ALA Recommended Viewing
ALA Recommends. . .
List of links to ALA's recommended and award-winning videos/DVDs for all ages, sorted by age group.
For Children | For Young Adults/Teens | For Adults | Resources and Publications for Librarians and Educators | ALA Video Contests | Video Promotional Materials from ALA | ALA American Libraries Pinterest Board: Libraries on Film, Library of Congress Film Registry
News Spotlight Lists
The press releases announcing ALA's various 2014 awards can be found at Awards (Books & Media), including American Library Association announces 2014 youth media award winners.
- Notable Videos for Adults - VRT (Video Round Table) Notable Videos for Adults 2014 winners
- 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.
- Byrd, Susannah Mississippi. ¡Bienvenidos! ¡Welcome!: a Handy Resource Guide for Marketing Your Library to Latinos. Chicago, Ill: American Library Association, 2005 (includes Spanish-Language Marketplace list of video publishers).
- Cohen, Laura B. Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007 (Chapter 12 - YouTube University: Using XML, Web Services, and Online Video Services to Serve University and Library Video Content, by Jason A. Clark).
- Doll, Carol Ann, and Pamela Petrick Barron. Managing and Analyzing Your Collection: A Practical Guide for Small Libraries and School Media Centers. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.
- Edsall, Mary E. A Core Collection in Dance. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.
- Kan, Katharine (for the Young Adult Library Services Association). Sizzling Summer Reading Programs for Young Adults. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006.
- Kuharets, Olga R. Venture into Cultures: A Resource Book of Multicultural Materials and Programs. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.
- Laskowski, Mary S. Guide to Video Acquisitions in Libraries: Issues and Best Practices. Chicago: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 2011.
- Mates, Barbara T. 5-Star Programming and Services for Your 55+ Library Customers. ALA programming guides. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003.
- Robinson, Thomas S. C. Library Videos and Webcasts (THE TECH SET® #4). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.
- 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 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh7QRjlltdY.
- 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 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X2u2WVNq9k.
- Heather Weltin, head of access services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about gaining hands-on library management and budgeting experience in ILL at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJUc5LX4Mpk.
- 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.
- AASL annual School Library Month Student Video Contest. Students are encouraged to submit videos showcasing how their school library connects to this year’s School Library Month theme, "Lives Change @ your library." Videos will be due April 1, 2014. Watch for submission details soon!
See the School Library Month Archives for the student video contest winners for 2012 and 2013.
- ACRL Video Contest! Tell us Your ACRL Story (for 2013) - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) last held a video contest in 2013. Contact ACRL for further details.
- PLA offering video contest to win registration and travel to PLA 2014 - The Public Library Association (PLA) wrapped up its contest in January 2014, announcing on its Facebook Page its two winners.
Video Promotional Materials from ALA, available from the ALA Online Store
PLEASE NOTE: The 2002 Loss & Recovery: Librarians Bear Witness to September 11, 2001 is sold and distributed by the Library Video Network.
American Libraries magazine - ALA Pinterest board includes:
- Libraries in Film - This AL Direct feature describes 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, 2010- - 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. Librarian of Congress James Billington said of the power of film: "Stories unite people, theories divide them." Accompanied by National Film Registry, 2005-2009, National Film Registry, 2000-2004, National Film Registry, 1995-1999, and National Film Registry, 1989-1994.
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: February 2014
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