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Make Your Library Services Xtranormal


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Presentation on Xtranormal for the 2011 ACRL Spring Virtual Institute.

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Make Your Library Services Xtranormal

  1. 1. Make YourLibrary Services Xtranormal
  2. 2. IntroductionsBreanne Geery- Evening Jonathan Kirsch- Public Services Librarian, Foundation for University of South Library Excellence Carolina Upstate
  3. 3. What is Xtranormal?• A free, online tool used to make movies.• Uses animation and your typed words to create a movie.
  4. 4. Poll 1• How many people heard of Xtranormal before coming to this webcast? – Choose A if you hadn’t heard of Xtranormal before coming to this webcast. – Choose B if you have previously heard about Xtranormal.
  5. 5. Example Videos
  6. 6. Uses?• Does • How can anyone it be have any used in ideas? libraries?
  7. 7. Marketing• Xtranormal videos can be used to market library services.• They can also market new databases or resources.
  8. 8. Tutorials• Short instruction tutorials can be created using Xtranormal.
  9. 9. FAQs• Can anyone think of a more fun way to answer frequently asked questions than to refer people to a short video?• Where is the bathroom?• How late is the library open?• What is the difference between the reference and circulating collections?
  10. 10. Something Else?• How else could librarians use Xtranormal videos to improve library services?• Some librarians are transferring their Xtranormal videos to YouTube and then embedding them into LibGuides.
  11. 11. Example Videos
  12. 12. Poll 2• In what ways would your library most likely use Xtranormal?• A) Marketing• B) Tutorials• C) FAQs• D) Something else
  13. 13. QuestionsBreanne Geery- bgeery@uscupstate.eduJonathan Kirsch-
  14. 14. Creating an Xtranormal Account• Create an Xtranormal account by going to the following link:•