Gramley Library Unveils Collaboratories
The Gramley Library at Salem College has announced the opening of its first “collaboratories” for faculty, staff and students.
Salem’s collaboratories are group study areas within the library that are designated for academic projects and are equipped with a large flat-screen monitor, a desktop computer with wireless internet connectivity and two connectors for additional wireless laptop computers.
While students have always used library facilities to collaborate, the new accommodations allow them to do this in private areas where sound files are not an issue and where connections to the large screen help everyone see and advance their work more easily. According to Dr. Rose Simon, director of libraries at Salem, “Our students are very excited about using the collaboratories, which will enhance the established process of working together.”
Funding for the project came in part from the technology fee that students pay annually at Salem. This newest addition to the Gramley Library is another step in an ongoing revitalization of that facility, making it more inviting and efficient for users. For example, in recent months a new computer lab was installed and group study areas were set aside for students and faculty.