Full Day Preconference

Creating Digital Content 101

FULL DAY; Tuesday, March 11, 9:00 AM–5:30 PM

As libraries shift to places of content creation, keeping up with all things digital can be overwhelming. Experience a team-building, creative day learning about and creating video, digital art, animation, podcasts, and more. Discover how small teams working with skilled mentors and simple technology tools can become content producers. This preconference provides a showcase for creative talent and a simple template to reproduce staff training at your library.

Presenters: Toby Greenwalt, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library; Kevin King, Kalamazoo (Mich.) Public Library; Portia Latalladi, Chicago (Ill.) Public Library; Logan McDonald, Anythink Library, Thornton, Colo.; Pam Smith, Anythink Library, Thornton, Colo.

Target Audience: Any staff interested in improving their knowledge of technological/digital offerings and sharing that information with other staff and patrons.

At the end of this preconference participants will:

  • Develop both a sense of self confidence in creating digital content and a curiosity to learn more;
  • Produce a piece of digital content such as a short video, podcast, stop motion animation, and more; and
  • Understand the basic reproducible structure of a technology training day that will have their staff yelling, “Bravo!”