PLA (Public Library Association) Division
Greetings Film Enthusiasts and Videofreex,
June may seem like a long way off, but ALA Annual in Chicago is right around the corner. In fact, early-bird pricing ends at noon, Wednesday, March 22nd.
Register now and don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs running June 24th-25th:
Evening Ticketed Event:
VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
***Tickets are limited, so order soon!***
Ticketed Event: Early Bird Member $20; Early Bird Non-Member $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. Coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!" For more info: http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events
Video as Research Data: Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation
(Co-sponsored by ACRL ANSS, ACRL DCIG and ALCTS Digital Preservation Group)
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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. Participants will learn strategies they can assess against needs at their home institution. For more info:
Filming Our Future: Growing a Video Production Niche in the Ak-Chin Indian Community
(LITA Program, co-sponsored by VRT)
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM
For the past seven years the Ak-Chin Indian Community Library has found a niche in the community using the power of film and in 2016, the library’s Movie Club program was selected as one of YALSA’s Top Ten Summer Learning Programs. Learn how to make a positive impact in your community using film and creativity. For more info:
Community Partnerships and Digital Literacy through Public Service Announcements
(Co-sponsored by PLA, YALSA)
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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. Representatives from the Carson City Library and School District share tips from their experiences helping high school freshmen create 60-second PSAs that raise awareness of social issues at their school. For more info:
Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos
(Co-sponsored by PLA, ACRL LMOIG)
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends, but what can online videos do to promote your library? A public library and a university library will both share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success. For more info:
How Are Our Instructors Truly Using Media? A Multifaceted Approach to Developing Departmental Course Media Use Profiles
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media collections 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 NVIVO text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data to build departmental media resource use profiles. For more info:
Preservation Showdown: Audiovisual Edition!
(ALCTS Program, co-sponsored by VRT)
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Two teams will go head to head to debate the statement "The preservation of analog audiovisual media is the single most important preservation issue facing libraries (and archives and museums) in 2017." Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) and the Video Round Table (VRT), bringing their different perspectives to each side of the issue. Audience members will be expected to ask questions during the debate, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion. For more info:
Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library
(Co-sponsored by LITA)
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM
Learn how academic, school and public libraries can spark creativity and transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators and active participants in their information environment. Join us as we guide you through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space and coaching users effectively to create amazing multi-modal works which can be showcased to promote and inspire more participation and increase support for high-impact programs. For more info:
Distributing Archives: Preservation, Restoration, and Access
(Co-sponsored by AMIA, The Association of Moving Image Archivists)
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel will discuss organizations acting as both archives and distributors of moving image materials. Attendees will learn about the challenges for media content providers that are also caretakers of their holdings; the difference between preservation and restoration of moving images; and the importance of preserving motion picture film and the projection experience. For more info:
Stay Tuned for screening dates and times for four great documentaries!
Agents of Change
Directed by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, 66 mins, co-sponsor California Newsreel
Here Come the Videofreex
Directed by Jon Nealon & Jenny Raskin, 78 mins, co-sponsor Cinema Guild
Long Story Short
Directed by Natalie Bookchin, 45 mins, co-sponsor Icarus Films
The Brainwashing of My Dad
Directed by Jon Senko, 89 mins, co-sponsor Forward in Time
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
VRT 2017 Programming Committee
The deadline to apply for the ALA NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award has been extended to March 17th!
In the spirit of ALA's New Member Round Table, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession. The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The seven categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:
- · Membership Engagement
- · Programs
- · Communications
- · Leadership
- · Financial Health
- · Awards and Honors
- · Student Chapter Advisor Statement
All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALA member may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.
Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Kristen Mapes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for submitting completed nomination forms is March 17th, 11:59pm EST. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.
More information, including the nomination form, may be found here:http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/awscotya/scotya
Did your MLS/MLIS program adequately prepare you for your career in public librarianship? If there are gaps in your professional preparation, how have you addressed them? The Public Library Association (PLA) has sponsored an ALA Emerging Leaders project titled “More Than Your MLIS: Experience and Continuing Education Recommendations for Emerging Public Library Leaders,” which is now in its second year. We’d like to gather your experiences and recommendations in order to 1) provide feedback for stakeholders interested in improving the quality of professional education, and 2) recommend continuing education resources for colleagues entering our profession.
Early career librarians with 5 years or fewer of professional experience are invited and encouraged to offer your feedback by participating in a short survey that will take about 10 minutes to complete. Survey results are confidential, and identifying information will not be shared. Results will be presented at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career! Ask questions and network with the panelists, while enjoying light refreshments. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. We hope to see you there!
$20 NMRT members
$22 non NMRT but ALA members
$15 for a student rate
Have you ever been curious about a YALSA membership? Here’s a sneak peek at what is happening this month for YALSA members only:
This month’s member’s only webinar “Using Media Literacy to Stop the Fake News Cycle” teaches how you can use simple media literacy concepts and online tools to help young people decode, deconstruct and talk back to harmful and misleading news stories. This webinar airs on Thursday, February 16 and YALSA members can access is live and for free--but you have to be a YALSA member to access it! Follow the link to learn more about this webinar: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/using-media-literacy-stop-fake-news-cycle
YALSA will host a Members’ Town Hall on Feb. 28th from 2-3pm, EST. It will focus on social action, and talking through what's possible/appropriate for a library staff person to do at work.
