Share a Story, Shape a Future: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of the Share a Story, Shape a Future blog tour – be sure to visit all of the sites focusing on literacy this week. Today’s focus is “Technology and Reading – What the Future Holds” and is hosted by Elizabeth O. Dulemba. Visit Elizabeth’s blog for the complete post with information on audiobooks from Bruce Coville , E-books from Harold Underdow & Sheila Ruth, podcasts with Andrea Ross & Cheryl Rainfield, and more. Elizabeth will also have a complete interview with me on her blog on Monday, March 16th. Here’s a recap of the pointers to information from Audiobooker that I shared with Elizabeth:

Find out lots of interesting facts about audiobook listeners in the Audio Publishers Association’s annual survey

Here’s a link to more on family listening from my audiobook column “Voices in My Head” in the American Library Association’s Book Links magazine:

If you’d like an extensive list of both print and online research and resources on the benefits of audiobooks, here’s a link to my blog post

Here’s an MP3 shopping suggestion list

If you’d like to supply yourself with the lingo that describes the variations in audiobook production and narration, take a look at the Audiobook Lexicon I created

Find out more, including great download suggestions from ALA’s recommended audiobook lists, here

Learn more about the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

I have a huge list of favorites just from last year – so many the list is in three parts! Take a look



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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1. Mary – Thanks so much for the shout-out as well as sharing your thoughts for Share a Story – Shape a Future. I can’t wait to share our entire interview on Monday!

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