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Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0 by Tara Brabazon

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The sound of a librarian: the politics potential of podcasting in difficult times

Tara Brabazon

Abstract:

Quite unexpectedly, the Information Age has not provided a golden era for librarians. The de-skilling of information literacy and a decline in public funding has resulted in librarians fighting for their professionalism, knowledge and ability, as much as for their jobs. This chapter explores how libraries and librarians are using podcasts not only to fulfil an outreach function to build a community of users, but to demonstrate the value of an information professional in an age of excessive information.

Key words

librarianship

information management

information literacy

iPod

podcasting

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