I'm the new chair of the ALA Video Round Table
Notable Videos for Adults Committee. At this time, the committee has two openings for membership. We try to get a balance of librarians from academic, public and special libraries that serve adult populations. I have had a tremendous response from the academics and a dismal response from everyone else.
SO....This is a great opportunity to serve on a
rewarding and enjoyable professional committee at the national level.
Members of the committee must be members
of the American Library Association and the Video Round Table. Please note that representatives or employees of video producers or distributors are not eligible to serve.
Members are expected to attend both ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter. Midwinter is an imperative commitment, as that is the conference where the final annual list of notable titles is developed. A substantial amount of video previewing time will be required from members. Each member will serve a term of two years, with a maximum number of terms not to exceed two, for a total of four years of service.
For complete information about the committee and the Notables process and lists, please go our web site at http://www.ala.org/vrt/criteria.html. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, please respond
directly to me prior to Friday, March 5, 2004 Please indicate your ability
to commit to both ALA Midwinter and Annual, and include additional
information regarding your experience with videos (i.e.,
selection/collection development, reviewing, etc.).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Chair, ALA-VRT Notable Videos for Adults Committee
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058
Buffy: "See, this is a school. And we have students
and they check out books. And then they learn things."
(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)
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