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VRT's Guide to Annual 2013

VRT Guide to Annual, 2013

VRT Meetings

Membership and Executive Board Meeting

VRT Combined Programs

The more things change, the more they stay the same……or do they?

  • Saturday, June 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    McCormick Place Convention Center, S404d
    Description: How has Hollywood’s portrayal of minorities changed over the years? Or has it changed? How do we as librarians weigh diversity sensitivity against a desire to have retrospective collections? Join representatives
    of various ALA divisions, caucuses, and round tables as we discuss the role of libraries in handling these issues as well as presenting authentic voices for our patrons.
    Speakers: Elizabeth Myers, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Linda Ueki Absher, Portland State University, Latasha C.  Baker, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, BCALA, Daisy Dominguez, The City College of New York, AILA, Marti Goddard, San Francisco Public Library, ASCLA Joel Nichols,
    Free Library of Philadelphia, GLBTRT
    Co-Sponsors:  GLBTRT, American Indian Library Assocation

Transformations in Performing Arts Librarianship

  • Sunday, June 30, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    McCormick Place Convention Center, N427a
    Description: The study of the performing arts is being transformed by new methods and technologies, presenting challenges and opportunities to librarians. This session features two panelists, Doug Reside, Digital Curator for the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts, and Susan Wiesner, 2011 Innovation Fellow for the Council of Learned Societies, who will discuss their own groundbreaking work and suggest ways that librarians can engage with new initiatives in the performing arts.
    Speakers: Doug Reside, Digital Curator - NYPL, Susan Wiesner, Independent Scholar
    Co-Sponsors:  ACRL ARTS

VRT Dinner

Details: We have room for about 30 attendees - VRT members or anyone interested in media in libraries! If you are interested in attending, please contact Anthony Anderson at (anthonya@usc.edu) so that he can give the restaurant a head count. Please let him know if you will be bringing guests. It would also be helpful to include a phone number or email for reaching you while in Chicago. Hope to see you there!

Now Showing @ ALA

ALA Programs reprises Now Showing @ ALA Film Program, screening new narrative and documentary films! Some films will be of particular interest to the library community. Guests may include filmmakers or authors.
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center, S503a

Saturday, June 29

8 AM - 10 AM Bonsai People – The vision of Muhammad Yunus, 79 mins.
10:30 AM - Noon Sneak Peak of Free For All: Inside the Public Library, Film and panel discussion 90 minutes.

1:30 PM - 3 PM Returning Fire, 44 mins. Social Responsibilities Round Table and Gaming Round Table

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hugo, 126 mins. Scholastic Trade Books. Screening will be followed by a Q & A with Brian Selznick, the author of the Caldecott Award winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Sunday, June 30

8 AM - 9 AM Liberal Arts, 97 mins.
10:30 AM - Noon Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder, 79 mins. ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and First Run  Features. Screening will be follow with a Q & A panel discussion.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Brooklyn Castle, 102 mins. First Run Features
4 PM - 5:30 PM LOGIN 2 LIFE, 86 mins. Icarus Films

Monday, July 1

8 AM - 10 AM The Untold History of the United States (two episodes), 60 minutes each. Simon And Schuster

10:30 am – 10:31 am The Rosie Project, Simon & Schuster
10:35 am – 11:35 am  Electric Signs, 58 mins. Icarus Films
1:30 pm - 1:30 pm 56 Up, 144 mins. First Run Features
4:00 am – 4:01 am The Rosie Project, Simon & Schuster

Other Programs & Meetings of Interest

Thursday, June 27

8 AM - 4:30 PM    Library Makerspaces:  The Field Trip  LITA & LibraryLav; (PRECONFERENCE - $150); Off Site       



iday, June 28

8:30 AM - 12 noon    Digital Media Labs 101; (PRECONFERENCE - $); PLA; MPCC S104

8:30 AM - 4 PM    Library Makerspaces:  Participatory Play in the Library (PRECONFERENCE - $); LITA; MPCC S103d       

2:30 - 3:30 PM   Poetry Foundation Library Tour    Offsite:  Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior


7:30 - 9:30 PM    VRT Dinner The Berghoff Restaurant, 17 Adams St.

