Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SnapShot PA

I was impressed when New Jersy Libraries did their Snapshot: One Day in the Life of New Jersey Libraries. Now I'm excited because my very own state of PA is going to do the same thing on 10/28/09. See the site - Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Pennsylvania Libraries. For those of you in any kind of library at all in PA - PLEASE complete the survey when they turn it on. Take pictures, make videos. Let's tell Gov. Rendell and the rest of the state politicians what we do. Maybe then they'll think twice before making such drastic cuts to the budget!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pimp My Bookcart!

Here's a great opportunity from the comic strip Unshelved: Pimp My Bookcart contest.

The site states:
"An annual contest run by the library-themed comic strip Unshelved to see who can best pimp, trick, or otherwise improve a standard book cart. Libraries and schools often stage kids and/or teen programs to generate entries. Prizes are provided by Unshelved"

See the current list of entries. Here's my favorite so far.

Go ahead, get creative, build a program around it, win prizes. Please comment below if you do enter so I can check it out!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Voice Over Artist Among Us

Congratulations to my co-worker, Jennifer McMorris, for her great voice over work in this video. From the YouTube page:

"This is a video that will be shown to visitors in over 25 Lancaster Hotels... It will play on a dedicated channel in over 3,000 hotel rooms 24 hours a day, seven days a week ! Credits: Written By Bill Simpson VO Narration by Jennifer McMorris Produced, shot and edit by Derek Lau Additional camera operator - Dylan Stern Courney Motion Graphics Intro/Outro by Allen Clements and Joe Krzemienski of Postage VFX PLEASE RE-POST !!! "

Great work Jennifer!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Milanof-Schock Library Upgrades Training Lab

Congratulations to the Milaof-Schock Library for their Training Lab upgrade. John and Jordan, in the IT department here, are rolling out the new machines. Aren't they pretty? What a difference!