Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, September 18 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion with Nichole Martin and Ross Martin. Librarians have actively produced tutorials as an extension of reference services, classroom teaching, directional tools, and promotional items for years. Video tutorials provide libraries a way to meet online learners at their place and time of need. At Seminole State College of Florida, Nichole and Ross have increased tutorial production to meet the growing demands of distance learning courses. To ensure high quality video production, they studied best practices outlined in library literature, as well as findings from other fields invested in video communication: education, business, journalism, and television production. Through research and personal experience, they discovered methods to create effective and engaging video tutorials that are high-definition, mobile-friendly, and accessible for disabled viewers.

Hovious Shares Perspective on Future Librarianship at Spring BL Webcast

On Thursday April 10, 2014 over 200 attendees joined together for a thoughtful and educational webcast on The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective by Amanda Hovious. Hovious shared how she moved from a career in librarianship to her active pursuit of a masters degree in instructional design and technology. One of her sources of inspiration for deciding to shift the direction of her career was Bell and Shank’s 2004 article on Blended Librarianship. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.)


PRIMO: What It Is and What It Can Do For You

Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO), is a repository of online instructional projects created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. The PRIMO Committee, affiliated with the ACRL Instruction Section, is charged with reviewing and maintaining PRIMO. It works to publicize selective, high quality resources will help librarians to respond to the educational challenges posed by still emerging digital technologies.

Felix Shares Ideas For a Better Designed Library

The Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was pleased to have Elliott Felix, Founder and Director of brightspot Strategy as the guest speaker for a webcast held on October 3, 2013. In the talk "Trends, Tools and Tactics for Better Library Design". The session was attended by more than a hundred librarians.