For immediate release | February 12, 2016

Creating a Digital Media Space Today's Teens, popular workshop returns

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing has brought back the popular 2-part workshop Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop includes two 60 minute workshops hosted live at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Apr. 14 & 21, 2016.

In the age of iPads, YouTube and instant information sharing, an ordinary “computer lab” doesn’t draw teens into the library the way it used to. To get teens more active in the library and enthusiastic about library programs and services, a Digital Media Space can be the draw—a place that teens can go to record videos, use social media, create projects, and engage with the community and their peers on their own terms. As the Digital Learning Librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Corey Wittig knows what it takes to build an effective, popular lab, and he’ll share his knowledge with you in this comprehensive, two-part workshop.
Topics include:
  • Steps for getting started, including planning and getting buy-in from library stakeholders
  • Budgeting and allocation
  • Scheduling staff time efficiently
  • Ways to get funding through grants and community partnerships

About the Instructor:

Corey Wittig is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Digital Learning Librarian and program manager for The Labs @ CLP, a system-wide network of "Learning Labs" for teens with plans to expand program offerings to other age groups. For his work designing and implementing The Labs he was named a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. He has worked at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2006.

Registration for this workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

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