Updated: Apr 30, 2021
The Sanford Media Center is open! Our operating hours are available on the calendar on the libraries home page.
Thanks to all of the students and instructors who have worked with us this year to keep everyone safe and healthy!
Seat reservations are not required to use the SMC lab and are no longer required for regular library use in Gorgas or the branches.
Face coverings and 3 ft. of social distancing are requirements that remain in place for summer 2021
SMC Facilities –
We are returning to our pre-COVID space configuration with 11 workstations available in the lab.
The SMC Recording Studio is available for reservation. New studio training is again being offered. See our Training page to schedule a time.
Whisper Room studios are available to students, faculty, and staff and no longer require 3-day embargoes between users.
Consultations & Support – We continue to offer in-person or remote consultation for the campus community on multimedia software, projects, and media equipment. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a Zoom meeting.
Summer & Fall 2021 Instruction – We are currently scheduling for all supported multimedia. Please use the form on the Tours & Instruction page to request a class session. Our lab has been reopened for in-person instruction. We will continue to offer instruction via Zoom if requested.
Media equipment – Media equipment is now circulating without a 72-hr waiting period between uses. Want to know how to use the equipment, or what equipment to use? Come see us and tell us about your project! Equipment is checked out at the Circulation Desk on Gorgas Floor 2.
Equipment and Software:
Info on software available to you remotely, as well as suggestions for equipment alternatives and project workarounds can be found at our software LibGuide here: guides.lib.ua.edu/SMCApps. Shoot us a question if you have one!
We are providing SLR training required to check out DSLR cameras and lenses. Visit the Sanford Media Center to complete the training.
Special questions or requests? Contact us.
Jon Ezell, Ph. D., M.L.I.S. – Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design
Scott Barnes – Digital Media Specialist
Shane Miesse – Digital Media Specialist
Use our software to bring your multimedia project to life! We provide support for a variety of digital media software, including the entire Adobe Creative Suite, music production software, and video editing programs.
The Sanford Media Center’s employees have the skills to answer your questions at every step along the way. Our professional staff can also give one on one and small group instruction sessions covering almost any multimedia topic you can think
of. We also have training resources available for our recording studio, lighting equipment, and SLR cameras. Almost anything you can imagine, we can help you create.
We are here to help, whether you’re on your own or working on a team. The SMC can provide resources for small groups, and our public data storage option makes collaboration a breeze.