• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 00:20    |    
  • 00:43    |    
    What is the purpose of your visit? What does the American Library Association (ALA) do?
  • 02:06    |    
    Tell us a little bit about the library advocacy program that you are trying to set up.
  • 03:16    |    
    What are the threats for librarians?
  • 05:53    |    
    How are these threats related to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act?
  • 08:41    |    
    What kind of actions does the ALA take?
  • 10:34    |    
    What role has political correctness had in these arguments?
  • 13:13    |    
    Do the same rules apply to public and private libraries?
  • 14:17    |    
    How has technology changed the way librarians approach their work?
  • 16:28    |    
    What do you think about the move from paper to electronic resource management?
  • 19:05    |    
    What is the best age for introducing children to books?
  • 21:41    |    
    Every once in a while it is argued that news sites on the web might substitute newspapers. Do you see a future in which books will be substituted by onlinen books?
  • 25:42    |    
    What books would you consider to be the best three ever written?
  • 29:33    |    
    Could you talk more about the role teachers have in motivating their students to think critically about choosing books?
  • 32:18    |    
    Conclusion and closing credits

Interview with Carol Brey-Casiano, President of ALA

New Media  | 29 de junio de 2004  | Vistas: 5366

About this video

The American Library Association (ALA) is considered by her president, Carol Brey-Casiano, as the voice of American libraries. In this interview, she comments on the role of this association and the interest she has recently developed in relation to Latin American libraries. She gives a brief historical background of the Library Advocacy Program, how it has trained librarians for many years and how it aims to broaden its network to include anybody who is interested in literature. She also states her concern on the various threats for libraries, such as the limitation of intellectual freedom and the ability to access information in all its forms. Brey-Casiano details on the importance of books, the need for parents to read to their children, and the surprising recent increase of book publishing and use of library.


Interview with Carol Brey-Casiano
Carol Brey-Casiano, Grete Pasch, Luis Figueroa

New Media Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, June 29, 2004

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, June 2004
Camera: Rebeca Zuñiga, Alexander Arauz; digital editing: Jorge Samayoa; index: Inés Zuñiga; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; GML: Fernando de León


Carol Brey-Casiano es directora de El Paso Public Library, Texas y…


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