Submit and Vote! NMRT Video Contest

“From the First day to Everyday – finding and keeping your first library job and beyond”

Voting is open now! Vote by *giving stars* to the submissions in the comments. You do not have to leave any reply

Not attending the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and/or need something fun to do?

Create and submit a short 1-3 minute video for new librarians who cannot attend the 2011 ALA Conference at New Orleans!  Watch and vote for your fellow NMRTers’ videos! Spread the word to all librarians you know.

  • Submission period (EXTENDED!):
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 – Monday June 6, 2011
  • Submission instructions:
    See below. (You must be a current ALA-NMRT member to submit a video.)
  • Voting period:
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – Wednesday, June 15, 2011
  • Voting instructions:
    Give stars to the submissions in the comments. You do not have to leave any reply
  • Winner announcement:
    Saturday June 25th at the ALA Conference NMRT Student Reception and online at ALA Connect NMRT page.
  • Prize:
    Amazon gift card (1st place – $50, 2nd – $30, 3rd – $20)  for the 3 videos with the most votes.
  • Video Topics:
    • Helpful information for the new librarians who are unable to attend the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  Topic examples are:
    • Job searching tips for new librarians
    • How to survive your first year at your first professional job
    • Tips for professional development of the conference
    • How to use NMRT to get help with any of these above (ex. resume review service, mentoring program, conference scholarships, networking, and committees etc.).
    • Or other similar topics.

The NMRT video contest is organized by the 2010-2011 New Members Round Table (NMRT) Annual Program Committee.  E-mail nmrtvideo@gmail.com your questions regarding the video contest.

NMRT Video Contest Submission instructions

A. Instructions for uploading videos in YouTube:

  1. Make sure your video is in a compatible file format for uploading.  Common file formats include .mpeg4, .avi, .wmv and others.  See the complete listing of acceptable file formats on the YouTube website: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=55744
    Many video-editing software programs will give you the ability to pick the file format; refer to your specific program’s help function for more details.
  2. Go to Youtube and click on ‘Upload’.  This will take you to a page that will allow you to search for your video on your computer and upload it to YouTube. http://upload.youtube.com/my_videos_upload
  3. Select your video and upload it.  It may take some time for YouTube to process your video.  Be patient!
  4. Fill out the Title, Description, and Tags. In order to enter the contest, you must use the following tag: nmrtvideocontest
  5. Set the Privacy to ‘Public’ and click ‘Save changes’.
  6. Once your video has been uploaded, it will be live and ready for viewing, usually within a few minutes.
  7. Copy the link to your YouTube video. Do NOT use the Share link. Copy directly from the URL line of a web browser. It will look like:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPSV8CsshnM
  8. YouTube has a number of informative videos to help you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzSwnbxb9TY&feature=player_embedded

B. Instructions for linking videos in the NMRT Video Contest Website:

  1. Go to the NMRT Video Contest Website.
  2. Post a comment with the following information:
    (Do NOT use any html in the comment. Links will be automatically hyperlinked.)
    (In the website line, put your ALA ID. This will not be visible to others.)
  3. Video title: _________________
  4. YouTube link:  _______________
    Description: ______________ (No more than 3 sentences)
    And on the last line, copy the link you copied from YouTube and then add ‘v‘ to at the end of “http.”  The link should look like now httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyz
    This will automatically embed your video in the comment.
  5. Your comment will appear once approved by the committee.
    Any questions? E-mail nmrtvideo@gmail.com.
  6. That’s it –  Thank you!
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26 Responses to Submit and Vote! NMRT Video Contest

  1. Title: Radical Librarianship: How Librarians Can (and SHOULD) be Activists for Social Justice

    Youtube Link:

    Description: Librarians have traditionally been thought of as quiet, passive, old ladies that shush patrons. Not anymore! The role of librarian has been shifting in the past years towards more of an outspoken, community driven, information educator.

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    Rating: 3.7/5 (46 votes cast)
    • SusanS says:

      Not a bad video but not appropriate for the topic.

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      Rating: 1.0/5 (3 votes cast)
      • Zan says:

        I think it’s totally valid to encourage new members to get involved in social justice issues. Intellectual freedom is definitely an issue that comes up at ALA Annual.

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        Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
      • Lori says:

        When I see the term “social justice” think of a lot more than what was represented in this video– so a bit of a misnomer. However, still important for librarians to “speak up”

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    • Elise Wallace says:

      3.5 a motivating film for new librarians keen on working for social justice

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      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • Tatiana Hladky says:

      Nice job. Librarians are great at upholding social justice and the freedom for patrons to read what they want.

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      Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)
  2. Nancy Faget says:

    Video Title : NewFeds Speak Up — Connecting at Conferences and Online
    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltmhybsrNQc
    Description: Jessica Hernandez, co-chair of the NewFeds Working group, asked members to complete a few sentences describing the current state and future of federal librarianship. Members of the NewFeds group (less than 5 years working in federal government) share their sentiments to inspire and connect us at conferences and online. Watch the video, and then tell us what you think (NewFeds@groups.facebook.com) about the video created by Nancy Faget, Federal Librarian.

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    Rating: 3.4/5 (39 votes cast)
    • Jessica Hernandez says:

      This video is fantastic! The NewFeds Working Group is a dynamic group of early career federal librarians. Our members hail from across the country and represent a wide range of LIS roles and types of libraries. We’re the new kids on the block and look forward to networking with other NMRT members at ALA! Thanks for checking us out!

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Elise Wallace says:

      3 This would have made more of an impact if the people making these statements were filmed as they spoke their statements

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Tatiana Hladky says:

      Could have used some narrative, a bubbly voice perhaps.

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      Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  3. Breanne Kirsch says:

    Video title: Finding that First Academic Librarian Position
    YouTube link: http://youtu.be/TqKn6hsexlU
    Description: As a new academic librarian, I distinctly remember what it was like to go through the job search. I offer a few tips and suggestions of how you can improve your job search, focusing on academic librarianship.

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    Rating: 4.0/5 (55 votes cast)
    • James says:

      5 stars!

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (4 votes cast)
    • Samantha says:

      Great job! Very informative, and entertaining.

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Nancy Lambert says:

      Excellent suggestions for a new librarian’s job search. Five stars.

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • kathleen geery says:

      five stars

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Melissa says:

      Love it, great job! Good advice! 5 stars from me too!

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Elise Wallace says:

      4 I don’t really like the mechanical voice, but the information is valuable for new LIB professionals.

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      Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Tatiana Hladky says:

      Loved this video. It had great tips and was interesting to watch. Liked the robotic voice which fit the character.

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Theresa Lepine says:

      5 stars! Great Job Bree!

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  4. Megan Hodge says:

    Video Title: How to Do ALA Annual on the Cheap

    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLPtyVJZmes

    Description: The allure of Annual is undeniable--networking! Learning about the latest library technology! Book Cart Drill Team World Championship and Battledecks!--but how’s a library school student or librarian with no professional development funds supposed to swing it? Watch and find out!

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    Rating: 3.4/5 (39 votes cast)
    • Terry says:

      Very pertinent tips for getting around on a budget at Annual! 5 Stars!!

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Emily Bourne says:

      Very helpful tips!

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      Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Kate says:

      I used the LITA listserv to find a roommate for Midwinter, and she was a very nice librarian!

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    • Elise Wallace says:

      4 great advice, tips, and attitude!

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • Tatiana Hladky says:

      Great tips, thanks. I am going to ALA and have signed up for 3-4 presentations that offer free breakfast and lunch. I’ll make sure to network while attending these presentations. Way to Go!

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      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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