The Reference Department Podcast
SEQUENCE #1: The podcast opens with a title screen that says 'The Reference Department.' The next frame shows a spinning globe, and then a sign that says 'Reference Department.' Then there is a map of the Information Commons, where the Reference Department is located. The entire video is narrated by Nancy Lewis, Head of the Reference Department. Guitar music is playing in the background throughout the video.
Narrator: Welcome to the reference department at Fogler library. The reference department is located in the information commons, on the first floor of the library.
SEQUENCE #2: There is a shot of the question mark sign that hangs above the reference desk. This shot pans back to take in the entire reference desk, and a librarian working there at a computer.
Narrator: We focus on helping students, staff and faculty find the information that they need. You can come to the information desk and we will try to get you where you need to go.
SEQUENCE #3: The next scene is a panning shot of the entire information commons, where there are many computer workstations, desks, printers, and books on the shelf. A few library patrons can be seen at the workstations.
Narrator: We’ll advise you on computer resources, print resources and people who can help you. We specifically focus here on social sciences and humanities. There is another department in the library that focuses on science and engineering.
SEQUENCE #4: The next shot returns to the reference desk, and focuses on the part of the desk where the Information Technologies Consultants work. A student consultant is working here at a computer, and there is a sign in front of her that reads, 'Info Tech Help.'
Narrator: The reference department shares this space with folks from the information technologies department who help us with the computers here and provide technical support to students, faculty and staff using the information commons.
SEQUENCE #5: Now we see a shot of the reference book stacks located near the reference desk. A closeup shows subject headings printed on the side of the book stacks: Native Americans, World History, Europe, Biography, Religion, Women's Studies, Sports, Sociology, and Human Development are shown, among others.
Narrator: In addition to the many electronic resources which are accessible via the computers, we have a number of print resources that provide valuable information.
SEQUENCE #6: There are more shots of subject headings on the side of the book stacks, listing many areas of study.
Narrator: In order to make these more accessible, we divided the floor into a several sections.
SEQUENCE #7: This shot is a close up of the signs located in the Southern Hemisphere and Central America Section, as well as the Middle East and North Africa section, as well as shots of the reference books located in those sections. There is also a shot of a patron browsing through these books.
Narrator: There are 2 distinct area studies sections: the Southern Hemisphere and Central America, and the Middle East and Asia.
SEQUENCE #8: The next shot shows the Business and Economics reference area, including books and computer workstations located there.
Narrator: We also have an extensive business and economics area with print resources as well as access to computer resources.
SEQUENCE #9: Next there is a shot of the Fine Arts alcove. Several books are arranged on a table, open to photographs and paintings. There is also a workstation shown in this area.
Narrator: The fine arts area includes visual arts as well as photography. We do not have the music or performing arts materials in this area – we’ll see that area next.
SEQUENCE #10: The next section of the podcast has another panning shot of the information commons workstations and computers, as well as the print collection.
The rest of our print collection covers almost every social Narrator: science and humanities subject which is taught on campus. You can see that we have labeled the topics on the ends of the shelves.
SEQUENCE #11: More shots of the information commons, where patrons are busy at workstations. There is also a shot of the help desk, where librarians and IT consultants are working. The final shot is of the library web page.
Narrator: When you are in the reference department, come to the help desk – that has a big ? mark sign – and we’ll be happy to help you with any questions about the library, or the campus. We can either answer them, or direct you to where you can find the answer.
SEQUENCE #12: The guitar continues playing. There is a credit page that reads: Audio track from Compact Disc 3310 19th Century Guitar Favorites, Track 21. Francisco Tarrega. Sueno-mazurka. Media Resource Center.
[Closing credits. No narration]