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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
Via Robin Illsley
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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.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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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