Librarian’s Toolkit

So you want to get your library on YouTube, but you aren’t sure where to start? Here is as good a place as any! Whereas my blog tackles various topics around the subject of libraries and YouTube, this is where to find things that I think should be of help for institutions that have decided to take the next step.


a reading list: Featuring books, articles, and other things of value that a budding-on-YouTube librarian might find useful. Somewhere in format between an annotated bibliography and a works cited. Know of something that should be in it? Let me know!

a channel guidePoints libraries toward YouTube channels and content that might be useful to them, along with some context as to why that’s the case. And yeah, I’ll take requests.

a genre guide Touches on some of the different formats that exist on YouTube and what goes into making them, so that you can figure out what you need if you want to tackle a particular genre.

an equipment guide: A place to get a feel for what you should be looking for and how much it costs, in case you happen upon some budget or want to put together a grant proposal.

a list of tutorialsIf you want to get started with online video in your library, no matter what your age, background, or favorite color, I’ll try and make sure that there’s something here for you.

a list of libraries on YouTube That highlights the work of others in the field, so that folks know who and where to reach out to, if they decide they don’t want to go it alone (or if they just want some inspiration).