workshop

Mikael ‘Mick’ Jacobsen Presents “Digital Media Labs 101”

Wednesday, October 9, 2013- Mikael ‘Mick’ Jacobsen, Supervisor of Adult Computer Labs & Librarian at Skokie Public Library presented, Digital Media Labs 101 today at the Merrick Library to a packed room of attendees from public, academic, and school libraries. 

Digital Media Labs 101

Digital Media Labs are specialized creative spaces devoted to the creation of multimedia content. Offering a range of hardware and software tools for video, audio and graphic design, these spaces position libraries as incubators for creativity and archives for user-generated content.   Mick’s presentation discussed why libraries have an essential role in digital media creation, how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab, set up a space, offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time and much more.

Following the presentation, attendees were invited to tour the Walter Mintz Digital Media Center at the Merrick Library, which houses 3 iMac computers (loaded with Blender, Google Sketchup, and more) and two 3D printers (Makerbot Replicator2 and Makerbot Replicator Dual).  Take a look:

Thanks to everyone that attended and to the Merrick Library for hosting today’s event!

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