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Digital Media Labs & Makerspaces in Small & Rural Libraries 

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Webinar 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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Speaker Information 

Tim Miller, Branch Manager of the Simla Library (Elbert County Library District, Colorado), 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 is the Director of the Middletown Free Library located in Media, Pennsylvania. 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 and creativity in the community.