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Western Carolina University

Library Instruction & Information Literacy: HL 186 Classroom Policy

Information about Hunter Library's instruction program.

Policy

Library Hunter 186 Classroom Policies and Procedures

Background

The primary function of HL 186 is to support WCU Library’s campus-wide information literacy program. Librarians provide instruction for more than 300 classes per year, and the library must be responsive to instruction requests, often with short notice. The Library classroom is available to other university faculty and staff on a limited, ad hoc basis for university-related purposes.

Equipment

  • 19 student laptops available
  • 20 backup batteries for laptops
  • 1 laptop cart
  • 1 instructor laptop
  • 1 HDMI projector
  • Speakers
  • 1 DVD player

Scheduling Policy

The scheduling priorities for use of the library’s classroom are:

  • Library instruction for students
  • University classes in need of library resources
  • Library staff training and development
  • University instruction that includes media or computer presentations or active computer use by participants.

When classes are in session, the classroom is scheduled on a class period basis (e.g. 1 ½ hr on Tues & Thurs) rather than on an hourly basis.
For academic classes not involving library staff, the classroom may be scheduled for no more than 2 sessions per semester.
University staff who request the classroom for uses other than academic classes (staff development, student workshops, etc.) may book HL186 for no more than 2 sessions per semester per time slot. Since the purpose of the 2-times-per-semester rule is to make the classroom available for the most common class meeting times (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), Hunter Library may also request that such use be spread over the 8 - 5 workday.

The 2-times-per-semester rule may be waived when the request is made one week or less in advance or when classes are not in session (e.g., breaks, intersessions). For assistance with classroom technology, contact Library Systems (ext. 7109).

Procedures

Requests for booking HL 186 can be made in 25Live.

The Hunter Library Executive Assistant to the Dean will approve requests. The Research & Instruction Services Department Head is backup approver when the Executive Assistant  is unavailable.

Room keys are available at the Circulation Desk. Desk staff will check the HL 186 room schedule before giving out the key.
Use of Special Software in 186

Faculty may request special software be installed to support course work. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Department Head and Systems Librarian. Two weeks notice is required.