Each week between now and the 2016 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting one of the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 4-6 at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference program (PDF). To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA16
Making Connections with the One Button Studio
Friday, May 6th
Presenters: Michael English, Jason Byrd & Patricia West, George Mason University
In 2014 George Mason University’s Gateway Library implemented the One Button Studio (OBS), a simplified video recording space that allows users with no knowledge of lights, cameras, or video production to create high-quality video projects with the push of a button. Originally created in 2012 by Penn State University Libraries, the OBS relies on the OBS app and can be replicated by other libraries with customized configurations. We will discuss how the OBS is being used to support unique user populations, such as distance students and instructors, and wider applications of the OBS, such as student presentation practice. We will also address challenges of using this technology and the marketing potential of the OBS for your library. The OBS has equally great potential to assist populations in the public library setting, and we will discuss applications for several public library user populations such as Toastmasters, English-language learners, and job seekers.