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Located on the 1st floor of the Kent State University Library, the Student Multimedia Studio (SMS) provides currently enrolled KSU students with a wide range of multimedia equipment, software, and support. At the Student Multimedia Studio, students can create PowerPoint, web, video & audio presentations and e-Portfolios, as well as scan and edit documents and photographs, create graphics and animation and receive one-on-one instructional support from peer mentors or professional staff. The SMS is one of many nodes in the Design Innovation ecosystem at Kent State.
The SMS opened its doors for the summer on Tuesday, June 15 with expanded access to the space. Only a select few resources continue with reservations - the video editing suites, video digitization and ASL / video conferencing. The rest of the specialized equipment is available first come, first serve. The SMS maintains its safety protocols of physical distancing and requiring unvaccinated users to wear masks. For more information about the University Library's Hours and Operating Modifications visit the Coronavirus Service Updates page.
Click the links below for more information about each specialty station in the SMS.
Please note that the SMS is adhering to the Flashes Safe Eight principles and the protocols established by the university in response to the Coronavirus. Unvaccinated users who arrive and have forgotten their face mask will be directed to the disposable mask station in the library lobby. Those with medical exemptions should have already made arrangements - either through SAS as a student, or through HR as faculty/staff/visitor - prior to their arrival.
(Summer hours are subject to change)
Open 7 days per week during the regular semester. Visit the Hours & Contact Info page for details.
The Student Multimedia Studio employs a team of Student Consultants to assist in the operations of the makerspace. To apply for a job at the SMS, visit the Jobs for Students page on the University Libraries website.
The SMS is not currently hiring.