Welcome to the UO Steelcase LearnLab in the Knight Library Proctor Rooms.
The UO Libraries thanks Peter P. Proctor, III and George S. Proctor for their generous support of the UO Libraries Proctor Rooms. Special thanks also to Steelcase, Inc. for their support of this UO Steelcase LearnLab.
This classroom is used exclusively for instruction Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm.
First time users of this room are encouraged to schedule a training session. There is a wide array of technology and space features available in these classrooms, and you are encouraged to work with the Library to make the best use of the room.
No food is allowed in the classroom, but beverages in rigid, spill-proof travel mugs or pull-top bottles are acceptable.
The UO Libraries uses this room to support Library instruction, including courses where the curricula depend on proximity to Library materials and resources. Besides Library faculty and staff, CRN courses taught by members of the Provost's Teaching Academy receive priority scheduling. Priority will then be given to CRN courses whose curricula have been adapted to be taught in a LearnLab. Third priority is given to courses using active/collaborative/cooperative learning techniques in conjunction with the use of media and computing technology. Requests may be submitted via this form.
We do reserve time slots and classroom hours to support the Libraries core instructional mission, which necessarily is scheduled during the active term. For this reason, library classrooms cannot be scheduled in advance at 100% utilization.
Laptops are run from battery power when in use, and must be recharged after each class session. To accommodate this, we will not schedule groups using the laptops back to back. Instructors are encouraged to practice power management by having students close the laptop lids when not in use; this puts the laptops into sleep mode, and prolongs the life of the battery. Laptops can be awakened by hitting the power button once.
The Libraries install a standard suite of software on these laptops, intended to serve the needs of most groups using the classrooms, prior to the start of each academic term. Requests to install software not on this list must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the academic term, and the installation files, with verification of licensing, must be delivered to Library Technology Services, Knight Library, no later than two (2) weeks prior to the start of the term (i.e., before the first day of finals week of the current term).
The Libraries do not have a budget for purchasing software; obtaining software licenses for these classrooms for any software not on the standard list, unless it is freeware, is the responsibility of the requesting department.