A/V Club

Bring classes, lectures, entertainment, and more to your remote, rural library with video conferencing. Connie Barrington and Wayne Miller of the Imperial Country Free Library in California told us that they use their video conferencing for a variety of purposes. In collaboration with other libraries in the state, they set up video programming called Proyecto Televista, a series of original videos to inform Spanish speakers in the community about services available to them at the library, including videconferenced English as a Second Language courses. The versatility of the equipment also allows them to conduct library staff trainings, meetings, and other communications with far-flung colleagues. With her video conferencing equipment, Chris Beyerl at the Redwood Falls Public Library in Minnesota brings college classes to her rural library. She also “checks-out” the LCD projector and room for patrons who need space to conduct meetings of their own. Check out this site for links to more information on how to get started in video conferencing.