Monday, April 24, 2006

LSTA Grant Awarded to Ball State University Libraries

Indiana State Library’s Interim Director, Roberta Brooker, recently notified Dean Arthur W. Hafner that the LSTA grant application submitted by he and co-PI Suzanne Rice had been funded. The $2,000 grant is for the purchase of a SmartBoard.

The SmartBoard will increase the effectiveness of Bracken’s group study and meeting rooms for enhanced learning opportunities.

Examples of participating populations using the group study rooms include students working collaboratively on team projects and presentations, small-scale tutoring including special needs students, graduates in seminars, student organization meetings, and selected high school students. Rooms vary in size, accommodating between 4 and 18 persons.

Bracken group study rooms are multi-functional facilities, available by reservation to students and faculty and on a drop-in basis to all library users whenever Bracken is open. These rooms are heavily used, being reserved an average of 38 times a day. They are also used spontaneously by students at other times.

For information, contact Dr. Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of University Libraries, or (765) 285-5277.

This article was published in The Library Insider April 2006, pg. 2.


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