44 · Survey Results: Survey Questions And Responses
introduce new graduate students to collections.
We have very limited in-house facilities for this sort of thing, so events of this kind usually take place in some kind of
“co-sponsorship” mode and may be sited in almost any campus building. Who takes what role(s) in planning and
execution depends on the form co-sponsorship takes but we more frequently “support” than “lead.”
We sponsor two annual colloquia, one organized by the Department Head, the other in conjunction with one (or more)
academic departments.
13. Does special collections have space (other than the reading room) designated for events? N=77
Within library buildings 56 21
Beyond library buildings 17 45
If there is designated events space within the library (other than the reading room), please
describe it.
A gallery space where major exhibits, both library and non-library, are mounted.
A large staff meeting room is sometimes used a public reading room next to Special Collections is also used. For the
Special Collections units at our off campus library site, there are large conference rooms available within library space.
A multi-purpose room which can be set up for lectures, but is also used for teaching and special events.
Atrium and conference room are available for events.
Auditorium with seating capacity for 200, access to sound systems and wireless access.
Classrooms, library auditorium.
Conference room.
Events are held in the exhibit area adjacent to the Reference Desk and Reading Room. The Library Conference Center is
also used to host presentations and events.
Exhibit gallery.
Gallery area, large conference room in Special Collections, Main Library uses main floor, east and west sides next to
reference and periodicals areas.
In Library on the same floor as the Archives and Special Collections.
In the Thompson Library, a seminar room is attached to the reading room. In addition, there are multiple spaces
available for events, ranging from a fireplace room to modern and spacious places.
Large instructional room in the basement of the library, Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Sousa Archives and
Center for American Music museum space.
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