Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library On-Demand Webinar

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoThis on-demand webinar explores the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library 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.

This archived webinar was originally presented January 25, 2012.

Running time: 1 hour, 11 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Have learned strategies for setting up a digital media lab for all budgets
  • Understand the logistics of and staffing needed for a digital media lab
  • Know what digital media creation software and hardware is coming next

Who Should Purchase

Public library staff, especially those who work with technology equipment and instruction.

Instructors

R. Toby Greenwalt and Mikael "Mick" Jacobsen
R. Toby Greenwalt, virtual services coordinator, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library; Mikael "Mick" Jacobsen, supervisor of Adult Computer Labs, librarian, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library.

Dates & Times

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

Purchase from the ALA Store:

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.