I have posted a YouTube video on my sidebar which I think is appropriate and humorous, and should bring back good memories for many of us! I changed my template to try to give some width to the sidebar, because as you can see many of the things I have embedded have been cut off. This new template helps only a little. Does anyone know of any way to resize the page elements?
I can understand why YouTube is blocked in many schools because it is quite easy to come across things that are inappropriate. I like the rating system; I think it is a pretty accurate way to quickly judge which clips are worth your while.
I think an orientation video on a library website would be helpful, especially for a large public library. Many people are apprehensive about going to new places unless they know where they're going--they don't want to look foolish. A video clip to show them around the library first might help actually get them there. A library could also add clips to promote upcoming events, such as a book talk or book signing.