About Video Round Table


The Video Round Table (VRT) provides leadership within the American Library Association (ALA) on all issues related to video collections, programs, and services in libraries. The VRT supports video advocacy within ALA, within the profession, and within our libraries. We understand ‘video’ to include all formats, analog and digital; multimedia that includes video content; and the network delivery of digital or digitized video. The VRT will work with other organizations within ALA to promote video collections and services in all types of libraries. The Video Round Table is committed to forging strong alliances and relationships with the film and video production and distribution community to ensure the continuation of a diverse, high-quality universe of video programming.



Responsible for promoting membership in the Video Round Table and for outreach activities with other professional organizations. Has conducted user surveys and organized the VRT booth at ALA Annual Conference.


Seeks candidates for the Video Round Table's elected offices and presents a slate of candidates each year.

Notable Videos for Adults:

Screens nominations and selects the list of "Notable Videos for Adults," which occurs at the Midwinter meeting.


Plans programs at the ALA Annual Conference.

Gala Program:

Plans and oversees all activities relating to the Gala Program held at the Annual Conference. Usually includes members who live in the city where the conference will be held.

Discussion Groups    

Digital Media Discussion Group:

A forum for the exchange of ideas about initiatives and projects concerning digital media in libraries that meets annually at the ALA Midwinter Conference.  Information about past discussions and future discussion topics can be found on the Digital Media Discussion Group webpage.

Multimedia Production Discussion Group: Co-chairs: Shelly McCoy, University of Delaware, Justin Wadland, University of Washington.


Please direct questions or comments to vrtwebsite@lists.ala.org