ALA Chicago is almost here! I am looking forward to seeing many of you
at Video Round Table <http://www.ala.org/vrt/> events and meetings next
week! Looking for a place to go in Chicago? Join us for our annual gala
- the best ticket in town! - or join us for our Friday night dinner.
Increase your media IQ and network with media librarians and
professionals at our program or membership meeting.
Video Round Table booth, ALA, McCormick Place, # 5023, staff Sat. & Sun.
*VRT Gala: /Urban Poet/ at the the Gene Siskel Film Center
*Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center
<http://www.artic.edu/saic/art/filmcntr/>, 164 N. State St. (State & Lake)
Tickets: $25 VRT member, $30 other. Tickets available at the VRT Booth
or at the door.
5:30 - 7 light refreshments, cash bar
7 - 9 Film screening and discussion
9 - 9:30 Door prizes
Filmmaker Antonio Franceschi will screen and discuss his film /Urban
Poet/. Set in Chicago, the film follows Rita, a young Puerto Rican poet
from Humboldt Park. At odds with the social ills in her community, she
puts her frustrations onto paper and establishes herself as a serious
contender in the Latino Café Poetry Slam Competition. The film received
high marks from film critic Roger Ebert during the 19th Annual Chicago
Latino Film Festival and April 11, 2003 was declared “Urban Poet Day” in
Chicago. Visit http://www.newfilmproduction.com/ for more info.
Program: *Show Me the Movie! Film and Programming @ Your Library*
Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place, Room: N231
Learn how you can enhance your public programming with your film
collection. Organize a film series! Help patrons create videos for
storytelling. Enhance your community's media literacy through
documentary discussion sessions. Media librarians and specialists share
ideas for incorporating film into programming and library instruction,
while Bay Area Video Coalition, ALA Public Programs Office, and National
Video Resource introduce programming services their organizations offer.
*VRT Membership Meeting* (open meeting)
Monday, June 27, 2005 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Palmer House, Room: Montrose 1
Notable Videos Committee (working meeting for committee members, but it
is OK stop stop by to express interest)
Monday, June 27, 2005 from 1:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Hilton & Towers, Room: 4B
*VRT Annual Friday Night Dinner *(contact Mary Laskowski for
reservations, see Videolib posting)
Open to any VRTer or media enthusiast
Friday, June 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: *Big Bowl* <http://www.bigbowl.com/>; this is the one located
at 60 East Ohio, near the following ALA hotels: Best Western Inn and
Chicago Marriott Downtown.
Contact me or visit the ALA Video Round Table
<http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrt.htm> website for more information.
VRT Chair 04/05
Access & Media Librarian
wk. 804.828.1088, cell: 804.687.8121
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