Hackers, bullies, politicians—there are lots of things out there to be afraid of, and not all of them go bump in the night! Access Video On Demand provides countless scary and not-so-scary ideas for engaging community programming, such as the ones listed below. Subscribers can also explore the new, complete calendar (accessible via the menu in the header, top left of any page in the platform) for the year’s milestones, holidays, and events—a great source for programming ideas throughout the year.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
This October, remind your patrons that there are even scarier things out there than ghosts and goblins—and some of them are only a mouse click away! Give them the knowledge they need to stay safe from hackers and other online miscreants with videos like Creating Better Passwords by Making Up Stories, Think b4 u Post: Your Reputation and Privacy on Social Networking Sites, and Defeating the Hackers.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, help keep your patrons “in the pink” with informative videos on this deadly disease, including:
- Breast Cancer in Young Women: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
- Mondays at Racine (an HBO® production)
- The Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Cancer: Finding Strength
- Quicker Breast Cancer Treatment
- Gel for Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer: Disease and…Ease
Exploring Careers in Health Care
Do you have a young patron who’s considering a career that revolves around helping others stay healthy? How about an adult patron looking to make a rewarding career change? For patrons considering health care jobs, Access Video On Demand features numerous titles from the Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight series, including:
- Nurse Manager
- Oncological Nurse
- Critical Care Nurse
- Emergency Nurse
- Neonatal Nurse
- Massage Therapists
- Veterinary Technicians
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Occupational Therapists
- Medical Sonographer
National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying is a serious problem, and it doesn’t just affect young students. Access Video On Demand has quality content to educate patrons young and old about bullying prevention and inspire them to take action. Videos including Bullying and Suicide: Think About It; Girls and Bullying: Identify, Understand, Prevent; and Dealing with Bullying will educate and encourage teens to take a stand. For adults dealing with bullying, there’s Bullying Even at the Top, where motivational speaker Eve Ash and businesswoman Sadhana Smiles discuss strategies for tackling bullying at senior levels of the workplace, and Breaking Bullying from the Cutting Edge Communications Comedy series, where a team leader challenges the people in his group to bully each other and discuss their feelings about their behavior.
Campaign Finance Reform
With the 2016 presidential election less than one month away, campaign finance reform is once again a hot topic. Point politically minded patrons who want to learn more about the issue toward videos including Meet the Donors, an HBO® production where Alexandra Pelosi takes viewers behind the scenes to top fundraisers—and chats with dozens of ultra-rich mega-donors; Moyers & Company: The Bare Knuckle Fight against Money in Politics, featuring Emmy Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers; and, for an Oxford-style debate between experts on the issue, Individuals and Organizations Have a Constitutional Right to Unlimited Spending on Their Own Political Speech: A Debate.
About Access Video On Demand:
Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service for public libraries offers an expansive collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement the broad range of books in the library. Part of the On Demand platform, Access Video On Demand brings your patrons exceptional content from around the world, from award-winning documentaries to how-to programs, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of historymakers past and present, and more from any location with Internet access, anytime they choose.