Victoria Public Library opens multipurpose meeting room
Meeting space features hi-tech monitor, 360-degree camera
VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Public Library has opened a new multipurpose meeting space available for reservations. Residents now have access to space and equipment to host hi-tech meetings.
You can make reservations in person at the library, located at 302 North Main Street, or via phone at 361-485-3301. Walk-ins will also be accepted if the room is not in use.
The meeting space is located in the former magazine room.
Some of the hi-tech equipment that will be available to residents include:
- A 75-inch touchscreen monitor with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Smartpens to write on the monitor
- A 360-degree camera allowing remote participants to take a look into the meeting room
The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services provided a $24,985 grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to fund the renovation. The grant’s purpose is to address accessibility needs that were heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ten mobile hotspots were also purchased with the grant. Residents can check out these hotspots, which are highly popular items with a typical waitlist of 20 or 30 people, according to Program services lead Katie Talhelm.
Other items that were also purchased with the grant are an iPad, a tripod and lighting equipment. These items will be used to help film virtual and hybrid events such as Story Time Live.
“The first Story Time Live sessions were filmed using a cellphone,” Talhelm said. “Now we can do full-scale productions with the help of our studio setup and video editing software.”
You can find more information about Victoria Public Library events and programs by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/library. You can also visit Victoria Public Library on Facebook.
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