VRT events at ALA Annual 2013

VRT Guide to Annual, 2013

For real time additions and changes visit the VRT Guide to Annual 2013 on ALA Connect: connect.ala.org/node/207648

VRT Meetings

Membership and Executive Board Meeting

VRT Combined Programs

The more things change, the more they stay the same……or do they?

  • Saturday, June 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    McCormick Place Convention Center, S404d
    Description: How has Hollywood’s portrayal of minorities changed over the years? Or has it changed? How do we as librarians weigh diversity sensitivity against a desire to have retrospective collections? Join representatives
    of various ALA divisions, caucuses, and round tables as we discuss the role of libraries in handling these issues as well as presenting authentic voices for our patrons.
    Speakers: Elizabeth Myers, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Linda Ueki Absher, Portland State University, Latasha C.  Baker, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, BCALA,Daisy Dominguez, The City College of New York, AILA, Marti Goddard, San Francisco Public Library, ASCLAJoel Nichols
    Free Library of Philadelphia, GLBTRT
    Co-Sponsors:  GLBTRT, American Indian Library Assocation

Transformations in Performing Arts Librarianship

  • Sunday, June 30, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    McCormick Place Convention Center, N427a
    Description: The study of the performing arts is being transformed by new methods and technologies, presenting challenges and opportunities to librarians. This session features two panelists, Doug Reside, Digital Curator for the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts, and Susan Wiesner, 2011 Innovation Fellow for the Council of Learned Societies, who will discuss their own groundbreaking work and suggest ways that librarians can engage with new initiatives in the performing arts.
    Speakers: Doug Reside, Digital Curator - NYPL, Susan Wiesner, Independent Scholar
    Co-Sponsors:  ACRL ARTS

VRT Dinner

Details: We have room for about 30 attendees - VRT members or anyone interested in media in libraries! If you are interested in attending, please contact Anthony Anderson at (anthonya@usc.edu) so that he can give the restaurant a head count. Please let him know if you will be bringing guests. It would also be helpful to include a phone number or email for reaching you while in Chicago. Hope to see you there!

Additional information and the list of related meetings and programs are located on ALA Connect: connect.ala.org/node/207648