Monday, January 17, 2011

Reference Librarianship in Star Wars

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The European Library

Collaboration of The European Library with the NSK (Croatian National Library) - Presentation by Jill Cousins in The Hague. (Feb. 2007)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I Love My Library (175 videos) competition
Companion to a 2007 contest in which "more than 175 public, school and academic libraries ... submitted video for the 'I Love My Library!' video contest."
ALL the videos are hosted on YouTube at
Winner was the one displayed here ... The Library Code (youtube)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Libraries Do Matter

Libraries Do Matter: Enhancing Traditional Services with Library 2.0
What is library 2.0? Should your library actually 'upgrade' from version 1.0 to 2.0? Is Library 3.0 on the horizon? Sit back and relax while Diana Sachs-Silveira and Chad Mairn answer these questions while unscrambling the hodgepodge of Web 2.0 lingo.
Diana and Chad will introduce a variety of Web 2.0 concepts that have evolved into services like MySpace, Wikipedia, Del.ic.ious, Digg, Flickr, RSS, Second Life, Writely, and others and discuss how libraries can play a part in all of this.

Monday, May 7, 2007

CIL2007: InfoTubey Awards

At the Computers in Libraries 2007 conference, Information Today held the first InfoTubey Awards. From their website, "[the Infotubey] awards will be presented to those organizations or individuals for outstanding YouTube productions. Premiering at the 2007 Computers in Libraries conference, these awards recognize those creating YouTube library-related productions.

Super Librarian

Its a bird, its a plane.... no its Super Librarian

Mr. Bean - The Library

No Cookies in the Library - Classic Sesame Street

No Cookies in the Library - Classic Sesame Street
Much to the chagrin of a tempermental librarian Cookie Monster can't seem to comprehend that libraries don't have cookies.

Seinfeld Clip: The Library - Mr Bookman

Dialogue between Jerry and Mr Bookman from episode 3x05 The Library

Gorilla Librarian (Why do you want to be a librarian)

Gorilla Librarian (Why do you want to be a librarian)
From Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 1, episode 10.


IT departments and librarians, they go together like bananas and waffles.


More Fun with IT Professional and Librarian!

iACPL 3.0

IT and Librarian learn to get along just a little bit better.

iACPL 4.0

The big Pay off! It Professional and Librarian bury the hatchet just in time to meet: It Librarian.

Your Life Work: The Librarian

An episode of US Government film series on careers. I assume it was shown to high school students. This one was filmed at the Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) library in 1946.

Librarian Comedian

The Angry Librarian

Conan The Librarian

Conan The Librarian segment from Weird Al Yankovic's one and (so far) only movie, UHF (1989)

CLA Library Cheer

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Library 2.0: A New Version for the Future PowerPoint)

The Web 2.0 is here and it’s changing everything that we do on the Internet! Library 2.0: A New Version for the Future looks at how library systems and services fit into this user-centric world where dynamic, Web-based tools, online communities, and the ability to personalize everything drive one’s computing environment. In this day-long seminar we will look at how people are using technology (in and out of the library) and explore the the mindset of library users. We will also take a look at specific Web environments, tools, and applications that are currently shaping the information landscape.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Digital Libraries of the Future (PowerPoint)

Use of Semantic Web and Social Bookmarking to support E-learning in Digital Libraries
Digital Libraries of the Future Use of Semantic Web and Social Bookmarking to support E-learning in Digital Libraries Sebastian Ryszard Kruk Digital Enterprise Research Institute National University of Ireland,

Monday, April 16, 2007

Second Life & Libraries (PowerPoint)

The Second Life Library 2.0 project has a great potential, it has the momentum. It has HealthInfo Island to focus on Consumer Health Information, a Medical Library and a Health and Wellness Center.
This presentation shows what libraries are doing in Second Life

Exploring Libraries in the Web 2.0 Realm (PowerPoint)

Exploring Libraries (...and our Users) in the Web 2.0 Realm

Libraries, blogs and Wikis (PowerPoint)

For University of Portsmouth Library Staff.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Going social: the librarians bag of tricks (PowerPoint)

Social computing applications to implement library 2.0 and collaborative services in the libraries

Technology Trends in Libraries (PowerPoint)

Technology Trends in Libraries - Today and Tomorrow (PowerPoint)
This presentation discusses the basic concepts of Web 2.0 and how they are being used in libraries.
It provides examples of these concepts, and emphasizes that over the next several years, the concepts of Web 2.0 (collaboration, participation, tagging, community, etc.) will only grow, but the actual technologies themselves will change

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Introducing the Book

A.k.a. Medieval Helpdesk. This video makes fun of moderns newbie computer users by illustrating - in a way fully understandable to them - how silly some of their questions are by creating a similar problem in the Middle Ages.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

New And Improved Libraries (News Report)

You will need to visit the CBSnews website to view this video.

Click on the image or the link below.

CBS News Report : With competition from book stores and the Internet, (USA) libraries are looking for new ways to attract users. Susan McGinnis takes a look at what some facilities are doing to revamp their image. (March 2007)

TEDTalks: Joshua Prince-Ramus (2006)

Joshua Prince-Ramus is architect of the Seattle Public Library and principal of REX (Ramus-Ella Architects). Through a series of beautiful visualizations, he deconstructs the collaborative process of building the Seattle Public Library.

Welcome to the Library

Mr Davidson and Mrs Dyer welcome you and explain their jobs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Library Technicians

Library Technicians occupy the top spot on the Librarian support staff. They free Librarians up for other tasks, while helping to acquire, ... prepare and organize materials.
Entry level job search and internships.

Library Media Project, USA (now closed)

Sadly, the Library Media Project, which began in 1988, closed their office doors on the last day of April 2007, after over 18 years ... after assisting U.S. librarians with their media collection development on a wide range of important subjects.

Librarians (Job Outline)

Librarians help people find the books or information they need for business, academic, or leisure purposes. Books, cds, the internet and ... all » databases are just some of the Librarians tools.
They must be familiar with today's sophisticated sources... Entry level job search and internships.

Librarians push their book carts at ALA 2005

Librarians and Google

Check out how librarians across the country (USA) are using Google to help students and patrons find information. Then read more stories at the Google Librarian Center

The World's Fastest Librarian

The World’s Fastest Librarian is a twelve minute short film following Mary, a fictional public librarian at the Madison Public Library (as ... all » played by the UW SLIS Lab Library) as she prepares for the World’s Fastest Librarian Competition.

The World’s Fastest Librarian is a humorous tongue in cheek film that shows a different image of librarians than that usually found in films. This film was a collaborative project involving over a dozen library school students.

School Libraries and Librarians (Videos & PowerPoints)

This blog showcases videos and PowerPoints designed to help librarians and support libraries especially in k-12 schools ... and some fun stuff I just could not resist including.

The main Librarian's area on Shambles is at and Library 2.0 stuff can be found at

This page is part of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provide videos and other multimedia resources to support a variety of topics.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at
The Shambles Forest of Theme Blogs