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Librarians On YouTube: About this blog

Librarians On YouTube: About this blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
"... there is a definite archetype that has been established within our culture when it comes to what a librarian is "supposed" to look/act like, and that figure has permeated the representation of this field for more years than I care to count ... Whether it be film and television, or more modern media outlets like video games and the internet, you can find the librarians' profession portrayed (even ridiculed) with the same basic broad strokes. So, not to put too fine a point on it, but that's where this blog comes in ... THE PLAN Ever since I myself (full disclosure!) began pursuing a Master's Degree in order to join the ranks of the full-fledged librarian, I've become fascinated with the portrayal of this profession in popular culture, particularly those depictions which have made their way onto Youtube ... As such, I decided long ago to begin cataloging as many instances of these representations as I could find on the popular video-sharing site. A daunting task, to be sure, but I gladly accept the challenge ... And, truth be told, there are a LOT more portrayals of librarianship on there than I ever could have imagined! Of course, there's plenty of the familiar (i.e. unflattering) stereotypes on there, but dig deep enough and you can actually find some honest-to-goodness attempts to portray the profession in a positive light (some posted by librarians themselves, some not); you just need to take the time to look ... or follow this blog, either one ;) These portrayals can consist of fictitious characters (television, cartoons, movies, etc.) or real-life flesh-and-blood librarians (news stories, promotional videos, vlogs, etc.) ... Whatever the genre, whatever the format, I'm just looking for YouTube videos that someone out there felt was worth the time and effort to post for a world-wide audience as a representation of the profession (either in a positive or negative light)!" 
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A stunning collection of portrayals of librarians found on YouTube!

Well done, Alessandro!

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The Basics of Blended Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Basics of Blended Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

With the growing embrace of technology into education, there emerges a whole bunch of new concepts and technical terminology in the teaching and learning literature to the point that it becomes cumbersome to keep track of the novelties in this field. Sometimes the lines are blurred and you can not even differentiate between one concept and the other as is the case between flipped classroom and blended learning. The list of such technical terminology is growing bigger and bigger and now we have : virtual classroom,, MOOCs, Asynchronous learning, virtual learning environment, Online Lab, to mention but some.

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Valuable to librarians as well!

Two videos to describe the basics of blended learning. 

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Librarians Recreate Beastie Boys “Sabotage,” Are Coolest Librarians Ever

Librarians Recreate Beastie Boys “Sabotage,” Are Coolest Librarians Ever | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Maia Brown-Jackson:

"You might imagine librarians spend their spare time sitting by the fire rereading Shakespeare. While that may hold true for some, a few others would rather show the world just what happens if you aren’t quiet in the library and made possibly the best music video ever: Beastie Boys “Sabotage” starring librarians."

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Super cool and super funny!! 

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Marketing with Video: It’s Now Essential, and Easier Than You Might Think

Marketing with Video: It’s Now Essential, and Easier Than You Might Think | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Are you video-marketing your library yet? If you are, you probably already know how effective it can be; if you aren’t, by the end of this column I hope to have convinced you that it’s not just essential but infinitely achievable.

-Ned Potter
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Practical tips for making and using videos!

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A Librarian’s Guide to Webcast Wrangling, by Nikki Dettmar

A Librarian’s Guide to Webcast Wrangling, by Nikki Dettmar | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"With the increase of both embedded librarianship and online education, especially in academia, chances are good you will be asked about presenting on a webcast at some point in your career. I am intentionally not covering specific webcast technology platforms in this post since they are changing as rapidly as chat reference tools (Meebo widget anyone?).

  Here are some tips to help you not just prepare for but enjoy giving a webcast presentation:   Be SUCCES(s)ful – I highly recommend reading Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath ...   For rest, read here: http://letterstoayounglibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-librarians-guide-to-webcast-wrangling.html
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Do You Want to be a Librarian? / 1948 YouTube video

Uploaded by RichmondTownLibrary: "This is an open access occupational film about the library profession, and becoming a librarian. It was shot in 1947, and I think it holds up quite well in the world of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0"

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Startup culture and the future of academic libraries: An interview with Brian Mathews | Education Futures

Startup culture and the future of academic libraries: An interview with Brian Mathews | Education Futures | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Mathews is one of the most creative administrators in higher education today. He is the author of the popular Ubiquitous Librarian blog, part of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Blog Network, and the 2009 book “Marketing Today’s Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students”.

Recently, Brian gained international attention for his work “Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism” intended to inspire transformative thinking in higher education using insight into startup culture and innovation methodologies."

 

White paper here: http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/18649


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Introducing the Google Knowledge Graph - Youtube video

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology.

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Save Library and Archives Canada Campaign Videos

Save Library and Archives Canada Campaign Videos | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Videos Supporting the Campaign to Save Library & Archives Canada. Call on the Federal Government to Save Library and Archives Canada.

Speak out now"

Videos of interviews with: Susan Crean, Kimalee Phillip, Francesca Holyoke, Liam McGahern

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If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo:

Just in case you haven't seen this yet: RT @PrincipalBerry: If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video!

 

Funny library montage from movies & TV shows

 

 

 

 

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SABC Media Libraries: Last day of an archivist on the job - Markus Mmutlana (Vlog1)

SABC Media Libraries: Last day of an archivist on the job - Markus Mmutlana (Vlog1) | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians play in information and technology literacy instruction, reading advocacy, and information management. More information available on: http://WLMA.org

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The value of teacher librarians!

