About the Media Center: Location, Equipment, Staff...
Location and Contact Information
Suzzallo Library, 3rd floor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
History & Mission
The UW Libraries Media Center was founded in 1972 on the mezzanine level of Odegaard Undergraduate Library. In June 2012 the Media Center departed Odegaard to make way that library's renovation. It found a new home on the 3rd floor of Suzzallo Library.
Since its inception the Media Center has collected and provided access to media on a variety of film, video, and sound recording formats: 8-track, laser discs, reel-to-reel tapes, vinyl, DVD, streaming. Despite the mercurial nature of media formats, the Media Center remains dedicated to carrying out the UW Libraries' [slightly modified] mission:
To advance intellectual discovery and enrich the quality of life by connecting people with [audio/video/film] knowledge.
Equipment & Facilities
The recently opened mediArcade provides UW students, staff, and faculty with access to suite of media viewing, listening, and editing equipment. The Media Center also continues to support a handful of media viewing equipment available outside its service desk in Suzzallo Library. This equipment is intended for use by UW students, staff, and faculty for the viewing of and listening to Media Center materials.
The Media Center also lends the following equipment to UW students, staff, and faculty for 7 days at a time:
- DVD/VCR Combo player
- Region-Free DVD player
The Media Center is staffed by 4 FTE and many dedicated students. Staff members include:
Library Tech III
farleyas [at] uw [dot] edu
apx [at] uw [dot] edu
Library Tech Lead
starr13 [at] uw [dot] edu
Archivist & Head of Distributed Media
vallier [at] uw [dot] edu