Quoting Gary Handman <email@example.com>:
> So, if we're all jumping ship in scant few years, who's gonna mind the
> media store?
> This could, indeed, be an interesting thread of discussion. Seriously. It
> seems to me that, despite the enormous impact media has had on global
> culture at large, despite the fact that media collections in libraries are
> growing exponentially, the ranks of librarians trained for and assigned to
> selecting and managing media collections have, if anything, diminished in
> the last 30 years. (I go on about this at great lengths in the
> introduction to Video Collection Development (Greenwood, 2002), so I won't
> belabor it here)/
> The point is: many of us who came of professional age at the dawn of the
> video revolution in the late 1970s are now of an age where we're pondering
> the big R. I fret periodically about training for future media librarians;
> I fret even more about the tendency of libraries to feel that format
> specialization among professionals is either not needed or not affordable.
> OK, on another tact. In skimming over the latest issue of American
> Libraries yesterday, I noticed at least THREE articles having to do with
> intellectual freedom challenges to videos or to broadcast programming. I
> would really like to see the Video Round Table consider getting more
> involved with the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom as an advocacy
> body. Seems to me that VRT could be doing a lot more to assert national
> leadership in media matters. The Notables are one wonderful way that we've
> moved in this direction. I think VRT could be doing more.
> Gary Handman
> At 08:23 AM 4/6/2005 -0500, you wrote:
> >We have phased retirement by contract here at USF which I plan to do.
> >else have phased retirement at their institutions?
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> Gary Handman
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> "Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
> --Ted Berrigan
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