The projector in the library classroom was upgraded over the winter break. The new Mitsubishi projector is practically noiseless, and it produces sharp images that display in great detail while the classroom lights are on. In tandem with the new computers added last fall, teaching library instruction will be much more effective.
The Hatfield Library upgraded its computers during the winter break. There are now 12 public PCs on the first floor and 21 on the second floor with the same software and tools found in the computer labs on campus. Willamette Integrated Technology Services (WITS) staff installed software on the new computers, and will provide ongoing help with maintenance. Available applications include word processing, spreadheets, and internet browsing. Access to these public PCs is limited to Willamette students, staff, and faculty.
The Library Classroom, located on the 2nd floor, has been given a much-needed facelift. Among the changes: fifteen new desks and upgraded computers. The classroom is used for library instruction and training, and is an invaluable tool for research-oriented classes. Students are shown strategies for searching, and are taught how to locate and identify scholarly materials. Faculty interested in library-related instruction and training for their students are encouraged to contact their liaison librarian.