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Library hosts open house for new student spaces

MSU's Camden-Carroll Library (CCL) will host an open house March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Food samples will be provided by Aramark, there will be tours of the new spaces and technology demonstrations and door prizes will be awarded. The open house will let patrons take a first look at the library's new dining, technology and student collaboration areas. 

The idea to expand services at student spaces at the library came about to provide some of the services that had been suspended during the renovation of the Adron Doran University Center, which will reopen next year.
The student areas, called HeadSpace, offers students a place to study, socialize and relax in between classes.

“The newly refurbished spaces in Camden-Carroll Library are the result of tremendous cooperation on the part of many people and departments at the University,” said Dr. David Gregory, dean of library services. “This effort shows the dedicated commitment to students and to meeting their needs here at Morehead State University.”

“The new collaboration spaces in the Camden-Carroll Library will provide students the opportunity to work together on projects while getting a cup of coffee and a bite to eat,” said Dr. John Ernst, interim dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “The atmosphere features productivity technology like smart boards and charging stations in the academic space upstairs, and gaming systems and televisions downstairs so students can be comfortable and relax. “

Aramark opened a Grab & Go location on the first floor of the library to offer sandwiches, wraps, fruit, parfaits and other food items to students, faculty and staff.

The areas of HeadSpace are:
  • The Gaming Room has lounge furniture, a flat screen television, and is geared toward gamers of all types. It is located on the ground floor.
  • Study Room 2 – Located on the second floor, it serves as a private study area for up to eight students.
  • West Wing – Located on the second floor adjacent to the Library Classroom, this area has dining tables, four computer stations, and collaborative mobile technology.
  • Collaboration Corner – Located on the second floor near the West Wing, this space is designed for studying with expanded seating and a collaboration table with a computer. This space also has a large couch with built-in power outlets and USB ports.
  • Nap Nook – Located on the third floor, this space provides students with a place to rest, recharge, and relax in a noiseless atmosphere.
Other areas at the library have been updated and reorganized in addition to this project.

Administrative departments that were involved in this project are the Office of the President, the Office of Facilities Management, the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Communications and Marketing and Creative-Image Technologies.

“Folks from across campus worked together and pooled resources,” said Ernst. “I am proud to be a part of this project which illustrates what our campus community can do when it pulls together.”   

For more information on HeadSpace visit http://research.moreheadstate.edu/NewAreaGuide.

For more information on the Camden-Carroll Library, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/library.