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Instruction Room Policy And Procedure

Primary Use

The Library Instruction Lab on Level 2 of Carlson Library (room 201) is designed as a research and instruction lab for library instruction sessions that support the Information Literacy mission of Carlson Library and Clarion University's Curriculum. The primary purpose of the Lab is to provide Information Literacy Instruction. Information Literacy sessions take priority over any secondary uses of the room described below.

Secondary Use

The Library Instruction Lab, when not being used for Information Literacy instruction or library events, is an open computer lab for the student body/campus community.

Use Restrictions

The Library Instruction Lab is not designed to be used as a standard classroom. Because of this, the lab may not be scheduled on a regular basis for meetings, classes, or events for departments outside of the library. Use by university faculty and staff groups can be made on a semester by semester basis with the approval of the Dean of Libraries in consultation with the Instruction Librarians. The lab computers' programming or software may not be altered without the consent of the Library Systems Office and Computing Services. The lab may not be scheduled for meetings or events by students.

Peak Use Periods

Typically, during the first six weeks and last two weeks of the fall and spring semesters, Information Literary instruction and computer lab use by students is at its peak. During these times, access to the lab will be restricted in order to accommodate Information Literacy sessions to address student/faculty needs and individual student computer use needs.


Contact Ms. Karen Sheesman, the Reference Department Secretary, by phone (X1841) or e-mail ( to request use of the room. The requests will be reviewed by the instruction librarians with final approval by the Dean.

Policy Review

The Library Instruction Room Policy and Procedures will be reviewed annually.

Last Updated: September, 2013
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