Written by: Barb Mann, Head Librarian, Reese Library
Photography by: Matthew Whittington, Library Assistant, Reese Library
In partnership and collaboration, Reese Library, Information Technology and Academic Affairs, are pleased to announce improved resources for students, faculty, and staff in Reese Library.
On the first floor a newly designed and unified service desk offers a central place for students, faculty, and staff to come for both library and IT services. Lending of equipment and library resources as well as technical assistance are available from the Information Desk on the first floor.
An open, modern, and state of the art technology collaboration space for students has been added to the second floor of Reese Library. The space includes an IT support desk providing students multimedia and application support for their projects, multiple technology enabled group collaboration spaces, and an array of individual student work areas where students can access more than 50 Macintosh and Windows computers or plug in and use their own devices.
The instructional classroom has moved from the third floor to the first floor and features new re-configurable furniture, laptops, and AV system. A new and larger conference room has been created out of existing space.
In addition, over the summer Reese Library received a much-needed internal “face lift” including new paint and carpet in all public areas. A vinyl wood plank floor was added to the entrance to the library and to the area in front of the Reese Room on the second floor.
In April, Reese Library welcomed the Office of Experiential Learning, which is responsible for implementing the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Learning by Doing. As part of the plan, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Leadership through expanded experiential learning opportunities.