Sunday, September 16, 2007

Competency #3 -- Podcast

This podcast is an interview with Lauren Collen on my topic of children's and young adult literature and school libaries.,channel&expand=true&filter=1&num=10&dedupe=1&start=0&mc=en-all&il=en&col=en-all-public-ep&q=children%27s+literature+%2Bschool+libraries&res=46578770&e=10338013&index=7

Lauren Collen is a public librarian working on becoming a school librarian. In one of her library science classes she researched how children respond to digital books during story time instead of using traditional books. Based on her findings Collen found that when using digital books children were more attentive, asked more questions about the text, and the illustrations. There seemed to be more interaction and valuable visual and verbal opportunities for children. Collen asserts that if groups are too large during story time not all children will benefit because they can't often see what is going on. In her research Collen came across an organization called the International Childrens Digital Libraries. There are presently 2,000 children's digital books online and a goal to reach 10,000. The service is free. The website for the digital library is

I used Everyzing for the podcast search engine and the label: “children’s literature and school libraries”

I am also including a great website filled with an array of podcasts from well-known authors in the literary world. The podcasts are easy to access, exciting and there is an archive dating back to July 2006.

One More Book

An Official Excerpt from the Website

One More Book is thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children’s books. Each weekday morning, we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children’s books.

Through this podcast and its website, we are building a lively, interactive community linking children’s book authors, illustrators, readers (parents and children) and publishers.

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