Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

The Library Detective - Christchurch City Podcasts

<>

The Library Detective - Christchurch City Libraries podcasts

Christchurch City Libraries break into the world of podcasting next week with a documentary-style series of six podcasts on the behind-the-scenes world of libraries.

The podcasts look at popular library services such as storytimes, follow books and other items on their journey around the city and uncover the treasures of the digital and physical library which are available to everyone in Christchurch.

The series of six 25-minute podcasts provide a fresh insight into how libraries work in the 21st century, library online services says editor Andy James.

"If your relationship with the library is limited to borrowing the odd book, or maybe even less active than that, the podcasts could change your library experience completely,'' he says. "In six varied episodes, Joanna and the team discover there's a whole lot more to libraries today. The podcasts themselves are a great example of that - they're just part of our extensive digital library, open online 24/7, helping you to find information you can trust. Head to christchurchcitylibraries.com and explore our fantastic resources, including unique content, recommended books, websites and more, as well as free member-only access to premium sites.''

Produced by New Zealand Radio Award winner Joanna Cobley and library staff, the podcasts will reveal there's much more to libraries than meets the eye for customers.
I was absolutely delighted when someone from the digital library team suggested that I should 'get lost ... in the library'," she says.

"Libraries and books have always been central to my life but I always wondered what happened behind the scenes. The Library Detective project has provided me with fond memories from chatting with the mobile bus librarians over a freshly brewed cuppa during their morning tea break, to feeling mortified when a fast moving nine-month old baby planted its mouth onto my microphone while recording Kirsten take Babytimes at Spreydon Library! Yes, libraries are more than books - they're about meeting people, learning something new, and being surprised," she says

The podcasts will be available on christchurchcitylibraries.com each Monday, including an RSS feed which customers can subscribe to For customers who prefer traditional broadcasting, the podcasts will also be aired on Plains FM96.9 fortnightly on Saturdays at 4.30pm, with a repeat the following Wednesday at noon.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election