A new innovation at CIL–the InfoTubey Awards! They are given to libraries which used YouTube to market their library or its services or enhance the standing of the library in the community. Tonight’s award ceremony was a gala affair, with lots of laughs and a look at the winning videos.
The distinguished panel of judges included (L-R) Aaron Schmidt (North Plains Public Library), Kathy Dempsey (Information Today), Darlene Fichter (University of Saskatchewan), Bill Spence (ITI, Chair of the Judging Panel), Rebecca Jones (Dysart & Jones Associates), and Marshall Breeding (Vanderbilt University). Alson on the panel but unable to attend were D. Scott Brandt (Purdue University), and Stephen Abram (Sirsi-Dynix).
Here is the award given to each recipient.
The award winners are (Click on the name of the library to see its winning entry):
- Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL
- McCraken County Public Library, Paducah, KY (2 entries, here is the second one)
- New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ
- Seneca College Markham Library, Toronto, ON (acceptance speech)
- Williams College Libraries, Williamstown, MA
Click here to see the complete slide presentation at the award ceremony.
Columnist, Information Today and CIL 2007 Blog Coordinator