Monday, September 10, 2012

UK Libraries Home Page Features New Video

UK Libraries’ home page is featuring a new video:
Beth Kraemer, one of a team of UK librarians who worked on the collaborative project, shares how the project originated and developed:

 “The original idea for the video came from the UK-Fayette Co Public Schools collaboration hosted by UK.  The goal of that project was to start a conversation between the two organizations to see what we could do to facilitate student transition from high school to college.  Several UK Librarians (Reinette Jones, Gail Kennedy, Jen Bartlett, Carla Cantagallo, and me took that idea and established a "librarian collaboration" with several Fayette Co high school librarians.” 

“From that group came the idea of doing a promotional video intended for new college students and older high school students, especially seniors planning for college or about to graduate.  This video was produced at UK but was intentionally designed not to be specific to UK, so that it could be used by other colleges, universities and high schools around the country.  The main message is simple:  Your college/university library has a lot to offer, and the librarians are happy to help you!  We are emphasizing that the video itself is a student production, so it is students speaking to students.  We have started promoting the video for the start of UK classes using our website and social media, and the librarians we have worked with in Fayette County schools will be using it in their classes this fall as well. “

Thanks to everyone who helped make this project successful.

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