video from Tales2Go […]

Tue, August 7th, 2012
Audiobook News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Booklist‘s 2012 “Voice of Choice” Dion Graham is featured on this recorded show from Boston’s WBGH on the benefits of audiobook listening & the art of narration, along with AudioFile‘s Robin Whitten and  arts critic Alicia Anstead (begins at 18:45 in the show). And don’t forget to wish Dion a Happy Birthday on August 8th Love […]

Thu, July 26th, 2012
Promote new books with audiobook clips!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Post a clip of the first chapter of hot new titles along with cover art and satisfy fans and entice new readers of both print & audio editions. Libraries have full permission from publishers to include the audio files and widgets on library websites & social media posts. Hearing a short clip is a great way to […]

Tue, July 24th, 2012
Audiobooks on TV
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This AT&T commercial. Worthy of  library display with audiobook classics, running shoes, & mock cell phone!

Wed, July 18th, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What’s happening in the audiobook world? Here’s a round-up of interesting links… I am totally inspired by the Contra Costa County (CA) Public Library’s “Snap & Go” project to bring library services to mobile phones, winner of the 2012 John Cotton Dana Public Relations Award. When I saw this promotion on the library’s website… Now on WestCAT buses: […]

Thu, June 21st, 2012
Audiobook Listeners’ Advisory
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Joyce Saricks, doyenne of Readers’ Advisory, salutes #JIAM2012 in “At Leisure: Celebrating Audio” column in Booklist. Saricks’ writings are a treasure trove of suggestions for finding, appreciating, and sharing the best in audio. You can search BooklistOnline for  Saricks + audiobook for more great “At Leisure” columns that include all things audio. Joyce Saricks also has […]

Sat, June 16th, 2012
Listening On the Road #JIAM2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

June is Audiobook Month and the listenin’ is easy. Great suggestions for an in-car book club to make traveling time fly by are in the links below! NPR’s Audiobooks That’ll Make the Family Road Trip Fly By USA Today’s Good Picks for Audiobooks on Your Road Trip This Summer SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live Summer Book Club […]

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