With so many changes at Randall Library lately, it is worth taking a closer look at the following updates, additions, and improvements to our student-centered Learning Commons on the first floor:
Dual Monitors Added - There were 14 dual monitors added to computer stations in the Learning Commons. The majority of the dual monitors are located in the computer area outside the Randall Library Admin Suite, RL1046. Instructions on how to use dual monitors will be added to the new stations soon.
New iPrint Wall – Five iPrint printer/copiers were relocated to a gold wall in the Learning Commons. Usage instructions are available on each station. There is also a “quick scan” computer station located on the teal wall. This computer is no different than any other PC in the commons except that it has a scanner attached to it. The scanner model is the same as the other HP scanners in the Learning Commons and usage instructions will be added to the scanner. This is a self-policed station.
Relocation of Assistive Technology (AT) equipment- The AT computer/equipment has been moved to the bank of computers in the reference map/atlas area. The magnification station will also be relocated to this area soon. The AT computer also offers access to a few cd-roms and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) database. We are currently reviewing our inventory of AT equipment, for comments on this suite of equipment please contact williamsl [at] uncw [dot] edu (Lisa Williams), Associate Director Library Research and Service Quality.
Additional scanners – Four additional scanners have been added to the Learning Commons. These new scanners are located along the persimmon wall in the commons. Usage instructions will be added to the scanners soon.
Large screen monitors – There are now seven large screen TV monitors available in the Learning Commons for students to connect to a laptop through the VGA connection. Instructions on how to connect a laptop will be posted near the monitors soon. Similar instructions will be posted in our newly renovated group study rooms.
Merging reference collection – The reference collection merge is back on track. As of today we are merging the K’s and are now working in the compact shelving section. All of the stable shelves are completely merged. If you are having trouble locating a book in the reference collection please visit the Learning Commons Help Desk.
Powered furniture – We were fortunate enough to continue the tradition of purchasing furniture that includes a power source. Soft seating options in front of the aquarium and the admin suite offer pull-up power supply options. Each “pull-up” contains two outlets. These same pull-up modules are available on some of the furniture behind the reference collection.
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