Forgive the terrible (and virtual…) Jerry Seinfeld impression, but you’ve no doubt noticed the Annual podcasts popping up on the blog (with more to come!) throughout this week. This is part of a pilot project to try and produce podcasts to capture the YALSA experience at Annual, expanding on our conference coverage on the blog.

We supplied five members with digital recorders, gave them some guidelines, and set them loose on the streets of Washington, DC and in the halls of the Washington Convention Center. The results exceeded even my highest expectations; I can’t wait to hear the rest of them.

But enough about me. The success of this project can be attributed to six people.

First off, hats off to Linda Braun, blog manager and podcast editor extraordinaire. Podcasting Annual was her idea, and it was brilliant. Linda’s help, from choosing recorders to finding participants and to editing the files, was essential. The YALSA Annual podcasts simply could not have happened without Linda.

And special thanks to our podcasters, who have done a bang-up job: Francisca Goldsmith, Erin Helmrich, Erin Downey Howerton, Connie Urquhart, and Joseph Wilk. Thank you for taking time out of your schedules to help us make the Annual experience come alive, for your own insights, and for the great interviews you all did.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

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