RE: Promoting videos

Adrienne Howard (
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 14:18:58 -0800 (PST)


The librarian that runs our district's Professional Library and I develop
resource sheets that concentrate on a single subject, for example: Women's
The Oregon Trail, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc.

On these resource sheets we include books from her library, audiovisual
items from
my library, and web sites that are related to the chosen topic.

We keep these resource information sheets down to one page (front and back)
so that
distributing one to each certified teacher is relatively easy. I laid out a
"look" for the resource sheet so that no matter what the topic, the handout
is easily

We have found that despite the wonderful world of computers and the
Internet, most teachers
STILL like to see things on paper. Also, printing supplemental catalogs for
newly cataloged
items seems to get the circulation up on new titles.

And that is just one little school district's experience. :)

Adrienne Howard
Audiovisual Library
Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

> Hello Videolibers - I am hoping that some of you can share with me your
> strategies for promoting your videos to the academic staff. Our
> old ways are
> not working all that well and I am trying to find new ideas and
> some methods
> that are working for you. If you can help I would be very grateful.
> Marguerite