Illinois: Fountaindale Public Library Will Open Digital Studio Next Month
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.
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.