The NHS Library (Norman High School Library) Channel
Video #1: http://youtu.be/WLHF17pNu6k
NHS Library Orientation
In this short and concise video, Ms. Gilstrap goes over the basic orientation for the library. She goes over library hours, resources available (such as computers, books, Overdrive materials, etc.). She also adds that there has to be an academic reason to visit the library (research, etc.), that the students need a Library Pass from their teacher and their id # to check out books. Something very different that she reminds students of is that no fines are assessed for overdue items, but lunch detention is given as a consequence. *This is the helpful video of the two.
Norman High School Library Rocks!
In this short, but fun, video, the students and librarians of NHS Library “rock-out” to books at the library. High school students would really enjoy this video because it is so brief. The students would have fun being a part of the video with the librarians. *This is the video that I feel students would like the best.
The Unquiet Library Channel
Video #1: http://youtu.be/x1oOQJuXRkw
Finding and Using Wikimedia Commons Images
In this video, the librarian shows students how to find copyright friendly images in the Wikimedia Commons. I think it is very important for students to practice how to give credit, if needed, and to be aware that not all images from the internet can be used. This video was very attractive to me because I am always looking for commons images that I can use in my Animoto book trailers, so I added this website to my bookmarks. *This is the helpful video of the two.
Scenes from The Unquiet Library August 2012
In this great Animoto video, there are photos of high school students posing and loving books in the library. Some scenes show some awesome library displays. What’s so great about the video is that it shows the kids having so much fun in the library. *This is the video that I feel students would like the best.
Pikes Ville High School Library Channel
Video #1: http://youtu.be/ZreOw5S1h7k
2013-2014 Registration Process
In this unique video, the teachers and department chairs go over the registration procedures for signing up for courses for the 2013-2014 school year. The department chairs also “advertise” for the courses they teach. *This is the helpful video of the two.
AVID Pimp My Binder 2012
This video was a fun, short movie about how a student was so disorganized the “Pimp My Binder” crew had to intervene to help this student stay organized within her binder. It was fun, well-acted, and it showed the strong collaboration between the teacher and her students. *This is the video that I feel students would like the best.
Bonnie Branch Middle School - Bbmsmedia Channel
Video #1: http://youtu.be/0KCXFiyKw0I
Hugo Cabret Review
This review given by the librarian manages to capture the unique elements of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Those elements are how the wonderful illustrations in the book actually move the book along and take place of text. The review encourages and piques the interest of the viewer enough that I think students would want to check out a copy to read. *This is the helpful video of the two.
Harlem Shake @ Bonnie Branch Middle School
This hilarious video shows middle school students dancing the Harlem Shake in various parts of the media center and in classrooms. Some students are in disguise, which makes it even more amusing. *This is the video that I feel students would like the best.
This video is a spoof off of Twilight and overdue books. I am such a Twilight fan, so I thought this video was very unique and funny. Basically, “Edward” claims that he can’t turn “Bella” into a vampire because she has overdue items. The students that made this video are very talented. *This is the video that I liked the best.
Hitler Has Overdue Books
As the title states, Hitler has overdue books and he throws a fit. I had to add this video because I have seen other Hitler videos like it making fun of school districts, the STAAR test, and teachers. You cannot go wrong with these videos, they are absolutely hilarious. ENJOY!!
Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction!
Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders—real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight—entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It's a touchstone for each of Sáenz's stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to score, or they might just stay there for a while and let their story be told. Sáenz knows that the Kentucky Club, like special watering holes in all cities, is the contrary to borders. It welcomes Spanish and English, Mexicans and gringos, poor and rich, gay and straight, drug addicts and drunks, laughter and sadness, and even despair. It's a place of rich history and good drinks and cold beer and a long polished mahogany bar. Some days it smells like piss. "I'm going home to the other side." That's a strange statement, but you hear it all the time at the Kentucky Club.
Please scan the QR code below and watch the book trailer I made for “Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club.” I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.
For my future library, the idea that immediately comes to mind is to start using QR codes for inventory purposes. I just think it would be so cool to take a hand-held scanner or reader and scan the items that I am doing inventory on. I mentioned QR codes to my librarian and she said she had not heard of them. I started sharing information about them and I hope that we can brainstorm different ways we can use QR codes in the library.
Goodreads Inc. (2014). Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Retrieved on February 20, 2014 from
Learning in Hand blog. (n.d.). Reflection facilitated by QR codes. Retrieved on February 20, 2014 from
Library media connection.com. (n.d.). QR codes in the library “It’s not your mother’s barcode!” Retrieved on February 20, 2014 from