Conferences & Events 2006 – 2008

Anaheim, CA – Annual 2008
Action! Setting Preservation Priorities and Ensuring Access to Your Moving Image Collections
Sunday, June 29, 2008
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Pacific)
Program co-sponsored with ACRL’s RBMS

Do your collections include film or other moving image materials? Have you wondered how to assess and prioritize moving image preservation efforts at your institution? This practical program will cover available surveying tools, current preservation approaches, and reformatting options. Clips illustrating recent preservation projects will be shown, so bring your popcorn!

Speakers: Snowden Becker, Co-founder, The Center for Home Movies; Hannah Frost, Media Preservation Librarian, Stanford University; Michael Pogorzelski, Director, Academy Film Archive, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Reading Pictures: The Language of Wordless Books
Saturday, June 28, 2008
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Pacific)
Program co-sponsored with ACRL’s LES

A dynamic panel discussion that includes recognized authors, artists, and instructors, promising to provide a visually stunning introduction to the history of adult wordless books from the early twentieth century to the contemporary wordless graphic novels. Elements of visual storytelling are examined as well as various controversial social issues associated with adult wordless books. Guidelines for using wordless books in English Literature curriculum will also be presented.

Speakers: Eric Drooker, Author, Flood! A Novel in Pictures and Blood Song; Perry Willett, Head, Digital Library Production Service, University of Michigan and author of The Silent Shout; David A. Beronä, Library Director, Plymouth State University and author of Wordless Books; Charles Hatfield, Associate Professor of English, California State University, Northridge and author of Alternative Comics; Moderator, Juliet M. Kerico, Science and Health Sciences Librarian, Southern Illinois University


Washington, DC – Annual 2007
Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy 
Sunday, June 24, 2007
1:30pm – 3:30pm (Eastern)
Co-sponsored with ACRL’s Instruction Section

This program will explore the connections between visual literacy and information literacy. Three experts will examine textual, visual and hybrid resources in light of the standards developed for both literacies and discuss the intersections between the two and ways to teach in an environment where both words and images convey important meanings. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop learning outcomes, rubrics, and pedagogical methods for effectively teaching these multiple literacies.

Speakers: Cindy Cunningham, Director of Cataloging, Corbis Corporation; Loanne Snavely, Head, Instructional Programs, Penn State University; Danuta A. Nitecki, Associate University Librarian, Yale University.


New Orleans, LA – Annual 2006
Preserving New Orleans: the Fate of Media Collections in the Wake of Katrina
Sunday, June 26, 2006
4:00pm – 5:30pm (Central)

What can we learn about disaster planning from the experiences of Hurricane Katrina? Speakers will include professional staff from local library/museum/archival collections as well as from researchers studying disaster planning and recovery of New Orleans media collections.

Speakers: Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Curator, Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University; Kara van Malssen, Researcher, New York University; Greg Lambousy, Director of Collections, Louisiana State Museum; Alfred Lemmon, Director, Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection

Moderator: Howard Besser, Professor, New York University