PLA at ALA Annual Conference
Digital Media Labs 101
Friday, June 28
8:30 AM–12:00 PM
McCormick Place Convention Center S104b
Event Code: PLA1
This preconference explores the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explains why libraries have an essential role in digital media creation. Instructors will share their insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time. If you build it, they will come!
Digital Media Labs are specialized creative spaces devoted to the creation of multimedia content. Offering a range of hardware and software tools for video, audio and graphic design, these spaces position libraries as incubators for creativity and archives for user-generated content.
Anne Belden, Ela Area Public Library. Lake Zurich, Ill.; Alex Hoffman, Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library; Sara Sunshine Holloway, Tacoma (Wash.) Public Library; Mick Jacobsen, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library; Ryann Uden, Barrington Area (Ill.) Library; Catherine Yanikoski, Fountaindale (Ill.) Public Library
Costs and Registration
Preconferences do require a separate registration; however you do not need to be registered for the ALA Annual Conference itself to register for a preconference. Register Now.
|PLA Personal Member||$125||$125|
|ALA Personal Member||$175||$175|
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