HACKNEY LIBRARY VIDEOS

Beginning in Fall 2008 with the release of its first video, "Welcome to the Library," the faculty and staff of Hackney Library began producing in-house videos posted on YouTube.com to help promote Barton College's Hackney Library, its various special events, and to introduce its personnel to Barton students. Following are embedded videos thus far produced by the Hackney faculty/staff, with links to other information about the production of some of the videos.



"Welcome to the Library" Orientation Video (Parts 1 and 2) and Trailer

An informative yet entertaining introduction to Hackney Library that spoofs educational films from earlier decades...

For more information about the project and how the video and trailer were produced, see our "Welcome to the Library" Video information page.


Fall 2009 Open House "Band Book Tour" Commercial

This video "commercial" promoted the library's award-winning* Fall 2009 Open House, "The Band Book Tour," which featured live music from three bands with various Barton ties (one of the four mentioned in the commercial canceled due to illness). The event also riffed on the American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week campaign, sponsored each September to celebrate intellectual freedom and to decry various challenges through the years to ban certain books because of their content.

* (For this event, Hackney Library was chosen as one of six recipients of the ALA's 2010 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award).

For more information on how the video was produced, see our "Band Book Tour" Video Commercial information page.


Fall 2010 Open House "Band Book Tour" Commercial

This video "commercial" promoted the library's Fall 2010 Open House, "The Band Book Tour 2010," which featured live music from four local bands. The event continued its riff on the American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week campaign, sponsored each September to celebrate intellectual freedom and to decry various challenges through the years to ban certain books because of their content.


"The Hackney Library Introduces its New Beverage Service" Video

This video introduces a promotion of the new hot beverage service (coffee/tea/hot chocolate) that the library instituted in Summer 2010. Note the magical sound effects!


"The Hackney Bunch" Video

This video spoofing the 1970s-era show "The Brady Bunch" was created in Spring 2010 to introduce Barton students to Hackney Library personnel (a.k.a. "The Hackney Bunch").

For more information on how the video was produced, see our "The Hackney Bunch" Video information page.


"The Library" Video

With a change in personnel in Summer 2010, Hackney Library needed a new video to introduce current library personnel to Barton students. The resulting video, which was shot in November 2010, recreates the title sequence of the hit TV series "The Office."

For more information on how the video was produced, see our "The Library" Video information page.

Fall 2011 Open House "Band Book Tour" Commercial

This video "commercial" promoted the library's Fall 2011 Open House, "The Band Book Tour 2011," which this year featured a live music jam with a variety of local musicians. A new theme was called for to advertise the "jam" structure of the event, thus resulting in a different style commercial. As with previous years, the event continued its riff on the American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week campaign, sponsored each September to celebrate intellectual freedom and to decry various challenges through the years to ban certain books because of their content.

For more information on how the video was produced, see our "Band Book Tour" 2011 Official Commercial information page.

Last updated September 30, 2011