I'm the incoming chair of the ALA Video Round Table Notable Videos for
Adults Committee. At this time, the committee has two vacancies to fill.
We try to get a good mix of librarians from academic, public and special
libraries that serve adult populations, and right now the need is
greatest for librarians from public or special libraries.
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 when we make our
decisions about the titles that will be included in our annual list of
notable videos. In between meetings, 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 by February 10, 2006. Please indicate your ability to commit to attending 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
Regional Branch Librarian
St. Charles Parish Library
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