Eli Moody, the brains behind the academic library cartoon strip Search & Research (http://search-and-research.blogspot.com/) did a cool video on Scholarly vs. Popular Journals here at Vanderbilt University (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7Mpk16TEQ). I think it’s wonderful that someone so talented can find new and creative ways to reach out to the users.
Watch the video there for a look at academic librarians getting out from behind the reference desk and go where the students are.
Interesting outreach program by the Macon State College Library sends librarians with laptops to the cafeteria/student life center at lunchtime to answer reference questions or help students find information they need for their coursework.
I like this idea a lot and agree with David’s question? Why only 90 minutes a week?
Wowza! David Rothman turned me on to this one. I am IMPRESSED! David noted the HOT production values and I must agree. Is your library media department pondering such a production? Take a look at this one for inspiration.
Sounds like the right time for your readers to join our experimental marketing campaign! The goal is to make a “library video” not only the most viewed, but to break the record for the most comments ever posted to one video on YouTube. Talk about the value of social networking! The idea is to have people post their three reasons and then pass the word to five friends. Of course what makes it even better is that it will be a library video that breaks the record! It’s starting here at the NJ State Library but we hope it will go around the world! Hope you post and pass the word!
The second installment of the ACPL videos (iACPL2.0) finds the IT Guy and the Librarian realizing they have a common goal. I just realized how useful these videos might be for staff meetings or for class. Great discussion starters. Kudos!