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 - Information Literacy Instruction - takes priority over any secondary uses of the room described below.
The Library Instruction Lab, when not in use for Information Literacy instruction or library events, is an open computer lab for the student body and campus community.
The Library Instruction Lab is not designed to be used as a standard classroom. Therefore, 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 the Center for 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 Literacy instruction and computer lab use by students is at its peak. During these times, access to the lab is restricted in order to accommodate needs.
Email Ms. Karen Sheesman, the Reference Department Secretary, (or call her at x1841) to request use of the room. Requests are reviewed by the instruction librarians with final approval by the Dean.
The Library Instruction Room Policy and Procedures is reviewed annually.