VRT Guide to ALA Annual Conference 2009

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VRT Program

Celebrating Ten Years of the Notable Videos for Adults

  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: McCormick Place West W-194b

Come celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Notable Videos for Adults Awards. Each year, these awards recognize fifteen of the best documentary, educational, performance or how-to videos. Librarians across the country have relied on these awards since 1999 to build strong video collections. Former chairs of the committee and video distributors will speak on the history and significance of these awards and clips from selected videos will be shown.

Participants include:

  • Rebecca Albitz, Electronic Resources & Copyright Librarian, Pennsylvania State University (panelist)
  • Nora Dimmock, Librarian, University of Rochester (video)
  • Meghann R. Matwichuk, Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware (moderator)
  • Dylan Maddox McGinty, Institutional Sales Officer, National Film Board of Canada (panelist)
  • Meredith Miller, Icarus Films (panelist)
  • Vicki Nesting, Assistant Director, St. Charles Parish Library (panelist)


VRT Gala

PBS AMERICAN MASTERS Series

  • Date & Time: Sunday July 12, 2009 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago
    Cost: $25 for VRT members and students; $30 for non-members.
    Registration:Tickets on sale via your ALA 2009 Annual Conference registration or go direct by contacting Mary Konkel, VRT Gala Chair at konkel@cod.edu or 630-942-2662 or fill the form at the bottom of the Gala flyer. NOTE: Seating is limited to 200 attendee

The VRT will host a gala at the Gene Siskel Film Center featuring directors from the AMERICAN MASTERS series. This award-winning PBS series is a celebration of creativity in America, examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Directors Nancy Porter and Laurie Block and producer/writer Harriet Reisen will provide insight into the art of filmmaking as biography and share recently produced film on Louisa May Alcott and a work-in-progress on Helen Keller.

Speakers:

  • Nancy Porter, producer/director and Harriet Reisen, producer/writer of AMERICAN MASTERS Louisa May Alcott: The Woman behind Little Women and Laurie Block, director/co-writer of AMERICAN MASTERS Becoming Helen Keller, a co-production with WETA Washington, D.C.

For more information about this event, please view the flyer for VRT 2009 Gala

Please visit the booths of the generous sponsors of the VRT Gala:


VRT Meetings

Best Practices for Fair Use and Video Working Group

  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: McCormick Place West W-186b
    For more information please visit the working group page on the VRT wiki. This will be a closed, working meeting.

Membership and Executive Committee Meeting

Notable Videos For Adults

  • Date & Time: Monday, June 13, 2009, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: Palmer House Logan Room


VRT Dinner

  • Please join us for the Video Round Table dinner at ALA Annual in Chicago on Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm.

Restaurant: Giordano's Pizzeria
Date/Time: Friday, July 10, 2009, 7:30pm
Address: 730 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL

If you'd like to attend this dinner, please email Johan Oberg (VRT Chair-elect) by July 7th , 2009.


VRT Booth and VRT 101 Presentation in the Membership Pavilion [Booth #3034]

  • Please come and visit the VRT booth in the ALA Membership Pavilion [Booth #3034]. Both Saturday and Sunday, VRT members will be present to answer questions about VRT. (If you're VRT member who'd like to staff the booth, please visit Schedule for VRT Booth at 2009 Annual.)
  • VRT 101 - This brief presentation will cover the various professional development opportunities that VRT offers at ALA conferences and will outline the numerous projects that VRT and its committees are now engaged in. We will also give a few pointers about how to get involved this small but mighty group.
    -Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 9:30-10


Other Programs & Meetings of Interest

Thursday, July 9, 2009

  • Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me
    Sponsored by ALTAFF
    Live taping of the radio program with Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, Paul Poundstone
    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Chase Auditorium


Friday, July 10, 2009


Saturday, July 11, 2009

  • Alexander Street Advisory Roundtables:
    1) On the Couch. What's Alexander Street Doing "in Therapy?"
    RSVP AT: http://alexanderstreet.com/events/ALA09/roundtable.htm
    Breakfast provided. All attendees will be entered in a drawing for a one-year subscription to Counseling and Therapy in Video.
    Time: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
    Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick, Conf. Center 11a
    2) What's New in History? Video, Photographs, Manuscripts, More
    RSVP AT: http://alexanderstreet.com/events/ALA09/roundtable.htm
    Breakfast provided. All attendees will be entered in a drawing for a one-year subscription to the just-launched Local and Regional History Online.
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick, Conf. Center 11a
  • ACRL Copyright Discussion Group
    Sponsored by: ACRL
    Topic: Video and reserve services: from VHS to streaming video and how copyright determines the services we can provide.
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Huron
  • Film & Broadcast Librarians Discussion Group (FABS)
    Sponsored by: ACRL ARTS
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Columbus


