Title of Presentation

Video Killed The Reference Desk

Presenter(s) Information

Nyssa Walsh, Emporia State University

Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

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Other

Description

Viral videos have become a huge part of our culture. More and more information is being communicated in video format, so much so that YouTube has become the second most common search engine after Google. You can search for videos on how to change your oil, fix a buttonhole or fold origami. Libraries can take advantage of this move in popular culture by developing video tutorials for their patrons. These tutorials can be on anything that patrons need to know about libraries: from to use databases to reading call numbers. Many libraries have already taken on this idea and have created successful, informative videos that have “gone viral.” Video tutorials are an effective learning tool and in this format they attract a wide variety of users. Video tutorials introduce people to the library from the comfort of their own computer screens, thus attracting users and lessening library anxiety that prohibits effective research.

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Start Date

11-2-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

11-2-2011 4:30 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19950

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Video Killed The Reference Desk

Viral videos have become a huge part of our culture. More and more information is being communicated in video format, so much so that YouTube has become the second most common search engine after Google. You can search for videos on how to change your oil, fix a buttonhole or fold origami. Libraries can take advantage of this move in popular culture by developing video tutorials for their patrons. These tutorials can be on anything that patrons need to know about libraries: from to use databases to reading call numbers. Many libraries have already taken on this idea and have created successful, informative videos that have “gone viral.” Video tutorials are an effective learning tool and in this format they attract a wide variety of users. Video tutorials introduce people to the library from the comfort of their own computer screens, thus attracting users and lessening library anxiety that prohibits effective research.