Presenters in our 2018 Professional Development Programs
As Director of Marketing at 3Play Media, Lily Bond is focused on leadership, branding and strategy within the field of video accessibility. She is the author of dozens of papers and over a hundred blog articles on the subjects of captioning, video search engine optimization, and IT accessibility. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Tufts University.
Michael Carmichael is the Senior Publisher for Video at SAGE Publishing. He has over 20 years of editorial experience developing print and digital products for the higher education and academic market. Michael joined SAGE from Blackwell Publishers (now Wiley-Blackwell) in 1998 and has been serving in his current capacity in the video team since
Xavier Claret is the Vice President of Operations at DIGITALIA, a global provider of academic content (movies and documentaries in streaming, e-books and e-journals) for universities and research institutions and general content databases for public libraries. He oversees the acquisition and distribution of new titles with a focus in foreign languages resources. Xavier has developed an international career in Europe, Latin America and the United States with financial and operations experience in both regulated industries and competitive markets. He holds a BA in Business Studies and MBA in Business Management from ESADE - Ramon Llull University.
Josh Coonrod is an adjunct professor who teaches Critical Communication & Media Studies at the College of Communications at Butler University. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Media School at Indiana University at Bloomington and his academic research interests include horror cinema and film subcultures, and psychoanalytic interpretations and theory in film. His dissertation is “Cheap Scares: Ethnographic Approaches to Independent Horror Culture.” He has taught courses on the rhetoric of horror films, representations of race and difference in film, contemporary horror, visual culture, motion picture production, media literacy, writing, and American literature. He has experience with film festival programming, with previous work in the Bloomington, Indiana-based Dark Carnival Film Festival, a celebration of indie horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy films. He holds an MA from the University of Florida and BAs in both English and Journalism from the University of Missouri.
An experienced cinema, media, and performing arts librarian, Laura Jenemann is Communication, Film, and Media Librarian at Boston University. Over her career she has been immersed in debates about streaming media and technological disruption, film preservation, and media conversion and duplication. Laura has years of experience managing large collections of film and media. She previously held positions at George Mason University, The History Channel, NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts, and J. Walter Thompson in New York. She has volunteered for the JFK Center for the Performing Arts as a camera operator, screened films and written reviews for AFI Docs (American Film Institute) and served as past chair of both the Video Round Table (VRT) and the Notable Videos for Adults Committee for the American Library Association (ALA). Laura holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a BA in Communications and Theater from Temple University.
An academic librarian with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of institutions, Sarah McCleskey has been Head of Resource and Collection Services at Hofstra University Library since 2004 and previously held positions at Clemson University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with film and media, architecture and the fine arts. She has expertise in project planning and management, collection management, copyright and scholarly communication, licensing, film programming, fundraising, and personnel management. She is a frequently published author and professionally active, with experience organizing and facilitating at numerous conferences. Sarah serves as Past Chair and Treasurer on the National Media Market & Conference Executive Board and has just completed a three year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship. Sarah holds both an MSLS and MA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Latin and Politics from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
A veteran media librarian who is active in film festival programming and planning, Winifred Metz is Media Librarian and Head of the Media Resources Center at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She manages a center with media collections, camera and lighting equipment, projectors, and a media production lab. For well over a decade, Winifred has contributed to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, one of the premier documentary film festivals in the U.S., held each spring in Durham, North Carolina. She has developed and curated collections which support media research and instruction needs and frequently has written for Against the Grain, an academic journal and website focused on issues in libraries, publishing, and the book jobbing and subscription agents business, and Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO). She holds an MLS and a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After experience in libraries in e-resources management, and in both nonprofit and corporate environments with digital content creation, editing, taxonomy creation, and information consulting, Erin Miller is Head of the Media Library at the University of North Texas. She previously worked as Electronic Resources Librarian at University of North Texas and held positions as a K-12 librarian and a Peace Corps volunteer and English teacher in the Republic of Georgia. She serves as a committee chair for the Video Round Table Program Committee, the head of the Electronic Resources & Serial Management Round Table for the Texas Library Association, and contributed as a blogger to ACRLog, the official blog for the Association for College & Research Libraries. She holds an MS in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Louisville.
Danette Pachtner is Duke University Libraries’ Librarian for Film, Video & Digital Media and Women’s Studies. She provides support for the integration of media in all formats ranging from 16mm film to streaming media in diverse disciplines across Duke University. Danette has participated in various roles in the American Library Association's Video Round Table, most recently as a member of the Notable Videos for Adults committee. She currently serves on the Alexander Street Press Video Advisory Board and has been a member of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Screening Committee for over a decade. Her professional interests include experimental and documentary arts as well as the historical value of moving image material, especially those held in special collections. Danette holds a BA in Russian Language & Literature and Theatre Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and earned her Masters of Library Science from UCLA.
Blake E. Reid studies, teaches, and practices in the intersection of law, policy, and technology. He serves as the Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic (TLPC) and the Director of Fellowships and Special Projects at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Before joining Colorado Law, he was a staff attorney and graduate fellow in First Amendment and media law at the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown Law and a law clerk for Justice Nancy E. Rice on the Colorado Supreme Court. He serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law and President of the Technology and Intellectual Property Society. Blake holds an LL.M. in Advocacy with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado School of Engineering.
An experienced director with a history in media production, Jason Stark directs a national program, the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) which is designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students (early learning to Grade 12) who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, heard of hearing, and deaf-blind. He oversees services which delivery tens of thousands of hours of free, described and captioned VOD educational media content. He manages an online learning center related to educational media access, an Internet gateway related to accessibility, and tech center for the development of tools that enhance the creation and delivery of accessible educational media. Jason is skilled with streaming media, broadcasting, accessibility, and strategic planning. He holds a BS in Information Technology and a BS in Business and Marketing from the University of South Carolina.
As current Chair and Head of Marketing of the National Media Market & Conference, Jeff Tamblyn is a documentary filmmaker with marketing and sales experience in a variety of companies and industries, with an emphasis on technology, direct marketing and complex corporate and institutional markets. Jeff has deep knowledge of educational film sales and distribution and has worked for years as a freelance marketing communications professional, and as producer, writer, and director. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Kansas.