The Notable Videos for Adults Committee has one vacancy to fill this
year. We try to get a good mix of librarians from academic, public and
special libraries that serve adult populations, and right now we are
looking for a librarian from an academic or special library.
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 consecutive 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 15, 2007. 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
St. Charles Parish Library
P.O. Box 949
Luling, Louisiana 70070
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.