OSU-OKC Library adds new tech options
OSU-OKC Library officials announce new tech upgrades
New videoconferencing room provides convenience to students
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 18, 2020) – Students working on group projects no longer must meet in the same place to get the job done. Members of the group who cannot be on campus because of a sick child or other obligation can join the meeting thanks to videoconferencing capability now available in the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Library.
The new videoconferencing room – located on the fourth floor of the Learning Resource Center – is designed to accommodate up to 10 people. It also is available for faculty and staff to conduct meetings with individuals off campus. Groups can reserve the room at no cost by calling the main library number, (405) 945-3251.
“We’re evolving,” said Elaine Regier, director of library services at OSU-OKC. “We’re figuring out what we need and what we can put out there for the students.”
The videoconferencing equipment cost about $14,000. Regier said the library is seeking grant funding with the goal of equipping three smaller study rooms for video conferencing too.
Other study aides
Study Room 3 allows students to share what’s on their laptops without huddling around one small screen. The students can plug their laptops into a device and share information on a large wall screen. Students can call the library’s main number to reserve this room.
Study Rooms 3 and 4 are available for individuals when they are not is use by a group.
Special equipment to assist students with visual or hearing disabilities is available in Study Room 5. The office is Disability and Diversity Services provided a videophone for the room and a reading magnification device that also reads aloud the text. No reservation is needed, but use of the reading device requires training by Emily Cheng, director of Disability Services and Diversity.
Study Room 6 is a soundproof room available for students who need to conduct an interview, practice a presentation or produce a video presentation. Students can schedule the room by calling the library’s main number.
For media inquiries:
Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – firstname.lastname@example.org – (405) 945-9196
About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.