An upcoming, cutting-edge webinar from PLA looks at building digital media labs in public libraries

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/13/2011


Amy Sargent

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 25, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library,” as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series.

Digital media labs for teens and adults are appearing in public libraries across the United States. These specialized creative spaces offer a range of hardware and software tools for video, audio and graphic design. During the webinar, presenters Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from Skokie (Ill.) Public Library,will share their insights on how to sell the concept of a digital media lab to library administration, set up and staff a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that bring the public in! Learn more about these valuable additions and understand why your library should consider creating one.

The cost to attend “Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library”   is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m. CST on Jan. 23.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.