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Library Classroom Policies  

University Libraries (UL) classrooms are available to University users for class and training needs on a limited basis. UL classrooms are also available to non-Kent State University groups and KSU fee-based programs such as workshops and continuing education classes; these groups will be assessed a rental charge for use of the classrooms.

The needs of the UL instructional program take precedence over all other requests when scheduling classrooms. The Reference and Instructional Services Office reserves the right to assign and/or reassign classrooms to assure the maximum and most appropriate utilization of facilities.

Those persons planning high school visits should read the specific guidelines for those visits.

Library Classroom Scheduling and Use Guidelines

  • UL classrooms are available only during regular building hours.
  • All classes are limited to using a UL classroom no more than two times per semester.
  • UL classrooms should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
  • UL electronic classrooms (019 and 333) are not available to students or student groups; Room 152 can be reserved by student groups with a responsible party (advisor/leader).
  • Electronic classrooms (019 and 333) are intended for groups of 15-24 participants.  Room 152 can accommodate up to 28 participants.
  • Arrangements for locking and unlocking a room must be made at the time of the reservation.
  • Orientation to classroom equipment, in advance of the scheduled use, is required of all principal instructors using the classroom.
  • The person or group responsible for reserving the classroom will be responsible for restoring the classroom to its original condition once the event has concluded. A group leaving a classroom in disorder is liable for a charge for labor required to clean up and/or reset the room.
  • A two-day cancellation notice is required; please email aclary. "No Shows" and non-cancelled rooms are subject to a $25 fee.
  • Reservations for an electronic classroom should be made by completing the Instructional Classroom Reservation Form. The reservation form for Room 152 is here.
  • Questions about scheduling Library classrooms should be addressed to Anita Clary at 330-672-3045 or via email at aclary.

Audiovisual & Software Needs

  • Special audiovisual equipment not available in the classroom should be requested by completing this form.
  • The use of computers in library classrooms is limited to installed software. Other specialized software needs cannot be supported, nor may users install additional software.

Contacts

  • Information about the library's instructional program and how it might serve specific course needs can be obtained from Ken Burhanna, Head of Instructional Services, at 330-672-1660 or via email at kburhann.
  • Information about high school visits can be obtained from Tammy Voelker, Reference and Instruction Librarian, at 330-672-3091 or via email at tvoelker.
  • Questions about using Special Collections should be addressed to Cara Gilgenbach, Head, Special Collections and Archives, at 330-672-1677 or via email at cgilgenb.

Library Classroom Descriptions

Library Room 018

Library Room 018

Purpose: Meetings, presentations, supplemental instruction

Location: Basement level of library

Seating: 4 computer stations with internet access, 10 tables, each with 2 chairs

Equipment:

Library Room 019

Library Room 019

Purpose: Library instruction, web instruction, software and technical training

Location: Basement level of library

Seating: 25 computer workstations with internet access, several overflow seats available along the back of the room

Equipment:

Library Room 152 (aka Room 122 and Raymond E. Manchester Emeriti Lounge)

Library Room 122

Location: 1st floor of the Main Library

Seating: 28 at tables

Uses:

1. Meetings: Priority use of Room 152 is for University groups for meetings, class and training needs and by Kent State University student-related organizations, clubs, or committees with a responsible party (advisor/leader).

  • Reservation requests must be received by 4:45 p.m. on the previous workday (Monday-Friday) and are made by completing the reservation request form. The requestor will receive email notification as to whether a reservation was granted.
  • When reserved, Room 152 is unavailable to others. Reserved periods are clearly posted.
  • Because the room is also used for open study, it is the responsibility of the group to arrive in advance of the scheduled meeting time to set up the room as needed.
  • Equipment available for meeting groups: presentation computer; VCR/DVD player; multimedia projector; lectern; chalkboard.
  • Additional software needs cannot be supported, nor may users install additional software on the room's computer.
  • Nothing can be affixed to the walls, and furniture and equipment cannot be removed from the room.
  • It is the responsibility of the group to leave the room in usable condition.

2. Open Study: When not reserved, Room 152 is available to students for open study and informal, impromptu gatherings with the knowledge that others may also expect to use the room during that time.

  • With the exception of the chalkboard, the equipment in the room is not available for use during these times.
  • Nothing can be affixed to the walls.
  • Furniture cannot be removed from the room.
  • University Libraries' Acceptable Use Policy (www.library.kent.edu/acceptable-use) applies to this area.

Library Room 333

Library Room 333

Purpose: Library instruction, web instruction, software and technical training

Location: 3rd floor of library, in former Audio-Visual Services area

Seating: 25 computer workstations with internet access, 8-10 overflow seats

Equipment:

  • 2 Instructor's PCs, with internet access
  • 2 Multimedia projectors
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Microphone
  • Document projector
  • 3' x 4' Whiteboard cart
  • Click here for available software

Group Instruction Alcove (Information Commons)

Library Instruction Alcove

Purpose: Small group instruction (Note: when not reserved this alcove is part of the Information Commons computer lab and is open to students).

Located: 1st floor of library in the Information Commons, adjacent to room 152.

Seating: 7 seats at computers

Equipment:

Software

The use of computers in library classrooms is limited to installed software. Other specialized software needs cannot be supported, nor may users install additional software.

  • ArcView GIS 3.3
  • CorpTime
  • Endnote 7 & 8
  • Groopz2
  • Innovative Millenium
  • Lotus Applications
  • Macromedia Ext. Mng.
  • Office 2003
  • Office 2007
  • Network Associates
  • Ref Manager 11
  • RefViz 1.0
  • RefWorks
  • RSS Reader
  • SPSS 12.0
  • SSH Secure Shell
  • SAS System
  • Win SCP
  • Win FTP
  • Zip Genius
  • Acrobat 6.0 Pro
  • Audacity
  • Write N Cite