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Group Study Rooms: Faculty & AVR Room

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Faculty Research Room: Policies and Booking Tool

A room to the right of the new book display on LRC-4 is designated as the Faculty & AVR Room and dedicated to use by current or retired ORU faculty, and students using certain VR programs, such as opens new window3D Organon VR and opens new windowTiltBrush. The Faculty & AVR Room is available during posted library hours including evenings and weekends.

  • Faculty may use the room for individual research or collaboration with colleagues or students.
  • Student use of the room is restricted to interactive educational virtual reality (VR). This is not a student study room.

No food or drinks, including covered drinks, are allowed in the room. For room details see theopens new window Faculty & AVR Room guide.

Walk-up Use
Faculty and students may use the room on the spur of the moment provided they check first at the One-Stop Library Services Desk to make sure the room is free and to inform the library staff as to how long they plan to use the room. Library staff will then book the room for the faculty member or student so that the room appears as booked on the booking calendar.

Reserving the Room
The room may also be reserved. Reservations can be made using the booking tool below. An email confirmation will be sent upon approval of the booking. Faculty reservations take precedence over student use.

No materials should be left unattended in the room.

Faculty may occasionally want to reserve the room for an hour or two where they can be easily accessible to their students for the purpose of advising them regarding the selection or use of library materials; however, the room is not intended for regular use as an office or classroom.

In collaboration with the Academy for Exceptional Teaching & Innovation, the Library has installed a computer in the room on which Zoom and Kaltura--video recording and editing software--have been loaded so that faculty may use the room to record lectures for online classes.To further facilitate the recording process, the Library has placed a webcam and headset on reserve at the One-Stop Library Services Desk for use by faculty members. Adobe Creative Suite, 3D software programs and virtual reality (VR) are also available for faculty use. For VR, faculty may check out the VR controllers at the One-Stop desk.

A faculty member may reserve the room for up to 40 hours or five days per semester or summer. The hours per faculty member may be increased upon request should the level of usage permit.

To gain access to the Faculty & AVR Room after receiving email verification of the booking, faculty may check out the key from the One-Stop Library Services Desk, where they should return it when their scheduled time has ended. If the faculty member has reserved the room for an entire day, then the key will be due at the One-Stop Library Services Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to the closing of the Library. Faculty members are asked to lock the room whenever they leave the Library and before returning the key.

The group study rooms in the Library Information Commons are also available for faculty use, but the Library encourages faculty to use the research room when it is available so that, as much as possible, the group study rooms will be free for student use.

Students may use the room for virtual reality (VR) educational programs, such as opens new window3D Organon, an immersive, interactive fully-featured anatomy atlas.

Students may reserve the room for up to two (2) hours. When using VR, it is recommended users take a break after 30 minutes in VR.

When the room is being reserved, to gain access to the Faculty & AVR Room after receiving email verification of the booking, students will need to check out the key and VR controllers from the One-Stop Library Services Desk, where they should return them when their scheduled time has ended.

The student's ID will be held at the One-Stop desk until the key and VR controllers are returned.

 
Faculty & AVR Room Booking