VRT Guide to ALA Annual Conference 2010

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VRT Needs Volunteers to Staff the VRT Booth

VRT will have a booth at the upcoming Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and we are seeking volunteers to staff it. We need coverage Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 5:00. The schedule below lists 1-hour shifts, but other shifts works great too.

We hope to have two people for each shift. You can either enter yourself onto the schedule (if you have a VRT wiki password. If not, we can e-mail the wiki password to you), or email Monique Threatt (mthreatt@indiana.edu) or Joe Clark (jclark88@kent.edu) and we will add you to the schedule.

The schedule is at: http://vrt.ala.org/wiki/index.php?title=Schedule_for_VRT_Booth_at_Annual_2010

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing everyone in June!

VRT Program

Video Makes the Library Star: Library-Created Visual Media

The Video Round Table's Annual Program in 2010 in Washington, DC will feature creators of library-related visual media. Librarians who have used their videos for promotion or instruction will share their experiences and discuss things to consider before launching a video production project.


  • Pikes Peak Library District: Paula Miller, Executive Director
  • Arizona State University Libraries: Matt Harp, Digital Library Production Manager, and Mimmo Bonanni, Digital Projects Librarian
  • Library 101: Michael Porter

Presentation Links

From Arizona State University Libraries:

From Michael Porter:

  • hi-fi sci-fi library: first video
  • Library 101: larger scale project using the video and song to drive traffic to the Library 101 web page whch has links to resources, essays and of course, the video


Mimmo Bonanni is the Digital Projects Librarian for ASU Libraries, Informatics & Cyberinfrastructure Services (ICS). He is presently managing the development of ASU Libraries digital repository to house and provide access to ASU affiliated digital content, including policy development and functional interface requirements.

Mimmo also helps to manage ASU libraries original digital productions for the Library Channel. He has been involved with podcasts and video productions on all levels: interviewing guests for library podcasts, providing audio and video assistance on off-site shoots, acting as a floor manager for productions, and contributing content.

Mimmo graduated with an MLIS from Dalhousie University in 1996, and although he no longer lives in Canada, he is still is a proud fan of the Montreal Canadiens. Contact him by email at mimmo@asu.edu or on twitter, @paloverde.

Matt Harp is the digital library production manager at the Arizona State University Libraries, and has a unique background in film and video production combined with almost 10 years of experience working in libraries. As the leader of the ASU Libraries’ multimedia Library Channel, he serves as both producer and director, supervising the shoots, editing, metadata and distribution of the programs, which include audio interviews, video programs, instruction sessions, and lecture series. Targeting students and faculty, he produces The Library Minute, an ongoing Library Channel video series featured on YouTube. Matt is also working with the integration of multimedia into ASU’s digital repository. Matt was selected as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2010.

He is enrolled in the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science‘s Digital Information Management Certificate program, and received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Media Arts from the University of Arizona in 1998.

Paula Miller has been Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Library District since 2006.

Paula has more than 30 years of experience working in libraries, including 6 years as Administrative Coordinator of Kent Free Library in Ohio; 3 years as Director of the Dover Public Library in Delaware, 4 years as the Administrator of Eastern Shore Regional Library in Maryland, and just prior to her move to Colorado, she was the Director of Westlake Porter Public Library in Ohio for 13 years.

Paula is proud of the fact that Pikes Peak Library District has a video studio, a library channel, and has entered the realm of streaming video. She sees it as a great tool for staying relevant and user-centric.

Michael Porter is a librarian, presenter, author, practical technology fan, and PEZ collector. He has 20 years of experience working in Libraryland and has presented hundreds of times to library staff around the world. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” and in 2010 was elected to the American Library Association’s governing Council Board. He currently works at WebJunction.org in Seattle, Washington as their Communications Manager. </p>

Before heading to WebJunction in 2006, Michael worked at OCLC in Ontario, CA, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US Library Program and the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN. He holds an MLS degree from Indiana University (’99). Michael’s professional focus is on practical technology application, electronic content access, community, library futures, training and planning.

Michael is currently working on a book about successful electronic communities for ALA Editions, co-authors the “Internet Spotlight” column in each issue of Public Libraries Magazine and also teaches the “Technology Planning” course for PLA’s “Certified Public Library Administrator Program”. He is currently working on a large scale non-profit project formed to apply fresh thinking and action to the fact that libraries need a new and truly effective electronic content access and distribution infrastructure. You can read more at: www.libraryman.com

VRT Booth and VRT 101 Presentation in the Membership Pavilion

  • ALA Video Round Table Booth 2525
  • Please come and visit the VRT booth in the ALA Membership Pavilion . 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 Annual 2010.)
  • 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: Saturday, June 26, 11:30am at the Membership Pavilion.

