Call for Speakers

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 09:47:56 -0500 (EST)

The Video Round Table of the American Library Association will be
offering a one-day pre-conference on Friday, June 27, on the campus of
the University of California, Berkeley. The working title of this
pre-conference is "Planning for New and Emerging Video Technologies:
Making Tomorrow's Decisions Today." We are looking for speakers on a
variety of topics.

* An industry analyst to speak about DVD and other emerging

* An industry analyst to speak about video and multimedia via the

* A distributor of educational or home video to discuss their
plans to use the Internet to market or distribute programs.
We would like to find someone who is using the Internet in a
creative way now who could also talk about their plans for the

* A library architect or building consultant to speak about
planning for new technologies in a new building or during
renovation of an existing building;

* A librarian who has recently participated in such a project, who
feels technology planning went well. This person might also be
able to make recommendations concerning what to do and what not to

* A librarian who has planned successfully for the introduction of
new formats in a library collection; someone whose library embraces new
technologies and new formats, with an emphasis on video and

We are looking for good speakers and presenters, not just people
who have the requisite knowledge and experience. Feel free to
recommend yourself! Please send your recommendations to:

Kristine Brancolini, Chair
VRT Pre-conference Planning Committee
Phone: 812/855-3710