This year we opened the Lyons New Media Centre, which I was lucky to be part of the creation team. This term, I’ve been working with a multi-section class and have been working with the LNMC staff to incorporate new media components/projects into the course. So far, it seems to be quite successful, one section even returning to do an extra project using the LNMC resources that the library helped design.
One of the exciting things about incorporating new media components into library instruction is that it opens the door to teaching more than just a one shot. I’ve been able to have conversations about copyright and have introduced students to creative commons images, something I never have time to do in a one shot.
Does your library have a new media centre? How has the library been incorporated into the centre? How has the centre been incorporated into instruction? Please share your experiences!