One of the most popular learning and meeting spaces in the new CEU Library are the small group rooms we call Co-Labs. In the Poster I will discuss the uses, policies, and technology available including an online booking system, digital signage, and group collaboration tools.
The 8 Co-Labs with seating for 4-8 people are open to the entire CEU community – students, faculty and staff. They are designed as multi-purpose, interactive spaces to enhance learning experiences by facilitating meetings, student group work, and even mini-classes led by faculty members, as well as one-to-one consultations between librarians and students. Standard technology is installed in each including 48” LCD screens with wireless content sharing via Apple Airplay, USB ClickShare, or wired access and table top connectors for HDMI or VGA. Webcam and online conference capability (Skype, Skype for Business, WebEx, BlueJeans) are also available for remote collaboration. The booking system is powered by SpringShare LibCal and there are small (22`) displays in front of each Co-Lab showing if they are booked. The displays are BrightSign technology that communicates with the SpringShare API. We moved into the new library building in October 2016. In the Poster I would like to share my experience, talk about the challenges, exchange ideas, and gather advise from AMICAL folks.