When thinking about library users, the needs of adjunct faculty often fall through the cracks. Because of their part-time and/or temporary status, routing information to this group can be challenging. They often have gaps in their knowledge of library services and can end up feeling like second-class citizens.
In order to address the needs of adjunct faculty, I knew I needed some method of reaching out to them that didn’t require on-campus attendance, would be easy to fit into their buy schedules, and—hopefully—would be relatively painless to endure. I chose to create an online video to introduce adjunct faculty to the library and its services.
Creating a Film for Library Users in 10 Easy Steps
- Determine the user type and their limitations/needs
- Get buy-in from stakeholders
- Set goals and objectives
- Create an outline
- Write a script
- Recruit “volunteers” and other resources available in your library (including talent and equipment)
- Set aside time for post-production
- Share, share, share
The resulting 8-minute film was far from perfect but provided a way to push information to users. The film is available on YouTube and is linked from the St. Catherine University Library’s LibGuides.