Media Smart @ Your Library

Media Smart @ Your Library

Media Smart Libraries is coming to Connecticut! In this two-part hands-on workshop, you will first learn about Stop Motion Animation and take a turn creating your own film. Participants will discover how easy it is to engage patrons of all ages in this maker activity.  A list of sample equipment, budget amounts, and tips to run your own program will be provided. In the second half, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their continuing education needs and brainstorm how best to deliver learning opportunities to library staff. Your voice is critical to understanding the competencies library staff in New England need today and will help GSLIS plan and drive forward-thinking professional learning initiatives.

Facilitators: Dr. Valerie Karno, Director, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies; Dr. Lauren Mandel, Assistant Professor, GSLIS; and Dr. Mary Moen, Assistant Professor, GSLIS.

For more information about the Media Smart Libraries initiative, please go to: 

This workshop is being brought to you by the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #LG-07-14-0045-14.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:30am - 12:00pm
Dr. Valerie Karno, Director, URI GSLIS et al.
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
Registration has closed.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.