Re: [Videolib] Conference question from a new Media Librarian

From: Brewer, Michael <brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>
Date: Fri Apr 17 2009 - 13:32:26 PDT

I find the discussion sessions at midwinter much more informative than
what usually goes on at annual.
mb

Michael Brewer
Team Leader for Undergraduate Services
University of Arizona Library
brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu

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[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jaeschke,
Myles
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 1:12 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu; pbahr@fairfield.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Conference question from a new Media Librarian

Hi Philip,

As current Chair of the National Media Market, I may be a bit biased but
I think that NMM would be a wise decision. NMM gives you the
opportunity to really get know the vendors that you will potentially be
selecting new product from. We are a fairly small group of Media
librarians, which is also advantageous as opposed to getting lost in the
masses attending ALA. You will meet many of the contributors to this
list at NMM as well as many other librarians that are passionate about
film.

I like to think that when someone comes to NMM you are among friends.
ALA can be a bit impersonal.

It's a great place to start forging relationships with colleagues and
product providers who are willing to make deals to get product in your
library.

All the best,
Myles Jaeschke
Tulsa City-County Library System
Media Collections
Chair, NMM

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[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Bahr, Philip
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 9:53 AM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Conference question from a new Media Librarian

I have a question for the experienced conference attendees out there. I
am a relatively new employee (less than a year) fresh out of grad
school. Originally I was told I could attend several conferences my
first year on the job. But of course because of the financial crisis,
that has been narrowed down to one.

My question is, as a Media Librarian which conference would be better?
ALA Annual in July or New Media Market in September? I know the correct
answer is both, but the funds are just not available.

Looking forward to your input,

Philip

Philip Bahr
Reference & Media Librarian

DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

203-254-4044 x4206
pbahr@fairfield.edu

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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.

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.
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