[Videolib] Top 10 Reasons to Attend the National Media Market

Jaeschke, Myles (mjaesch@tulsalibrary.org)
Thu, 10 Aug 2006 15:30:10 -0500

10. Finally meeting that sales representative with the exotic voice.
9. You can spend a big part of your annual budget over one weekend.
(and get great product too!)
8. Mesa, AZ-Lots of great thing to do. Baseball, hot air ballooning,
Grand Canyon, great places to eat, heck even Ray Parker Jr. (Who you
gonna call...Ghostbusters) will be performing that weekend. AND the city
is nearly serial killer free!
7. Gambling? Missing Las Vegas? Don't fret-there are plenty of
casinos in Mesa for you to lose your money at (personal money of
course-don't be parlaying the library budget so you can afford just one
more First Run/Icarus Films DVD).
6. If gambling isn't your thing perhaps you could try and beat me at a
game of bowling. I'll even use house equipment to make it easier for
you.
5. You can find out first hand which vendors have now merged. Perhaps
you can even make a better deal with them now that they are bigger. :)
4. Continuing Education. Are you required to attend "classes" by your
organization? I know that I am. You will get four opportunities to
expand your mind-in the desert no less.
3. Finding out how everyone has aged over the past year. Or if you
haven't attended before, you can find out just how old your colleagues
are. Although I still don't know how old Carleton is but he looks and
acts like he's under 35. It's also a great place to network with all
the wise library sages that attend.
2. Christmas shopping--Find out who brought the coolest raffle items
for you to win.
1. Get away from the office and get paid for it! For some it's not
totally free but wouldn't you rather be at NMM than in the office?
Don't get me wrong you will be very busy with previews. After all do you
really have time to watch new material in your office?

So what are you waiting for? Register now at www.nmm.net. The market
starts Wednesday September 27th and preview sessions start on Thursday.

Hope to see you there!

Myles Jaeschke
Tulsa City County Library
Media Collection Development Specialist

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.