Collaboration Spaces

 

The Mortensen Library provides many areas throughout the library to study and collaborate with others. You can find tables, study carrols, and chairs on all three levels. We also have rooms and other special spaces available for use. See below for more information on those spaces.

Collaboration Units

  • Collaboration Units, located on the main level near the Reference/ITS desk, there are three types of stations.
    • Type 1 has a large monitor with a computer on a large table which seats five and includes a wireless mouse and keyboard.
    • Type 2 has a curved monitor with a computer and accommodates up to three users. The units are available on a first-come first-served basis. However, the Harrison Libraries staff will regulate use by time or purpose at its discretion during busy times.
    • Type 3 is a large screen monitor with wireless keyboard and mouse.  
      • Monitor 1 is located on the Main Level.
      • Monitor 2 is located on the Lower Level.

Curriculum Lab

Curriculum Lab, Room 305 located on upper level, includes a seminar table for up to ten people, and has a whiteboard, a projector, and Smart Podium. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. At times, the room may be reserved by Education Department faculty, and Harrison Libraries staff will regulate use by time or purpose at its discretion during busy times. 

 

Curriculum Lab Information

The Curriculum Lab is housed on the upper level. It was created to serve the students, staff and faculty of the Department of Education and Human Services of the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions.

It contains:

  • a collection of texts and instructional materials representative of those used in area school systems.
  • various audiovisual materials such as videocassettes, DVDs, and books/audio cd kits.
  • children’s literature.
  • oversized children’s literature (i.e., Big Books).
  • kits and various manipulative sets for various subject areas (science, math, writing, etc.).

The Curriculum Lab is open to the public and serves as a meeting place for students and faculty as well as houses materials that will assist students and faculty with their student teaching and instruction assignments. The Harrison Libraries works collaboratively with the education faculty to fund and supply materials for the Curriculum Lab.

 

Curriculum Lab Policy

Uses

  • Collaborative work.
  • Small group presentations.

To Use Room

  • First Come, first served.
  • Room may be scheduled for classes or events at the discretion of the Harrison Libraries.  Signs will be posted when room is reserved.
  • Doors must remain open and unlocked for other patrons to access the materials housed in the Curriculum Lab
  • Patrons may use the podium and projector as needed.

Study Room 306

Group Study, Room 306, located on the upper level, includes a large table for group work, a whiteboard, and a traditional chalkboard. The room key must be charged from Circulation Department (four-hour limit). 

Uses

  • Collaborative work.
  • Small group presentations.

To Use Room

  • Charge out room key to one member of group at Circulation Desk.
  • Room is available for four (4) hours; renewable if no other interested parties.
  • Return room key to Circulation Desk to avoid fees.

Rules

  • First-come, first-use for room.
  • Must sign out key at Circulation Desk.
  • Patron with key is responsible for equipment in room.
  • Misuse of rules will result in loss of library privileges or fines accrued (4 hours use).

Study Room 309

Presentation Room 309, located on the upper level includes a seminar table for up to ten (10) people, with a whiteboard, and a touch screen large projector computer (a wireless mouse and keyboard may be charged out with the key). The room key must be charged out from Circulation Department (four-hour limit). 

Uses

  • Collaborative work.
  • Small group presentations.

To Use Room

  • Charge out room key to one member of group at Circulation Desk.
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Room is available for four (4) hours; renewable if no other interested parties.
  • Return room key to Circulation Desk to avoid fees.

Rules

  • First-come, first-use for room.
  • Must sign out key at Circulation Desk.
  • Patron with key is responsible for equipment in room.
  • Misuse of rules will result in loss of library privileges or fines accrued (4 hours use).

Study Room 310

Collaboration Room 310, located on the upper level, is intended primarily for small group research purposes. The room contains three monitors and keyboards that will work with one computer, and a larger monitor for group work. The room key must be charged from Circulation Department (4 hour limit). 

Uses

  • Collaborative work.
  • Small group presentations.

To Use Room

  • Charge out room key to one member of group at Circulation Desk.
  • Room is available for four (4) hours; renewable if no other interested parties.
  • Return room key to Circulation Desk to avoid fees.

Rules

  • First-come, first-use for room.
  • No food or drink is allowed in this room.
  • Must sign out key at Circulation Desk.
  • Patron with key is responsible for equipment in room.
  • Misuse of rules will result in loss of library privileges or fines accrued (4 hours use).

Study Rooms 311-314

Small Collaboration Rooms 311–314, located on the upper level. Each room includes one large screen monitor, two keyboards, and two mice. Each room is equipped with ports and plugs for laptops and other devices. The rooms are first-come, first-served basis. The room key must be charged from Circulation Department (four-hour limit).

To Use Room

  • Charge out room key to one member of group at Circulation Desk.
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Room is available for four (4) hours; renewable if no other interested parties.
  • Return room key to Circulation Desk to avoid fees (4 hour use).