Sunday, December 21, 2008

Great videos from NYPL!

I absolutely love this series!!! Goes hand in hand with what we are trying to do here in NJ- would love to see one of our libraries create a similar series for our solving Life's Problems campaign.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Internet 2020

My friend Helene Blowers has a great post about the future of the Internet:

"Lee Ranie, Director of the Pew & Internet Life Project, sent me an email (like I assume many people were copied on) yesterday providing a heads up about the Pew latest report on the Future of Internet III. I've only taken a my first cursory glance over the summary and predictions, but what I really thought-provoking are some of the comments shared by leading experts and futurists...

  • "Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy. The Net will wear away institutions that have forgotten how to sound human."
  • "The world will get a nervous system, and that is a big deal."
  • "New methods of securing the true from the false will emerge. The source will become more important than the message."
  • "The internet is like graffiti, only it can be targeted to the right niche.
  • "Transportation will be refined through massive substitution of communication. The current flight to cities will be reversed."
  • "The greatest changes will occur in the arena of trust and human relations."

Read Helene's complete post here:

Are you helping people get jobs?

What are you doing in this economic crisis? Just found this fantastic post at Web Strategy by Jeremiah that has some great links for job searching. Heros emerge in the worst of times and libraries are positioned to make a difference helping people who are newly unemployed. Would love to hear some ideas libraries are doing to help. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NYPL Video Series

Great video series from NYP

Watch as curators and librarians share their passion for the treasures of our remarkable collections.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Why Vote Contest 2008 possible entry

Makes you want to run to your video camera, doesn't it?

Why Vote? YouTube Video Contest

Great contest idea from Pima County Library!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wyoming does it again

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Tina Lakey and her crew out in Wyoming jsut keeps leading the field with creative fun ideas!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

All the videos about loving the library

Of course I love this search since it include my fav topic :-)

Link to full size

This is really cool!

Library Videos by Dipity.

Click here to get the full size.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Michael and David Rock!!!

Now we're talk'in.... Tell me these guys don't belong a MTV Video award!!

David Lee King, Michael Porter and a slew of Libraryland folks from around the world sing about today and tomorrow in your library.

More info at and

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I am the library

Great video from Denver that was mentioned in ALA Direct.

Why market with videos?

YouTube added some new features. I played with the annotations on this video from a Petcha Kutcha presentation I gave. You can swap music and add captions and subtitles too. What fun!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bandits and John Cotton Dana Award GailBorden Pblic LIbrary

Nice way of getting your partners to promote you and spread the word about a great accomplishment. Four minutes is a long video- might have worked better if broken into 60/90 segments....

Rachael Davis @ KPL - Every Day

Kalamazoo Library did the right thing by dividing the songs into individual segment for their concert.... gives people the option of choosing their content.

Bill Cosby for Ready to Read (1997)

If a celebrity is still well loved ... use those old PSA's . Very nice!

Food For Fines

Easy to create video commercial.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Librarian Song

Too cute!

Librarian Lays Down the Law

The Librarian Dialogues

Hopefully no one sees their library here...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Metropolitan Library System Film Contest - 1st Prize Winner

Don't underestimate what our teens can do...
This video is a winner of the Metropolitan Library System's "I Can't Believe I Filmed That!" teen (grades 7-12) film contest held at the Downtown Library.

1st Prize Winner - "Four Dimensions" by Dane Schoelen & Kevin Catrone

"A boy gets trapped in four different dimensions. The dimensions include a stick figure dimension, Lego, Barbie and a dimension on a train set. Watch how he struggles to escape."

Monday, April 14, 2008

Is Pangea Day Coming to Your Library?

In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it's easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that -- to help people see themselves in others -- through the power of film.

On May 10, 2008 -- Pangea Day -- sites in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked to produce a 4-hour program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music. The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.

Pangea is the name of the original super-continent which contained all the world's land mass before the continents started splitting apart 250 million years ago. We're launching Pangea Day with the vision that the people of the world can begin to overcome their divisions, and that the power of film can help make it possible.

Movies can't change the world. But the people who watch them can. I'm hosting a party at my home, why not consider having your library host one too?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Read In Sc

How fun! Nice to see so many library lovers in one place- very cool!

Gladiator Card

Empty Pockets- Funny Australian PSA for Libraries

A bit of Engish style fun

Sushi Class

This was made by a person who attended because of the great time she had! Tat's what web 2.0 is all about'

"I was late getting home - it was hours past when I usually try to eat supper. I was slogging through my list of things to do and stopped by the library (which was on the list). Annoyed at having to take time to (ah hem) run to the ladies', I glanced into the class/community room on the way and noticed it was set up for the sushi class...the one I'd forgotten I'd signed up for. I had SO much fun :D"

Thursday, April 3, 2008 sets the bar for library commercials!

Story Tubes Rules

There will be plenty of video pouring in for the great contest but this one was too precious!

Find out more about the contest here.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

LIbraries really are community gathering places- here's proof!

This is another wonderful video. I'd say videos like these will get the word out about libraries as a gathering place more than anything we can make in house!

Love this video!

I absolutely love this the her attitude... and love that she goes to her local library. We couldn't pay an ad agency to come up with a better promo!!! Watch and smile.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Nerd Fighters

Cute idea....