"Fast Forward" is a new adult programming series from National Video
Resources and ALA. Using documentary films as the basis for scholar-led
discussion, participants will have the opportunity to explore how such
inventions as the telephone, radio, television, motion pictures and the
Internet changed the way we live and relate to each other.
Beyond the "science" of these subjects, participants will discuss issues such
as the invasion of privacy by machines, the enormous impact of equality of
access to information, how movies and television have "homogenized" society,
and the way politics have been changed by communications technologies.
Due to some supplemental funding, we are now able to offer pilot program
slots to a few more libraries than were originally planned for this project.
But you must let us know by this Friday (March 3)if your library would like
to be considered for participation. Libraries will receive:
· A full set of videos for the series
· Written materials for participants
· Planner's manual and publicity materials
· Up to $400 per person for a library programmer and a local scholar to
attend the national training seminar (April 15 & 16 in San Diego)
· Assistance in locating a local scholar (if needed)
· A full set of the Sloan Foundation's Technology Books series
To apply, or for more information contact me by e-mail or at (312) 491-0844.
Additional information is available on the ALA Public Programs web site
"Fast Forward" is organized by National Video Resources in partnership with
the ALA Public Programs Office, and is funded by grants from the National
Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Note: any type of library may apply if the program will be offered to the