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Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Learn more and apply for a seat in this three-week course.

Public libraries, and more specifically public programming librarians, have unique needs when it comes to video creation and editing. From live-streaming library programming, to pre-recording demonstration videos and creating fun promotional material, video creation and editing opens up a whole new world of service and outreach for public librarians.

There are lots of different video creation and editing tools to choose from, including both open access and proprietary tools. However, for a novice video creator, the process can feel overwhelming. Without skills and prior experience, navigating video creation software and production tools can be downright frustrating. This course can help!

In this practical introductory course, you’ll learn:

  • How-to develop a video production plan and process that fits your library’s budget and patron needs
  • Various models of video production, including benefits, challenges and software options
  • Basic introductory level video editing skills
  • Best practices for recording
  • Options for generating accessible videos including captioning processes
  • Storage and hosting options.

Participants will finish the course with an understanding of how to create an accessible video and find appropriate hosting platforms, all while remaining in budget for their desired purpose.

Course Description: The three-week course runs August 10 – August 30, 2021 and will include two interactive online sessions:

  • Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 10am PST
  • Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 10am PST

To ensure that all learners who register benefit the most from this course we ask that you make every effort to attend these two live sessions. If it is impossible to attend live, the sessions will be recorded for viewing at another time.

In addition to the scheduled sessions, the instructor will provide resources, best practices, and useful tips and techniques that can be used as you create and edit videos. During the course, you will participate in discussion forums, with an opportunity to share your experiences and questions, alongside others working in libraries who are interested in video creation and editing, too. Through assignments, you will apply the concepts to your own institution and community.

Presented by :: Carly Lamphere

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff