Short Video on Design Thinking

I didn’t do the production on this, but I did write the script and created a lot of the graphics. As a follow up, the Washington Post recently wrote an article about the programs that have come out of this Design Thinking process.

Respect the Book Drop, or How a 13 Year Old Taught Me to Make Vines

In January I started asking my friend’s 13 year old about Vine. I have a Vine account, but I hadn’t played with it much, or gotten very far yet in thinking about how the Library might use it. So I asked Spencer to show me who he follows, and the videos he makes. Looking at […]

New PSA Video for

Kate, our College and Career librarian, does a great job of making the product sound awesome:   We filmed at the Central Library’s 2nd floor Help Desk, using the field kit from Arlington Independent Media (AIM). This was the first time we’d filmed against such a complicated background, and I kind of love the way […]

Is it Still a Great Marketing Video if No One Watches?

Last fall I made a series of pretty good library marketing videos, about some of the folks who make the library work. I tried to make them fairly tight – less than a minute and a half long – and anecdotally entertaining. In general, they got a good reaction. But despite posting them on our […]

Welcome to the Web Team

There have been a lot of changes at work the last two weeks… I’ve been official moved from Reference to the Web Team. This is HUGE. Except that it really isn’t very different, since I was already doing all the work I’ll be doing as part of the web team. And I’ll still be working […]

Finalized demo video: I am Arlington Public Library – Nico

We’ve reframed the video for Nico’s specialty, which is teen services: Quick slides: In a World full of Questions…. “Where are the vampire books?” “Do you have CliffsNotes for Othello” “When does the new Rick Riordan book come out?” “Do you have practice SAT tests?” “How do I resize a photo I want to print?” […]

Questions Need Information Professionals

2nd draft of the video. It’s been recut in Microsoft Movie Maker, and has a new title and ending. We still need to reshoot the actual footage.

Got Librarians?

This is the first draft for a new series of videos I’m making for my library, called “Got Librarians?”: “Got Librarians? 1st Draft – Sorry I can’t embed it yet. Notes so far: I need to reshoot Nico – we were pressed for time and the framing is bad – and to shoot her around […]