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Books On Film: The Card Catalog Lives!

Librarians, please raise your hands.

*Hand raised*

Lovers of stop-motion animation, please raise your hands.

*Hand remains raised*

Well, when those two things combine in one video, I suppose this is one of my favorites of the year so far. Created using the massive card catalog at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library, this video does it right – building to a big finish.

(Thanks to AL Direct for the link)

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Super coolio . . .

  2. Mary Hennessey says:

    Wow -loved this. I worked at Sterling in the late 1970’s in the interlibrary loan department and used that very catalog. That was the most fun job I ever had.

  3. This was great! I did a Video Production course in Massachusetts, and this type of video was my first project. Thanks for sharing this.