VRT Meetings

Best Practices for Fair Use and Video Working Group

  • Date & Time: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: GRAND-McPherson
    closed meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

  • Date & Time: Monday, June 28, 2010
    - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: GRAND-McPherson

Communications Committee Meeting

  • Date & Time: Monday, June 28, 2010
    - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Contact Jeff Pearson for details about meeting location

Notable Videos For Adults

  • Date & Time: Monday, June 28, 2010, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: GRAND-McPherson
    closed meeting

VRT Dinner

•Please join us for the Video Round Table dinner at ALA Annual in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 7:00pm.

Restaurant: Buca di Beppo

Date/Time: Friday, June 25, 2010, 7:00pm

Address: 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, (at Florida Ave.) Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-8466

If you'd like to attend this dinner, please email Monique Threatt (VRT Chair-elect) by June 20, 2010.

VRT Gala

There is no gala at Annual 2010. If you are a VRT member and are interested in being a chair of the 2011 Gala in New Orleans, please contact the VRT Chair.

Other Programs & Meetings of Interest

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

Wednesday - Saturday, June 22 - 26, 2010

Carlton Jackson (Univ. Maryland) invites VRT members and others to attend this annual Conference in Silver Spring, Md. prior to and late night during the ALA Conference. VRT guests may be able to quality for the Educator Pass discount. They are also looking for librarian/educators and educational film distributors for panels. He is helping to plan sessions and workshops of interest to educators for Thurs. and Fri. This year's documentary filmmaker honoree: Frederick Wisemann. Contact Carlton for further information: carlton@umd.edu

Friday - June 25, 2010

  • Taming the Licensing Tiger: New Formats, Standards, Challenges:
    Preconference Sponsored by: ALCTS
    Licensing—it’s not just for serials anymore! E-books and streaming media results in acquisitions and collection development librarians needing to examine the impact of new licensing models on their collections and workflows. This workshop for license managers with some experience; will cover new formats, emerging standards (DLF-ERMi, SERU, ONIX-PL) and their impact on policies and procedures; staffing and workflow; and negotiations—both local and consortial.
    Speakers: Becky Albitz, Electronic Resources & Copyright Librarian, Pennsylvania State University; Robert Boissy, Network Sales, Springer; Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki, New England Law Library Consortium
    Tickets in advance and onsite; ALA Member $239; Division (ALCTS) Member $199; Retired or Student Member $99; Non-Member $279 Event Code: ALC2
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: WCC 146 A/B
  • Looking through New Eyes: Collecting and Using Visual Data
    Preconference Sponsored by: LLAMA
    Learn to look at your library like a customer, not a librarian. Understand your users better by getting a peek into how they live. Spend the day with experienced researchers, getting hands-on experience with visual data collection and analysis techniques, including photo and video surveys, wayfinding studies, and customer-led design activities. Return home with new skills and strategies for using visual data to plan and advocate for spaces and services designed with users in mind.
    Speakers: Nancy Kress, UNLV; Kathleen Webb, Univ. of Dayton; Katie Clark, Univ. of Rochester
    Advance and Onsite: ALA Member$195; Division (LLAMA) Member $145; Round Table & Retired Member $195; Student Member $95; Non Member $295 Event Code: LLA3
    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location: offsite Georgetown Library
  • Fabulous Films for Young Adults
    Sponsored by: YALSA
    committee meeting
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: WASH Thomas

