Library Instructional Videos

Instructional videos are an engaging way libraries may introduce new technologies, services, or collections to patrons. Here are several examples.

How to Use Our New Self-Checkout Kiosks
by "Flat" Cauli Le Chat (2013)

Auto Check-in at MPL
by "Flat" Cauli Le Chat (2013)

Mini-Tour of the Library's Genealogy Web Page

Preserving Family Heirlooms
by Stephanie Gowler, Conservator,
Indiana State Library (2013)

How to Locate, by Maastricht University (2015)

You can have a lot of fun with instructional videos, if you're so inclined.

Taylor Library Self Check-out Instructional Video
by Western University (2012)

Power Up Charging Stations Promo Trailer

Of course, helpful instructional handouts are still tried-and-true, but they consume lots of paper.  With increasing numbers of patrons using handheld, mobile computing devices, instructional videos would seem a more environmentally-friendly, visually-engaging approach to teaching patrons new tricks or promoting new services or collections.  You can even use quick response (QR) codes on signs that patrons can scan to watch instructional videos while they're standing at the location of particular technologies they want to use.

Take a look at some of our other posts on this blog to learn more about making library videos.  They have many applications that can assist your patrons (or staff).


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