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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Dialogues and Community 2.0: After Avatars, Trolls and Puppets
Subtitle of host publicationAfter Avatars, Trolls and Puppets
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages137-162
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781843346951
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Brabazon, T. M. (2012). The sound of a librarian: The politics potential of podcasting in difficult times. In Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0: After Avatars, Trolls and Puppets: After Avatars, Trolls and Puppets (pp. 137-162). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-84334-695-1.50009-1