Professional Resources for Media Librarians

Directories

AMIA Supplier Directory: A Global Directory of Services and Suppliers of Audiovisual Media

Listservs for Media Librarians

VIDEOLIB and VIDEONEWS listservs

The Videolib and Videonews listservs are open to anyone who is interested in video collections in libraries. Here's how to subscribe to the lists.

VRT@lists.ala.org listserv

vrt@lists.ala.org is a listserv for all current members of the VRT.

Professional Organizations for Media Librarians

Organizations within the American Library Association

Other Professional Organizations for Media Librarians

Published Guidelines for Audiovisual Materials

Freedom to View Statement 

The American Library Association's (ALA) Freedom to View Statement that promotes viewing as an essential freedoms and lists the five freedom to view principles supported by ALA.

Guidelines for the Interlibrary Loan of Audiovisual Formats

"These guidelines are intended for use by libraries and other agencies that provide loans of audiovisual material in all formats to fill study, research and information needs." 

Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries 

The recommended guidelines that represent best practices for an academic library media program.

Access for Children and Young People to Videotapes and Other Nonprint Formats: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Referencing the American Library Association's (ALA) Bill of Rights, this document details children's rights to have access to audiovisual materials.

ALA Factsheet Number 7: Video and Copyright 

Basic information about copyright issues associated with videos and libraries.

Sources for Educational Media Reviews

Education Media Reviews Online

Video Librarian

Tools

VHS Distributor / Copyright Search Log