mmmm libraries and video cameras – so often a bad combination (resulting in such nails in our image coffin as the gaga abomination and the wierd syncronised trolley olympics that seem to pop up every now and again – no I’m not going to put in links to these, it just encourages the madness)
But library promotion in a variety of forms is a good thing (as the soon to be launched The Perfect Desk is a good example). Library videos by librarians about libraries are often a little dry, but library films pulling together student/ library user opinion is a good thing.
Film about the use of libraries by academics, and their perception of what libraries are for now and in the future formed the basis of a much more interesting presentation to the UL’s Visiting Committee last year.
Library introductions that are virtual rather than laborious tours of shelves make life more interesting too (another thing for my “to do” list), and online training in screencast form is a useful way of making support available any time of the day or night.
I like podcasts ( of radio programmes I’ve missed or for students to listen again to lectures), but I’ve not tried making one myself. I’m a little dubious about podcasting library information/instruction – I would imagine it’d be pretty dry….