Sunday, July 12, 2009

  • ACRL Media Resources Discussion Group
    Sponsored by: ACRL
    Topic: Brother Can You Spare a DVD: Media Collections and Budget Cuts. Join us to brainstorm ways to cope with the changing economy.
    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Ohio
  • ACRL Copyright Committee
    Sponsored by: ACRL
    See discussion group meeting on Saturday. Business meeting, of interest to members and the Best Practice for Fair Use for Video Working Group. Part of ACRL's larger Advocacy Initiatives meeting.
    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago BR IX/X
  • ACRL Popular Culture & Libraries Discussion Group
    Sponsored by: ACRL
    Librarians in film: Bring your favorite portrayal.
    Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: Hotel Intercontinental in Burnham
  • Fabulous Films for Young Adults
    Sponsored by: YALSA
    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: Palmer House, Kimball Room
  • Online Audiovisual Catalogers Inc. (OLAC) Membership Meeting
    Sponsored by: OLAC
    Time: 5:30 PM
    Location: Sheraton, Arkansas
  • Feminists' Night at the Movies
    Sponsored by: ALA SRRT
    Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: Palmer House in Chicago Room

Monday, July 13, 2009

  • Scenarios from the Copyright Advisory Network
    Sponsored by: OITP
    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick in Conf. Ctr. 23
  • Multiple Literacies in the Library
    Sponsored by: ALSC
    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: McCormick Place West, W-179
  • Fabulous Films for Young Adults
    Sponsored by: YALSA
    Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: McCormick Place West in W-178a
  • PLA President's Program and Awards, with Cokie Roberts
    Sponsored by: PLA
    Program speaker is ABC News and NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts.
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Location: McCormick Place West in W-375


VRT members, feel free to add related programs, discussion groups, or meetings to this list. Alternatelively, send suggestions to Nell Chenault.

Video and Media-Related Vendors

Alpha list:

  • Acorn Media, Silver Spring, MD - Booth #2131
  • Action! Library Media Service, Long Beach, CA - Booth #4138
  • Alexander Street Press, Alexandria, VA, USA - Booth #1852, 3223 (VRT Gala Sponsor)
  • Alliance Entertainment, LLC, Coral Springs, FL - Booth #3940
  • Ambassador Books and Media Booth #4626
  • Ambrose Video Publishing - Booth #4237
  • Baker & Taylor, Charlotte, NC - Booth #3620
  • BWI, McHenry, IL - Booth #4611
  • Cinevision International, Los Angeles, CA - Booth #4830
  • Disc Go Tech, Surrey, BC - Booth #1027
  • DV&A - Distribution Video & Audio Palm Harbor, FL - Booth #4055
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (FMG), Lawrenceville, NJ - Booth #4329
  • Icarus Films - Booth #3943 (Presenting at VRT Program)
  • Ingram Library Services, LaVergne, TN - Booth #2347
  • JFJ Disc Repair, Van Nys, CA - Booth #4140
  • Library Video Network, Towson, MD - Booth #3939
  • Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA - Booth #4239
  • Midwest Tape, Holland, OH - Booth #2434 (VRT Gala Sponsor)
  • Movie Licensing USA, St. Louis, MO - Booth #3113
  • National Film Board of Canada, New York, NY - Booth #3943 (Presenting at VRT Program)
  • OverDrive, Cleveland, OH - Booth #2438
  • PBS Educational Media (and WGBH), Arlington, VA - Booth #3937
  • Quality Books, Oregon, Il - Booth #3514
  • Questar/New Dimension Media, Chicago, IL - Booth #4240
  • RTI CD/DVD Repair - Lincolnwood, IL - Booth #4242
  • Video Librarian, Seabeck, WA, United States - Booth #4038 (VRT Gala Sponsor)
  • VIZ Media, LLC, San Francisco, CA - Booth #1751
  • VRT - ALA Video Round Table - Booth #3034
  • WGBH Educational Foundation - Booth #2552


Numeric by booth number:

  • Booth #1027 - Disc Go Tech
  • Booth #1751 - VIZ Media, LLC
  • Booth #1852 - Alexander Street Press (VRT Gala Sponsor)
  • Booth #2131 - Acorn Media
  • Booth #2347 - Ingram Library Services Inc.
  • Booth #2434 - Midwest Tape (VRT Gala Sponsor)
  • Booth #2438 - OverDrive
  • Booth #2552 - WGBH Educational Foundation, see also PBS
  • Booth #3034 - VRT - ALA Video Round Table
  • Booth #3113 - Movie Licensing USA
  • Booth #3514 - Quality Books
  • Booth #3620 - Baker & Taylor
  • Booth #3937 - PBS Video (also WGBH)
  • Booth #3939 - Library Video Network
  • Booth #3940 - Alliance Entertainment, LLC
  • Booth #3943 - Icarus Films (Presenting at VRT Program)
  • Booth #3943 - National Film Board of Canada (Presenting at VRT Program)
  • Booth #4038 - Video Librarian (VRT Gala Sponsor)
  • Booth #4055 - DV&A - Distribution Video & Audio
  • Booth #4138 - Action! Library Media Service
  • Booth #4140 - JFJ Disc Repair
  • Booth #4237 - Ambrose Video Publishing
  • Booth #4239 - Media Education Foundation
  • Booth #4240 - Questar/New Dimension Media
  • Booth #4242 - RTI CD/DVD Repair
  • Booth #4329 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Films Media Group)
  • Booth #4611 - BWI
  • Booth #4626 - Ambassador Books and Media
  • Booth #4830 - Cinevision International