Creating a Digital Media Space for Today’s Teens

Creating a Digital Media
Space for Today’s Teens
A 2-part workshop with Corey Wittig

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013

2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific

In the age of iPads, YouTube, and instant information sharing, an ordinary “computer lab” doesn’t draw teens into the library the way it used to. To get teens more active in the library and enthusiastic about library programs and services, a Digital Media Space can be the draw—a place that teens can go to record videos, use social media, create projects, and engage with the community and their peers on their own terms. As the Digital Learning Librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Wittig knows what it takes to build an effective, popular lab, and he’ll share his knowledge with you in this comprehensive, two-part workshop. Among the topics to be explored:

  • Budgeting and allocation
  • Scheduling staff time efficiently
  • Ways to get funding through grants and community      partnerships

Corey Wittig is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Digital Learning Librarian and program manager for The Labs @ CLP, a system-wide network of four digital media labs for teens housed within four CLP locations around the city of Pittsburgh. He has worked at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2006 and spent four years prior to that in the library’s innovative Teen Department.