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New! Quick Reads Series – Building and Operating A Digital Media Lab

by PLA Staff on September 23, 2016

Building and Operating a Digital Media Lab

by Jeffrey P. FisherBuilding and Operating a Digital Media Lab

64 pages

ISBN: 978-0-8389-8829-9

Published 2016 by PLA, division of ALA

This “Quick Read” is a succinct road map to the key components of building and operating a digital media lab (DML). Jeffrey Fisher, Studio Services Manager at Fountaindale Public Library’s Studio 300 (Bolingbrook, Illinois) shares his library’s experience and provides a solid framework for managing a successful digital media lab that will best serve your library community. Topics include:

  • Developing a Vision
  • Creating the Right Space
  • Arranging Funding
  • Hiring and Training Staff
  • Buying the Correct Equipment
  • Writing Policies and Procedures
  • Promoting the Lab
  • Holding Popular Classes and Programs
  • Overcoming Common Issues

Building and Operating a Digital Media Lab provides readers with the tools and information to create a successful Digital Media Lab, and also advice for bolstering staff support, budget tips, equipment recommendations, policies and procedures and much more! Packed with tips and tricks, this newest book in the Quick Reads series will be an invaluable reference for libraries considering building a DML.

Order a copy of Building and Operating a Digital Media Lab here. Please note: This publication is free to PLA Personal Members. Go here to claim your free copy or go here to join PLA.


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