SPEC Kit 317: Special Collections Engagement · 45
Large meeting room with flexible table/chair setup, computer, projector, and audio capability.
Large seminar room board meeting/reception room.
Lecture hall with flexible presentation/seating arrangements for group discussions, lectures, simple screenings, and
Lobbies near reading rooms, designated events space in libraries.
Mail Lobby Gallery hall.
Most events are held in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library. This space is also available to other
University departments and organizations. It seats approximately 150 people and has audiovisual equipment.
Most of the time we use our Rare Book Room for events. It is a space designed and furnished to look like a fine house
library and has space for about 75 seats.
On the fourth floor of the library, there is fully wired auditorium seating 100 used for lectures. In the atrium outside the
auditorium, there is space to set up a reception as well as a kitchen area for preparation. There is a smaller room on the
first floor that can also be used for presentations and receptions.
One lecture hall (150 person capacity) and several smaller conference rooms.
One meeting room, one enclosed reading room in the public area, one open study area and the main lobby of the
Our major event space is the North Gallery, which overlooks campus and has a view of some of our “exposed” stacks.
We also host smaller events in a lounge area.
Rare Books &Special Collections, IKBLC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, exhibit area.
The 3600 square foot Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room (the Library’s primary venue for special events) located across
the hall from special collections is where most special collections events are held.
The atrium of the Health Sciences Learning Center (in which the Historical Collections of Ebling Library is housed)
has space for larger events. The Department of Special Collections uses its Seminar Room, Exhibit Room, and Lobby
for events. Other locations within Memorial Library can be used as well: Memorial Commons, the lobby, and a well-
equipped auditorium.
The first floor gallery is sometime used for lectures by visiting artists (in conjunction with the International Poster
competition/poster holdings). We have a library multi-purpose room that we also use for events.
The George Peabody Library has an exhibition gallery adjacent to the main library reading room. Both areas are
available to host receptions, lectures.
The large exhibition space is suitable for receptions and is occasionally used (though it is less suitable) for talks. Our
reading room is suitable only for groups of modest size less than 25 or 30.
The Lemke Seminar Room serves as a high-tech teaching facility, meeting, and exhibition space adjacent to the reading
The Library Gallery (in the Hatcher Graduate Library) provides dedicated, flexible space in the heart of Central Campus
for the ongoing enrichment of the intellectual, educational, and cultural life of the campus and the larger community.
The Library Instruction Room and an area in another wing of the Libraries may be used.
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