Hi everyone. This is Dantzel. Here are some things I learned about Librivox.org that you may want to take a look at before you try to record on their site:

–Ideally I wanted to make a recording on Librivox. I am happy to report that the Librivox administrators are very organized and strict in their system; unfortunately this means that volunteering as a reader can take several weeks, even months.

–If you are a first-time reader you must collaborate with others before you are allowed to “go solo” on anything else. Joining an existing thread to collaborate on someone else’s idea is also time-consuming because all the chapters must be claimed by volunteer readers before recording can begin.

–After recording, the work goes through several editing stages, after which it is organized and released by a volunteer administrator in charge of book production.

–Given the time limit of this project, I soon realized that making an actual recording myself was not very realistic, so I have chosen to use an existing Librivox recording. Hypothetically, though, as a teacher I could either invest the time to record something that isn’t in the Librivox catalog, or I could make use of finished recordings from the site, as I have done.

–Make sure that your text's copyright has expired. If it hasn't, you will be removed from the forum and put on a waiting list. My original text choices were not written before 1923, which means that their copyright has not expired. I chose to switch tracks and have settled on poetry as a suitable text selection for non-native speakers.

–Librivox uses the Audacity software program. If you want a good recording that editors will accept, you may need a headset.

Hope that helps!