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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Video Contest for CSLA Members

CSLA is excited to announce a new members-only video contest. Members are invited to submit an instructional video that addresses competencies within the California Model School Library Standards. Finalists from the contest will be asked to present their videos, and share how they created their work at the CSLA State Conference in San Diego on Feb 6, 2016 during a session from 7:30-9:15 a.m. Presenters will receive a coupon code for full conference registration or conference registration reimbursement. A reimbursement form will be sent to finalists who have already registered for conference. We hope that you will join us in creating a video for your school community and our contest. Good luck and enjoy the process!

A video might explain how to:
  • develop a search strategy,
  • locate a magazine article from a database,
  • evaluate websites,
  • use the library online catalog,
  • create formulas on a spreadsheet,
  • make animated flashcards,
  • produce a podcast,
  • practice netiquette,
  • develop a design process,
  • or another competency.
We also invite you to consider a video that incorporates the theme of school libraries as Doorways to Diversity, but you don't need to be limited to the conference theme.

All submissions should be sent to https://dropitto.me/videocontest
password: cslavc
Rules and Guidelines
  • Content must be accurate, current, informative and useful.
  • The video must support the implementation of CA Model School Library Standards.
  • The video must be aligned with, and support, school librarianship and CSLA goals in the broadest sense.
  • Content must be original.
  • The submission must be technically sound, easy to access, and engaging.
  • Videos may include screencasts, animations, “Ken Burns” effect, as well as movie-type genre, or similar types of videos.
  • The video must be web-based, have a URL, and be publicly accessed.
  • Video URL must be made available to be posted in the CSLA website.
  • Audience for the video must be specified (teachers, students, other TLs).
  • Video length should be 2-4 minutes.
  • Videos must be made by CSLA members.
  • Each member can submit only one video.
  • In the video, please include your name, job title, and school.
  • Finalists will present how they made their videos in a concurrent session at the Annual CSLA Conference February 4-7, 2016 in San Diego.
The videos will be reviewed by CSLA Committee on Standards Integration (CSI) and the State Board.

All video submissions will also be reviewed for possible Seal of Alignment recognition.
Deadline: Midnight, December 31, 2015
Finalists will be announced on January 10, 2016.