Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH. Media Smart Libraries, an IMLS grant-funded program, is coming to New England! In this two-part hands-on workshop, you will first learn about Stop Motion Animation and take a turn creating your own film. Participants will discover how to easy it is to engage patrons of all ages in this maker activity. A list of sample equipment, budget amounts, and tips to run your own program will be provided. In the second half, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a research project by sharing their continuing education needs and brainstorm how best to deliver learning opportunities to library staff in all capacities. Your voice is critical to understanding the competencies library staff in New England need today and will help GSLIS plan and drive forward-thinking professional learning initiatives.