On behalf of the Board of Directors, I cordially invite you to attend the=20
Market this year to be held at the Phoenix/East Mesa Hilton in Mesa,=20
Arizona from September 27th =96 October 1st.
My institution, the State Library of Louisiana, has sent representatives to=
the National Media Market since its inception many years ago as the=20
National Film Market. I have been fortunate to attend the National Media=20
Market for the past eight years.
As a buyer, NMM is the single biggest tool I have for collection=20
development. It is the one time of year I can devote to previewing new=20
programming. I often say that I get more work done these few days than I=20
do the rest of the year! The money I have saved annually from buying=20
materials at NMM has more than paid for my trips. It is very cost=20
effective=ADespecially in times of tight budgets.
I look forward to seeing ya=92ll in Arizona in September. As always, we=
a wide variety of professional development opportunities available. For=20
details or to register for the Market, please visit our website=20
Sally Wellman, NMM Chair
State Library of Louisiana
P.S. There is something else that I have gained from the National Media=20
Market that cannot be measured financially and that is friendships I have=20
made. I have been fortunate to form many personal relationships with both=20
vendors and my colleagues that go way beyond routine and causal=20
networking. I look forward to seeing all my old friends there and making=20
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On behalf of the Board of Directors, I cordially invite you to attend the Market this year to be held at the Phoenix/East Mesa Hilton in Mesa, Arizona from September 27th =96 October 1st.=20
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