Ten, no, Eleven Reasons for Vidcasting in the Library

What a Library Tour Video Might Look like on iPod

I love the ideas about applications of video in library settings. One of these days we’ll see an official “video podcast” from a library show up in the next incarantion of the iTunes MEDIA Store.

David King has a great post about integrating video into Library Web sites. He lists ten things librarians might do with video, including:

Videocast of bibliographic instruction, downloadable when a student needs it
Tours of the library
Showing what a meeting room looks like

Wonderful ideas that make use of the medium. The BI videos could be very helpful for “training on demand.” At SJCPL, we purchased acces to Mac OS Training videos at Lynda.com and it’s been helpful. I’d love to see libraries produce some stuff in house or a group of libraries band together to share resources and design training for staff.

This morning, Greg Schwartz shares his #11 over at Open Stacks: Meet the Staff Videos Cool idea. When I was investigating UNT, I went through all of the meet the faculty videos to get a sense of what the professors were like. This idea translates well to medium or large library settings where new hires might not meet administrators right away.

For all of these eleven hot ideas I’d hope I could also download them to my iPod!