I’m not sure what the emotion is that I’m feeling about this. It’s equal parts ecstatic excitement and almost absolute panic. Either way, I’m honoured and humbled that they felt my idea was worthwhile enough to present to librarians from all over the state.
My presentation is titled Your Library, Your Stage: The Inexpensive and Easy Way to Promote Your Library. I’ll be speaking about something I’m very passionate about, making videos. Specifically I’ll be talking about how to make videos for your library to use for promotional purposes, hyping events, and even general entertainment. More than that, I’m going to talk about how it can be done on the cheap using inexpensive equipment and free, open source software. (Or inexpensive software. Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Premiere not required or desired!)
So now comes the part where I actually have to, you know, construct the presentation because I wasn’t at all confident that anyone would want to hear it! Funny thing is, the hardest part is already done as I’ve made several library videos that I can draw on and I’ll have more before the event.
I’m very excited and, if you happen to be attending the conference, I hope to see you there!