Using Webisodes to Take Teen Programming to Them, Where They Are, When They Are!
As high school librarians, we know that the students aren’t always “tuned in” to library programming during school hours, so we’ve taken our programming to them where they are, when they are …online! Using humor and parody the librarian team of Mr. Heck and Mrs. Darnay created the webisode style series, “DarnitalltoHeck,“ to deliver reader’s advisory, book talks, library contests, special events, and more. By going to where the students “live” and allowing them access to our programming on their schedule, we not only increased our library circulation and visitations, but we also created an unexpected aura of celebrity to the librarians!
Webinar participants will gain ideas for creating thematic scripts to tie the webisodes together; learn about the technology used to create the videos and to post online; and discover the benefits beyond the students by using these videos for advocacy of your library program to the administration/stakeholders.
Lena Darnay is School Librarian at Pike High School Freshman Center, current Adjunct Professor of Information Literacy in the College of Ed at Butler University, Indianapolis, and a former music industry advertising executive.
Chad Heck is School Librarian at Pike High School 10–12 Campus, former technology trainer for Pike Township Schools, and current law student at Indiana University, Indianapolis.
Date and Time
April 09, 2013, 2–3 p.m. Central (3–4 p.m. Eastern, 1–2 p.m.. Mountain, noon–1 p.m. Pacific)
$25 for ALA members; $35 for nonmembers; $140 for group
The ALA Public Programs Office hosts its webinars through Adobe Connect. If you’ve never used Connect, watch “Participating in Your First Connect Pro Meeting” or read the Visual Quick Start Guide (PDF). Participants will need a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and speakers. You can test your system to make sure it meets requirements.