Successful Podcasting for Libraries: Getting Started

Wednesday, 10/20/2021
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

Libraries and museums around the world are discovering that they can create podcasts that showcase their own special stories and collections to drive interest, engagement, and support in their local communities while also reaching new patrons.

Join presenter Heather Teysko as you learn the basic steps to creating a podcast. She will explore the many ways in which you can use podcasts to increase engagement in your community as well as examine best practices of existing library shows, all while learning how to avoid common missteps along the way.

Learning Outcomes

By taking this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what makes podcasts unique and why a library would want to launch a show
  • Identify the key steps to starting a podcast, including basic hosting and editing options
  • Create a plan for content creation and show launch

Who Should Attend

Library staff interested in creating podcasts for their library will find this workshop relevant.


Heather Teysko is a writer and podcasting pioneer whose show on Tudor history, the Renaissance English History Podcast, is one of the longest running indie podcasts, is closing in on three million downloads since 2009. She speaks throughout the US and Europe on community building through podcasting, including at the Sound Education educational podcasting conference at Harvard University, and Intelligent Speech, featuring leading education podcasters. Before she became a full time podcaster, Heather worked at the Califa Group for ten years, most recently as the Assistant Director, where, in addition to negotiating contracts and member offers, she was instrumental in building the enki eBook library, a statewide open source eBook platform with a shared collection of content purchased directly from publishers.



  • $79.00 for nonmembers
  • $71.10 for ALA Members
  • Group rate registration also available for $279.00

How to Register

  • Online
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  • By Mail: American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601

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