FMRT Events at ALA Annual 2021

FMRT Events at ALA Annual 2019

Below is the FMRT schedule for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference, held virtually. Come join us for these exciting programs and events!


Community Voices: Libraries Involved in the Multimedia Gathering, Sharing or Preservation of Stories Lived in their own Neighborhoods, Towns, Cities and Counties

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CT

Library shelves are full of commercially published stories. However, the communities that libraries serve also contain stories – rich tapestries of feelings, impressions, images, activities, memories, and personal histories that are part of the everyday life of a community. Many of these voices have not been traditionally well represented in library collections – especially the stories of people of color, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees. This program will look at ways libraries have developed multimedia projects or digital archiving services to help ensure these stories are not lost.

Multimedia Production Discussion Group

Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CT

The Multimedia Production Discussion Group is a forum to discuss the various ways we help our communities create media. This discussion is relevant to multi-type libraries, including public libraries, academic libraries, K-12 institutions and cultural institutions. Topics range from discussion on best practices related to media equipment, software, media capture spaces and staffing support. We also discuss specific project contexts such as how we assist users with the creation of digital story videos, podcasts, music, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality, 3D printing and other forms of non-print media.

FMRT Executive Board Meeting

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT

FMRT Board Meeting. All members welcome to attend.