Re: ALA Graphics

Randy Pitman (
Thu, 24 May 2001 10:34:53 -0700 (PDT)

I did make a preliminary overture to ALA about a "VIEW" poster (or something
like) and no one looked at me as if I'd suddenly sprouted 3 heads, but I
also got the distinct feeling that we (i.e., videolib types) need to do the
mental elbow grease on this one.

In other words, we need to come up with a viable concept, and--if it's at
like the "READ" posters--some idea of potential celebrities.

I've always thought authors would be the perfect choice for the "VIEW"

Jane Smiley for WGBH's "King Lear"
John Updike for Wabi Sabi Productions' "Rabbit on the Moon"
Philip Roth for "American Pie"
Toni Morrison for "Jazz" (Ken Burns', not hers)



Randy Pitman
Video Librarian
8705 Honeycomb Ct. NW
Seabeck, WA 98380
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol Dunn" <>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 10:06 AM
Subject: RE: ALA Graphics

> I really like the MAKE READING A HOBBIT promo
> on page 31. Our YA Department is going to co-sponsor
> a program with AV for Teen Read Week and call it FRODO LIVES.
> I like this Book/Movie promotion from ALA, something different!
> We are thinking about book discussions and perhaps handing
> out stickers that say FRODO LIVES that week.....
> As for READ FOR AMERICA'S LIBRARIES posters: as the old saying
> goes, "EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY"'s time to drop them.
> Regards,
> Carol Dunn
> Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
> 206 Broadway
> Findlay, Ohio 45840
> Telephone: 419.422.1712
> Fax: 419.422-0638
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Mike Boedicker
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 12:52 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: ALA Graphics
> Anyone seen the new ALA Graphics catalog? As usual it's dominated by
> celebrity "Read" posters with only one nonprint poster -- a children's
> poster of Donald Duck and his 3 nephews variously watching a video,
> listening to a CD, and using a computer, with the caption "Entertain Your
> Brain at the Library."
> At VRT's Midwinter meeting we talked about designing a poster promoting
> video in libraries. Maybe we can informally discuss it again next month
> SF???
> Mike Boedicker
> Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
> Danville Public Library
> 319 N. Vermilion
> Danville, IL 61832
> (217) 477-5223 ext. 123
> Fax: (217) 477-5230
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