Film & Media Round Table

Providing leadership on all issues related to video collections, programs, and services in libraries (formerly the Video Round Table)
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FMRT Mission

The Film and Media Round Table (FMRT) 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 FMRT works with other organizations within ALA to promote video collections and services in all types of libraries. The Film and Media 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.

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Providing guidance to public and academic librarians involved in building dynamic and balanced film & video collections for an adult clientele, the winners and their synopses are available for each year since 1999.

Engage with experts in the field during online webinars.

Includes listservs for Media Librarians sponsored by FMRT, Professional Organizations for Media Librarians, Published Guidelines for Audiovisual Materials, and Sources for Educational Media Reviews

Membership in FMRT is open to any ALA member; especially any librarian who works with video collections and services in libraries or who has an interest in learning more about video in libraries. Membership is also open to others; see the full list.

Members support the work of the round table by serving on committees. There are opportunities on everything from the Annual Program Committee to the Scholarship Committee.

ALA's Film & Media Round Table (formerly the Video Round Table)


Staff Contact

Danielle Ponton
Program Manager for Round Tables