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

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Tue, July 15th, 2014
News you can use: Audiobook Round-up
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]


Wed, June 18th, 2014
Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Love to suggest great audiobooks? Take a look at my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist, which features a host of all things audio to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month.” Here’s the link: http://www.booklistonline.com/Voices-In-My-Head-Audiobook-Advisory/pid=6832788 No matter if you’re a busy librarian helping patrons find the next great listen, or if you’re an audiobook […]


Tue, June 3rd, 2014
Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Awesome #audiomonth idea. Narrators Tavia Gilbert & Dennis Boutsikaris plus Dan Zitt of Penguin Random House Audio took part in a fantastic evening program at the Darien CT Public Library, and you can watch the whole event in the video below. If you’d like to create your own local audiobook event, take a look at my “Voices […]


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!





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