23 May SEFLIN’s Mobile Innovation Lab Program @ The Library
A community space were people of all ages can pursue their interests, learn innovative technologies and have meaningful experiences!
From November 2018 through April 2019 the Delray Beach Public Library piloted its Creative Cloud Lab, thanks to a partnership with the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) and its Mobile Innovation Lab Program. The library hosted 14 new training sessions in Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro, while providing additional open hours for patrons to practice their skills and collaborate with others. Local youth organizations such as Bound for College and the Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Group also enjoyed exploring resources in the space, working on short film projects, compositing images using a green screen, trying on virtual reality headsets, and sequencing music using MIDI controllers.
As part of the partnership with SEFLIN, Ben Kon, Instruction and Innovation Librarian, and Cicely Douglas, Teen Librarian, completed Adobe’s 75-hour Train the Trainer program for development of professional educators in Adobe Creative software applications. Further resulting from the collaboration, Miss Douglas has received an invitation to join Adobe’s Campus Leader Program in recognition of her work during the course, while Mr. Kon will be co-leading SEFLIN’s professional development seminar for librarians in September, 2019.
Building on the initial success of the program, the Delray Beach Public Library has plans to continue offering its Creative Cloud classes, while incorporating additional technologies, databases, and opportunities for workforce and community development. Classes in the newly renamed Technology, Training and Innovation Lab are set to resume in mid-May.
Questions regarding the lab may be directed to:
Ben Kon, Instruction and Innovation Librarian