Media Centers

Serving Faculty & Students

The Media Centers are available to serve the audio-visual needs of the faculty and students. Limited production of materials to support the academic curriculum is done at both locations. The Media Center's policies are supportive of the University policies and procedures.


  • Assistance with preparing for media-oriented classroom presentation and video projects [Main & AWC]
  • CD & DVD duplication of class-related materials [Main & AWC]
  • Computer Lab support [Main & AWC]
  • Digital recorder for video and audio projects [Main & AWC]
  • Lamination [AWC]
  • Media viewing [Main & AWC]
  • Podcast production assistance [Main & AWC -- AWC by appointment]

Location and Hours 


Main Campus
Learning Resource Center Building Room 002 - 005
Phone: (615) 963-5743 or 5744 
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Avon Williams Campus
Room 129
Phone: (615) 963-7198 or 7323
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - noon

Media Circulation and Purchase

Media is available for use by faculty, staff, and students. Media may be checked out by faculty or staff for three (3) days and renewed once by telephone or in person for an additional three (3) days. Students may view any media in the media centers, check-out is not allowed. Faculty recommendations for additions to the media collection may be submitted to the Media Services Coordinator.

Media Classroom Criteria

A small podcasting studio is available to faculty and students in the media center on the main campus.  A larger multimedia special projects studio is also available to faculty and students (up to four) in the media center on the main campus. Each of these studios are equipped with iMAC Apple laptops and Dell laptops containing high-level software.

The Main Campus media center has two classrooms (a large classroom accommodating up to fifty (50) and a small classroom accommodating up to twenty-five (25) students). Criteria for scheduled use of the classrooms:

  • The group must be a regularly scheduled class listed in the current Class Schedule.
  • The class must be accompanied by the instructor who remains with the class until the period is finished.
  • The class must be using media/equipment. 
  • Scheduling for use may be done by telephone (5743 or 5744) or in person.

Equipment Loan

On the main campus Lap top computers and portable LCD projectors are available for faculty check out if a media center classroom is not available or if the class is after media center hours. Audiovisual equipment is available for check out by faculty for classroom instruction. The user is required to pick up and return equipment to the Media Centers. Due to limited quantities of some equipment, advance reservation is requested. Operator service is not generally provided.

Digital Taping

The media centers offer on site (classroom) or media center digital taping for academic support. Advance consultation and scheduling is required. All request for digital taping must be scheduled through the Media Services Coordinator . When requesting please provide:

  • time your class meets,
  • day your class meets,
  • and the location of your class.

Please send your written request to arrive at least  seven (7) days prior to the date of the requested digital taping. When your written request is received, you will be contacted for confirmation and assignment of a multimedia specialist.  If the digital taping is scheduled to be done outside the normally scheduled hours of the multimedia specialist, compensation must be provided for the multimedia specialist by the requesting department.

Williams campus -- Computer Lab & Faculty Laptop  Check-out

A computer lab with 32 computers is located next to the media center on the Williams campus.  Media center staff will assist faculty and students as needed in this computer lab.  A laptop computer is available for check out by faculty.

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