Gary, I just tried to post this response to Laura Fu’s query, but it bounced – are you willing to post it for us? Trying to give away 5 tickets to VRT Gala. Happy to re-work it for the vendor list if you think that’s best.


All best,






From: Meg Keller []
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 11:02 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Q from TV librarian & 1st time ALA: Complimentary VRT GALA tickets from Alexander Street



Regarding events at ALA, there’s the Video Round Table Gala, which will be held at ALA on Sunday, July 12, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Gene Siskel Film Center.  See this URL for more details: (That page also lists other VRT events at ALA.) 


To anyone on this listserv interested in attending, Alexander Street, electronic publisher of American History in Video and a growing list of other Critical Video Editions, is a proud sponsor of this gala, and we have five complimentary tickets to give away.  Be one of the first five people to email me, and I will send you a ticket!


All best,





Meg Keller

Director of Marketing

office: 800.889.5937 x 116 (US and Canada)

cell:    202.641.7819

fax:     703.940.6584


Alexander Street Press, LLC

3212 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314


From: [] On Behalf Of Laura Fu
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:18 AM
To: Video Round Table; AMIA Listserv;; (; SAA(; (
Subject: [Videolib] Question from TV librarian & 1st time ALA attendee


Good morning,


First off, my apologies for the possible cross postings through listservs. I hope this email may find its way to other people of similar work and interests. I consider myself a TV/video librarian. My background, education and experience is in TV news production with a focus on TV news archives. Despite 7 years in the field, this will be my first ALA conference. I would’ve like to have been able to afford the SLA conference too, but with this economy, I am at least thankful that the ALA conference is so close by this year.


Does anyone have any suggestions for lectures or events to attend? As I have noticed in my schooling and networking, those with my interest are few and far between. I want to make the most out of my first conference, but there don’t seem to be many relevant topics for TV, video or news librarianship. Aside from the CALA banquet on Sunday, Conference 101 and an event entitled “Film & Broadcast Librarians Disc. Group”, I’m at a loss.


Any advice? Any other attendees with similar backgrounds who would like to meet up? I’m a Chicagoan who knows the area really well.








Laura Fu

Video Assets Manager/Librarian


400 W. Erie

Chicago, IL 60654

P: 312.421.0113 ext.5160

F: 312.421.1457