Use of the Poynter Library Instruction Classroom is intended to support USF’s library instruction, research and service goals, promote user education and emphasize information literacy.
The Library Instruction Classroom is designed for both demonstration of and the practical hands-on learning with various library electronic information systems. Access is available to USF online library catalogs, the Internet, and various software applications. The Computing Hardware & Software Resources Guide contains a complete listing of all the software & hardware currently available in the room. Secured using a combination of mandatory profiles and system policies, student access to machines is provided according to the needs of the instructor. Software installations cannot be initiated by instructors or users, but will be performed by in-house technicians only. Twenty four Dell GX 9010 computers with 22 inch wide screen flat panel screens are available for use as student machines. One instructor machine with a 17 inch flat panel augments the instructor desk, all computers employ Windows 10, are fully networked and have unrestricted internet access. The lab is further equipped with a dry erase board on one wall adjacent to the front of the room and a 90" TV monitor with smaller monitors near each bank of computers. The projection system as well as all student machines are set to HDMI standard resolution.
Requestors may use the online form Library Instruction Classroom Reservation Request Form (POY 218) to request use of this space. The Library reserves the right to deny a request, more details on use are below.
Requests to reserve the classroom must be made with the Head of Library Research and Instruction or the Head of Library Systems & Digital Technology. First priority in scheduling goes to library-related instruction; however, USF sponsored or attended training sessions, or non-recurring instruction sessions may be scheduled when the room is not in use by Library staff. Full listings of hardware and software can be found on the Hardware & Software Resources pages at http://lib.stpetersburg.usf.edu/resources/computing-hardware-software.
Non-USF sponsored use may incur a fee based on the status of the group and any systems needs. USF sponsored groups are considered those that are both HOSTED AND ATTENDED by parties employed or funded directly by the University of South Florida. A Non-USF Sponsored group is any party not employed or funded directly by the University of South Florida. In accordance with USF and SUS policies and procedures, such groups will be charged for lab use whether hosting a session or receiving instruction, according to their profit or non-profit status. Any non-USF sponsored groups, as described above, must contact the Head of Systems & Digital Technology to verify any software or hardware requirements beyond those outlined in the Software Inventory and Hardware Specifications, and also the Head of Library Research and Instruction for availability. Hardware or software installations may be performed based on the capacity of the machines, availability of staff, and the scope and time frame of the project. Special software requests may incur fees in order to recover costs.