Tuesday, April 17, 2007

and the winners are....

InfoTubey Awards...

Last night I was honored to be among the five winners of the first annual InfoTubey Awards. (See movies below). I have to say this group did a fantastic job of making a fun evening. It began with a reception upstairs with refreshments and a wonderful piano player (our favorite IT guy himself- Bill Spence) - right down to the InfoTubey branded popcorn bags -filled with fresh popcorn!

Videos are the place to go- they inform, educate and entertain - all in thirty seconds or less and we can make them from our laptops... does it get better than that? And I think more libraries will be entering this contest next year because Kathy Demsey overheard several inspired people discussing ideas already!

Trivia... did you know that the creator of "The March of the Librarians" (which BTW has already passed the 100,000 mark!!!) was filmed on Cannon Powershot camera? Yes a still camera!!! Nick Baker won for his "L Team" video but was also the creator of what is destined to become the librarian classic film of all times, now just know as the L March.

It was a great evening. Congrats to all the winners!

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
"What's Up at the Library: LibVlog" Series - Jan 29th Vlog
Introduced by: Rebecca Jones
Accepting: Ingrid Lebolt

McCracken County Public Library
Series of youtube productions - "Dr. Duck" and “Super Librarian” will be shown
Introduced by: Darlene Fichter
Accepting: Iris Garrott (Youth Services Manager) and Libby Childers (Adult Services

New Jersey State Library
"What Are Your 3 Reasons"
Introduced by: Kathy Dempsey
Accepting: Nancy Dowd

Note- why not embed this in your website and so your "people formerly known as patrons" can add their comments. We'll be in DC for ALA and would love to let our legislators know what our PFNP have to say about us!

and here's Katheeeeeeee.... (and me :-)- it might be a few minutes before YouTube lets you see...

Seneca College Markham Library
"Library Holiday Song", #46. - Darlene
Introduced by: Marshall Breeding
Accepting: Michael London – via YouTube

Note: Michael couldn't come in person and accepted his award via YouTube and the crowd went wild!!!

William College Libraries
"The L-Team"
Introduced by: Aaron Schmidt
Accepting: Nick Baker