Friday, January 26, 2007

InfoTubey Awards- Deadline Feb 14

From Computers in Libraries:

The First InfoTubey Awards: YouTube Productions@CIL 2007

These awards will be presented to those organizations or individuals for outstanding YouTube productions. Premiering at the 2007 Computers in Libraries conference, these awards recognize those creating YouTube library-related productions. Awards will be presented to the top five productions that demonstrate creativity, humor, and sincerity (of course!) in marketing a library or library services or enhancing the library's value. The winning productions will be shown at CIL 2007 on Tuesday evening, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to submit a nomination. All submissions will be judged by a panel of distinguished information professionals.

Please complete this form to submit a nomination for Information Today, Inc.'s 2007 InfoTubey Awards.

InfoTubies recognize those libraries or individuals who have created YouTube library-related productions that promote a library, or library services, or enhance the library's value.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Forget a night at the museum.... see what happens at the library

I found this video Kim Huston made for a UWM project and it is truly delightful! As a lover of books I've always considered them to have a life of their own. This video adds a whole new dimension to what kind of life that is! I rate it five books.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A super video

Just found Library Mans group in YouTube ... check it out lot's of videos - all library related! - Libraries and Librarians

Here in NJ we've been conducting a campaign with Super Librarian so is there any wonder that this I would pick this special video? Lots of fun and certainly four books!

Harry and Potters

There are several videos online from Harry and the Potter concerts but I think "KaytheGreat" really nails it- what excitement! Sounds like Denver is the next Filmore West! I rate this four books for pure energy!

Friday, January 12, 2007

How the Seattle Public Library was designed (TEDTalks, Joshua Prince-Ramus)

If you are heading out to Mid-Winter this video will especially delight you! I rate it five books because the architect, Joshua Prince-Ramus will inspire you. Seattle is one very fortunate library.... enjoy!

Joshua Prince-Ramus is architect of the Seattle Public Library and principal of REX (Ramus-Ella Architects). Previously, he was U.S. Director of Rem Koolhaas's Office of Metropolitan Architecture. Through a series of beautiful visualizations, he deconstructs the collaborative process of building the Seattle Public Library, and also offers a sneak preview of his works in progress (The Wyly Theater in Dallas, Texas and Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky). (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 20:43) - More TEDTalks at

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Your ten reasons needed

I'm putting together a new video and I need YOUR
1. Ten reasons why libraries are better than buying and you can't use "free"
2. Ten reason why you love your library.

You can post as comments or email me at Pass the word, I need lots of answers!!!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Silent Movie

Allen Reichert, Otterbein College, made this creative video. People starting off with video may find the format a fun and easy way to start. You could use alternative styles such a MTV pop-ups if you wanted to create a different feel.

A word of caution: try not to use library jargon. If you need ideas for alternative phrases go to John Kupersmith's Website, It is designed "to help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices." But what he has to say works anytime libraries are communicating to their customers.

It looks like everyone had a good time making this- loved the acting! Keep up the good work Allen. I rate this video three books for creativity and fun... and a bonus page for that fabulous moustache!

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Five books for Gail Borden Library

They call the section "Video Extras" but what I love about it is the way they include the entire staff. Listen to John the Security Guard in the video below. These type of videos are easy to produce and connects the community to local libraries in a very special way- very personal. P.S. they also have a drive up window - way cool! Their site is here.