Free Webinar: From Content Consumers to Content Creators

Thinking about how to empower your community members to create digital content? Register to join our free webinar on Tuesday, September 25th at 11 a.m. Pacific time, to find out more. 

Anyone who has been in a public library in the last decade knows that public access computers are helping community members access all types of digital content – from online job ads to the latest YouTube video meme. In addition to helping people access digital content, however, many libraries are also helping community members create digital content. When a library makes video and/or audio recording and editing equipment and software available, they are providing community members with an opportunity to gain new skills and to have a voice in the online world.

LibraryYOU is a project by the Escondido Public Library to collect and share local knowledge through videos and podcasts. With a recording studio in the library and training classes for the public, LibraryYOU has helped create a wealth of local knowledge in the community. LibraryYOU focuses on instructional and educational information, with how-tos, tutorials, and short lectures on a variety of topics. Community members can share their knowledge and skills with other community members. Read about LibraryYOU in our Library Spotlight, Sharing Local Knowledge.

On Tuesday, September 25th, we’ll have the opportunity to learn more about LibraryYOU with special guest Donna Feddern. Donna is the Digital Services Manager at the Escondido Public Library.

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks. This webinar is based on the Benchmark Two, which includes:

  • Enable community members to create their own digital content.
  • Provide access to relevant digital content.

Please contact webinars@techsoupglobal.org with accessibility requests 72 hours before the event.