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Oboler Library Classroom and Conference Room Use Policy

General Principles

  • Library instruction sessions have priority over all other uses of the classrooms.
  • Oboler Library classrooms and conference rooms are not available for use by campus or off-campus communities, except in special circumstances.
  • Library classrooms are not scheduled by the registrar.
  • A library staff member must be present for use of classrooms 212 and 266, except in special circumstances.


Room Facts

  • Room 212 is an instructional classroom designed for hands-on instruction. There are 26 student stations including two wheelchair accessible stations. The instructor's workstation includes a wired keyboard, mouse, and a viewer/projector (ELMO), as well as access to software that allows the instructor to broadcast demonstrations on all student monitors. Printing is available. Printing costs $.10 per sheet; print jobs can be picked up at the first floor printers.
  • Room 266 is an instructional classroom designed for presentation and lecture style instruction. It is set up for teleconference reception and for viewing VHS videos. The teaching computer workstation includes a document viewer/projector (ELMO). There are 34 chairs at two-person tables.
  • Room 268 is a general conference room and can seat 14 around a conference table and has 22 other available seats along the walls. The room includes a whiteboard, and a TV/VCR/DVD set up.
  • Room 112 is a small conference room and can seat 10 around a conference table and has 6 additional chairs along one wall. The room includes a whiteboard.


Policies: Classrooms

  • All persons using the classroom computers must agree to the library's "Computer and Internet Use Policy".
  • Equipment Operations
    • Installation, modification or deletion of software is not allowed, except by Oboler Library Systems personnel.
      • In cases where specialized software is required, call Systems (Karl Bridges) at (208) 282-4131 to request installation at least two weeks prior to scheduled use of room.
  • Please report any room issues or equipment malfunctions to Jenny Lynne Semenza at (208) 282-2581.
  • No food is allowed in classroom 212.
  • No uncovered beverages are allowed in classrooms.


Policies: Conference Rooms

  • Food and beverages are allowed
  • Please report equipment malfunction, or other room problems to Karl Bridges at (208) 282-4131.


Study Rooms are available and are covered by a different policy


Scheduling

  • To request a library instruction session for a class, fill out an instruction request form at: http://www.isu.edu/library/research/insreqform.shtml or call (208) 282-5609. We would be delighted to teach a workshop for you!
  • To request a Health Sciences related instruction session, fill out the IHSL request form at: http://www.isu.edu/library/research/insreqform.shtml or call the Idaho Health Sciences Library at (208) 282-4686.
  • Oboler Library faculty and staff are the only persons authorized to schedule the classrooms.
    • Requests for room 212 must be done by contacting Spencer Jardine via libinst@isu.edu or (208) 282-5609.
    • Requests for room 266 are of two types:
      • For distance learning sessions or library meetings, contact Sue Roth at (208) 282-2997.
      • For library instruction, education hour or other instructional purposes, contact Spencer Jardine at libinst@isu.edu or (208) 282-5609.
    • Requests for the conference rooms 268 and 112 must be done by contacting Sue Roth at (208) 282-2997.
  • Exceptions
    • Requests for approval for non-library related use of classrooms 212 and 266 can be made to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services (Jenny Semenza at (208) 282-2581) and will be subject to administrative approval.
      • If the Head of Reference and Instructional Services (Jenny Semenza) is unavailable then the University Librarian and Dean ((208)282-2997) can be contacted for approval of non-library classroom and conference room use.
      • Approval for use without library staff presence can also be made at this time.
    • Because classrooms have library priority, reservations for outside uses will not be approved more than two weeks in advance.
    • Sue has lists of pre-approved exceptions.
  • Requests for approval of non-library related use of conference rooms 268 and 112 can be made to Sue Roth at (208) 282-2997 and will be subject to administrative approval.


Post Class Procedure

  • Turn off projector and ELMO
  • Erase white boards and chalkboards
  • Push in chairs at instructor station and patron desks
  • End internet sessions at instructor station and patron desks
  • Pick up leftover handouts or other instructional materials
  • Throw away garbage
  • Turn off lights
  • Lock door(s)

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