Posts From December, 2011

LibraryYOU topic ideas

Need an idea for what would make great contribution to the LibraryYOU project?
Here are some suggestions:

  • Repairing a bicycle tire.
  • How to choose a good wine.
  • Making holiday decorations.
  • Storage solutions.
  • Understanding the stock market.
  • Setting up security on your wireless Internet connection.
  • How to draw anime characters.
  • Skateboarding tricks.
  • How to self-publish your book.
  • How to buy a foreclosed home.
  • Basic knitting techniques.
  • Makeup tutorials.
  • Marketing your business.
  • Writing a great cover letter.
  • Breathing techniques for relaxation.

The possibilities are endless! Just think of something that could be done in around 10 minutes for videos or under 30 minutes for a podcast.

Creating a computer tutorial video

Want to show someone how to do something on your website, use software, or learn how to use a site like Twitter? Then you want to use a screencasting tool to capture a video of your computer screen as you go through the steps. Jing and Camtasia are the most well-known  but Wikipedia has compiled a comparison list of screencasting products that you may use to see what might work best for you.

After you have created a video, you can burn it onto a disc or upload it to a video or screencast hosting site like Youtube,, or If you host the video online you may also embed it into your website or provide a link to it on your Facebook page.