Re: [Videolib] Where to begin?

J. Wadland (
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 13:50:47 -0800 (PST)

Hi Todd,

The Video Round Table has compiled a list of different groups within ALA
that cover various aspects of media librarianship. Also, at the bottom of
the list, you can find other professional organizations outside of ALA
that hold conferences relevant to media librarians. It can be found at:

I encourage you to join VRT. I am a relatively new member, and it has been a
great place to get involved in ALA. If you have any questions about it,
feel free to contact me.


Justin Wadland
Reference Librarian
UW Tacoma Library

On Fri, 19 Jan 2007, Todd Rix wrote:

> Greetings!
> Be gentle -- we are newbies in the area of Media Collections. Although we
> have an existing collection, we are trying to expand and grow to meet the
> needs of our faculty. Where/What is a good starting point for resources on
> academic library media collections? Not necessarily collection development
> (we have no shortage of title requests), but specifically order tracking,
> programming, policies etc.?
> What workshops and/or conferences do you recommend?
> Thanks in advance,
> Todd Rix
> Media Collections Assistant
> Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston
> Charleston, SC 29401
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.