Category: Spaces

The Makery by Erlyn Garcia

The media center is a place that most students know of for their language classes in which more often than not are given an opportunity to use the podcast rooms to do voice recordings, there is also the use of the cameras to reach a creative side of them in either photography or film. We even have a micro room in which students use for their own personal work or for classes. Either way the media center is focused on media and technology which is great because that is where the future lies. However that can also take us away from other forms of advancing with technology through the crafts.


No we don’t have futuristic methods of sewing (although there are some pretty cool tinkerings you can work with if you are interested in that) but the makery is a cool place to get crafty. Where we have scrapes of cloth if you want to learn how to do basic sewing and yarn that needs some loving. In all honesty the makery is a place for people who have the desire to create things tangible. It can also serve as a place to just get those basic adulting traits we will all need at some point.

Podcast Nooks

The Media Center has 3 A/V Podcast Rooms available with adequate equipment to record, including 2 microphones for voice or instruments, 1 mini mixer, 1 keyboard, and 1 iMac with recording apps, such as Garageband, Audacity, & IMovie.

Don’t let the small space fool you, the podcast rooms are a student favorite for audio projects of all sorts. With a quiet space to work and various programs like Garageband and Audacity, students and faculty alike come by to do podcasts, music recordings, and many other sorts of projects. If you need a quiet space to work on an audio project for you or for a small group look no further than a Podcast Nook.

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Podcast Nook #2

Podcast Nook #2 is located on the left hand side when you leave the main Media Center area going towards the Microroom, pretty much opposite of the Studio. The room is partially sound-proofed and is furnished with an iMac, a Casio Electric Keyboard, an Audio Dock, a chair and a couch. Podcast Nook #2 is a little more removed from the main Media Center spaces, perfect for when you’re working on creative works that need a little more peace and quiet. It serves as a great space for group projects and individual work. Reservations for this room can be made online at This is a very popular room, so please reserve online ahead of time to ensure that you have a spot.

Self-Service Area

Located in the media cove near the front stairwell of Bosler is our self-service area. Here you’ll find our large format scanner, which is useful for digitizing larger images quickly. The scanner is networked, and can upload data to any of thecomputers in the media center. We also have a slide scanner which can be used to make digital copies of slides. While these machines are primarily self service don’t hesitate to ask a media center assistant (usually located in the equipment room) for any help you might need. This area is also adjacent to the media cove multipurpose area and Podcast nook #3.

Media Center Proper

This is the main area of the Media Center, great for working on group projects. The iMac computers in this room are available for student use and equipped with all of the media center software. This area is also home to our 3D scanner and 3D printer, as well as our revisable Dinosaur comic. Andy, Brenda and Ryan’s offices are centrally located and they are always willing to help with any issues you might have working in the center.  The Collaboration Room, Equipment Room, and Podcasting Nook #1 are also located adjacent to this area.


Podcast Nook #1

Podcast Nook #1 is conveniently located in the main Media Center area right next to the Equipment Room. The room is partially sound-proof and is furnished with an iMac, a Casio Electric Keyboard, an Audio Dock and a new set of microphones and speakers. Podcast Nook #1 is nice and quiet, perfect for when you’re working on creative projects, or trying to get a recording without background noise. It has always been a popular space for musical recording and podcast projects. Reservations for this room can be made online at This is a very popular work space, so please reserve Nook 1 online ahead of time to ensure that you have a spot. While you’re there, reserve some of our audio equipment too to make sure you get a great recording.





Media Cove

The Media Cove

The media cove makes a great space to work on group projects or take video calls.  After 5:00, it doubles as a video gaming room.  With an Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Wii, you can face off against your friends.

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