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ALA Video Roundtable - ALA 2017 Events

The ALA Video Round Table hopes you’ll join us in Chicago to learn, share ideas, meet old friends, and make valuable new connections. 

Please check out our wonderful lineup of programs!

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

7-9 pm Sunday, June 25

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Abina Manning, Director of Video Data Bank and Curator of a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives. This dynamic multimedia presentation at the renowned Siskel Film Center will include rarely seen gems from the Videofreex archive featuring interviews with leading counter-cultural figures of the 1970s. This event coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!"

ALA Ticketed Event http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

Tickets are limited; we encourage you to register early!



(Free with ALA Registration / Exact dates & times TBA soon)

Video as Research Data:  Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation

Videos are often taken as a part of scholarly research projects, yet this presents challenges for librarians who advise researchers on federally-mandated data sharing and storage. What are best practices for preserving, sharing, consent/privacy considerations and cost management? Attendees will learn strategies they can assess against needs at their home institution.

Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos

Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends.  But what can online videos do to promote your library?  David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Christina Norton & Justin Georges from Western Illinois University will share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success.

Not Just Watching, Doing! Libraries Helping Youth Create Video Productions

Libraries are increasingly finding ways to help their school-age patrons to communicate creatively and make a positive impact in their communities through video projects. The Ak-Chin Indian Community Library in Arizona  and the Carson City Library in Nevada (partnered with the Carson City School District) will talk about their experiences and share tips.

How Are Our Instructors Truly Using Media:  A Multifaceted Approach to Developing Departmental Course Media Use Profiles

One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media is deeply understanding the use of these materials in course context. This program will describe a multifaceted approach to this challenge that combines mining large corpora of departmental syllabi using text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data.

Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library

Learn how academic, school and public libraries can help transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators. Attendees will be guided through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space, coaching users with effective instruction, and showcasing projects to promote and inspire more participation.

AMIA@ALA Distributing Archives: Preservation, Restoration, and Access

Presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists and co-sponsored by the VRT, this panel will feature representatives from Kino Lorber, Canyon Cinema, and Chicago-based Media Burn Archive. Attendees will learn about the difference between the preservation and restoration of moving images; and preserving the motion picture film projection experience.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Best Regards,

VRT 2017 Program Committee