It’s almost that time. The American Library Association’s Annual Conference is around the corner, and, as Chair of the Video Round Table (VRT), I’m proud to alert you to a couple of events our group is involved in that promise to be interesting and thought-provoking.
The first is the program that the VRT is co-sponsoring with the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) of ACRL. The program, Ubiquitous Video: Can Libraries Offer It? (Or Can Libraries Adapt?), will discuss the changing demands for multimedia access and delivery; how libraries can adapt collection development strategies and access methods to meet these needs; and how video collections are conceptualized to meet the needs of their academic markets.
The program will be held on Saturday, June 23, 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the Anaheim Convention Center, ACC-202A.
The VRT Gala begins with an informal reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by a dynamic presentation from Mark Quigley, Manager of the Research and Study Center at the UCLA film and Television Archive and Stephen Davison, Head of the UCLA Digital Library Program, who collaborated to create the UCLA silent animation preservation program. This program has produced a website which offers eleven animation films from the silent era.
The Gala costs $15 or $17 at the door. Tickets may be purchased during ALA registration or from the VRT Membership booth in the exhibit hall. It will be held on Sunday, June 24, 6:30pm – 9:30pm in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Trillium Room C.