Friday, February 23, 2007

The L-Team

This video was discovered from a post by The Shifted Librarian [via a post on AASL Weblog].

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Information Destination

Dan Cornwall, the Alaskan Librarian pointed me to this video which was created by Sarah Gewirtz, Reference/Government Documents Librarian at the Alcuin Library of St. John's University/College of St. Benedict in Collegeville, MN. She put it together when a new campus television station were looking for “commercials” to put between programs. I like the Information Destination theme...

Monday, February 12, 2007

What are your three reasons?

A while back I asked folks for 10 reasons why they love their libraries and got some really terrific answers. Here’ s a quick sample:

“They know the kind of books I like, I find things I didn’t even know I needed or wanted, I couldn’t fit everything I like to read and listen to in my personal library, I can try out something before I buy it, friendly staff, they have computers, comfy chairs, fun place to hang out, I can order my books from home and they are waiting for me when I arrive…”

Now comes the challenge for all of us who love libraries. Create a stir… a movement... an advocacy campaign as easy as 1,2,3.

I’ve put together this video with some clips from people who love libraries to get us started. Take a look, but most importantly leave a comment with YOUR three reasons. Then tag five people who you know also love libraries and ask them to visit the video and leave their three reasons.

The goal is to make a “library video” not only the most viewed, but to set the record for the most comments ever posted to one video on YouTube. Why? Because we have all heard the argument that with Internet there is no need for libraries, so where better to dispel that myth than online on the ever-popular YouTube?

Can’t wait to hear from everyone! –Nancy

What are your three reasons?

Ray of Light

How could I have not posted this one sooner- shame on me! Love the music and the "whole day" concept. From what I understand this was done long before any of us were even thinking of videos! Five books to Ray of Light!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

If you've ever tried to explain web 2.0...

Have you been trying to explain what web 2.o is? Check out this video. What do you think, does it rate five books?

Found this video via Peter Bromberg of the Library Garden who got it from Boing Boing who got it from Wonderland who got it from... You Tube where creator is Michael Wesch, an assistant Cultural Anthropology Prof at Kansas State U posted it. You gotta love 2.0!

I also enjoyed his other video on Digital Ethnography.

Monday, February 5, 2007

IT and Librarians

take two...

Mentioned by Stephen Abrams who heard from Michael Stevens who heard from...

Nascar at the library?

West Deptford Public Library, here in NJ, has been creating videos for quite awhile and has produced lots of fun and interesting spots that have been successful in bringing people to their programs. This is just one of many... sure does make you want to come to the program doesn't it? Easily rates four books!!!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Orange you going to the library?

Orange County did a great job with this video. It easily gets a "four books" rating with that neat introduction, catchy tune and is that a life sized tomato???! See for yourself.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Super Librarian

Here in NJ we ran a Super Librarian campaign. Thought you'd like to see the commercial we made. This year we are getting ready to launch the Super Librarian comic book. I'll keep you posted.

Mission Possible

I can't get over the explosion of videos from libraries on You Tube. Here's a fun approach!