Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You (Tube) Oughta be in Pictures

Here's an interesting video from the Cuyahoga County Public Library promoting their toy collection. It's entertaining with little Weeble guys but also provides instructional use of their online catalog and promotes other library services. I kept running into technical difficulties while trying to embed it so here's the link.

Cuyahoga has a great collection of videos on YouTube including presentations by Nancy Pearl and Geraldine Brooks, profiles of their homework and career centers and a great series of book trailers for teens. A great new way to book talk to this audience. The possibilities are endless in the use of YouTubes in libraries. We've dipped our toes into the water using a "canned" audio for this video promoting our summer reading program

We're now working on creating instructional videos on the use and operation of Playaways
and on how to use our Overdrive downloadable books.

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