Re: [Videolib] ALA Midwinter

From: Brewer, Michael <brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu>
Date: Wed Oct 07 2009 - 13:23:17 PDT

Two other things about Midwinter 1) the discussion groups are often quite good. I know the ones I have been to around video stuff have been excellent. There is much more time for discussion and networking 2) the vendors assume anyone who comes to Midwinter has greater responsibility in their institution and there are much better parties, happy hours and other such events!

mb

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

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From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Carrie Russell
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 1:10 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] ALA Midwinter

I know the answer to this question because I work for ALA! In general,
I would say if you are not on a committee and not super jazzed up about
exhibits, ALA midwinter is not for you. Of course, everyone is welcome
but the midwinter meeting is considered business and there are supposed
to be no programs (there are a few). On the other hand, nearly all of
the meetings are open, so you can attend meetings without being a
committee member. If you want to get on a committee in a division or
roundtable, and you keep showing up at the meetings, you will soon be a
member of the committee (which is important for professional
service/promotion/continuing status) - just talk to the staff liaison.
If you want to get on an ALA wide committee, express your interest to
the President-elect (Roberta Stevens) who leads a group that makes those
appointments.
Some people come to midwinter even if they are not on a committee to
meet with other librarians on projects they are working on together that
have little to do with ALA. For some people, conference is a social
opportunity, to re-group with old friends etc.
Boston is a nice city but it will be cold.
Hope this helps.
-Carrie Russell

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Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:17:11 -0700
From: Danielle Phillips <danilphillips@gmail.com>
Subject: [Videolib] ALA Midwinter Conference.
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Has anyone attended this? It says that it is strictly for ALA's
'governing
and administative delegates serving on board, committees and Council."
Does
this mean regular ALA members cannot attend? Also, has anyone been to
the
Institutes at the Midwinter Meeting?

Thanks.

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Danielle Phillips
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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.
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