Another podcast directory worth mentioning is LearnOutLoud.com, a directory of educational audio books, podcasts and video. Warning: not all is free :( I love the idea of using podcasts for booktalks. This could be another thing to get our teens involved in.
I think that Web 2.0 offers many exciting possibilities for libraries and the expansion of library services. It's relatively inexpensive, easy to learn, and because it is not all text-based it could be helpful to patrons with special needs, ESOL patrons, and those who cannot read.
Here are some of my favorite examples of Library 2.0 in action:
Central Rappahannock Regional Library has one of the best library web sites I've ever seen. Kids and teens can participate in polls, watch storytellers, read and/or submit book, movie and music reviews, submit their own creative writing, and keep online reading logs. This web site was cool before Web 2.0 became one of the biggest buzzwords around.
I have been trying so hard to become interested in audiobooks. I've discovered that I don't like listening to them in the car (and probably shouldn't for safety reasons), but I'm hoping that if I try listening to them on my MP3 player when I go walking I'll have better luck. Maybe if I get hooked it will motivate me to walk more! Thanks to the wisdom of those who completed this "Thing" before me, I didn't have trouble transferring books to my new MP3 player.