Re: [Videolib] A question for pre-tenured Academic Media Librarians

Mark Richie (
Fri, 22 Apr 2005 19:25:41 -0500

Hi Monique:
Try the Visual Resources Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter

You can try AECT and FETC as well. Check out RFP sites for ALA chapters
in neighboring states and submit presentation proposals to them.
Frequently and neighboring state will be more interested in what you
have to say than your own. Also promoting the value of media
librarianship or being a media librarian at NMM or CCUMC is preaching to
the converted (so to speak). You can also go big and submit proposals
to University Administration type organizations for a presentation on
the importance of media library professionals in the digital age.
Contact me off list if you want some other ideas or strategies for
getting proposals accepted.

Regards - M. L. Richie

Threatt, Monique L wrote:

>I have a question for all of you pre-tenured (or tenured) media academic
>librarians. I hope your response will help other media librarians in
>this position.
>Can you recommend other national conferences or venues where a media
>librarian may be able to promote media librarianship (as a presenter,
>moderator, or with a poster session) other than ALA, ACRL, CCUM, or the
>National Media Market. Have any of you had the opportunity to promote
>media librarianship at a conference outside of the U.S.? Have you had
>the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, and present a paper at a
>conference or for publication? If yes, would you be willing to share
>some of your topics/ideas.
>Your advice is helpful. I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with
>other pre-tenured media librarians.
>Feel free to contact me off-line if you are not comfortable posting to
>the entire list.
>Monique Threatt
>Media Librarian
>Herman B Wells Library
>Bloomington, IN 47408
>812 855-9857
>Videolib mailing list

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