October 21, 2014

Illinois: Fountaindale Public Library Will Open Digital Studio Next Month

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The Fountaindale Public Library is located in Bolingbrook, IL, southwest of Chicago.

Earlier this week, Paul Mills, Director of the Fountaindale Library District, published an op-ed on MySuburbanLife.com.

Here’s a Portion of What He Had to Say:

Studio 300 will offer six sound-recording studios of differing sizes, two video recording studios with a shared control room, three group collaboration rooms with high-tech equipment for working together, and 18 iMacs with the best software for creating and editing digital content. There will also be equipment available for in-library use and equipment that you will be able to check out as well.

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I have been asked why a library is building a creative space like Studio 300. Aren’t we all about books?

My answer is that libraries are more than just a source of information. We are a place where people come to learn and to create something new from what they have learned.

Read the Complete Op-Ed.

See Also: Layout of Studio 300

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.