Library purchases equipment to enrich educational experiences

William Woods University recently purchased equipment to
enrich the educational experience of its
students. The equipment is available for
loan to
students, faculty and staff.
 
The library bought four iPads with optional accessories, four
notebook computers and one Kindle to add to their collection
of still and video cameras, laptop computers
and projectors.
 
“The equipment, as well as the other resources that the library
has available for loan, are
intended to help students accomplish their
educational goals,” said Erlene Dudley, library director. 
 
“That’s the
library’s mission and the library staff is dedicated to doing what we can to
enhance the educational experiences of William Woods University students.”
 
The loan period for
most of the equipment is 24 hours. The Kindle and iPads can be borrowed for
seven days.
 
Students have already begun borrowing the items. According to
Dudley, the iPads and Kindle are the most popular items.
 
This summer, the
library staff will review its inventory to
decide whether to buy new items.
 
“We try to replace old equipment on a staggered basis so that we spend
about the same amount each year,” said
Dudley. 
                                                          
“However, when something new hits the market, we look at how
students might benefit from
it.  You never know what will appear on
the scene, and students are welcome to make suggestions about equipment purchases.”
 
To borrow one of the items, visit the library circulation
desk. Students must present WWU ID cards to borrow items.
 
For more information, contact the circulation desk at
573-592-4289 or Dudley at erlene.dudley@williamwoods.edu or 573-592-4291.