Appreciate Library Leadership to Advance the Future of Film & Media in Libraries
Librarians can help promote lifelong learning from and with film and video resources when they care enough about the form and content and use creativity and imagination in supporting the changing needs of their patrons. Similarly, film and media literacy education must grow and evolve in order to become a more important part of the future of librarianship.
We see libraries as venues for the process of civic agency and social change, which can be supported by the practice of critical analysis and the creation of media in the library space.
In CHAPTER 9, we showcase library leaders who appreciate the possibilities that film and media collections and programs have for the communities they serve. Resources and programs that support patrons as media makers, not just as media consumers, are a vital part of the future of libraries.