Library Classroom Guidelines

Locations & Description

The Library classroom at the Leesburg campus houses an instructor workstation, video projector and 23 student computers. Each unit provides access to the Internet as well as a battery of instructional computer software. The student computers require a special login for Library instruction sessions.

The South Lake campus houses two library instruction classrooms which accomodate 15 and 20 computers with an instructor workstation in each. These classrooms can be combined to accomodate 35 students.

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Purpose

The Lake-Sumter Community College library classrooms are designed as instructional facilities for the teaching and training of students, faculty, and staff in the use of library resources and for information literacy instruction. These resources include the electronic catalog, online subscription databases, and specialized software.

The primary purpose of the classroom is to serve as the instructional facility for the library's ongoing instructional services program, which includes instructional sessions conducted by librarians at the request of teaching faculty and workshops offered by librarians for faculty and staff. The classroom is also available for limited use by LSCC faculty and staff members as well as other college personnel engaged in teaching, training, or instruction.

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Policy on Use

Sessions in the electronic classroom are scheduled according to the following priorities:

  • Library instruction for students (described in purpose statement above)
  • Library-sponsored professional development workshops for faculty and staff of Lake-Sumter Community College or our library partners
  • Other class sessions (one-to-three time use) requested by faculty for their own instructional purposes
  • Campus committee and organization meetings requiring otherwise unavailable computer projection/network connectivity
  • Other uses on an as-available basis only

Semester-long classes will not be scheduled in the classroom.

Non-Credit classes will not be scheduled.

Students may not reserve the room for instructional purposes or serve as instructors in the classroom unless a faculty/staff sponsor is present.

Requests by groups other than those affiliated with LSCC will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Library Services or the Reference/Instructional Librarian for the campus requested.

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Scheduling

Contact Nora Rackley to schedule the Leesburg campus classroom and the South Lake librarian to schedule the South Lake classroom. Scheduling is handled on a first-come, first served basis according to the priorities listed above. Substantial advance notice is essential for effective scheduling during peak library instruction months (September, October, November, January, February, March).