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Faculty Resources: Media Desk

Library resources for academic teaching and research support.

Contact the Media Desk

If you have questions, you can call the media desk at 202-274-6035 or email library-it@udc.libanswers.com.

You can also speak with Media Technicians in person by visiting the library (Building 39, Level B).

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The Media Desk

The Media Desk is where you can pick up equipment to use in your classroom. You can reserve equipment through 25Live. 

The kinds of equipment that are available for reserve include:

  • Mobile Computer Lab
  • Media Carts (A laptop and a projector)
  • Individual Laptops
  • Projectors
  • Video Cart
  • Public Address System

Information and images about each item is available below.

If you have questions, you can call the media desk at 202-274-6035 or email library-it@udc.libanswers.com.

Available Equipment

Image of an open laptop on a cart of laptopsMobile Computer Labs

In an effort to replace the E-labs that LRD no longer has available to faculty and staff we have created our Mobile Computer Labs. This is a mobile cabinet that holds 20 laptop computers. If you have a need for your students to work on computers during class, you can request our Mobile computer lab through 25Live. If you have more than 20 students make sure you request the number of labs that will cover the number of students attending. If the request is approved, a media technician will deliver and set up the laptops in the classroom and return to take them down at the end of class. If your class ends early please call us at 202-274-6035 so we can pick them up promptly to avoid the possibility of any of them becoming missing.

Image of laptop and projector on wheeled cart.Media Cart (Laptop and Projector)

If you have a need to present information from a flash drive or the internet LRD has prefabricated carts with laptop and projectors available. You can request this through 25Live. If approved, all you have to do is pick it up, plug it in, and turn it on. You are ready to go. When you are finished just return it and be on you way. 

Image of an open laptopLaptops

If you have a short term need for a laptop, LRD has them for check out. You request them through 25Live. If approved, all you have to do is pick it up at the UDC Library and return it when you are finished.

Image of screen projectorProjectors

If you have a short term need for a projector, LRD has them for check out. You request these through 25Live. If approved, all you have to do is pick it up at the UDC Library and return it when you are finished.

Projection screens are available on request by calling 202-274-6035

Image of cart with projector, dvd player, speakersVideo Cart

If you want to view a video from a DVD or VHS media, LRD has prefabricated carts with DVD/VHS combo players connected to a projector. You can request this through 25Live. If approved, all you have to do is pick it up, plug it in, and turn it on. You are ready to go. When you are finished just return it and be on you way. 

Image of public address system speakerPublic Address System

If you have an event in a space that requires voice amplification for the attendees to hear what is going on, LRD has public address systems. The system includes one or two speakers (depending on size of the venue) and a number of microphones both wireless and wired (microphone desktop and floor stands are available). You can request this through 25Live. If approved, a media technician will deliver and set it up prior to the start of your event and take it down at the end of your event. 

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Space Recommendations

Windows Lounge (Building 38, Rooms 203 and 207)

This room has Windows on three walls. Because of this a projector and Screen is not recommended. We recommend that you use the 80” flat panel display mounted on the southeast wall. Connect this display with an HDMI cable to your video source. A public address system may be desired to speak to your group. One speaker is sufficient for a group that fills only half of the room and two speakers if the entire room is filled. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 202-274-6035.

Lecture Hall (Building 44, Room A03)

The only equipment built into this room that works is the podium microphone and the projection screen. If you need to project an image in this room we recommend you reserve a projector. If you need a laptop to project from, we recommend you reserve our media cart. If you have a disc or tape and that is all you wish to project we recommend you reserve our video cart. If you wish to speak to the audience from a location other than the podium you may want to reserve a public address system (only one speaker will be necessary).

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