YALSA just put out the call for members to serve on three new taskforces: Leadership Fundraising, Member Achievements Recognition, and Member Grants and Awards Evaluation. Applications are due on February 15 [http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2017/01/31/volunteer-opportunities-three-new-yalsa-taskforces/] In addition to these new taskorces, YALSA is also looking for members to build the next Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists [http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/hVM28G6b226], applications for these two selection list committees are due on February 12.
Love attending or have always been interested in the YALSA Symposium? Then checkout YALSA Symposium Stipends for members. Applications are due June 1 and two members will receive travel grants to Louisville, KY, for the 2017 symposium http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium/stipend
There is also a YALSA member’s travel grant to Denver, CO, to present a paper at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting. Applications are due June 1 and one paper will be selected. The presenter will receive up to $1,500 to defray travel and registration costs. The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults after the conference.http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mwpaper
Finally, as a YALSA member you will also enjoy benefit of the weekly eNews, highlighting similar topics and new as you have read in this email. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/enewsIt offers the latest information on funding, continuing education, and volunteer opportunities, and more.
Did you know that a one year membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61? Want to know more about a YALSA membership, click here and join today! http://www.ala.org/yalsa/join
Did you know that a one year membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61? This year, consider making your New Year’s resolution to join YALSA. There are so many benefits to being a YALSA member: access to free webinars that deal with timely topics (this month’s webinar focuses on helping teens examine issues of race, social justice, and equity); the opportunity for thousands of dollars in grants, scholarships, stipends, and contests; and the ability to join committees and groups that not only give you a chance to work with your peers and build meaningful professional relationships and build lifelong relationships but also grow valuable skills that can help you in your day to day careers.
In addition, if you are attending the ALA Midwinter Conference, YALSA has sessions and meetings, as well as members only meet ups that are always helpful and fun! Get the full run down of YALSA at this year’s Midwinter conference by following this link http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/YALSA_at_ALA%27s_2017_Midwinter_Meeting
Follow the link to learn more about a YALSA membership! [http://www.ala.org/yalsa/join]
The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting! Visit our informational website for more details or keep reading!
Are you on the job market? Is your resume rusty? Are you attending Midwinter in Atlanta? Join us in the ALA JobList Placement & Career Development Center on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 to get your resume reviewed by an expert! Walk-in reviews are accommodated as time allows, and we encourage signing up for an appointment in advance. Advanced sign-up for appointments closes on Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00 PM CST.
We also seek volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters! If you’ve been a hiring manager or served on a search committee, consider signing up to volunteer an hour or two as a Resume Reviewer at Midwinter 2017! Not ready to review but still want to be part of the action? The Resume Review Service also seeks Booth Greeters! Volunteering as a Booth Greeter is an excellent opportunity for relaxed networking. Sign-up today and visit our informational website for more details. Sign-ups for these opportunities close Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 PM CST.
If you have any questions, please contact NMRT Resume Review Service Committee Chair Brandy Horne & Assistant Chair Hannah Buckland at email@example.com. Thank you!
The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2017 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. NMRT members, current LIS students, and recent graduates are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration.
Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes articles of interest to early career librarians, LIS students, and newer members of the Association. Articles published in Endnotesare indexed in Library & Information Science Source.
Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include:
Training and mentoring
Job searching or hiring
Developing leadership and management skills
Library instruction and assessment
Academic librarian responsibilities: hiring, promotion, and tenure
Developing new collections or services
Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope.
Articles should range from 2,000 – 4,000 words and present original research, practitioner-based research, and/or case studies relevant to LIS students and new library professionals. Submissions are accepted throughout the year, but articles received by February 15, 2017 will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2017 issue.
Endnotes also offers book and media reviews. Reviews range from 300 – 500 words. Those interested in reviewing are encouraged to contact the Editors at email@example.com be included on the reviewers’ mailing list. Approved reviewers will receive periodic announcements of available books and websites.
For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines, please visit http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/schres.
Tammy Ivins & Josh Rimmer
Chairs, NMRT Endnotes Committee
The Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center is hosting our first-ever Library Health Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 25 at 2 p.m. ET. This chat will focus on and discuss resources that libraries provide when it comes to serving minority communities. Topics include general health information, health disparities, and other important minority data and statistics. Please feel free to share our graphic for the #LibHealthChat, found at https://twitter.com/MinorityHealth/status/786194381048995840 . If you would like to partner with us, we have attached the outline with proposed questions. We hope that you can join us, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
The NMRT Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for election. Before the elections next April, NMRT members will have the chance to get to know the candidates via our Candidate Forum.
The forum will take place on the NMRT blog, Notes, in late February. Each candidate will be discussing their qualifications and motivations for running, as well as answering questions posed from the NMRT membership.
Have questions about the nomination and election process? Contact Sarah Wade (nominating committee chair) at NMRTNominations@gmail.com.
Leadership Development Director