Policy for the use of Armacost Library’s Critical Information Literacy Lab (CILLab) The CILL classroom is a dedicated teaching space for the Library’s instructional program. Your subject liaison librarians are available to discuss options for instruction, design assignments, and assist in choosing appropriate resources relevant to your course.
Priority Use The CILLab is to be used exclusively for instruction with the following priorities: a. Library and information literacy instruction sessions taught by a librarian. b. Library workshops for students, faculty, and staff taught by a librarian. c. Professional development workshops for Library faculty and staff. d. Library workshops for visiting school and community groups. e. Professional meetings sponsored by the Library. f. Library-wide meetings (i.e. All Staff Meetings). g. Occasional classes/workshops taught by University of Redlands non-library faculty.
Classroom Policies a.The classroom is not available for semester-long scheduling of meetings or courses. Semester-long scheduling would limit availability for course-specific library instruction. b. Library instruction requests cannot be predicted as they are dependent on professors’ instructional needs throughout the semester. Therefore non-library sponsored events will not normally be scheduled in the classroom. c. Requests for exceptional uses should be made to the Director of the Library or through the Coordinator of Library Instruction. d. The classroom will not be scheduled for any time the Library is not open. e. Exceptional events will not be scheduled more than 7 days in advance during peak-use periods. Non-priority use of the classroom will generally be scheduled during breaks and May Term.
Scheduling a. Library instruction takes priority over any other uses; therefore scheduled non-library instruction uses may be displaced for instructional purposes. b. The classroom must be reserved for use. Librarians can reserve the classroom via the Google calendar, “Critical Information Literacy Lab.” c. If a scheduling conflict arises, the librarians responsible for the classes should negotiate alternative dates/times. Otherwise, priority is given to the earliest scheduled class. d. Those individuals, other than librarians, who wish to schedule an event in the classroom should contact the Coordinator of Library Instruction, Shana Higgins, 748-8097. e. Faculty who wish to lead their own sessions in the use of information resources may do so after consulting with their subject liaison librarian or, if that person is unavailable, with the Coordinator of Library Instruction (Shana Higgins, 748-8097). You may wish a librarian to be present at these sessions in order to provide expertise in the use of the information sources and to assist with the equipment.
Other Considerations a. Library materials taken to the classroom should be removed immediately after each session has ended. Materials should be re-shelved or made available on a book truck in the reference area for student use after the session. b. Those authorized to use the classroom will be responsible for the space and the use of the equipment. Users agree to make no modifications to the equipment configuration unless authorized, and to ensure that the classroom is as functional upon completion of the event as it was when they gained access to it. Violation of this policy may result in the loss of lab use privileges. c. The CILL classroom is locked except when in use. All Library personnel have access to the CILL classroom. The classroom may be opened before the scheduled time for preparation purposes. For use by non-Library personnel, access to room must be arranged prior to event and event sponsors must be present once lab is opened. d. Event sponsors are responsible for any damages to furniture or equipment during the event. e. The library's food/beverage policy applies to the instruction labs.