[Videolib] Have you seen an amazing video lately?

Vicki Nesting (vnestin@bellsouth.net)
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 20:06:51 -0500

Have you seen an amazing video lately? Not a feature film, but a
documentary, performance, educational, or how-to video, geared toward an
adult audience. If so, please consider nominating it for the ALA-VRT
Notable Videos for Adults list.

In 1998, the Video Round Table established the Notable Videos for Adults
list as a means of providing guidance to public and academic librarians
involved in building dynamic and balanced video collections for an adult
clientele. The list recognizes the growing number and enormous diversity
of documentaries, educational and instructional titles, and performance
works for adults available. We hope that librarians will use the lists
to help them identify and select the best offerings in this video

Each year a committee comprised of VRT members selects the best fifteen
educational, performance or how-to titles released during the previous
and current calendar years. We need your suggestions! If you are a
librarian and not affiliated with a video producer or distributor, you
can suggest titles for the committee's consideration. You need not be a
VRT member to nominate titles.

The deadline to submit titles to be considered for the 2008 list is next
Friday, October 19th. Nominated videos should have been released for
the first time in any format between Oct. 1, 2005 and Sept. 30, 2007.

Please read the criteria and selection procedures first
http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/notablevideos/criteria.htm), then fill out
the suggestion form

Thanks in advance for your help,

Vicki Nesting, Chair
ALA-VRT Notable Video for Adults Committee

Vicki Nesting
Assistant Director
St. Charles Parish Library
P.O. Box 949
Luling, Louisiana 70070

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.