John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative

LI 113 A Workshop (McAdam, 10/2014)
LIB 113A Workshop


 Enriching the liberal arts
through media

LI 113 B: Workshop, 10/2014
LIB 113B Workshop


Space & Equipment  | Schedule an activity in LIB 113 or the Attic   | Spring 2018 Workshops

Request support from DOC Lab for a class

Spring 2018 Open Lab Hours

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with DOClab staff!

DocLab  brings the tools of audiovisual media and documentary storytelling into the Skidmore curriculum and the local community. Led by media professionals and staffed by a handpicked team of undergraduates with key media competencies and specialties, DOClab emphasizes  that learning to use cutting-edge media, storytelling, and documentary tools can be collaborative, peer supported, hands-on, and project-based.

We invite members of the local community as well as all Skidmore staff, students, and faculty, to build their toolkits here, whether by learning a new software package from scratch, brushing up on pre-existing skills, or getting feedback on work already underway. DOCLab offers instructional workshops, staffed open hours and consultations. We partner with Skidmore faculty, programs and offices, as well as community organizations, to embed media-rich experiences and assignments and to transform content from across the disciplines into compelling and creative stories.

DOClab is headquartered on the main floor of Scribner Library, in LIB113, where we maintain a state-of-the-art Mac Pro computer lab, classroom/meeting area, sound recording booth, and modular virtual reality setup, as well as an annex in Filene (“the Attic”), focused on long term projects and workshopping exhibit-based  storytelling.

Host your workshop, bring your class for a meeting, get some advice, or work on a project.

The Space & Equipment: LIB 113 and the Attic

LIB 113 has two separate meeting areas, as well as audio and video production items for use in MDOCS and Project VIS workshops, courses and activities. 


MDOCS Attic (Filene 2nd floor) hosts small archival projects, provides workspace to test out exhibit design (including use of portable exhibit cases) and has a recording area for individual and small group recording sessions.  Access to Filene Attic may be requested by emailing with details about the project, including dates use is requested.

Filene Attic
Archival Storytelling in the Attic

Public Hours and Scheduling LIB 113

LIB 113 Student Assistants — staff LIB 113 for around 30 hours each week during the semester,  Student assistants offer individual/group support and workshops.  Skills supported and presented in workshops include introductions to:

Schedule LIB 113:  In addition, the Lab is open to faculty, staff, and students with individual or group assignments on an as-needed basis.  To schedule an event in this space, please place a request in the EMS scheduling system (Skidmore user login required; VPN if scheduling from off-campus).

While LIB 113 is not an open access area, it is a resource designed to support work across the curriculum and as possible the co-curriculum.  We welcome your proposals to host informal gatherings, screenings and discussions, and workshops, and will do our best to accommodate and create non-credit bearing experiences to help you advance your work!

What can you do? Who will you meet in LIB 113? Check out some activities  from Fall '14!