Computer Lab - Room 232
Contact: Dr. Monty L. McAdoo, Instruction and Electronic Resources Librarian (Room 231), 814-732-1070
The library's computer lab is used by the library faculty to provide instruction. When not in use for instruction, the lab provides students with an area to work on assignments. The lab provides full Internet access as well as access to a variety of productivity software applications including Office07, Dreamweaver, PhotoShop CS, and SPSS. A limited amount of additional software (e.g. SoundForge) and hardware (e.g. scanners) is available in our multimedia lab (Room 234) for working with audio-visual materials and Web pages.
Click on one of the following to learn more about available hardware, software, and equipment.
Who can use the lab?
Because network access and printing services are dependent on logging-in and because logging-in requires having a valid EUP ID card, anyone wishing to use the resources of the lab must be a current EUP student, faculty, or staff member.
When is the lab open?
The lab is closed for general use during classes. An updated class schedule is typically posted Friday afternoon outside the lab entrance. Otherwise, the general schedule for Spring and Fall terms is summarized in the table below. Availability near the start/end of breaks and holidays varies. During the Summer, the lab is closed.
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
What type(s) of assistance is available to me?
The lab is staffed by student workers, each with various levels of experience and/or expertise with the different technologies that are available. For additional technical assistance, various handbooks/manuals are available in the Reference and circulating collections. Individualized instruction is also available by appointment only. Please call (732-1070) or email Dr. Monty L. McAdoo for details. For research assistance and/or help locating and using information resources, you should contact one of the librarians at the Information Desk on the 1st floor.
What about assistance for a class or group?
Faculty wishing to schedule the lab for instruction by a member of the library faculty should complete a Request for Instruction Form at least one week in advance. For groups and/or for more information about the types of instruction the library faculty provides, please visit our User Education page or contact Dr. McAdoo as noted above.
How do I schedule the lab for an instruction session?
You can schedule individualized and/or group instruction by contacting Dr. Monty L. McAdoo in Room #231 at 814-732-1070. You can also submit a Request for Instruction Form. Requests will be processed and scheduled in the order that completed requests are received. Requests must be received at least one week in advance of a scheduled session.
Can the lab be reserved by non-librarians?
No. A member of the library faculty must be teaching or co-teaching the class in order to reserve the lab.
Do I have to attend with my class?
Yes. Except in extenuating circumstances, you are expected to attend the instruction session(s) with your class(es). This helps you to insure we've covered everything you wanted covered and helps us to better understand the nature of your assignment so that we can better assist your students.
Can the lab be reserved for non-research purposes?
No. Because of the sheer volume or requests that we receive from faculty and the volume of usage by students, we can no longer accept reservations for use of the lab for non-library/research related activities. A librarian must be present with any group wishing to use the lab.
How often can the lab be scheduled?
To insure everyone has an opportunity to use the lab, it cannot be reserved more than three times per semester for any one section of a class. Similarly, no reservations will be accepted during the last two weeks of a semester nor can the lab be reserved for an entire semester unless the entire class is taught or co-taught be a member of the library faculty.