Use teen videos to market library services

homepageiconDon’t you love YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association of ALA? They are always up to something interesting, and have some great ideas for all librarians. How about teen videos to market what the library has to offer? We know that legislators and most adults prefer to hear from kids, so why not? One of our most powerful arguments for funding is that we improve the academic performance of students.

The contest called for creative video entries that compellingly demonstrated how teens make use of library services, programs, and staff in order to succeed in school and prepare for college, careers, and life.

  • A playlist of the winning videos, along with all the submissions, can be found on YALSA’s YouTube channel. Do you have any budding videographers in your setting who could create a video specific to your library?