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“The Place to Ask for Help”: New Video Tour of The Ames Library

Student Seeking Research Help

With our ongoing review of library spaces, and innovation in library services and campus services available through the library, 2019 was a perfect time to update and enhance our video introduction to The Ames Library. Library staff collaborated with Curtis Kelch, Director of Web Services and IWU students; Justin Piotrowski ’21, Rachel McCarthy ’21, and Will Mueller ’19 to produce this new introduction to the library.

Student Seeking Research Help
Click here to watch the orientation video.

Whether you (or your students) want to know about the range of materials you can borrow from the library, the ways librarians can help you to answer the most complex research questions or integrate information and digital literacy skills into your assignments, or the unique spaces and resources available in our circulating and special collections, this video will give you a place to start. And, if you would like to learn more about how to make videos like this one for your own classes, you can also find out more about IT resources in the library, including the One-Button Studio. Whether you are new to campus or simply new to our expanding array of spaces and services, we hope you will enjoy (and share) our new orientation video!

If you would like to learn more about library services or to further explore library spaces, please visit the Ames Library web site or contact your liaison librarian.

Top Five Hidden Resources at The Ames Library: #4. One Button Studio

#4. One Button Studio

“One Button what?” you ask.

Located on the library’s third floor in the Thorpe Center, our new One Button Studio is designed for people who don’t have experience with video editing. All you need to record your presentation for class or that cool green-screen project is a USB flash drive. So far, students have use the One Button Studio to film themselves conducting choral arrangements, interviewing “patients” for our School of Nursing, and practicing mock interviews. No more fussing with lighting, camera, or mics–it’s all taken care of for you! Just be sure to give us a 24-hour notice before you book an appointment.

One Button Studio at the Library

The Thorpe Center at The Ames Library is now offering a One Button Studio. Designed for users who may not have prior experience with video software, the One Button Studio requires only a USB flash drive and yours truly. With the push of a single button, you can record a presentation for class or practice your public-speaking skills. Faculty and staff can use the One Button Studio to record lectures and professional-development videos. No more fussing with lighting, camera, or mics–it’s all taken care of for you!

Where do you start? Book an appointment online up to four weeks in advance, but please be sure to give us a 24-hour notice. For tips about design and copyright, see our LibGuide about the One Button Studio. Happy recording!