Re: Bulletin: Programming Opportunity

Jim Scholtz (
Mon, 28 Feb 2000 15:10:30 -0800 (PST)

Hi Sally, Yes, I'd like the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut St.,
Yankton, SD 57078 to be considered for such an opportunity. We serve a
rural population of about 21,000 but have a local Catholic liberal arts
college in our town (good for audience and for lecturers) as well as close
proximity to the University of South Dakota (23 mi. away) - again for
lecturers. Thanks. Jim Scholtz. Communities our size don't often receive
grants such as this. It would be a good opportunity to see if we could
make something exciting happen in adult programming. Sincerely - JIm Scholtz.

At 11:59 AM 2/28/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Special Programming Opportunity!
>"Fast Forward: Science, Technology and the Communications Revolution"
> "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
>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
>general public.
>Sally Mason-Robinson