Submitted by: Chris Boyd
Have you ever been wandering through the library and gazed curiously upon the classroom section of the library’s computer lab? You’re not alone, so this month I’d like to highlight the features and uses of this area.
First let’s talk about the nuts and bolts. The library classroom is equipped with 25 student computers which include headphones at each station. You also have an instructor computer, projection screen, data projector, and a wireless microphone system with surround sound (sorry no Dolby 5.1) should you need a little voice amplification.
Now that we know what’s available, I’d like to cover the purpose of the library classroom. In a nutshell, the library classroom is a resource available to any class, but it is primarily used by classes that routinely conduct a lot of research, like the English and humanities courses. Instructors who want their students to be familiar with the various library databases, like the LibGuides for example, or who would like a class provided by the library staff regarding library sources and research in general, can reserve this area by contacting Kathy Park via email or at extension 8201.
If you have any questions regarding the library classroom, you can reach the library circulation desk at extension 8448 or contact Kathy Park directly for reservations. For any questions regarding the technology in the library classroom, contact Instructional Technology at extension 8445.