The Librarian is Live in 5..4..3..2..1: Using Periscope to Live Stream from Your Library

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CONFERENCE: Library Technology Conference

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Hardy, Martha; DeJonghe, Jennifer; Desilets, Michelle
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Are you looking for authentic ways to immediately connect with your patrons and colleagues? New, popular live streaming apps let you broadcast yourself or your surroundings instantaneously, making it as easy as pointing and clicking to engage with your patrons wherever they may be. Learn how the Metropolitan State University Library has been using Periscope to broadcast events and library mini tours, showcase resources, connect with students in online classes, and bring some extra fun and spontaneity to their social media presence. Attendees will learn how and why they might start using apps like Periscope in their library and how streaming differs from (and complements) webcasting and video sites like Vine and YouTube. Presenters will conduct a live demonstration, share practical filming tips, and discuss privacy and copyright concerns. Attendees with devices can try their hand at streaming as well.