Library Classroom Guidelines
Introduction and Purpose
Memorial Library's electronic classroom is located on the second floor of the library. It is designed as an instructional facility for the teaching and training of students, faculty, and staff in a wide range of databases and other information retrieval systems, information management systems, and other applications essential for teaching, learning, and administration in the higher education environment.
The primary purpose of the classroom is to serve as the instructional facility for the library's ongoing instructional services program, which includes mandatory orientation for all entering students, course-related/course-integrated instructional sessions conducted by librarians at the request of teaching faculty, and workshops offered by librarians for faculty and staff. The classroom is also available for use by faculty and other college personnel engaged in teaching, training, or instruction.
For more detailed specifications, please see Notes on Current Equipment, Configurations, Hardware, and Software.
Sessions in the electronic classroom are scheduled according to the following priorities:
- library instruction for students (described in purpose statement above)
- other class sessions requested by faculty for their own instructional purposes
- campus committee and organization meetings requiring computer projection/network connectivity
- other uses on an as-available basis only
- Semester-long classes will not be scheduled in the classroom.
- Undergraduate and graduate students may not reserve the room for instructional purposes, or serve as instructors in the classroom unless a faculty/staff sponsor has accepted responsibility for adhering to the policies and procedures established.
- Requests by groups other than those affiliated with Berry College will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Head of Public and Instructional Services or the Instructional Services Librarian.
Scheduling of the library's electronic classroom is coordinated by Martha Reynolds (Head of Public & Instructional Services, ext. 1705) and Elizabeth Andrejasich (Instructional Services Librarian, ext. 4093), and is handled on a first-come, first served basis according to the priorities listed above. No arrangement should be considered confirmed without approval. Substantial advance notice is essential for effective scheduling during peak library instruction months (September, October, November, January, February, March).
Public services librarians involved in campus-wide instruction determie the general arrangement and configuration of the room, and are responsible for overall maintenance and supervision of the facility.
Faculty members, IT staff, or any other college personnel scheduling the room for any purpose are responsible for ensuring that the room is returned to its original physical configuration, should tables, chairs, etc., need rearrangement for non-library events.
The library classroom was renovated in early 2012 and is now a wireless tablet environment. Faculty can reserve both the room and iPads for use during library hours.
We are happy to assist you with the technology. If you would like a librarian or student worker available to assist with the technology during your reserved time, please state this in your reservation request.
Classroom technology and equipment:
- A NEC V Series digital projector (which
projects onto 2 flatpanel displays and front wall)
- 2 Samsung flatscreen displays
- An Extron Touchlink control panel
- A projector equipment cart which includes:
VCR, DVD, BluRay, Apple TV, a DocCam and basic cable.
- PC instructor station
- 30 iPads stored in a locked charging cart
- Ceiling speakers
- 20 ft. whiteboard wall
- 14 student work tables
- 28 seats
digital projector system provides access to projecting images from several
devices including: the PC workstation, iMac (with adapter), Laptop, iOS mobile
devices, apple TV, doc cam, VCR, DVD, BluRay and cable. The projector control panel is located near
the door at the front of the classroom. The monitor is motion-censored and will
turn on when you approach the screen.
classroom is accompanied by 30 ipads. A library staff person must be available
to unlock the equipment closet for faculty who reserve the iPads in advance.
all 30 iPads are synched to operate uniformly for classroom purposes. Certain
iPad features (those that are intended more for personal use) have been
disabled. Such features include: messaging, email, and app deletion.
For more information on using the iPads,
including an individual tutorial or tips for teaching with iPads, contact
Elizabeth Andrejasich (firstname.lastname@example.org).