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Scheduling Z-111 Active Learning Lab: Z-111 Scheduling Policy & Procedures

Scheduling Policy

Active Learning Lab
Zahnow Library (Z-111)

 SCHEDULING POLICY & PROCEDURES

DESCRIPTION:
The library active learning lab (Z-111) is located on the first floor of the Melvin J. Zahnow Library.  The lab currently includes:
-40 seats
-20 tables (mobile/movable)
-60 wireless laptops (Laptops do not leave Z-111 and are the responsibility of the requester)
-These wireless laptops do not checkout and are used only during scheduled lab sessions
-The key to the laptop carts are kept at the library circulation desk and need to be returned after the session is over
-an instructor podium
-overhead projection unit
-various software programs
-an interactive whiteboard and various sizes of portable whiteboards

Lab hours coincide with library hours. 

SCHEDULING Z-111 FOR NON-LIBRARY ACTIVITIES:
Only SVSU faculty, staff and students from SVSU registered student organizations (RSOs) can reserve the library computer lab (Z-111) for non-library activities. Restricted hours may apply.

Reservations for library instruction sessions take priority over all other activities. Therefore, requests to use the lab for other purposes are subject to change if the lab is needed for a library instruction session.

Confirmed reservations will be rescheduled if the lab is needed for a library instruction session.

All requests to reserve Z-111 for online exams or other non-library related activities must be sent to and confirmed by Kathleen Kroll or a library designee.  Reservations must be made using the online form found on the “Schedule Z-111 Lab” page on the left menu of the library homepage (http://www.svsu.edu/library).  View the online calendar, also located on the “Schedule Z-111 Lab” page to check for lab availability.

Faculty who reserve Z-111 for online exams must be present during testing or make arrangements on their own for an exam proctor.

SVSU courses requiring computer lab use cannot be scheduled more than three times per semester and must be scheduled on non-consecutive dates.

Cancellation of reservations must be directed to Kathleen Kroll or library designee prior to the reservation time.  Failure to cancel lab reservations may result in denial of future use.

SCHEDULING Z-111 FOR LIBRARY RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION:
Requests to reserve Z-111 for library research instruction must be sent to and confirmed by Kathleen Kroll, Reference & Library Instruction Librarian, 964-7054, kmkroll@svsu.edu, or a library designee, 964-4242.  Reservations may be made using the online form found on the “Library Instruction Services” homepage (http://librarysubjectguides.svsu.edu/LibraryInstruction), by phone, email, or in person at the Reference Desk. View the online calendar on the “Schedule PC Lab” page to check lab availability.

Instructor must be present during library instruction sessions.

Reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure that the lab is available. During peak periods in the fall and winter semesters, it is recommended reservations be made 3-4 weeks in advance. Last minute requests may not be approved.

Reservations for library instruction sessions take priority over all other activities. Therefore, requests to use the lab for other activities are subject to change, if the lab is needed for library instruction.

Confirmed reservations will be rescheduled if the lab is needed for library instruction.

WHEN NO ACTIVITIES ARE SCHEDULED IN THE LAB, IT IS OPEN FOR USE BY SVSU STUDENTS AND ALL LIBRARY USERS. Laptops are available at the Circulation Desk.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

First time lab users are encouraged to arrange with ITS staff a demonstration of the instructor podium prior to their class session.

Lab users must make arrangements with ITS or bring their own equipment, if their needs exceed the technology already in the lab (example: computer cables, etc.).

 All laptop, printer or podium equipment problems should be referred to the IT Support Desk

 Contact the IT Support Desk for a list of available software loaded on Z-111 Laptops (4225)

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

NO FOOD OR DRINK allowed in the lab.

Users are responsible for leaving the lab in order

(debris should be put in trash or recycle bins, erase white board, pull up screen, shut down instructor podium computer and close cabinet).

Revised 3-6-2017  SM  (Approved by Library Administration)