Saturday - June 26, 2010

  • Listen Up! Using Audiobooks to Motivate Boys to Become Readers
    Sponsored by: ALSC AASL
    Current research indicates that boys are not reaching their potential as readers in today's school environment. As educators, we must explore more varied avenues for meeting their literacy needs. Using audiobooks maximizes auditory learning modalities and provides an appealing, affordable alternative for experiencing quality literature for all students, particularly boys. A panel featuring a librarian, publisher, and author will discuss theoretical as well as practical issues related to the use of audiobooks with boys.
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: WCC 144A
  • Notable Children's Videos
    Sponsored by: ALSC
    Committee meeting
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: HIL Kolorama
  • The Screen Casting Couch: Tips and Tricks to Effectively Use Screencasting Tools for Library Instruction
    Sponsored by: RUSA MARS
    Screencasting software can be used for a variety of purposes—from standardizing staff development to creating interactive instructional tools for library patrons. Join us for a session exploring best practices and demystifying the options for creating screencasts. We will examine popular screencasting software such as Jing, Illuminate, Captivate, and Camtasia.
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: WCC 147B
  • TV and Libraries: Using Documentaries for Programming / New Grant Available: Use Louisa May Alcott TV Special for Library Programs
    Learn about a new NEH grant to ALA for library programs using the documentary "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women," and discuss the "Soul of a People" documentary and library programs. Producers of both films will be present.
    Also featured: documentary websites and educational resources for libraries.
    Sponsored by: ALA PPO
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    Location: Grand Constitution C/D
  • Why WIPO? Why International Copyright Matters
    Sponsored by: ACRL
    Panelists will discuss current issues in international copyright and efforts to influence the development of copyright law and policy within the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Learn about the ALA International Copyright Advocacy Program that is addressing issues at the international level.
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00
    Location: Grand Constitution A
  • BCALA International Filmmakers in the DC Area
    Sponsored by: AFL BCALA
    ALA's Black Caucus hosts a panel discussion with International filmmakers and filmmakers of international films.
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Offsite at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. 900 G Street, N.W. Room A5
  • Broadband Adoption and the Role of the Public Library: Issues and Solutions
    Sponsored by: ALA OITP
    The past year has seen dramatic shifts in federal broadband policy with a focus on promoting ubiquitous access. The FCC released the National Broadband Plan – a roadmap for creating such access. A number of recommendations in the Plan focus on barriers to adoption. This session discusses issues that non-adopters face and the challenges for libraries that arise as community intermediaries for non-adopters. Discussion includes FCC research and findings and the New Mexico State Library’s recent stimulus awarded project and plan to promote broadband among vulnerable populations.
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: WCC 147A
  • Multiple Formats and Multiple Copies in a Digital Age: Acceptance, Tolerance, Elimination
    Sponsored by: ALCTS CMDS & RUSA CODES
    Some libraries embrace all copies and formats, others tolerate them, and still others remove all formats/copies but one. In a digital age, how do we embrace removing items from our collections that have been replaced by other formats? How do we create buy in for these projects? Come listen to best practices and issues surrounding eliminating multiple formats and copies.
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: WCC 147B
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Sunday - June 27, 2010

  • Video Makes the Library Star: Library-Created Visual Media
    Sponsored by: VRT
    Creators of library-related visual media and librarians who have used their videos for promotion or instruction will share their experiences and discuss things to consider before launching a video production project
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Mayflower in Colonial
  • Are you a Programming Librarian?
    Sponsored by: ALA PPO
    Do you create and coordinate programs for your community fueled by creativity, connections and shoe-string budgets? Attend this session to hear from librarians like yourself, and discover, ProgrammingLibrarian.org, a new online hub for resources and inspiration. Break-out sessions on grant writing, marketing and publicity, forging partnerships, beginning programming for students and new librarians.
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location: WCC 209 A/B
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Monday - June 28, 2010

  • Finding the Best Film for the Classroom: Feminist Pedagogy, Visual Literacy and Representation
    Sponsored by: ACRL WSS
    Multimedia resources allow students who are increasingly visually oriented to experience other eras and cultures and to acquire ethnographic sensibility and visual literacy that could not be delivered through textual material. This program will focus on multimedia resources on women’s issues and create a panel with four experts: media librarian, film distributor, film review e-journal editor, college/university faculty member. They will present their perspectives on issues of collection development, marketing, distribution and classroom use. Speakers: Karen Alexander, Rutgers Univ., Senior Editor Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; Chimene Tucker, UCSB, Information Services Librarian
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: WCC 147A
  • VRT Membership & Executive Committee Meeting
    Sponsored by: VRT
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: GRAND McPherson
  • Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) Membership Meeting
    Sponsored by: OLAC
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Location: WCC 203 A/B
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Video and Media-Related Vendors

Numeric by booth number:

  • World Media Group, Inc., Booth 714
  • Discovery Education, Booth 806
  • Azuradisc, Inc., Booth 1037
  • OverDrive Booth 1741
  • Ingram Library Services Inc. Booth 1942
  • Quality Books Inc., Booth 2225
  • VRT - ALA Video Round Table Booth 2525
  • Live Oak Media, Booth 2534
  • DVA (Distribution Video & Audio, Inc.), Booth 2538
  • Video Librarian, Booth 2539
  • PBS Educational Media, Booth 2547
  • Media Education Foundation, Booth 2552
  • RTI - DVD/CD Repair Machines, Booth 2553
  • Alliance Entertainment, Booth 2554
  • Multi-Cultural Books & Videos, Booth 2555
  • Music Box Films Home Ent., Booth 2557
  • Film Movement, Booth 2559
  • Action! Library Media Service, Booth 2560
  • Imagery Film Ltd., Booth 2563
  • Tantor Media, Booth 2853
  • Ambassador Books and Media, Booth 2948
  • Acorn Media Booth 3118
  • BWI, Booth 3231
  • Thomas Klise/Crimson Multimedia, Booth 3442
  • JFJ Disc Repair, Booth 3449
  • Midwest Tape Booth 3541
  • Baker & Taylor, Booth 3741
  • Films Media Group, Booth 3761
  • Alexander Street Press Booth 3813
  • Movie Licensing USA / Digital Campus, Booth 3829