This month the Library Learning Commons happily announces the opening of its Faculty Multiuse Room, located on the lower level in LLC 111. It has taken several months of planning and more than a few months of renovation and installation work, but its hour has come ‘round at last.
The room is designed for a variety of uses; it features a kitchen, movable tables and chairs, abundant soft-seating, a 55-inch multiuser workstation, cable television, a 13×5-foot interactive presentation screen/whiteboard with dual short-throw projectors, and two app-packed podcast studios. The room is still undergoing a few tweaks and additions, but we think its time to make the space available at long last.
Our goal is to cultivate a cozy oasis for CSC academics of every stripe; it’s a place to read or play a game of chess, have lunch with colleagues, confer with librarians, work on multimedia projects, hold meetings and web conferences, give presentations and performances, or simply watch a little cable TV.
In particular, the LLC wants to draw faculty back to the library. So, please stop in for a visit and get some ideas about how you might use the room. The Teaching and Learning Center will be shifting some of its brownbags and webinars into this space, and it will become a new home to the Graves Lecture Series.
The photo below makes all of us at the LLC a little sentimental. It’s a work-in-progress shot, featuring two of the room’s stalwarts, telecom tech Jereme Patterson (left of ladder) and master carpenter Lorin Kuhnel (on ladder). Together, Jereme and Lorin developed a truly innovative projection and whiteboard system. They spent hours with their hands in the most notorious ceilings on campus, pulling (and discretely tucking away) the cable systems that deliver a high-tech punch without making the room look like a mad scientist’s lab.
The Faculty Multiuse Room is also brought to you by assorted LLC staffers and CSC students, many of whom worked on the project much of the summer–painting walls, cleaning cupboards, purchasing rugs and lighting, and hauling furniture.