While I've used plenty of Web 2.0 tools in my classes I had yet to use Animoto for myself. The purpose behind this project was to use a the completely free version of Animoto so that, if the librarian chose, she could also use it to help her book talk her books throughout the year.
I've yet to show the librarian the finished product, but the process was definitely a learn while you're doing it thing. I ended up using MorgueFile for my photos, Macintosh Pages to create the initial PDF, a free online PDF converter to change them into images, and finally Animoto for the music and to produce the video. It really wasn't too hard. Time consuming, but not hard. I'll definitely do the same for the second book, and probably in the future as well for my own library.