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2021 Arlies Submissions

2021 Arlies Featured Films

See the PDF for film descriptions.

Collections-Focused Films

The submitted project must highlight book(s), document(s), photograph(s), sound recording(s), collection(s) or other item(s) from the library’s holdings.

Tulane University Library. Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection. A short film highlighting the photography collection of the William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University. (December 12, 2020)

Development/Fundraising Films

The submitted project must be intended to raise funds or attract potential donors to the library. A specific goal must be included (e.g., $10,000 or securing the names of at least 20 new friends for the library).

University of Alberta Libraries. Dancik Collection at Bruce Peel Special Collections. Introduces the Bruce Dancik angling collection at the University of Alberta and emphasizes the excellent donor experience. (July 24, 2020)

UC San Diego Library. Geisel Library Historical Timeline | 1970-2020. In honor of UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary celebration of Geisel Library, this video chronicles the major milestones in the iconic building’s history over the last five decades. (October  30, 2020)

Free-Form Films

The project does not fit into any of the other categories or defies categorization altogether.

University of Manitoba Libraries. Top Five Library Tips You Need to Know. A quick introduction to the top five library services for students during COVID. (August 3, 2020)

University of Miami Libraries. Season’s Greetings: A First-Class Boarding Pass From the University of Miami Libraries. Blast-off on a multimedia, virtual “journey” that explores the Digital Collections at the University of Miami Libraries. (December 22, 2020)

University of Tennessee Libraries. We Got Your E-Books. Our one-minute “We Got Your E-Books” rap video was created to help university students who were learning remotely during the 2020 Summer Semester. (June 10, 2020)

University of Washington Libraries. Access. In his video “Access”, UW graduate student, Long Tran describes the struggles of working remotely and the isolation that we have all come to know throughout the COVID pandemic. (April 25, 2020)

How-To/Instruction Films

The submitted project must be created for use in a classroom or online course or as an instructional video to learn a new skill (e.g., How to Use Endnote).

Duke University Libraries. Library Takeout. “Library Takeout” is a short music video explaining how to check out books and other materials from the Duke University Libraries during the time of COVID-19. (August 14, 2020)

Southern Illinois University Library. EBSCOhost Database Search. How to locate a scholarly article using EBSCOhost database search. (August 29, 2020)

University of Delaware Library. Browse the Shelf (Virtually). This video shows how to browse for research materials and inspiration during a time of remote learning. (July 6, 2020)

Publicity/Marketing Films

The submitted project must be intended to promote knowledge of and appreciation for the library, services, spaces, or expertise to a particular audience.

Syracuse University Library. Welcome to the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars. Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars is the campus innovation hub, supporting students across disciplines who are interested in innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, venture creation, careers, entrepreneurial skills, diversity, equity, inclusion, and taking ideas from concept to commercialization. (August 20, 2020)

University of Alabama Libraries. What is the Alabama Digital Humanities Center? An introduction to the services, space, and people behind the ADHC to prospective partners on campus (faculty, instructors, grad students) by highlighting recent digital humanities collaborations for research and teaching projects. (November 30, 2020)

University of Iowa Libraries. Welcome IOWA class of 2024! An orientation video for undergraduate freshmen introducing them to the spaces, resources, and expertise available in the University of Iowa Libraries’ seven campus libraries. (June 11, 2020)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Graduate Student Combines Rare Books with Art in Library Project. Graduate student Lulu Zilinskas combined her passion for books and art to create a project that she hopes will uncover archival items that remain hidden due to perceived access barriers. (February 5, 2021)

University of Utah Library. How to use Virtual Browse. Jordan explains how to use virtual browsing. (June 2, 2020)

Publicity/Marketing Films–COVID-19-Focused

Arizona State University Libraries. ASU Libraries: We’re Here for You! This short video includes ASU Library colleagues, many working from home, describing all of the services still available to the Arizona State University community. (April 23, 2020)

Auburn University Libraries. Ralph Brown Draughon Library Resumes Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Fall 2020. Video to show preparations for full reopening for fall semester 2020. (August 1, 2020)

University of California, Berkeley. We’re Here For You. At the start of the pandemic – when lockdowns began, classes moved online, and anxiety was running high – the UC Berkeley Library wanted to show students and faculty members that even though our buildings were closed, the staff of the Library was working hard for them. (April 9, 2020)

University of Wisconsin–Madison. We Can Help! Librarians working remotely share the many ways they’re still working to create access solutions for our users in the thick of the pandemic. (July 16, 2020)

Vanderbilt University Library. Vanderbilt Librarians Are Here For You! With the closing of physical spaces due to the pandemic in March 2020, Vanderbilt Libraries wished to assure our patrons that library services were available and that our librarians were present and ready to help. (May 11, 2020)

Other Submitted Films Not in the Show

Free-Form Films

Cornell University Library. Mohegan Diaries Return Home. Cornell University Library returns the diaries of the last fluent speaker of the Mohegan language. (November 9, 2020)

Publicity/Marketing Films

Michigan State University Libraries. Rube Goldberg Meets MSU Libraries. This short film was inspired by Rube Goldberg’s contraptions and created to remind students how they can save money by using Library resources. (September 14, 2020)

Purdue University Libraries. Thank You Front Line Workers from the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. This video was developed to be played at the opening session for the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) conference in March, 2021. The organizers requested videos that thanked the front line workers and showed how data was instrumental in the pandemic response. (March 8, 2021)

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