I have always enjoyed working with video, so it is no surprise that I have found ways to maximize my opportunities to create it. Listed below are three collections of video tutorials that I am proud to have produced.
Humber Libraries How-To Videos
Working at Humber Libraries has empowered me to develop my video tutorial craft. I am proud of the work I have done to enhance existing video series such as the famous APA in Minutes. I am also quite happy to have grown their existing set of How-To videos, mainly in support of the business information databases.
I have also had the pleasure of collaborating on a number of videos with colleagues who either wrote the script, produced the video, or both.
APA in Minutes:
- Passport GMID: Finding Market & Brand Share (in collaboration with Liana Sukiasyan)
- SuperDemographics: Comparing Canadian Major Markets (in collaboration with Liana Sukiasyan)
- SuperDemographics: Creating Trade Areas (in collaboration with Liana Sukiasyan)
- Statistics Canada: Target Market Household Spending (in collaboration with Liana Sukiasyan)
- Statistics Canada: Finding Target Market Population Size (in collaboration with Liana Sukiasyan)
- Vividata Target Snapshot: Targeting Products and Services (in collaboration with Lindsay Bontje)
- Vividata Target Snapshot: Understanding Magazine or Newspaper Readers (in collaboration with Lindsay Bontje)
iSchool Web Searching Videos
Building on the success of my previous video productions I crafted a variety of videos for the Faculty of Information’s Orientation Workshop Series.
Web search engines (e.g.Google, Bing, Yahoo) are powerful information retrieval systems that many of us use daily. These video tutorials cover useful search strategies that enable students to obtain more relevant results with helpful, current, and authoritative information.
- Web Searching Part One
- Web Searching Part Two
- Finding Print and Electronic Resources at UTL Part One
- Finding Print and Electronic Resources at UTL Part Two
- Finding Print and Electronic Resources at UTL Part Three
OISE Library Video Tutorial Production
The goal of this project was to support online research by producing and promoting video tutorials for the OISE Library tutorials page and YouTube channel. An important aspect of this project was its relationship to the accessible delivery of online content. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires that online information be delivered in an accessible way. In addition to producing video tutorials, I also drew on the OISE Library guidelines for accessible tutorials, learned about AODA, and made recommendations for improving video accessibility at the OISE Library.