It's a screenshot!
So, a few months back I was asked to be interviewed about what I do, as part of Cornell’s Staff Notes video series. Our first attempt at filming was postponed by the blizzard that hit on my birthday, but we finally got together early last month.
And, well, now they’ve gone and posted it.
I confess that I cannot bring myself to watch the whole thing: I’m uncomfortable watching myself speak (though as anyone who knows me can testify, I love the sound of my own voice). But the interview’s gotten some love from folks at Catherwood and CUL in general, and it made my family pretty happy.
It’s cool to just get to talk about the work for a while. I love what we do; I hope that the video not only makes that clear, but also helps get other folks excited about this stuff.
Oh, and this was briefly on the front page at cornell.edu, before getting bumped for a video about a falcon. I both love and hate that bird.
Too funny (and on point) not to share:
Which of these innovations will your library be embracing? I’m thinking autotuned ref questions, myself.
I’m posting this here for three reasons:
- It’s an awesome protest against in support of more than 9,000 hotel workers in the SF area who have been working without a contract for nine months. (Details here.)
- Despite its obvious relevance to the work we do at Catherwood, it’s probably not something that’d be considered appropriate content for the official library blog.
- The song is now stuck in my head, and I must share the glorious pain.
Several weeks back, I mentioned that I’d made a presentation to the ILR Extension Leadership Team, but noted that the story portion wouldn’t work as well without the verbal component. Well, thanks to the fine work of Don Bazley, ILR’s Multimedia Producer, you can now enjoy the full experience.
I think it came off pretty well, considering that it was done with no notes beyond my slides (which is why I keep glancing back at the laptop). It’s much less fun without a room full of people to play off of, though. That being said, I think Don did a great job on the videos, and I hope we get to do more of this.