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Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Time: 2PM – 3PM

Webinar Description:

Video tutorials can help libraries support patrons in new and immediate ways, especially as patrons increasingly connect with libraries online. Whether you and your library are new to creating video tutorials, or you’d like to boost your video-making skills, this webinar will offer tips and strategies related to recording technologies, editing software, instructional design, narration scripts, accessibility, inclusive practices, user testing, updating your existing videos, and other related topics.

Session Outline:

  • Introduction: How videos are helping libraries, examples of library videos
  • Designing Your Video: Part of a series, identifying video objectives, benefits of using narration scripts, accessibility, alignment with visuals
  • Technology & Software: Recording space, headphones/microphone, video editing software
  • Creating Your Video: Inclusive practices, copyright, generally edit audio first, captioning
  • After Your Video is Created: Where will the video be hosted, updating videos, marketing
  • Q&A

About the Presenter:

John Stawarz is the online learning librarian at Syracuse University, where he supports the library’s creation of digital learning objects, including video tutorials. John also teaches the course “Creating Digital Learning Objects for Libraries” through Library Juice Academy and received his MSLIS and MS Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation from Syracuse University. Please feel free to reach out to the presenter (jdstawar@syr.edu) with any questions ahead of the session.


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Live captioning will be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and a recording will be shared with all registrants afterward.

**All participants will have the option to request a certificate of attendance for one contact hour.**

All CLRC events are open to CLRC members and members of the Empire State Library Network.

All Attendees are expected to follow CLRC’s Code of Conduct.