Keep us posted.
Prof. LaRoi Lawton
Bronx Community College
Gerald S. Lieblich Learning Resource Center
Bronx, NY 10453
----- Original Message -----
From: Maria Koehmstedt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 7:09 PM
Subject: Help please
> Help! I am writing this for a hostile audience and need all of your good
> wisdom and tact to help me say this. If you have ideas for arguments,
> ways to make it stronger, or any ways to improve this, I'd appreciate your
> input. Also, if you know of particularly strong arguments in the
> literature that I could cite, I'd appreciate that information too. I'm on
> a very short timeline for this (due July 6) so please respond as quickly
> as you can. The person who will be reading this does not believe in
> multiple learning styles or the uniqueness of community college students
> in an economically and culturally deprived area. Nor does she believe
> that AV librarians have expertise.
> Internet service as well as long distance and 911 are down in our region
> today, so I will send this into the void and hope it actually gets sent to
> the list when things are working again.
> In changing my job responsibilities I think it is important that the AV
> portion of my job and its title be retained. The new title could be
> "Audio Visual and Acquisitions Librarian". Audio Visual librarianship,
> like rare books and manuscripts librarianship, has many similarities to
> the mainstream of the profession, but is also a different world with
> unique knowledge and values. AV librarians are as much visual and
> auditory literacy educators, advocates, and consultants as they are
> librarians. AV has its own body of knowledge, history, and reference
> sources, and the field has its own organizations and leaders. Since
> community colleges attract non-traditional students who benefit more than
> most students from multiple kinds of learning opportunities, it is
> important for our college to have a person who understands and advocates
> for these potentials. Our faculty have supported the department and have
> relied on the expertise of the person in this position for many years.
> Thank you so much for your help.
> All hugs are welcome......
> Maria Koehmstedt
> Reference and AV Librarian
> Clatsop Community College Library
> 1680 Lexington Avenue
> Astoria, OR 97103
> (503) 338-2463