What are the WSU Library's policies for… food and drink, cell phones, room reservations, use of space requests etc
Listed below is information on library policy from our website. Included after this information is a link to the specific original information on the website.
We seek a balance between protecting our
collections and equipment and acknowledging the increase in the popularity of using the Library building. The Library's food/drink
policy allows both. However we ask that you please remember and respect the students using the library. Also to better maintain the Library
space please notify a Library staff member if you have spilled something, so that we can take action in cleaning this area to minimize
damage to the facility and materials. Thank you.
Food & Drink
All of us aim to keep our building clean and our collections preserved for many years to come. Please notify a library staff member if you have spilled something. Library staff will clean it up right away to minimize damage to the library space and collections.
Just as you would when eating outdoors, we ask that you leave no trace.
The Krueger Library has adapted the following Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics to its food and drink policy.
We thank Folke Bernadotte Library at Gustavus Adolphus College for their permission to adapt their food and drink policies for our library.
GoalsFollowing the guidelines above will help us achieve our goals:
General Library Study Areas
Group Study Rooms
Reservations in violation of the above polices will be automatically deleted. If you have questions, visit the Front Desk for assistance.
The Dean of the Library makes final decisions regarding the prior scheduling of all library space usage. See the librarian on duty if you have questions.
Faculty & Staff Use During Summer
Contact your Dean or supervising administrator. Exhaust all possible space options outside the library. The first priority for study rooms is for WSU students. Then have your Dean contact the Library's Administrative Assistant. The Dean of the Library and the Library department will assess the need for usage of study room or library space. Preference will be given to displaced full-time staff and faculty that are teaching summer courses.
Library Classroom (LIB 102)
The classroom is central to the library’s mission in providing library instruction. Priority is given to library instruction of WSU students by library faculty. A class or group not taught by library faculty may use room 102 for a maximum of three (3) class periods during a semester, pending availability.
Library Conference Room (LIB 109)
Room 102 is also available on a limited basis Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 10:00pm for use by non-library groups. Reservations for functions other than library instruction of WSU students may be made up to seven days prior to the date. Special events and meetings may be scheduled earlier with Library Administration approval.
As demand warrants and scheduling permits, the room can be opened up during peak usage times for student study space.
The scheduling of the Library Conference room for non-library WSU uses will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Use the WSU Virtual EMS system to request a reservation.
Room 109 can be available Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5pm for use by non-library WSU entities for up to three (3) hours per day. Senior seminar type classes (small classes under 15) with a Library/research component are allowed and may be scheduled with Dean of the Library’s approval.As demand warrants and scheduling permits, the room can be opened up during the evening for student study space.
______________________________________________________________________________________________Library Facility Policies and Procedures
The Krueger Library building is a unique facility. Unlike other campus buildings it includes materials and equipment that are accessible to all individuals that are in the physical building. For this reason it is important that certain security standards must be in place when the library building is used for events, meetings, and other activities with people outside official WSU staff outside official library hours.
The library has the following items located in unsecured public areas: computers, books, DVDs, Videotapes, CDs, microfilm equipment, microforms, printers, other technology equipment (DVD burners, zip drives, headphones etc.), original art (oil paintings, and sculpture).
If the building needs to be open at times other than the official building hours the following needs to occur:
For usage of a library study room during the summer:
Events During Library HoursOn a case-by-case basis, library space may be used for events, with the library department’s recommendation, which are appropriate to the library’s mission (for example: History Day, Constitution Day).
After considering the planned use and assessing the impact to core library services, library study space usage and library hours, the Library department makes a recommendation to the Dean of the Library.
Once the Dean of the Library approves the event, the event coordination will be through a designated library contact person. The contact works with the requesting group to:
Events After Library HoursRequests should be submitted to the Dean of the Library. This request should include date, time, location and the purpose for the use of Library space, specifying why is the library is an appropriate space for the event. The Dean of the Library may choose to designate a library staff member as the coordinator or library contact for an approved event.
Note: The group that is requesting library space usage is responsible for coordinating all of the event’s needs. The library contact should work with the requesting group to:
Events with Food or BeveragesGroups planning to serve food or drinks at events in the library must get approval by the Dean of the Library. he Dean of the Library will notify and coordinate with custodial staff to schedule for additional cleaning of the facilities. The requestor will pay for the cost of any additional staff.
If possible, it is best that food and beverages be limited to a specific area. Food and beverages are not allowed around computer equipment or microfilm areas. Please keep food and beverages at a distance from the library books and periodicals.
Other Library Spaces: Designated for Library Staff Usage
1st priority – usage for library related purposes
No librarians or library staff other than the
University Librarian should give permission to use space for non-library purposes. The University Librarian would have the ability to authorize
use of those areas.
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