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VRT at ALA Annual Las Vegas: Programs & Events!

Here's a list of official VRT Events being held at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas:

Friday: June 27th

Managing Locally-Produced Born-Digital Media Content (PreConference): 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Caesars Palace – Neopolitan II

Libraries are increasingly needing to manage locally-produced media content in born-digital form. This ranges from a university’s public relations videos, to recordings of sporting events, to student thesis projects, to oral histories, to local television and radio programming. It also may include locally-related material that is not handed directly to a library, but is instead posted on websites such as YouTube. This workshop aims to help libraries understand how to understand ingesting and managing this type of content. This ranges from offering advice to content contributors (on preferred file formats, wrappers, and metadata), to file structures and metadata for maintaining a collection, to a variety of methods for providing access, to concerns about ensuring the longevity and integrity of these works. The panel:

  • Howard Besser, Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program 
  • Siobhan Hagan, Audiovisual Archivist, University of Baltimore Langsdale Library
  • Stevel Villereal, Audiovisual Conservator, University of Virginia Library
  • Natalie Milbrodt, Director, Queens Memory Project
  • Stefan Elnabli, Moving Image and Sound Preservation Specialist, Northwestern University Library
  • Yvonne Ng, Archivist, Witness

 

Saturday, June 28th 

Leading Successful Media Production Services in Academic and Public Libraries: Different Models, Perspectives, and Recommendations 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Las Vegas Convention Center – S225

Increasingly, libraries of many types are expanding their role from providers of information to supporters of content creation. This session will bring together a panel of academic and public librarians to describe how their organizations are providing media production to their communities. Discussion topics will include a brief tour of the production lab facilities, staff training, production equipment and software. This presentation will also feature examples of the various types and benefits of media projects produced by members of the academic and public library communities, with discussion on how this expansion of services aligns with the strategic goals of the library. Our panel:

  • Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Shelly McCoy, Librarian and Head, Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware Library
  • Alex Hoffman, Digital Media Specialist, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Sara Sunshine Holloway, Teen Services Librarian, Tacoma Public Library

 

Sunday, June 29th

Video Librarianship 101 (Public Libraries) 8:30 am - 10:00 am; Las Vegas Convention Center – N232

Are you a brand new Media Librarian? Or are you a librarian who suddenly finds yourself in some way having to deal with video issues? Not sure you what you are doing? Not sure what you should be doing? Panic no more! This program is designed specifically to help you learn the basics of video librarianship. Our panel of speakers will be taking on such topics as building the best video collection for your community; streaming; DVD security issues; and putting on that film series that will absolutely wow your community. There will be time available for questions, discussion, and the sharing of success stories. Our panel:

  • Elizabeth Myers, Circulation Services Coordinator, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, LA (Moderator)
  • Mary Wallace Moore, Director, Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna, GA
  • Michele McKenzie, Art & Music Librarian, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA
  • Shahin Shoar, Media Services Manager, Upper Arlington Public Library (Ohio)
  • Tracy Montri, Manager, Audiovisual Department, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

 

Video Librarianship 101 (Academic Libraries) 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Las Vegas Convention Center – N232

Are you a brand new Media Librarian? Or are you a librarian who suddenly finds yourself in some way having to deal with video issues? Not sure you what you are doing? Not sure what you should be doing? Panic no more! This program is designed specifically to help you learn the basics of video librarianship. Our panel of speakers will be taking on such topics as building the best video collection for your campus; streaming; promoting your collection; and making sense of sometimes such daunting concepts as “fair usage”, “public performance rights” and “institutional rates.” There will be time available for questions, discussion, and the sharing of success stories. Our panel:

  • Tom Ipri, Liaison Librarian for Media Arts and Design, Drexel University Libraries,  Drexel University (Moderator)
  • deg farrelly, ShareStream Administrator/Media Librarian, Arizona State University Libraries, Tempe, AZ
  • Steven D. Milewski, Assistant Professor | Social Work & Digital Media Technologies Librarian, University Libraries, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Brian W. Boling, Media Services and Digital Production Librarian, Temple University Libraries
  • Laura Jenemann, Media Services/Film Studies Librarian, George Mason University Libraries

 

VRT Happy Hour: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - 3987 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV  89169

Please join the Video Round Table (VRT) members in a happy - or is it hoppy? - hour at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant at the ALA conference in Las Vegas.  Members and non-members are welcome.  Please note that this is a cash bar event.  Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP directly to Laura Jennemann at ljeneman@gmu.edu.

 

Monday: June 30th

Membership and Executive Board Meeting 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; Las Vegas Convention Center - N212

Planning and business discussion meeting for the Video Round Table. Here’s your chance to find out more about the VRT and get your word in about what the Round Table can be doing to best serve the needs of the video library community!

 

 

Leigh-Anne Yacovelli's picture

Is there any way we can get the dinner up on the ALA Scheduler? I don't know about anyone else, but it would certainly help me remember where to go and when without needing to refer to an email. Heck, even putting it out there as a placeholder for the time would be welcome.

Andrew Horbal's picture

Hi Leigh-Anne,

Sorry not to reply sooner! I didn't realize that ALA Connect does not automatically send notification of comments. I passed your question on to Chair and Chair-Elect of VRT, who are now considering your request!