FMHI librarian wins 2nd place in international video contest

Claudia Dold, assistant university librarian, was awarded $2,500 last fall for her video entitled “Why Research Matters” in the 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health Video Contest.

The theme for 2013 was “Make a Difference”. Health librarians were invited to demonstrate their role in improving student training and the delivery of care by creating a video. The length was limited to three minutes.

Ms. Dold’s video presents a child with an eating disorder and is based on an actual situation. Dr. Miltenberger, the chairman of the Applied Behavioral Analysis program, recognized the problem as a treatable behavioral problem issue the child had and worked with the mother to modify her behavior. The change in the mother’s behavior led to a change in family dynamics, which in turn resolved the child’s eating problem.

“This example demonstrates the value of thorough research,” Ms. Dold said, “and the caliber of the resources we have in the USF libraries, in the College of Community and Behavioral Sciences faculty, and across USF.

 According to Ms. Dold, graduates of CBCS have the skills and training to impact communities, families, and higher education by finding new solutions to real world problems.

The video took Ms. Dold a week of evenings to create. She used Camtasia and Audacity software to create the video, as she has on numerous other videos created at USF. Her video took second place. The first place winner was also from the U.S.A. while the third place winner was from Spain.

Ms. Dold will use the prize money to speak about library instruction in the 21st century at the National Library of Aruba on their National Library Day. She will then conduct a workshop on video technique. Video is an ideal library tool for Aruba, which has three national languages: Dutch, Papiamento, and English. One video may be subtitled in the two other languages so all Arubans may benefit from the video instruction. Videos created in Aruba may also be subtitled re-package it in French, Creole, Spanish, or Portuguese in order to reach a wider audience in the Caribbean.

Working with the National Library of Aruba offers USF an ideal opportunity to engage as a global citizen and leverage the investment in video education across multiple linguistic groups.

Story By: Brittany Mulligan