Resources from Screencastic Program

Yesterday’s screencasting program was a success and attendees came away with a better understanding of what screencasts are and how they can be used in libraries to benefit both patrons and staff.

Resources from the program include:

From Mick Jacobsen

Introduction to Screencasting for Librarians

Screencasting to an Audience of One – slides

Screencasting to an Audience of One – blog entry

Recommended Screencasts:

From Shannon Scanlan

Shannon Scanlan’s “Screencasting for an Internal Audience” presentation

Prospect Heights Public Library 23 Things

Prospect Heights Public Library Computer Group

Shannon Scanlan’s blog, Lively Librarian

From Stephanie Kerns

Screencasting for an Academic Audience


Screentastic! Screencasting for Librarians

If you’re interested in learning more about screencasts and hearing tips on how to create them, this is the perfect program for you! Screencasts are excellent tools for demonstrating software, teaching computer skills, and visually sharing step-by-step navigation of websites and databases. They can be a powerful tool for all types of libraries. Come learn how to design and produce killer screencasts for staff and public use, whether your targeted audience is a single person or an entire community. And check out this article from American Libraries magazine to learn more about screencasts before the program.

Here’s a recent example from Skokie Public Library:

Mick Jacobsen of Skokie Public Library and Shannon Scanlan of Prospect Heights Public Library, both experienced screencasters, will provide an overview of the many ways you can start creating fantastic screencasts right away.

Edit: Stephanie Kerns has been added as a third presenter. She began screencasting with a project to create a PubMed tutorial for the Galter Library in 2003. She is currently interested in how screencasting addresses different learning styles. Her current position is Head of Education and Outreach and Curriculum Librarian at Northwestern University’s Galter Library. She received her MLS from Indiana University, and her job experience includes positions at the medical libraries at the University of Southern California and at Georgetown University.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 9:30am-12:00pm

Where: NSLS Auditorium, 200 W. Dundee Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 [map and directions]

Cost: Free – sponsored by HW Wilson

Register online now!


YouTube, Legal Aid, and Screencasts

The RLA CE is happy to announce three upcoming programs that we know will be of interest to many library workers out there!

First, in February, Karen McBride of Des Plaines Library will present “Putting the You in YouTube: Part II.” This will be a hands-on class for people interested in unleashing the power of video and YouTube in their libraries. Space is limited so please register early. In March, attorney Teri Ross and librarian Steven Jablonski of Skokie Public Library will be presenting information about free legal resources online. The focus will be on the Illinois Legal Aid website. Finally, in April, Shannon Scanlan of Prospect Heights Public Library and Mick Jacobsen of Skokie Public Library, both experienced screencasters, will provide an overview of the many ways you can start creating fantastic screencasts right away!

More information about all three of these programs can be found on the upcoming programs page. Look for the registration links and sign-up today!