Archive for October, 2008

Rocktober Makeover: Turn it up, bring the noise

Out with the old furniture, in with the new! Well, more appropriately, ‘relocate to another floor the old furniture, in with the new’ but that doesn’t really roll off the tongue. It also makes no sense. Anyway, the point is, today is the beginning of the new furniture installation in the Learning Commons! It’s going to be fantastic. It’s going to be amazing. It’s also going to be noisy. Luckily, your intrepid Learning Commons team has come up with has several solutions to help you combat the noise over the next 3 days:

  • Earplugs are available at the Learning Commons desk.
  • Desktop computers are available in the IT labs at the front of the first floor, in the Mac Lab at the back of the first floor, and in the Library Instruction classroom on the second floor. There are also laptops available for checkout at the Learning Commons desk. There are additional computers in the alcoves on the first floor, but these may be too close to the furniture installation to be comfortable. Scanning is available in the Mac Lab, the Library Instruction classroom, and near the microform machines on the first floor.
  • Collaborative study areas are temporarily available on the second floor. Collaborative study areas are also available at the back of the first floor.
  • Quiet study areas are available on the third floor.

And as always, if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or cupcakes, please come and pay us a visit at the Learning Commons Desk.

Rock on!


Rocktober Makeover 10/9-10/17

The Learning Commons Rocktober Makeover: Important Dates and Events

–Thursday, October 9th-Friday, October 17th: Computers on the 1st floor temporarily relocated to prepare for new furniture. Color printing now by request.

–Monday, October 13th-Wednesday, October 15th: New furniture installed!

–Thursday, October 16th-Friday, October 17th: New computers installed! Stop by to check out the new IT computers, library graphics stations, scanners, and the new Monroe Library cafe!

Throughout the Roctober Makeover, you may access computers at the following locations:

  • temporary locations in the two first floor alcoves (along Cromwell St.)
  • the three IT labs,
  • the Mac lab at the back of the 1st floor,
  • the Library Instruction Classroom on the 2nd floor (when not previously booked),
  • laptops are available to check out from the LC desk.

Scanning is available in the Mac lab, in the LI classroom, and in a temporary location near the microform machines on the first floor.

Second floor: Beginning Thursday, October 9th and extending through Friday, October 17th, the library will temporarily allow group study and collaboration on the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor will continue to be a quiet study area.

Color printing: Beginning Thursday, October 9th, color printing will be available by request at the Learning Commons desk.

The Monroe Library Learning Commons is dedicated to fostering collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff in a resource-rich and inviting environment.