Video Advisory Board | Alexander Street

Video Advisory Board

deg farrelly
Associate Librarian, Arizona State University

deg farrelly has worked with academic media collections for 40 years. As the media librarian for Arizona State University his primary responsibilities are selection and management of quality media content to support teaching and research across the university’s four campuses and administration of the interface for locally hosting video. 

He is the author of “Streaming Video” in the book Rethinking Collection Development and Management, and co-investigator with Jane Hutchison in 2013 and 2015 national surveys of academic library streaming video.

deg presents frequently on matters of academic media at national conferences, including the National Media Market, the Charleston Conference, Electronic Resources & Libraries, CCUMC, and the American Library Association, and highly attended webinars for Library Journal. He has played instrumental roles in the development of subscription, PDA, and EBA streaming video acquisition models. Currently he is working on due diligence for digital preservation of VHS videos.

Jane Hutchison Surdi
William Paterson University

Jane Hutchison Surdi was the Associate Director of Instruction & Research Technology at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Now retired, she was actively involved in classroom technology and the evaluation, selection and management of the media collection at WPU for over 34 years. She was on the team that obtained an IMLS Grant to develop a streaming portal for the state of New Jersey. As Chairwoman of the Digital Media Committee for the NJ Statewide Library Consortium, VALE, Jane helped shape the licensing and streaming of commercial videos for NJ’s portal, NJVID ( Jane is past president of CCUMC (Consortium of College & University Media Centers) and served as the Chair of the Government Regulations and Public Policy Committee for CCUMC.

She has frequently presented on matters of copyright and academic media at national conferences, including the National Media Market, the Charleston Conference, ALA, and the Consortium of College & University Media Centers (CCUMC) as well as statewide conferences and workshops.​  She currently consults and is working on a Section 108 project with Chris Lewis and deg farrelly.  

Carleton Jackson
Head of Media Services, University of Maryland

Carleton Jackson is the Head of Library Media Services, the Libraries’ general audiovisual media collections hub and campus media service provider. Currently under development is the Media Commons, a companion facility of the Terrapin Library Commons, which features multimedia production, audiovisual technology and digital tools assistance, curricular planning and instruction media integration. These facilities and services are available to students, faculty and staff and, in an innovative community engagement program, also available to local community film and arts creatives working in collaboration with the Libraries and campus.

Aura Lippincott
Instructional Designer, Post University

Aura Lippincott is Instructional Designer at Post University where she partners with faculty and subject matter experts to develop online, hybrid and on-ground graduate and undergraduate courses in a wider variety of subjects. Prior to this, Aura was Director of Instructional Technology Solution at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Information Literacy Librarian at the UCLA Anderson School’s Rosenfeld Management Library. In these roles, she led several projects that supported the growing use of video in the management curriculum. Aura has published articles and presented on the topics of MBA information and technology literacy and the use of multimedia and video conferencing to increase social presence and interactivity in online and hybrid instruction.


Meghann Matwichuk
Associate Librarian and Film & Video Collection Coordinator, Multimedia Collections and Services Department of the University of Delaware Library

Meghann Matwichuk is a media librarian at the University of Delaware Library, serving as the Coordinator of the Library's Film and Video Collection.  Utilizing over a decade of academic library experience with media content, an MS in Library Science, and a BA in Cinema Studies, she provides multidisciplinary support for class integration of media in various formats, from 16mm film to streaming media to video games.  Meghann has held leadership roles in the American Library Association's Video Round Table and has served on Alexander Street Press's Video Advisory Board since 2011. Her professional interests include the intersection of new media and visual literacy as well as the historical value of moving image material.

Matt Gallagher
Collection Management & Metadata Librarian
J.W. England Library
University of the Sciences

Matt Gallagher has worked in a couple different capacities within the media industry. He started off as a business manager to entertainment clientele, predominantly movie and television personalities. He then worked as a royalty accountant for an independent record label. After transitioning into a career as a librarian, Matt acquired and cataloged all visual media for the Rutgers University Libraries system for four years. He now manages the electronic resources and integrated library system for Delaware County Community College. He has presented on streaming video workflows and how to leverage repositories to capture and preserve events taking place across campus. His professional interests include supporting the use of visual resources in curricula, enhancing discoverability and user experience, and promoting open educational materials.






Chris Lewis
Media Librarian, American University

Chris Lewis has been the Media Librarian at American University (AU) in Washington, DC since 1992, following stints as a Media Specialist at Indiana University, video artist/producer, and advertising copywriter. His responsibilities include collection development and management of the visual media collections as well as research support and outreach to students and faculty. He is also coordinator for the AU institutional repository and the library liaison for copyright matters related to scholarship. Chris and the AU Media Services staff were fervid early adopters of streaming video and more recently have been evangelizing the need for libraries to undertake professional-quality preservation of their moldering videotape collections.