Do you have dreams of producing a video that becomes the next big thing on YouTube? Have you wanted to help others learn how to be successful in their work with teens? Do you have a skill or area of knowledge that you think would be useful to let others know about? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then being a YALSA Academy producer might be just right for you. You can learn more by attending the YALSA Academy Be a Producer webinar on Tuesday, January 31, at 9PM Eastern. If you plan on attending register by contacting Eve Gaus (The session will be held via Adobe Connect and you can enter the webinar room as a Guest.)
If you aren’t familiar with YALSA Academy, it’s the association’s new initiative that focuses on helping those that work with teens gain skills and knowledge. How? By making available a variety of videos on teen service related topics including collection development, social media, customer service, programming, and technology. Each video is 3 to 7 minutes long. Technologies used to produce videos include Animoto, Xtranormal, iMovie or MovieMaker, and screencasting software such as Screenr.
See what’s already available by checking out the sample video below or visiting the YALSA Academy on YouTube.
Anyone with a skill, knowledge, or interest in service to teens is welcome to produce a video for YALSA Academy. YALSA membership is not required. You can learn more about what is required and what it takes to be a producer at the webinar on January 31.
Topics we’ll cover during the session include:
- The what, why, and who of YALSA Academy. What it is, why it was started, and who it is for.
- Video tools to use and how to select the best one for a particular purpose and producer.
- Steps for creating a YALSA Academy video.
- What happens when a video is produced.
- Where to go to learn more.
You can get a sense of what it takes to get started producing for YALSA Academy in the video below.
During the webinar there will be time for attendees to ask questions and there will also be opportunities for more discussion about producing YALSA Academy videos on ALA Connect.