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Promotional Punch of Podcasting

Promotional Punch of Podcasting

November 18, 2020

Did you hear? host Dave presented on podcasting--specifically for Libraries and nonprofits--at the Kansas Library Association's annual conference. We share his presentation as a podcast episode. Enjoy.

Here's the description we provided for the program:
We believe subscribable communication is an effective and fun way to reach library audiences—even those you’d never think are podcast addicts. We want to share the lessons we’ve learned over the course of two years and counting while producing the Johnson County Library’s “Did you hear?” podcast. It’s been a twisting and turning journey. We’re ready to help you develop your own pod-voice! Find about strategies taken to engage listeners (and listeners-to-be), how to include library staff in unexpected ways, and why we don’t devote every episode to an upcoming library event. Don’t let the maze of equipment and platforms or time that might be involved intimidate you—we cover all that technical stuff too!

This is our last episode of 2020. Look for our return in 2021 with some fun changes!

 

 

Cash Bail

Cash Bail

October 27, 2020

Cash Bail. What is it and why are we talking about it on the Did you hear? podcast? The Library has always been engaged in the community and we're committed to serving all of our patrons. If you weren't aware of the numerous community outreach services we offer, have a look! Representing our incarcerated services, Librarians Kate and Flannery interview Lauren Worley of KC Bail Fund

Another 5 for 5

Another 5 for 5

October 6, 2020

It's another 5 for 5 episode. We talk to another 5 groups of people about 5 topics for 5 minutes at a time. This time around:

  • Instagram
  • MakerSpace Steamroller Printing Press
  • Online Storytimes
  • Newsletters galore
  • Super Special Mystery Guest

We thought about adding even more goodness into this episode, but there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

 

Five for Five

Five for Five

September 18, 2020

We go around the Library to hear from 5 different voices for 5 topics 5 minutes at a time! We call it Five for Five. In this episode:

  1. Census wrap up
  2. Career and Finance online series
  3. Book party
  4. Debate watch parties 
  5. Collector’s corner 

If this episode had any more goodness stuffed into it, there'd be an explosion of confetti.

Youth Fantasy Writing Contest Winners

Youth Fantasy Writing Contest Winners

August 26, 2020

In this episode of Did you hear? we present the winners of our Youth Fantasy Writing contest this summer. We talk about this amazing contest and hear from some of the winners. Kids from 3rd through 8th grade participated and we think you'll be impressed by these young authors.

Incarcerated

Incarcerated

August 7, 2020

We’ve got another “Author Research in Action” episode for you! Just a reminder--we take an award-winning author, and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert! In this case, both authors did their research from inside. Inside what or where? For that answer, you just have to listen ...

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

July 15, 2020

We have a number of online events including gaming! What kind of gaming? Well, after watching the epic 80’s-set Sci-Fi series Stranger Things, have you become intrigued about the role-playing game: Dungeons and Dragons? In this episode, we talk a bit about online programs and invite three staffers to show Dave the ropes as they play a round of D&D!

The following music clips were used as the soundtrack to our epic adventure:

The Descent by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4490-the-descent
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5744-strength-of-the-titans
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Hidden Agenda by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3872-hidden-agenda
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Summer Reading Recommendations for Little Ones

Summer Reading Recommendations for Little Ones

July 7, 2020

We have an exciting Summer Reading-themed show! Our Librarians called in with several suggestions for your little ones. Also, we asked you to submit your favorite childhood titles on facebookWe mention a number of your suggestions! All the submitted recommendations,  mentioned or not, are available in a catalog booklist. Before we launch into all that, Melissa Horak-Hern and Dave Carson remember our top-five childhood books!

Author Research in Action: Oppenheimer

Author Research in Action: Oppenheimer

June 23, 2020

How do authors know so much about the setting, the professions of their characters, and other real-life details? Well, they do research! 

We’re pretty excited about what will be periodically recurring episodes of the podcast we’re calling “Author Research in Action.”  We take an award-winning author, and let them dive-into conversation with a subject matter expert!

This time, Reference Librarian Helen Hokanson hosts a discussion on the Manhattan Project and so much more. Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Manager and Senior Historian, Alan Carr is paired with author Robert J. Sawyer, who’s written a new SciFi/historical fiction/thriller called THE OPPENHEIMER ALTERNATIVE. 

The LIVE experiment

The LIVE experiment

May 1, 2020

We love sharing a weekly word you. This week's word, experiment, is apt for this live episode. Why? We've never done a live episode ... until Thursday, 4/30. We (the Royal we) talked to Amy about social media in the COVID-19 era, MakerSpace facilitator Thomas updates the progress they've made in helping first responders and healthcare workers, and we talk to Youth Services Librarian Becky to hear what being a Librarian is like when there is no Library building to go to. It's Did you hear? LIVE!

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