Podcasts of Interest


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.

Bellwether Friends
Just a couple of podcasting librarians, talking mostly about pop culture.

Better Library Leaders
Hosted by Dr. Sarah Clark, Better Library Leaders is a podcast designed to explore the elements of great libraries and great library leaders.

Beyond the Stacks
A podcast exploring interesting and unexpected career paths for librarians and information professionals.

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.

Book Squad
Once a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic in She Said/She Said, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, Audio Reader programs, and beyond.

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. 

Break Room Chats
The podcast of the New Professionals Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association of ALA.

Cardigan Rippers
Two librarians who love romance.

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

Dear Book Nerd
A bi-weekly advice show about life, love, and literature.

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

Dewey Decibel
Hosted by American Libraries Associate Editor Phil Morehart, this monthly podcast series features conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, scholars, and other experts, on a variety of topics from the library world and beyond.

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.

Evil Librarians
A podcast focusing on everyday librarians and their libraries.

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.

i like big books
A podcast about novels that go on forever.

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

Let’s Get Busy
Join us as we talk shop and get down to business with authors, illustrators, kidlit notables, and everyone in between.

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.

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).

Librarians Assemble!
Librarians Assemble! is a bi-weekly podcast featuring librarians who are passionate about comics, and how they use that passion to promote comics in their field.

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.

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 Figures
Library Figures is a show about the people, data, and tactics behind the marketing campaigns that are changing how libraries engage their communities and patrons.

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 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.

Library Matters
This podcast of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) in Montgomery County, MD explores the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Library Matters is hosted by Alessandro Russo, Senior Librarian at MCPL’s Rockville Memorial branch, and David Watts, Circulation Supervisor at the Silver Spring branch. 

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

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.

Conversations On Libraries, Literature, & Geekery

Special guests join #libuxers Amanda L. Goodman and Michael Schofield and talk design, development, and user experience for libraries.

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

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.

Open paren
Open paren is a podcast about libraries, librarians, and code, hosted by Andromeda Yelton.

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.

SS Librarianship
Conversations about television, film, books, technology, and what it means to be a young, nerdy, lady librarian in the 21st century.

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

Turbitt & Duck
Purveyors of Cultural Expertise and Library Sass to the Discerning Connoisseur since 1885.

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.

11 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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