ALA Recommended Viewing
ALA Recommends. . .
List of links to ALA's recommended and award-winning videos/DVDs for all ages, sorted by age group.
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Lists and Awards Spotlight
Booklist Editors' Choice and Top of the List picks, 2015 at the Booklist Reader
Libraries on Film - Pinterest board with hundreds of films (and some TV shows) in which libraries and librarians are featured, from 1912 to the present. The full list is a Web Extra PDF (bit.ly/12RpQqF) associated with The Whole Library Handbook 5, edited by George M. Eberhart and published by ALA Editions.
National Film Registry, 2015- Pinterest board showing chosen titles. The National Film Registry is the US National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress. The Board was established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988. The National Film Registry names to its list up to 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" each year.
- Notable Videos for Adults
- American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the program via chat. American Libraries Live is a joint production of American Libraries and ALA Editions, units of the American Library Association. Online registration allows viewers to receive reminders of upcoming programs.
- Ask the ALA Library Blog compiled by the ALA Library staff. Be sure to see the August 26, 2010 entry, VHS to DVD? as well as the April 20, 2011 entry, Recommended Viewing - Movies and DVDs. Additional resources include the Public Performance Rights and Online Video Use pages at the ALA Professional Tips Wiki as well as ALA Library Fact Sheet 7 - Video and Copyright.
- Audiovisual Collections at the ALA Archives by Lydia Tang for the ALA Archives Blog spotlights such ALA A/V items as ALA's celebrity public service announcements, including the ones by Whoopi Goldberg and Sir Patrick Stewart.
- RUSA STARS videos provide insight into the people and the work of interlibrary loan -- New videos posted by the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) provide insight into the role of interlibrary loan (ILL) librarians and can help library school students better understand this important area of librarianship. The videos were created by the STARS Education and Training Committee as a part of their project to help people - especially students currently in library school - to understand the diverse roles and responsibilities associated with interlibrary loan work. These two-minute videos feature interlibrary loan librarians who serve in a variety of roles discussing their responsibilities and experiences in the ILL field:
- Micquel Little, access services librarian, St. John Fisher College, talks about and appreciates her previous experience in her circulation role.
- Collette Mak, head of resources access and delivery, University of Notre Dame, touches on data and how the role of an interlibrary loan librarian is truly a project management role.
- Heather Weltin, head of access services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about gaining hands-on library management and budgeting experience in ILL.
- Vossler and Watts receive 2012 ACRL IS Innovation Award -- Joshua Vossler, information literacy and reference librarian at Coastal Carolina University, and John Watts, instruction and liaison services librarian at Webster University, have been selected to receive the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation Award for their work on a series of five videos, which were created in cooperation with Coastal Carolina University's First Year Experience Program and were designed to introduce first-year students to fundamental information literacy concepts. View all of the Kimbel Library Instructional Videos of Coastal Carolina University.
This page is part of ALA Recommends... compiled by the ALA Library. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions. See the other lists of recommendations compiled by ALA member committees - ALA Recommended Reading: List of links to ALA's literature award winners and various notable reading lists for all ages, sorted by age group; ALA Recommended Listening: List of links to ALA's recommended music and spoken-word recordings and audiobooks for all ages, sorted by age group; and ALA Recommended Web Sites: List of links to ALA's recommended web sites for all ages, sorted by age group.
Last updated: December 2015
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