Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth

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Love to suggest great audiobooks? Take a look at my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist, which features a host of all things audio to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month.” Here’s the link: http://www.booklistonline.com/Voices-In-My-Head-Audiobook-Advisory/pid=6832788

No matter if you’re a busy librarian helping patrons find the next great listen, or if you’re an audiobook addict gathering ideas for your listening list – you’ll find some tips for finding gold in the ever-increasing number of audio releases. Audiobook experts Jessica Moyer & Renee Young stop by with advisory expertise, and I share the secrets of mining Booklist Online for the best in audiobooks. Plus, you’ll find info about NoveList’s terrific new Audio Appeal Terms, and reminders about my Audiobook Lexicon and “Sounds Good to Me: Listening to Audiobooks With a Critical Ear.” So be sure to read “Audiobook Advisory” and help spread the audio gospel!

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About the Author:

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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