Library Instruction Room Policy
PURPOSE: The Library Instruction Room (LIR)
will serve a dual function. In addition to serving as
a classroom for the teaching of information literacy skills, it will also serve as a
computer lab for APSU students, faculty and staff.
Only students, faculty and staff registered at APSU
sites will be permitted to use the LIR.
using the LIR should work quietly so as not to disturb others.
Persons who are making noise will be asked to leave.
2. Hours of Operation
The LIR will be open during the Library's
normal hours of operation.
Information Literacy Instruction sessions
will be scheduled based on the availability of both the LIR and a
librarian to conduct the instruction. The schedule announcing when the
room will be closed will be posted outside the room, each Friday for
the following week.
Instruction sessions may be scheduled during any of the
Library's normal operating
hours. The number of sessions and the times will vary from
week to week. When a session is in progress, only the students
enrolled in the class and the instructor may be in the LIR. The LIR
attendant will clear the room 15 minutes before a scheduled session.
When classes are not scheduled, this room will function
as a computer lab. Personal use of the computers is on a first come,
first served basis. The exception is when persons with disabilities
request use of an LIR computer, identifying themselves as disabled
and requesting immediate access. They are to be given immediate access
to computer #1 or #2 or #11, which are designated for such use. If the
room is full and a user is forced to vacate one of the computers
designated for disabled use, that user shall be assigned to the first
computer to become available.
No university classes may be scheduled by the
Registrar to meet in the LIR. Occasional workshops and area school
classes may be scheduled.
4. LIR Attendants
The LIR will be staffed by student assistants. They will provide limited technical
support and assistance.
5. Software and Files
5.1 Only software owned or licensed by Austin Peay State
University will reside in the microcomputers maintained in the LIR.
Unauthorized files and applications shall be removed on a regular
basis. Faculty who desire additional
software to be loaded on the PCs should contact the Systems
will consider the requests on a case-by-case basis.
Other Software and Files
Authorized users are free to use personal copies of legally
licensed software on the library PCs.
Users, however, may not permanently store their programs and
files on library PCs.
must save their work to their own storage devices.
The making and/or the use of unauthorized copies of software,
copies that are not legally licensed, on library PCs is strictly
6. Maintenance and Support
The LIR is primarily a self-service facility. Users
are expected to know how to operate the equipment and how to use the
software. Documentation and manuals are available to users. The LIR
Attendants will provide very limited assistance.
The hardware, with the exception of routine printer maintenance,
will be maintained by the Systems Librarian
. Routine printer maintenance will be performed by the student
assistants and designated library staff.
Revised May 23, 2006