Podcast Club


Thurs from 5pm to 7pm, Oct 3 to Nov 21, 2019

305 Butler Library

Want to try your hand at podcasting but not sure where to start? Join the Libraries’ podcast club this fall to explore audio as a new way to tell stories and share research along with fellow undergraduates! Over the course of an eight-week project, teams of students will have the opportunity to explore unique items from the Libraries’ archives and Rare Books and Manuscript collections selected and shared by Columbia librarians and curators. Find out more about Podcast Club.  

Podcast Club students will be taught to use professional recording equipment and software and will be given access to the Libraries’ new podcast recording studio. Whether you’re interested in script writing, narration, sound editing, music, or digital publishing, there’s a way to get involved and learn something new through producing podcasts together.

Read our Podcast Club F.A.Q.

Introduction to Podcasting Workshop Series


Curious about what it takes to make your own scholarly podcast? Excited to explore new ways to share your research and reach new audiences through this popular medium, but know there’s more to podcasting than meets the ear? Join Columbia University Libraries’ this fall for an introduction to creating and publishing audio scholarship. We’ll be tackling writing for the ear, narration and tracking, audio recording and editing, publishing your content, and marketing and discoverability.  

It’s a lot to cover so we’ll be offering six one-hour workshops in October and early November! Join us in the Studio@Butler to learn about the following topics:  

October 3: An Introduction to Writing for the Ear

October 10: Tracking/Narration (Unleash Your Inner Broadcaster)

October 17: Intro to Audio Recording

October 24: Sound Editing

October 31: Publish Your Podcast

November 7: Get the Word Out – Podcast Marketing

Follow the links above to register. All workshops will be held from 12-1pm in Butler Library, Room 208B.



Podcasting Partnerships with Columbia Libraries

We’re working to roll out podcasting services to the Columbia community including RSS feed hosting, websites, archiving, equipment borrowing, and a reservable recording space. These services will be available on a limited basis in the Spring 2020 semester for approved podcast projects. Applications to partner with the Libraries will be open at the end of Fall 2019. 

Like all other Digital Scholarship projects, Library podcasting partners will be selected based on rigorous criteria including quality of scholarship and project planning, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and creativity and originality. 

If you are interested in learning more about podcasting requirements and applications for partnership sign up for our mailing list.