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Library Instruction:
Library Instruction Policy

Policies for Library Classrooms: UM Faculty and Staff

As of August 2012; policies subject to change
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Reserving the Classrooms

The primary purpose of the library classrooms is to provide a space for students to learn about the research process through librarian-taught instruction sessions. The secondary purpose is to provide faculty and student with space for the following tasks: Instructors of record outside the library may reserve either classroom. Library instruction session takes precedent when scheduling. Requests must be made one week in advance. The classrooms may only be used by official university-sponsored groups with a currently UM employee present. Immediately examine the room upon arrival for any damage to the facilities or equipment; your department will be responsible for any repairs or missing equipment.


Classroom 106 D
Maximum capacity 40 people

This classroom, adjacent to 106-E on the library’s 1st floor, seats 40 students. There are movable tables and chairs and 3 large wall monitor screens linked to the instructor podium. This is an excellent room to use for students to make class presentations. Bring your faculty/staff ID and a printout of your email confirmation to the main circulation desk on the first floor to check out the room key.

View 106 D Calendar / Submit Reservation Request [will be linked when available]


Classroom 106 E
Maximum fire code capacity 40 people

This classroom is a 24-seat desktop lab with 24 computers, located on the library's first floor. There are two large wall monitor screens linked to the instructor podium. Information on printing and programs available on public computers may be found in more detail on the web page "Computing in the Library." The library will not install any additional software; outside software is automatically deleted within 24 hours. Bring your faculty/staff ID and a printout of your email confirmation to the main circulation desk on the first floor to check out the room key.

View 106 D Calendar / Submit Reservation Request [will be linked when available]

Questions: liblab@olemiss.edu.


Other Library Instruction Spaces

Requests for instruction and tours of the Department of Archives and Special Collections should be directed to Jennifer Ford, Head of Archives and Special Collections, 915- 7639, jwford@olemiss.edu

Requests for instruction and tours of the Science Library should be directed to Buffy Choinski, Head of the Science Library, 915-7910, ulemc@olemiss.edu


Non-University Requests for Library Instruction Policy

High Schools
Only assignment related classes will be scheduled; no general tours. The teacher/parent to student ratio should be 1 to 10.

Middle Schools and Elementary Schools
Using the Public Library is recommended, as it is age appropriate for elementary and middle school students. No tours of the main library are offered for elementary or middle schools due to safety reasons. Exceptions for 8th grade classes with research assignment should be directed to Alex Watson, Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor at 915-5866 or apwatson@olemiss.edu


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