Tuesday, January 11, 2011
One Year Anniversary for MPL YouTube Channel
Last Sunday (January 9, 2011) was the first anniversary for the MPL YouTube Channel. Much has been accomplished this past year. We have 138 videos uploaded, and as of today (January 11, 2011), total viewership has reached 22,746 (with visits to our YouTube Channel "home page" at 6,402). We have 23 subscribers around the world. These are modest numbers, to be sure--lots of folks have amassed much more impressive totals--but we are pleased with these results and look forward to continuing to provide what we hope are interesting book trailers, program trailers, music videos, and other videos promoting our library's services and activities.
It might be interesting to compare our first book trailer (immediately below) with our most recent book trailer (second one below).
I hope there has been some improvement in the video production.
Of our 138 videos, 136 feature the original musical compositions of the library's composer, Daniel E. Buckley. His music has elevated our videographically pedestrian efforts to artistic achievements. If you have enjoyed our work, we have Danny to thank for the lion's share.
One video that did not utilize Danny's music was our parody of Dynamite, a pop song by Taio Cruz. This is our most popular video and truly showcases the writing and directorial talents of Suzanne Walker, M.L.S., MPL Youth Services Librarian, and her co-director, Jaymi Edwards, MPL Early Literacy Specialist. A quartet of talented singers (from among our library staff) breathed life into Suzanne's superbly funny lyrics. The singers were Suzanne; Kate Meador, M.L.S., MPL Technical Services Librarian; Lori Becker, MPL Business Manager; and Meghan Adams, MPL Adult/Teen Programming Coordinator. If you have not yet seen this video, you're in for a treat, I don't mind saying.
Thanks to everyone who has watched our videos. We appreciate your support and feedback. We are excited at the prospects for the years ahead and invite you to join us in sharing this creative outlet.
William R. Buckley
MPL Indiana Room Historian & Reference Coordinator
P.S. What was the other of our uploaded videos that did not showcase an original Danny tune? The answer is among our YouTube videos (check out our playlists). Email me the answer (by no later than February 1, 2011), and you could win a free book from the Friends of MPL book sale room at the library! You must be able to come personally to the library to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Offer not valid where it is invalid.