We now have 3 different kinds of adapters/dongles at the circulation desk for MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones to plug your device into the HDMI cables at the large monitors in the Reilly Learning Commons. The adapters are Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, 30 pin to HDMI, and Lightning to HDMI. If your device requires a different adapter, please let us know and we will look at getting other options.
The Reilly Learning Commons will be hosting brand new technology sessions demonstrating the new software available on the high-end PCs and Macs. The sessions will be taught by student technology consultants that work in the Learning Commons Tech Support office. … Continue reading
The library will be hosting a Game Night in the new Reilly Learning Commons on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 8PM to 11PM. All students are welcome to join us in the fun. We will be playing Mario Kart, Smash … Continue reading
Join us for the official grand opening! We will be holding the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the Reilly Learning Commons in the Weinberg Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 17 at 10am. The Reilly Learning Commons features state of … Continue reading
The Reilly Learning Commons is now open 24 hours!! HURRAH!! As you enter the space you’ll notice lounge seating and a large digital sign to share news and updates about the Learning Commons.
The first two rooms as you enter the space are for the Writing Center. They’ll be providing tutoring here with both appointments and drop-in hours. To see their full hours for the space visit the new webpage. When tutoring is not scheduled, the rooms will be available for students to reserve.
There are 5 additional group study rooms around the perimeter. They also have large monitors with HDMI wires for students to view their laptops as a group. The group study rooms are reservable by visiting the website. We are encouraging students to always reserve a room so another group does not show up and ask them to leave. In each of the rooms, the blue walls are writeable! Some have chalk and some have dry-erase markers.
There are four booth seating, or collaboration areas with large monitors and HDMI chords. You just have to plug the chord into the HDMI outlet on your laptop, this turns the TV on automatically. Once the TV is on, just push the play button on the wire and it will send the screen to the large monitor. You’ll be able to work on group projects more easily! Four students can have their devices plugged in at a time and switch between them by pushing the play button on each chord. These seating areas also have two stools and a high counter for additional students to work together.
In addition to the group study rooms and the collaborative booth areas, we’ve also added 6 new high end PCs and 6 new iMacs! They each have dual monitors and have brand new software including adobe creative suite, imovie, final cut pro, and more. We’ve ordered additional chairs so students will be able to work in pairs at these stations. We also have our 19 old lab PCs, and several open stations for students to bring their own device.
Along the back wall you’ll find the Tech Support office that will be staffed by student workers throughout the semester to help with technology in the space. The middle room along the back wall is for Lecture Capture. Students will be able to reserve this room and it will be used to practice presentations and record them online using Panopto, the same software used in classrooms for lecture capture.
The funding for the Reilly Learning Commons was done entirely through fundraising by the Library Dean, Charles Kratz and the University’s Development Office. The planning was done by a team of librarians, teaching faculty, members of IT Services, CTLE, campus facilities, and a design from architects Hemmler and Camayd.
Save the Date! We will be holding the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the Reilly Learning Commons on Wednesday, September 17 at 10am. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.
Immediately following the Grand Opening will be a vendor fair from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm on both the 17th and 18th. We have invited some of our major information providers, including: ProQuest, Springer, Elsevier, EBSCO, ebrary, etc. to our campus to show interested students, faculty, and staff how these products can meet their research needs as well as answer any questions they may might have about using these resources for their research.
As construction continues on the Reilly Learning Commons, a plaque honoring two additional donors from the Reilly family has been installed. In addition to the generous donation from Joseph Reilly, two of his sisters, Evelyn and Katherine, have also contributed … Continue reading
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13th and 14th, the CTLE‘s Writing Center set up camp in the Weinberg Memorial Library to offer assistance to students with their final papers. This collaboration between the Writing Center and the Library was called “Write & … Continue reading
You may have seen the article in the April 28th issue of Aquinas about the changes coming to the Reilly Learning Commons. In addition to collaborative spaces, high-end computers and larger study surfaces, there will be additional group study rooms, … Continue reading