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Webinar Description

Anyone who has been in a public library in the last decade knows that public access computers are helping community members access all types of digital content – from online job ads to the latest YouTube video meme. In addition to helping people access digital content, however, many libraries are also helping community members create digital content. When a library makes recording equipment and software available, they are providing community members with an opportunity to gain new skills and to have a voice in the online world.

LibraryYOU is a project by the Escondido Public Library to collect and share local knowledge through videos and podcasts. With a recording studio in the library and training classes for the public, LibraryYOU has helped create a wealth of local knowledge in the community. LibraryYOU focuses on instructional and educational information, with how-tos, tutorials, and short lectures on a variety of topics.

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Donna Feddern has done everything from teen programming to cataloging, in her years of experience working in public libraries. However, it is her love of all things digital that has led her back to web development time and time again. As the Digital Services Manager at the Escondido Public Library, Donna oversees the library's online presence and technology training. Her recent achievements include a user-friendly redesign of the library's website and the LibraryYOU project she will be discussing today. In addition to the Escondido Public Library, Donna has worked for the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Seattle Public Library, and the King County Library System.

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