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Infopeople produces original podcasts from George and Joan (George Needham and Joan Frye Williams), Michaal Cart, and other presenters. Topics range from book and graphic novel reviews to the future of libraries.

Using PDA's in Libraries: Colleen Cuddy Webcast

Now that PDAs (personal digital assistants, e.g. Palms, Pocket PCs, Smartphones) and other mobile devices have become commonplace, more and more library users expect to use their PDAs to access library services. Are you ready to meet this new demand?
This is a podcast of an Infopeople webcast originally broadcast on July 18, 2006. Presenter Colleen Cuddy is the Assistant Director for Library Systems at the Ehrman Medical Library, New York University.

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Spanish Language Outreach Progress Report

This is a podcast of the August 1, 2006 Progress and Support conference call for the Spanish Language Outreach particpants in California. The special "guest speaker" was Al Milo, Director of the Fullerton Public Library. Al provided strategies for responding to people who question or object to the library having materials in Spanish or providing special Spanish language programming. He also talked about current issues and activities of Reforma. There was an additional question and answer period as well.

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State Librarian's Quarterly Webcast: June 13, 2006

This podcast is the audio version of the webcast delivered by California State Librarian Susan Hildreth on June 13, 2006. In it she discusses issues and news currently affecting libraries in California. Topics covered include: the June election and the Public Library Directors' Forum meeting held this past May. The podcast is 41 minutes long.

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Michael Cart on "The Best American Fiction"

The New York Times Book Review published a list of the best American fiction since 1980 recently (May 21, 2006). In his latest podcast, Michael Cart looks at what they chose, how they chose them, what the works have in common - and what they left out.

Can't wait to find out? The big winner was Toni Morrison's Beloved.

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