The Texas Library Association now has an official YouTube channel. Currently featured is the presentation of the 2010-2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award master list by authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett at the Texas Book Festival. They are hilarious! Part I is embedded below.
The Library of Congress now has its own channel on YouTube!
Timeless treasures and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, we are the steward of millions of recordings dating from the earliest Edison films to the present.
This is a wonderful resource that is now so easy to access!
There are videos of talks by well-known authors at the 2008 National Book Festival, such as this one of Jon Scieszka:
There are also fascinating clips of early film from the Edison and Westinghouse laboratories:
And the Journeys and Crossings playlist, which “[brings] to life some of the Library’s most exciting and historically significant materials through the personal insights of the staff who know them best.”
Have fun sifting through all of these fabulous treasures!
What a great idea! A video tour of the library for parents and others would be a great addition to any library web site.