Re: request for titles on AV librarianship

Jim Scholtz (
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:29:21 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Michael, Well, how about books by James C. Scholtz on video
librarianship (ABC-Clio, ALA and Greenwood Press), Gary Handman edited a
great book on media librarianship within the past 5-years (Greenwood
Press); Sally Mason-Robinson has a great book on media librarian ship out
(Neal Schuman); In the early 90's ABC-Clio's Video Rating Guide had some
great articles and the Video Annuals (again ABC-Clio, edited by Dr. Jeanne
Kraemer) had some great statistical and informational articles in them
('87-92). Randy Pitman has a great book out on Video Movies (ABC-Clio).
Check with Gary Handman ( at UC Berkeley -
Moffit Library for a complete bibliography. I think you'll find some great
stuff - Try Greenwood Press' Library management series - ABC-Clio also had
a great book out for school librarians (I can't remember tha title
off-had). Mark Ritchie had an excellent book on TQM in school media
centers published by ACET and AFVA had a great book on using film in
classrooms/libraries called "At the Movies with Bad Dog". I'm sure I'm
leaving some authors out. Hope this information helps. Jim Scholtz.

At 02:05 PM 8/3/99 -0700, you wrote:
>There seems to be a dearth of recent literature (esp. books) about AV
>librarianship. I've come across periodicals and info on the web, but
>most of the books I've found are from the 70's and 80's. Can anyone
>suggest good, recent (1990+) books for someone just getting started in
>the field? Materials which explore the basic issues -- collection
>development, equipment/software maintenance, copyright and censorship
>issues, public vs. academic AV settings, etc? There must be something
>out there.
> Mike