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Wednesday, March 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Digital Media Lab: Crafting Spaces to Support Innovation

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As technology permeates learning and instruction, academic libraries have an opportunity to reimagine services to meet the needs of their communities in novel and meaningful ways. In this session, you will learn how our library conceived and implemented a digital media lab after determining that our campus lacked spaces and support for students and faculty to create digital content outside of the classroom setting. The digital media lab is supported by a dedicated staff member, open to the entire campus community, and situated around sound-isolating booths designed for recording and editing. The service model encourages our community to become comfortable learning new technologies, to master the use of communication tools, and to be proficient communicators in an interconnected world. In this session we will discuss the development of the space and its service model, the myriad possibilities for utilizing the equipment, and our work with campus partners in the planning and implementation phases of this project.

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Cara Barker

Associate Professor, Research & Instruction Librarian, Western Carolina University
Cara is the liaison for Fine & Performing Arts, Communication, and World Languages and the Scholar Studio Librarian at Western Carolina University. She has a B.S. in Film & Television from Boston University and an MLIS from the University of Washington.Cara's areas of research interest... Read More →
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Scottie Kapel

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
Scottie Kapel (she/her) is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Carolina University, where she frequently works with students creating non-traditional research products. In addition to her scholarly communications responsibilities, Scottie is the liaison to criminology... Read More →

Wednesday March 18, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Weyerhaeurser Boardroom