Marriott Library's Audio Studio: Home

The Audio Studio was created to assist the University of Utah community integrate digital learning objects into curriculum/course projects. Featuring a soundproof Studio with professional microphones and the capacity for creating, recording and editing


Performance space inside the Audio Studio

The Audio Studio is located within the Faculty Center: Room 1705-X. The Faculty Center is located on Level 1 of the Marriott Library. Behind the glass doors; across from Mom's Café. Near the West (Bookstore) entrance to the Library

How and When?

  1. Contact Robert for a consultation
  2. Robert books all the recordings
  3. Robert (or the Audio-Visual Services Student Assistant) records/engineers the recordings
  4. Robert can arrange access if you have your own equipment or just need access to the soundproof performance space
  5. Robert delivers the file to a flashdrive, disk or cloud account
  6. Robert can assist and/or advise in sound editing or (limited) post production
  7. Robert is available to assist, advise and/or instruct individuals or classes on sound recording, interviewing for research and sound editing or sound art projects


Robert J. Nelson - Audio Projects Librarian; Head of Audio-Visual Services

Robert has worked in the Marriott Library since 1988. Hired as an Academic Librarian in 1994, he has worked in Government Documents, the Curriculum Library and the Digital Scholarship Lab. Robert is now the Head for Audio & Video Services within the Creativity & Innovation Services Department.

Since 1988 Nelson has been a deejay on local community radio station KRCL 90.9FM. He is the 
host of the Saturday afternoon Reggae program Smile Jamaica. From 2003-2012 he conducted political interviews on the station's Radioactive listener call-in program. He conducted more than 400 hour long interviews with local, national and international guests: Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader, Rocky Anderson,
 Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein to name a few. He has nearly 30 years experience in recording and editing sound.


The Audio (as well as Video) Studios were placed in the Faculty Center as a way to group Course Development Projects with other partners like the Center For Teaching & Learning Excellence, Teaching & Learning Technologies and Instructional Media Service. The primary purpose was to help Faculty develop Audio (and Video) for curricular projects and online course development.

Right away, the Audio-Video Staff saw the potential for expanding the services to include: Graduate Students, Undergraduates and selected Community Groups.

The expectation to integrate sound and visual imagery into various curricular projects is ever expanding. The Audio and Video suite of services provides space, equipment and expertise to help multi media projects come to fruition.


Types of Audio Recording Projects

  • Course Lecture Narrations for Faculty & Graduate Students
  • Podcasts
  • Interviews, Focus Groups, Oral Histories
  • Digital Storytelling & Documentary Film Narration
  • Public Service Announcements for Public Radio broadcast/marketing
  • Poetry, Spoken Word, Drama & Theater Auditions
  • Automated Dialog Recording for Student Films
  • Anime and Video Game Audio/Soundtracks and Special Effects
  • PowerPoint/Slide Show Narration
  • Landline phone access for remote interview capability
  • Sound Art

Audio Projects Librarian

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Robert Nelson
1075 P Marriott Library

University of Utah

295 South 1500 East DOC

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Tel: (801) 581-5228

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