Audiovisual Services (AV)

The Audiovisual Services Team of the Library & Information Technology Services department provides quality service and support to the Hamilton College Community for their teaching and multimedia presentation needs.


Presentation/Event Support

We provide sound reinforcement and data projection support for presentations and events.

To request Audiovisual support for your event, use the Events Calendar.

On the Requirements screen of the Event Wizard, please click the box next to #4 (If you require AV or LITS support please describe your needs), then write the details of your needs in the Comments box. If the Events Calendar is not appropriate for your situation (e.g., support in your regularly scheduled class), or to request equipment loans, please contact the AVS Coordinator at 315-859-4120 or atushing@hamilton.edu

Support should be requested by Wednesday of the week prior to the date they are needed. (For example, if support is needed on a Saturday (Jul 14), the request should be made by Wednesday (Jul 4) of the prior week not the Wednesday (Jul 11) just before the event date). This will insure equipment and staff availability. We will try our best to accommodate last minute requests but we can not guarantee their approval.

For more information about Audiovisual Classroom or Event Support Services, please contact the AVS Office, 315-859-4120.

Film Screening in Class

To show your class a DVD or videotape* from Burke Library you must check out the movie and show it yourself. Email askcirc@hamilton.edu  or call 315-859-4479 for information about the media collection and borrowing items. 

In virtually all classrooms, the AV equipment is operated via a touchscreen control. If you are unfamiliar with the equipment, contact AV Services (x4120) to schedule a system tutorial in your classroom.

Audiovisual Services will provide a projectionist if the media item is a 16mm film. To request a projectionist, email or call (x4120) the Audiovisual Services Coordinator.

*If you are showing a VHS tape, please contact Abbi Tushingham to see if the title can be obtained on DVD. For more information regarding VHS tape playback on campus, please see this LITS Newsletter article.

Equipment Loan

The following types of equipment are available for Faculty, Staff & Students to borrow with advance notice

Audio Equipment   
  • Digital Audio Recorder (students may also borrow these from Camera Loan if applicable to their needs)
Projection Equipment   
  • Data Projector
  • Portable Projection Screen 
Miscellaneous Equipment
  • Easel with paper pad, (requestor is responsible for providing markers)  
  • Slide advancing remote control w/ laser pointer
  • Various cables and adapters*

*Please note that if you require a specific cable or adapter for longer than 2 weeks, your department should purchase one for your use. AVS will be happy to recommend a source for purchasing the cables. Mac adapters (Thunderbolt to HDMI & Thunderbolt to VGA) are to be checked out at either Camera Loan in the KTSA or at the Research & Design Studio in Burke Library. AVS will no longer loan these out.

Video recording or streaming of academic events

We offer recording/streaming service for events such as performances, lectures, and sporting events.

Maintenance and support of technology enhanced (TE) classrooms

For maintenance and support, call #600.

Event support for recognized Student Organizations

AVS provides event support for student organizations that are recognized by the Student Activities office. There are no charges for these services. Students should make their request when submitting their room reservation in 25Live and should attend a CACC meeting to confirm their event requirements.

Production work

Production work includes duplications and editing.

Delivery of Mobile Video Conferencing Carts

We deliver to Spencer House, Kirner-Johnson, Burke Library, and the Taylor Science Center.

AV Staff

Contact Information

Abbi Tushingham

315-859-4120 atushing@hamilton.edu
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