Grace Hauenstein Library  
   

Media

 
The Aquinas College Media Center is located on the lower level of the Grace Hauenstein Library. The primary emphasis of the center is to support academic programs.
 
>Media Center Hours (Summer and holiday hours vary.)
 
For more information about the Media Center, contact:
Francine Paolini, Co-Director Phone: (616) 632-2131 E-mail: paolifra@aquinas.edu
Chad Buczkowski, Media Coordinator

Phone: (616) 632-2132

Fax: (616) 732-4586

E-mail: buczkcha@aquinas.edu
 
The Media Department also provides graphic design services, for more information please visit the Graphic Design page.
 
 
Media Services
Audio-Visual Equipment
To reserve media equipment, contact the Media Center as far ahead as possible. Equipment will be reserved and set up for use on the date and the time needed. Equipment should be retrieved from, and returned to, the Media Center. Student workers will be available to assist with the elevator. Equipment cannot be checked out during the weekends, but may be returned whenever the main library is open.
 
The Media Center has the following equipment available:

Data Projector (Proxima)

 

Large screen video projection unit

Editing Suite

Laser pointers

Overhead projectors

Slide projectors

DVD Players
Video camcorders and tripods Multimedia stations for viewing CD-ROM software or multimedia productions

Laptop computers

iPods
Kindles and Nooks iPads
 
Production Services
  • Dry Mounting - Use a dry mount press to create professional presentations of posters, signs, graphs, etc.
  • Laminating - Laminate materials for preservation and visual enhancement. Cost is $0.25 per foot.
  • Lettering Machines - Create type on tape for labels, posters, charts and signs. A variety of styles and sizes are available.
  • Multimedia Presentations - Create multimedia presentations using Powerpoint or Keynote, or upload an existing presentation from a disk. To use this service, contact the center well in advance of your presentation to allow time for consultation, creation and troubleshooting.
  • Overhead Transparencies - Supplies and equipment available to produce black-on-clear or color transparencies.
  • Video Dubbing - Limited off-air taping and video tape to DVD conversion are provided with strict attention to copyright laws. For information regarding copyright provisions, contact the media coordinator at (616) 632-2131.
  • Faxing - Outgoing and Incoming (616-732-4586) facsimile services during open hours.
 
Additional Services
  • Graphics - The Media Center provides customized graphics, charts and signs for campus related presentations and events. For more information, visit the Graphic Design page.
  • Workshops - The Media Center offers workshops to familiarize faculty and staff with the center and its various presentation and media equipment. To arrange a workshop contact the media coordinator at (616) 632-2132. Please make these requests well in advance of the desired workshop date.
  • AV Software Orders - All requests for AV software should be made directly to Francine Paolini, Library Co-Director. Please submit your wish list as far in advance as possible. AV catalogs are in the center and may be referenced for assistance in identifying appropriate titles. A list of current AV holdings is also available.
  • Supplies - The Media Center will provide, free of charge, the supplies necessary to use our equipment and services. Exceptions are as follows: Lamination is completed at a cost of $0.25 per foot. Video/Audio discs: DVD-roms, $2.50; CD-roms, $1. Lettering and transparencies for non-campus related events will be charged, fees are dependent upon amount of consumable supplies used.
 
Guidelines
  1. Always plan as far ahead as possible.
  2. All equipment is loaned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Booking requirement: name of borrower, date and time the equipment is needed, and the location where the equipment will be used.
  4. Faculty permission is required for students to reserve equipment. In some instances, a release form must be completed upon pickup of equipment.
  5. Equipment that may become damaged or lost due to user negligence, is the responsibility of the user.
  6. Users are encouraged to supply their own audio and video tapes.