Collins Memorial Library

Library 118

Guidelines and Use Policy

Introduction

Library 118 was specifically created for and serves as the main teaching space for librarian-led information literacy instruction, in direct support of the Library’s mission to reinforce and enhance the Puget Sound curriculum.  The room facilitates hands-on experience with all phases of the research process, from concept mapping on the white boards, to searching databases and catalogs on the computers, to learning new knowledge management practices. Librarians, working in close partnership with faculty, use this space to deliver course-integrated, active learning opportunities for our students.

Library 118 is managed by library staff. Email the library at libref@pugetsound.edu concerning policy questions.

Reservations/Booking

Reservations for instruction and training are scheduled by sending an email to libref@pugetsound.edu. Please notify the library as soon as possible if there is a cancellation.

Hours and Times for Scheduling

A key component of the library's teaching and learning program is the flexibility to schedule sessions when they are needed and as they are requested, often with little advance notice. Therefore, librarians will be guaranteed use of the classroom during regular blocks of time known as prime time. Prime time is defined as the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday during the academic year (Aug. - May). Other individuals and groups are limited to booking the classroom 48 hours in advance during prime time.  The library reserves the right to cancel non-teaching sessions that conflict with class requests.

Priorities for Scheduling During Prime Time

The classroom is used for teaching, which includes:  

  • library related teaching
  • academic courses requiring occasional use of an electronic classroom
  • staff and faculty training

Priority in the use of the electronic classroom is given to:

  • Course-integrated instruction and workshops taught by librarians

The classroom is not available for:

  • groups or individuals that are not part of or hosted by the University
  • consecutively scheduled meetings
  • an entire course


Library 118 Rules of Use

  • No food may be taken into the classroom; drinks are allowed if they are in a covered beverage container.
  • No software may be added to or removed from the computers without prior permission of the Library.
  • No one may alter, tamper, revise or otherwise change any hardware, furniture, or classroom equipment.
  • The classroom cannot be utilized during hours when the Library is not open to the public.
  • First-time users may schedule a brief orientation session with a librarian or the Learning Commons staff.