VRT members or anyone interested in media in libraries, and guests!  Contact Anthony Anderson.  

Sat., June 29

8 - 10 AM    Now Showing @ ALA:  Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus; 79 min.; MPCC S503a

8:30 - 10 AM    2014 Carnegie/Notable Children’s Videos Committee Meeting I; ALSC; Sheraton Chicago Parlor F

8:30 - 10 AM    Learning Labs Ignited!; AFL & Urban Libraries Council; Hilton Chicago Williford B   


8:30 - 10 AM    RDA Cataloging of Videos and AV Materials Presentation, Copy Cataloging Interest Group; ALCTS CaMMS; MPCC N229

10:30 - 11:30 AM   Copyright Discussion Group; ACRL; MPCC S402b   

10:30 - 11 AM    Now Showing @ ALA: Sneak peak, ee for All:  Inside the Public Library; 90 min.; MPCC S503a

10:30 - 11:30 AM    Smart investing @ your library:  Community Connector; RUSA BRASS; MPCC S404bc

11 - 11:15 AM    Video at Risk update.  Preservation Administrators Interest Group; ALCTS PARS; Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hyde       Park 11AB;  Note: Presentation during ALCTS PARS meeting:  8:30am to 11:30am


12:30 - 2 PM    Fact or Facebook:  Digital Media Literacy and Digital Natives (POSTER); MPCC Hall A, Exhibit Floor

1 - 2:30 PM    Copyright in a Non-Book Media:  A Primer in Art, Music, and Film; ALA OITP;  MPCC S402a

1 - 2:30 PM    Digital Conversion Interest Group; ALCTS PARS; MPCC N426a

1 - 2:30 PM    DIY Video Creation; ALSC; MPCC S103a

1 - 2:30 PM    Humanities in the Digital Era:  Mashing Up Public Programs with MOOCS, Media, and More; ALA Public & Cultural Programs;   MPCC E350


1 - 2:30 PM    Success Stories and Challenges:  How Librarians are Employing Fair Use with Their Code (ACRL); MPCC N427a

1 - 2:30 PM    ACRL ARTS - All Committee Meeting, Part I - including the following discussion groups: Dance Librarians, Digital Arts, Film/Broadcast Studies Librarians (FABS), and Digital Technologies and the Arts Committee; MPCC N133


1 - 2:30 PM   Popular Cultures Discussion Group; Hyatt Regency Chicago Columbus IJ

1:30 - 2:15 PM    Conversation Starters:  Idaho Maker Spaces - Engaging Teens with STEM; ALA; MPCC S102d

1:30 - 3 PM    Now Showing @ ALA:  Returning Fire, 44 min.  SRRT and Gaming Round Table; MPCC S503a

2:30 - 4 PM    Here, There & Everywhere: Video Chat Reference (POSTER)    Cancelled

2:30 - 4 PM    Lights, Camera, Animation!:  Toon that Tutorial and They’ll Tune In (POSTER); MPCC Hall A, Exhibit Floor

2:45 - 3:30 PM    Conversation Starters:  The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival; ALA; MPCC S102d

3 - 4:30 PM    The more things change, the more they stay the same … or do they?; VRT; MPCC S404d

3 - 4:30 PM    Audio Description:  The Visual Made Verbal; Cancelled

4 - 6 PM    Now Showing @ ALA:  Hugo, 126 min.; MPCC S503a

4:40 - 6 PM    Beyond Crafts:  Digital Literacy and New Media Programs for Students; YALSA; MPCC S105d

Sunday, June 30

7:30 - 9:30 AM    Alexander Street Press Breakfast; Hilton Chicago, Continental Ballroom; invite only

