New Library Study Rooms Feature Brainstorming Tables

Within the confines of the lower
level of Dulany Library are three new study rooms for William Woods University
students to utilize. The study rooms were especially popular as students
completed projects or studied for finals in early December.

Printed volumes that were once in
the law collection of the library can now be found digitally, which means there
was space available. Three rooms were transformed into study rooms, two of
which are equipped with state-of-the-art “brainstorming tables.”  The third room houses a table-top-style smart
board called a “sympodium.”
 
Erlene Dudley, library director,
described “brainstorming tables” as tables with “a round white board in the
middle that rotates so they can be written on and spun so students can share
ideas.”
 
Dudley said she thinks the new
study rooms will be well-liked because study space in the library is always at
a premium.
 
“There were students in these rooms
as soon the tables were moved in.”
 
The study rooms are on a first-come
first-served basis. Students may check out dry-erase markers at the circulation
desk.
 
“The
newest addition to the library has been a great place for studying and a
convenient place to work on group projects for class,” said Phoebe Brown, a
junior communication major from Alameda, Calif.
 
“Being
able to sit in a private room with the ability to brainstorm on a table top has
helped me accomplish what needs to be done in a time-effective manner.  If
other students haven’t had time to venture downstairs in the library, they
should because it’s totally worth it!”
                                                                         
CUTLINE: clockwise, Rolfe K.
White, Kimberly Wall, Phoebe Brown and Katie Gannon utilize one of the new
tables in WWU’s library to study for finals. When brainstorming for joint
projects, the students can write on the round board in the middle with
dry-erase markers and spin it to share ideas.