Notable Videos for Adults

Have you seen an amazing video lately? Not a feature film, but a video of a performance, an educational title, or a how-to, geared toward an adult audience. If so, we need you!

In 1998, the Video Round Table established the Notable Videos for Adults list, as a means of providing guidance to public and academic librarians involved in building dynamic and balanced video collections for an adult clientele. The list recognizes the growing number and enormous diversity of documentaries, educational and instructional titles, and performance works for adults available. We hope that librarians will use the lists to help them identify and select the best offerings in this video marketplace.

Each year a committee comprised of VRT members selects the best fifteen educational, performance or how-to titles released during the previous and current calendar years. The committee makes its selections during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the list is published in the March 15 issue of Booklist.

We need your suggestions! If you are a librarian and not affiliated with a video producer or distributor, you can suggest titles for the committee's consideration. You need not be a VRT member to nominate titles.

Nomination does not indicate endorsement by the Committee.