Technology in theMooresville Public Library Crystal Bandel S603, Summer II 2012
Finding the right person to interview❖ “Technology librarian” ❖ IT Coordinator? ❖ Technical Services Librarian?❖ Referred to: ❖ Youth Services Assistant (helps with programming and setting up computers for children to use) ❖ Adult/Teen Program Coordinator (helps with reference, databases, and OverDrive) ❖ Indiana Room Librarian (in charge of local history and genealogy room, blogs, YouTube, etc.) ❖ Youth Services Director and Teen Librarian (blogs)
Kinds of technology discussed❖ Hardware ❖ Software ❖ Windows 7 PCs ❖ Databases ❖ AWE Student Learning ❖ Blogs Centers ❖ Book and program ❖ iPad for programs trailers on YouTube ❖ Nook for lending ❖ OverDrive ❖ Netbooks for lending ❖ Facebook and Twitter ❖ VoIP phones ❖ GoodReads ❖ Digital microﬁlm ❖ Pinterest scanner ❖ RFIDs and self-check out
Book and program trailers❖ What are book trailers? ❖ Genres and ages ❖ How are they made?❖ What are program trailers? ❖ How are they made?❖ Trailer soundtrack music ❖ Some of the songs are available on the YouTube channel.
Mooresville PL trailer statistics❖ Have been making book trailers since January 2010. ❖ 166 in many subgenres. ❖ A mixed success in terms of views and check-outs. ❖ Teresa Jacobsen mentioned the mystery/drama book trailer playlist in the July 2012 issue of Library Journal. ❖ Jaconsen mentions that the “delightful book trailers” “take readers’ advisory to the next level.”❖ Added program trailers in August 2010. ❖ Currently have 49, from adults’ to children’s programs.
Other videos and statistics❖ Early literacy videos began in September 2011. ❖ What are they? ❖ Currently have 44. ❖ Most watched video (Animal Alphabet) has 21,000+ hits.❖ “Cavalcade of Local Talent”❖ “Treasure Trove (Local History)”❖ Promoting the library in general.❖ 300 videos, 150,000 views, 56 subscribers.❖ Most videos have 100+ views, with some in the thousands.
Video-related hardware and the future❖ One digital camera for staﬀ use.❖ iPad and smartphones in programs.❖ Skype availability in computer lab.❖ Long-range goals for a media lab. ❖ Macs, cameras, video-editing software. ❖ Not short-term due to budget.❖ Touch-screen AWEs for children.
Advice for us as future librarians❖ Knowledge of technology may not be centralized under one position.❖ Don’t be afraid to try something strange or diﬀerent, like book and program trailers.❖ User demographics may inﬂuence what technologies you pursue.❖ Know about budgets and cycles for replacing technology.
Sources consulted❖ Buckley, W. (2012, June 21). Sti! your source for Mooresvi!e, Indiana history. Retrieved July 20, 2012, from http://mplindianaroom.blogspot.com/2012/06/still- your-source-for-mooresville.html❖ Le Chat, C. (2012, July 16). Book trailers bring out the mystery on your bookshelf. Retrieved July 20, 2012, from http://mplcatseyeview.blogspot.com/2012/07/ readers-of-library-journal-are.html❖ Mooresville Public Library (n.d.). Mooresvi!e Public Library: featured videos. Retrieved July 20, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/user/MPL46158❖ Mooresville Public Library (n.d.). Mooresvi!e Public Library staﬀ. Retrieved July 2012, 2012, from http://www.mooresvillelib.org/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=24❖ Personal interviews with Kate Meador, Jaymi Edwards, and William Buckley, conducted July 12, 2012.