8 - 9 AM    Now Showing @ ALA:  Liberal Arts, 97 min.; MPCC S503a

8:30 - 9:30 AM    Auditorium Speaker: Temple Grandin ; MPCC S100a

9:45 - 10:30 AM    Meet the Author:  Temple Grandin  (The Autistic Brain, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); MPCC S100a

10 - 10:30 AM    Live! @ your library:  Julia Sweeney  &Rob Christopher; MPCC Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage

10:30 AM - 12 Noon    Now Showing @ ALA:  Ferlinghetti:  A Rebirth of Wonder, 79 min.; ALA OITP & First Run Features; MPCC S503a

11:15am to 11:45am  Julia Sweeney; MPCC Exhibit Hall  - Booth 1224

10:30 - 11:30 AM    Auditorium Speaker:  Giada DeLaurentiis: MPCC S100a

10:30 - 11:30 AM    What’s New at the NEH?  Created Equal:  America’s Civil Rights Struggle; ALA; MPCC S501bcd

11:30 AM - 12 noon     Ignite Sunday Session:  Fair Use - Do Students Know Their Coursework is an Exception to the Rule? ALA; MPCC       S10d


1 - 2:30 PM    Media Resources Discussion Group; ACRL; Hyatt Regency Chicago Skyway 261

1:30 - 3:30 PM    Now Showing @ ALA:  Brooklyn Castle, 102 min.; First Run Features;  MPCC S503a

2:30 - 4 PM    Developing Makerspace Culture (POSTER); MPCC Hall A, Exhibit Floor

3 - 4 PM    ACRL ARTS All Committee Meeting - Part II, including the following:  Dance Librarians, Digital Arts, Film/Broadcast Librarians,      and Digital Technologies and the Arts Comm.; MPCC N133


3 - 4 PM     Transformations in Performing Arts Librarianship; ACRL ARTS, VRT; MPCC N427a

3 - 4:30 PM    The ‘Twilight’ of AACR@ and the ‘Breaking Dawn’ of RDA; ALCTS CAMMS; MPCC S401

4 - 5:30 PM    Now Showing @ ALA:  LOGIN 2 LIFE, 86 min.; Icarus Films

4:30 - 5:30 PM    Collection Management Section (CMS) Forum;    ALCTS CMS; MPCC N229

4:30 - 5:30 PM    The Future is Now: Rural Library as Innovation Incubator; ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries; MPCC S404a

8 - 10 PM    FTF Feminist Night at the Movies:  Wonder Woman!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines. ; SRRT; Hyatt Regency Chicago Columbus AB

Monday, July 1

8 - 10 AM    Now Showing @ ALA:  The Untold History of the United States ( two episodes), 60 min. each; MPCC S503a

8:30 - 11:30 AM    VRT Membership & Exec. Board Meeting; Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room

10:30 - 10:31 AM    Now Showing @ ALA:  The Rosie Project, MPCC S503a

10:35 - 11:35 AM    Now Showing @ ALA:  Electric Signs, 58 min.; Icarus Films; MPCC S503a

10:30 - 11:30 AM    Auditorium Speaker: Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick; MPCC S100a

10:30 - 11:30 AM    Print Principles in a Digital World:  Intellectual Freedom in the 21st Century Academic Library; ACRL; MPCC S402a

1 - 2 PM    Through the Photographer’s Lens: How Images Impact Research; AP Images; MPCC N128

1:30 - 4 PM    Now Showing @ ALA:  56 UP, 144 min., First Run Features; MPCC S503a

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

9:30 - 11 AM    Closing General Session featuring Octavia Spencer,  MPCC S100a

   Now Showing @ ALA  Sat. - Mon.
Key:  MPCC = McCormick Place Convention Center

For additions, updates, or corrections, contact Scott Spicer or Steve Brantley

See Also (insert VRT 2013 ALA Annual Conference website page)