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Showcasing the Smithsonian Institution Archives Through Video, by Adrienne Miranda

by Adrienne Miranda, Intern, Digital Services Division on August 29, 2013


"When I first applied for an internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, I admittedly did not know much about it. For my internship, I was asked to make a video that would explain to the general public what the Archives was, as well as what resources it could offer them. On my first day here I was told that the Archives held the records and history of the Smithsonian Institution. I thought this sounded straightforward enough, but as I began to work on the video I realized there was more to it than that. With each new interview, with each day of shooting B-roll footage, or simply being around the office I heard new stories and learned new things about the Archives. I learned that there was everything here from correspondence, books, and architecture plans to photographs, negatives, and film reels. The subjects of these items range from science and history to art and literature. They cover a large span and scope of American History and give unique insight into it. There really is something to interest everyone here.

What I also discovered is that this information is available to the public. While I grew up in the Washington, DC area and have always enjoyed going to the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, I never knew that the Archives were also there as a public resource. Visitors can request specific information from the reference archivists, explore the collections online through the Archives’ website, or get helpful advice on preservation through the forums. These resources are valuable for everyone from researchers, to archivists, or anyone simply interested in the history of just about any subject."

 

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=io8Sfc5ir3k

 

Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_so_CJqGFF0

 

 

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Interesting! Archives are a arich source of content!

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Just-for-Me Training by Screencasting - American Libraries

Just-for-Me Training by Screencasting - American Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Meredith Farkas:
Librarians in all types of libraries provide training and instruction. Whether it's for staff or patrons, the timing of the training is usually critical.

 

"Even when we get the timing right, infrequent use of a tool on which people were trained will lead to forgetting. [...]

Screencasting software, technology that creates a video of activity on the computer screen along with the user’s narration, is sometimes used to solve this problem. The software allows a trainer to create videos that show specific processes within a web system so that users who have gone through a training can refresh their memory with a video later on."

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The use of screencasting software such as Jing to enhance to learning process in libraries.

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TED Blog | Design Mind magazine highlights TEDGlobal 2012 - "Radical Openness"

TED Blog | Design Mind magazine highlights TEDGlobal 2012 - "Radical Openness" | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.

 

"The theme of TEDGlobal 2012 was “Radical Openness” — a topic that caught the eye of Design Mind magazine. The publication, from longtime TEDGlobal supporter frog, has dedicated an entire issue to the conference. Including Q&As with speakers, behind-the-scenes looks at preparations for talks and an abundance of endeavors related to talks, we picked a few of our favorite articles from this unique vantage point of the conference.

Below, some pieces to peruse.

 

“What’s the Value of Collaborative Consumption?” by Hannah Piercy - http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/what-s-the-value-of-collaborative-consumption.html

 

“The End of Education As We Know It” by Scott Barry Kaufman - http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/the-end-of-education-as-we-know-it.html

 

“How Far Should Governments Open Up?” by Hannah Piercey - http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/how-far-should-governments-open-up.html

 

“Brainiacs” by Ernest Beck - http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/brainiacs.html

 

“The Maker Movement Meets Big Business” by Reena Jana - http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/the-maker-movement-meets-big-business.html

 

 

 


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‘An exciting time’ as archives go social, by David Ferriero - ABC News video

‘An exciting time’ as archives go social, by David Ferriero - ABC News video | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
US archivist David Ferriero discusses gathering information in the digital age.
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Linked Data for Libraries, by OCLC - YouTube video

A short introduction to the concepts and technology behind linked data, how it works, and some benefits it brings to libraries. (RT @OCLC_ANZ: Wondering about linked data & why it's important to libraries?)

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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Futurist Thomas Frey:

"Libraries are not about books. In fact, they were never about books.
Libraries exist to give us access to information. Until recently, books were one of the more efficient forms of transferring information from one person to another. Today there are 17 basic forms of information that are taking the place of books, and in the future there will be many more…"

 

"Here is a list of 17 primary categories of information that people turn to on a daily basis. While they are not direct replacements for physical books, they all have a way of eroding our reliance on them. There may be more that I’ve missed, but as you think through the following media channels, you’ll begin to understand how libraries of the future will need to function:
Games 
Digital Books 
Audio Books 
Magazines 
Music 
Photos 
Videos 
Television 
Movies
Radio 
Blogs 
Podcasts 
Apps 
Presentations 
Courseware 
Personal Networks 
Each of these forms of information has a place in future libraries. Whether or not physical books decline or even disappear has little relevance in the overall scheme of future library operations."


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iLibrarian » 5 Educational YouTube Channels for Librarians, by Thomas Samph

Thomas Samph is a writer at Grovo.com, an online Internet education and training platform for video tutorials on everything from how to use Twitter to Facebook Timeline:

"From the world's largest library of online videos, here are several of the best YouTube channels for librarians. These channels can help librarians to further educate themselves on the tons of information available on YouTube ..."

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Future of Libraries via the Knight Foundation - 10 video interviews

Future of Libraries via the Knight Foundation - 10 video interviews | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"During a Knight conference exploring the role of libraries in the digital world, we interviewed library directors from eight communities - Philadelphia, St. Paul, Macon, Charlotte, Miami, Akron, San Jose and Detroit - to ask these questions and more.

Hear what library directors from these communities say are their biggest successes and listen to insights in how they’re addressing challenges.

In these videos, library directors also share what projects they’ve developed to help better serve their communities. The Free Library of Philadelphia, for example, was able to involve itself more deeply in communities by creating hot spots in areas with limited digital access."

 

Interviews with:

James Crawford, Google Books
Siobhan A. Reardon, Philadelphia
Kit Hadley, Saint Paul
Thomas Jones, Macon
Karen Beach, Charlotte
Raymond Santiago, Miami
David Jennings, Akron
Jane Light, San Jose
Doug Dotterer, Stow-Munroe
Juliet Machie, Detroit

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