Friday, April 22, 2011

Video Engagement, Beyond the Flip

Some of our libraries purchased Flip cameras to create promotions with teens. Use up till now is still limited, but I would love to see programs and projects developed around this idea. However, the Flip is no longer going to be produced, which is too bad, as it is super easy to use. But happily there are plenty of other tech tools waiting in the wings. PC Magazine has a great article covering this topic: Ten Top-Notch Flip Video Camera Alternatives.

So what sorts of things can libraries do with a video camera to promote all things teen? Social Media Examiner has a great article with lots of ideas that we can use: 26 Ways to Engage With Customers Using Video.

How can you see some of these ideas being used with teens at your library?


Charles Pratt said...

#8 Really makes me want to do a Christmas carol video with the rest of the Monroe staff :)

Dawn said...

Generally we don't do Christmas stuff, as we are very sensitive to religious overtones in these parts.

Charles Pratt said...

How about if a we call it a Holiday Carol?

Dawn said...

I'm all for it. I'd just talk it over with your District Manager. Love the idea though.