University Libraries Instruction Room Redesign
The University Libraries collectively represent the largest classroom on campus, and while we make a significant number of resources available to students and faculty 24/7 online, our physical spaces have never been busier. This is an exciting time for us, as we have several renovation projects underway in Gorgas Library, with more to come. Beautifying and updating our facilities is essential for creating inviting learning and research environments for students and faculty alike.
Every year our librarians lead classes designed to promote information literacy and awareness of the millions of resources that we provide in support of student success. Last year alone we taught over 1000 classes, reaching approximately 22,000 students! With that in mind, for Bama Blitz 2020 we want to fund innovative updates for 2 of our busiest instruction rooms in Gorgas Library.
With your help, we plan to install wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling whiteboards in our library instruction rooms, purchase mobile podium/teaching stations with relatively small footprints, and purchase flat screen monitors to be installed at the midway point of each wall. Updating our instruction spaces will enable student-centered teaching techniques, increase student-engagement, and further promote scholarly research practices among our student body.
University Libraries goal for BamaBlitz is to raise $40,000. The University of Alabama Libraries Leadership Board will match every dollar you contribute up to $20,000, so do not miss this opportunity to support innovation in the ways we support student success! We are, after all, the largest classroom on campus. Roll Tide Roll!