Meeting Archive:
Digital Media Labs & Makerspaces in Small & Rural Libraries

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Meeting Description:
Digital media labs and makerspaces aren’t just for large library systems! Join us for this webinar to learn how small and rural libraries are bringing creation spaces to their communities.
Digital video cameras, microphones, musical instruments, and media editing software bring value to the community through user driven content creation. 3D printers, computer programming kits, and robotics can inspire tech based creativity for all ages.  
Two small libraries will share how they have integrated digital media and makerspace technology in their library, including success, challenges, and lessons learned.
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Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Crystal Schimpf
 Presenter Information
Tim Miller
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Tim Miller, Branch Manager of the Simla Library (Elbert County Library District, CO), will share his experiences establishing a new media lab in a small town with a population of 1,000. Tim began began working in libraries nine years ago as a Library Assistant at Douglas County Libraries. Since then, his zeal for helping people through libraries has grown exponentially.  He is currently the manager of the Simla Branch of Elbert County Library District on the high plains of eastern Colorado.

Mary Glendening
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Mary Glendening is the Director of the Middletown Free Library located in Media, PA.  Mary has been working in libraries since she was a junior in high school and earned her MLS at Rutgers in 1996.  Mary hopes that CreateSpace will be a center of innovation & creativity in the community.

Crystal Schimpf
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Crystal Schimpf is a librarian and trainer with a passion for program design and digital literacy. She has worked on training projects with the Colorado State Library, High Plains Library District, the R-Squared conference, and the Public Library Association.
In addition to her work at TechSoup, she is also the Director of Training & Programs at Community Technology Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives through digital literacy. Follow her on twitter @crystalschimpf.