Podcasts of Interest


The Ask Us Desk
Get the inside scoop from three library professionals! We answer your questions about libraries, librarians, and library services.

The Authority File
The Authority File is a weekly program featuring in-depth conversations about contemporary trends, best practices, and case studies important to the academic community. Hosted by Bill Mickey, the Editorial Director at Choice, the show spotlights authors, publishers, librarians, researchers and other higher education luminaries.

Banned Library
The Banned Library contains information about the worst books that have been challenged or banned from schools, libraries, or your own backyard.

Book Club for Masochists
Becoming better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we randomly select a genre and each choose a book (or two) to read and share.

Books & Beverages
Book club podcast from the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange that will also help you with your readers’ advisory skills.

Brooklyn has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library. Brooklyn Public Library’s flagship podcast, Borrowed, brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. 

Call Number with American Libraries
Each month, your host and American Libraries Senior Editor Phil Morehart will be your guide to conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, and scholars about topics from the library world and beyond.

Cyberpunk Librarian
Bringing you the ultimate in talk about high tech and low budget.

The Desk Set
King County Lirary Systems’s podcast, featuring author interviews, book suggestions, literary conversations, and more.

Drunk Librarians
The Drunk Librarians are two library gals who love to drink, read, and talk, talk, talk. In each episode Librarian A and Librarian B (so named to preserve their anonymity and employment) get absolutely trashed and review the books they’ve been reading. Every episode is a new adventure in drunken rambling and occasionally astute observations, and a lot of laughs.

FYI: the Public Libraries Podcast
The podcast of the Public Library Association.

Games in Schools and Libraries
Games in Schools and Libraries is a podcast all about board, card and digital games, and the place they can find in the classroom or at the local library.

Lady in the Stacks
All things library-related, including interviews and thought-provoking discussions – with some laughs thrown in.

Librarian Influencers
Influencers are people who are recognized in their field for their knowledge and expertise on a particular topic. This podcast looks at Librarian Influencers.

The Librarian Is In
The Librarian Is In is the New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next. Every other week, Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius discuss the books they’re reading, pop culture and the literary zeitgeist, and the world of libraries—and welcome special guests.

The Librarian Linkover
The Librarian Linkover podcast is showing that our skills can be used in any setting. The Librarian Linkover is changing the way hiring managers view our skills and giving librarians more employment options to consider.

Librarians Aloud!
‘Librarians Aloud’ is an independent podcast by librarians for library & information professionals or anyone interested in what it is information professionals do. Each episode features a guest from the information profession telling their origin story, sharing insight into their career path and discussing the future of information and knowledge sharing and discovery. The show is produced and presented by Laura Rooney Ferris and is presented by the Academic & Special Libraries Section (A&SL) of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI).

The Librarian’s Guide to Teaching
This podcast is hosted by two instruction librarians that are interested in sharing their experiences teaching information literacy, discussing current trends, and having meaningful conversations about librarianship.

Libraries Lead in the New Normal
Libraries Lead the New Normal is a podcast hosted by Mike Eisenberg & Dave Lankes that covers such topics as lockdown and isolation, social justice, political unrest, mis- and dis-information, kids, family and adult living; education and learning; work, employment, training and jobs; recreation, entertainment, and play; disasters & emergency preparedness; and more. The focus with all these things is the nature and scope of the role of libraries, librarians, information, library functions, services, and systems.

Library Bytegeist
This podcast is a collection of audio stories from the libraries, archives, and museums of New York City. It is brought to you by the Metropolitan New York Library Council, where the libraries and archives of New York comes together to learn, share ideas, and collaborate.

Library Land Loves
Library Professionals are passionate about a lot of things. Be it the pop culture they consume or the databases that drive their libraries, Library Land Loves A Lot!

Library Leadership Podcast
The Library Leadership Podcast features real library leaders discussing the most important issues in libraries today, a resource for everyone navigating the fast-paced world of information service provision.

Library Love Fest
The Library Love Fest Podcast brings librarians and great books together. Enjoy author interviews, conversations with editors, and upcoming book presentations from HarperCollins Publishers.

The Library Pros
A librarian and information technology pro talking libraries, library tech, and everything in between.

librarypunk is a leftist library worker podcast.

Exploring all things libraries, promoting the resources and services of the South Carolina State Library and other libraries in SC, and hopefully inspiring and entertaining along the way.

Hear from librarians of color speak to the fullness of their careers including successes, challenges, and achievements. How do they do it? Join us to find out more about their #LibVoices. 

Linking Our Libraries
Library training podcast from the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange.

Listeners’ Advisory
Listeners’ Advisory is the San Diego Public Library podcast and audio access point that connects users with SDPL services, facilities, and staff. Patrons can learn about upcoming programs and periodically enjoy stand-alone episodes that feature unique content tailored for the audio experience.

Lost in the Stacks
The one and only Research Library Rock’n’Roll show! Ameet and Charlie from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk every Friday for lunch.

Patron Driven
Patron Driven is a new series featuring a multi-episode narrative format. Each podcast series will showcase, through interviews and story-telling, the breakthrough programs, hard-won advocacy, community connections—and the personalities behind them—that librarians are achieving all across the academe.

Preserve This Podcast!
Preserve This Podcast! is an Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) to help podcasters protect their work against the threats of digital decay. 

Reading Envy
Most book podcasts are focused entirely on new and upcoming books; most of us don’t read that way, so Jenny Colvin’s Reading Envy is a place where genre fiction is given as much attention as serious literary tomes.

School Librarians United!
A podcast dedicated to the nuts and bolts of running a successful school library.  Tune in to learn all about the issues and challenges school librarians face everyday! 

Secret Stacks
Secret Stacks invites you to join a conversation between Kristin Lalonde and Thomas Maluck, two librarians who will share comics and graphic novel news, readers advisory, guest interviews, and tales from the front lines of conventions and library services.

Shelf Care
Hosted by Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, each episode of Shelf Care will introduce you to rock star librarians, hot topics in publishing, and books you need to know from colleagues at Booklist.

The Skillset
A library issues podcast from the University of South Carolina School of Information Science, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair, and the South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, and in partnership with ‘Publishers Weekly’

T is for Training
A podcast about but not obsessed with training in libraries, hosted by Maurice Coleman.

Steve and Dolly make libraries more awesome.

Worst Bestsellers
Kait, Renata, and a guest talk about popular books of questionable quality. They read stuff so you don’t have to.

12 thoughts on “Podcasts of Interest

  1. I’d like to add two, if I may –

    Cardigan Rippers, hosted by the Santa Clara County Library in California – two librarians review and discuss romance novels.

    Break Room Chats, the new podcast from the New Professionals Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association of ALA. I’m biased on this one because I’m one of the hosts. Come give us a listen on iTunes or SoundCloud!

  2. I have a couple more to suggest: Linking Our Libraries, about library training (https://cmle.org/cmle-created-resources/cmle-podcast/); and Books and Beverages (https://cmle.org/cmle-podcast-books-beverages/), a reader’s advisory podcast with a new genre each week!

    Totally biased here: my multitype library system creates both of these, and we have guest from all kinds of libraries on each of them! We keep things light, and try to share some good information.

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