By Kaijsa Calkins and Susan Schulz
Following on the success of the One Button Studio, the University of Wyoming Coe Library debuted a new service and active learning space in September. Studio Coe is a staffed multimedia production and editing lab equipped with high-end equipment and software to support a wide range of student and faculty projects. This project was conceptualized by a team of librarians led by Lori Phillips, Associate Dean of Libraries, as a way to support the new University Studies Curriculum that includes digital communication as required learning outcomes in three levels of Communication courses required of all UW undergraduates. Studio Coe is part of a larger vision to support and promote exploration, innovation, and knowledge production that crosses disciplinary and departmental boundaries.
The Studio Coe manager is Susan Schulz, Library Specialist in the Research & Instruction Services department, who has been supporting instructional technologies at UW Libraries since 2013. Susan has assembled a staff of student employees with backgrounds in graphic design and video production and editing. This team stays up to date with the latest media production software and is constantly learning new technologies and techniques they can teach to our campus community members.
During the first six weeks of operation, Studio Coe had more than 60 visits from people working on a variety of projects, from a graduate student editing hundreds of hours of video interviews and many still photos into a short video on his research, to groups of science writing students creating podcasts about new technologies, to architectural engineering students adding background images to their designs of new buildings.
Studio Coe is located in Coe Library room 105 and is open 2:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday–Thursday. For more information, visit uwyo.libguides.com/studiocoe.