Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Distance learning on demand: Creating a student-friendly platform for instructional library videos

Event Location / Date(s)

Saint Petersburg, FL / October 18, 2013

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Presentation Date

Fall 10-18-2013

Conference Name / Publication Title

Florida Association of College & Research Libraries


Instructional library videos are an essential component of distance librarianship and serve as invaluable resources for students that are not available to partake in synchronous library training. However, the need to organize and routinely update these videos can become a rather daunting challenge, especially when facing obstacles such as loss of original video files, decentralized access points, and viewing incompatibilities among different browsers, operating systems, and mobile devices. Join us to learn how an Instructional, Reference, and Web Services librarian worked together to assess and optimize their library’s current instructional videos in order to create a mobile-first video platform from the ground up. The presenters will describe how they overcome issues regarding usability, accessibility, incompatibility, and project management in order to provide their distance students with on demand library instruction.

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