Classrooms, Seminar Rooms, Conference Rooms and Staff Lounge Use

Library classrooms, labs, and seminar rooms are intended primarily for library instructional activities. Requests to use library rooms and equipment originating outside the library must be reviewed and approved by the Associate Dean for Research and Instruction. As a rule, the library does not allow outside use of these rooms unless library staff has an active role in the proposed purpose.

Computer Lab (32 Library)

The Computer Lab is used by Library faculty and staff to teach course-related instruction sessions, instructional presentations, training sessions, and seminars using computer applications. Library staff needing to use the room should request a meeting in advance with Room 32 through Outlook. You will receive an email, which states success or failure and further instructions. Room 32 functions as an open computer lab for enrolled students and the Iowa State University community, when not in use for instruction. Computers in Room 32 require ISU login.

Seating capacity: 25
Equipment available:

  • 25 student computers
  • Instructor’s Computer
  • Wireless keyboard & mouse for Instructor’s computer (kept in locked cabinet)
  • Projection screens (4)
  • Projector remote
  • DVD player

Instructions for equipment use are located inside the locked cabinet. Contact Desktop Help Support at 294-1564 for additional help or troubleshooting.
Keys are needed for the instructor workstation cabinet. One is located in Room 150 supply cabinet; one is in IT in the green cabinet inside the door.
Equipment instructions:  It is the responsibility of the library staff that uses Lab 32 to return both the wireless keyboard and mouse upon completion of session and to ensure cabinet is locked.

Classroom 31 (31 Library)

Use of the Library Classroom 31 is generally restricted to Library 160 classes, high enrollment course- related instruction sessions, and other library-related educational sessions. Library staff that seeks to schedule use of this room should follow the Outlook instructions listed above for Room 32.

Seating capacity: 78
Equipment available:

  • Instructor’s Computer
  • Projection screens (2)
  • Microphone (in media equipment cart)
  • DVD player
  • VCR player

Instruction cards are inside the media equipment cart. Contact Desktop Help Support at 294-1564 for additional help or troubleshooting.
Keys are located in Room 150 in the supply cabinet and another is in IT in the cabinet next to the door. The classroom is kept locked unless in use with appropriate personnel present. The Instruction Department in Room 140 maintains another set of keys. It is the responsibility of the staff that uses Classroom 31 to properly lock all doors upon completion of use.

Classroom 134 (134 Library)

Library Classroom 134 is generally used for course-related instruction, Library 160 hands-on review sessions, instructional workshops and training that feature computer use by attendees, and other library-related educational sessions. Classroom 134 functions as an open computer lab when not in use for instruction.  To schedule use of this room, follow the Outlook instructions listed above for Room 32.

Seating capacity: 48
Equipment available:

  • 48 student computers
  • Instructor’s Computer
  • Wireless keyboard for Instructor computer (check out from Room 150)
  • Wireless mouse for Instructor computer (check out from Room 150)
  • 24 instructor monitors (interspersed between student computers)
  • VCR player
  • DVD player Equipment instructions:

It is the responsibility of the library staff using Classroom 134 to check out both the wireless keyboard and mouse from Room 150 prior to room use, and return them upon completion. Both the wireless keyboard and mouse must be properly docked onto the charging tray in Room 150 when not in use to ensure full power is available for the next user.
Contact Desktop Help Support at 294-1564 for additional help or troubleshooting.
It is not necessary to obtain keys as Classroom 134 is kept open during library open hours. Library proctors lock the classroom one half hour before the library closes each day and unlock the classroom each morning as part of their normal responsibilities.

Classroom 0198 (198 Library)

The classroom is used as a university classroom from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M-F.  After 3:00 p.m. it is used for student study space.  It may be reserved for library –sponsored large group meetings, instructional sessions, educational presentations, and workshops after 3:00 p.m. or during the 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. hours when courses are not scheduled. Please contact the Head of Research and Instruction, 294-0904, to schedule this room.

Seating capacity: 104 seats
Equipment available:

  • 13 Stationary Eight-Person Round tables, with built-in electrical outlets.
  • One large screen and projector for the front of the room
  • Six large screen LCD panels positioned around the room on the outer wall.
  • Instructor station with access to DVD/Blueray Play, digital projector, audio controls, microphone, and an Enzo wireless video connection.
  • Out lighting in the room can be controlled from the instructor station using powered blinds.

Contact Desktop Help Support at 294-1564 for additional help or troubleshooting.

Classroom 405 (405 Library)

This classroom is primarily used by Special Collections and Preservation staff for classes and workshops, and by other Library faculty and staff when the need for specific technology is required. The room can be reserved for other Library business and small meetings, but may get bumped as necessary. For reservations, make an email request to the Library Dean’s Office, 302 Library (4- 1442). The key may be obtained from the Library Dean’s Office. If room use is scheduled for use outside of 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., staff must arrange to pick up the key during those hours. It is the responsibility of the user to shut down all equipment and to secure the room upon completion. Food is not permitted in this classroom due to the proximity of Special Collections and the use of rare materials in the room.

Seating capacity: 20-25 with tables; 35 with theater seating
Equipment available:

  • Instructor’s Computer
  • Wireless keyboard, mouse, and remote control laser pointer
  • Microphones (2): room microphone and portable
  • Recording equipment (audio and visual) and A/V control switch
  • Panopto software
  • Web Cameras (2)
  • Speakers
  • ELMO (print material overhead projector)
  • Mounted monitor (2) and presenter monitor
  • DVD/ Blu-ray player
  • Port for laptop connection to presenter station
  • Digital conference phone
  • Adjustable, portable podium

Conference Rooms (153 Library, 197 Library, 304 Library, Staff Lounge Conference Room)

Use of these conference rooms should be limited to Library business. Reservations for Room 153 can be made through Outlook. Reservations for Room 304 and the Staff Lounge Conference Room must be made with an email request to the Library Dean’s Office, Room 302 (4-1442). The rooms are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is not necessary to obtain keys, except Rm 197, as the rooms are unlocked during working hours. You can check out the key for Room 197 from the Dean’s Office.

Staff Lounge

Library staff (student assistants, merit staff, professional & scientific staff and librarians) may use the Staff Lounge (381 Parks), for breaks, meals during and after scheduled work periods.   The lounge is locked weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Staff must obtain the key to use the lounge during these times. Proctors patrolling the area may ask staff members to identify themselves and show a lounge key.