SPEC Kit 317: Special Collections Engagement · 47
We use flexible space in a lecture hall, adjacent connected seminar room, and adjacent gallery space within special
collections when hosting lectures or receptions.
We’ve held or participated in events that have used areas in the library (i.e., Maps department, Graduate Reading
Room) that have been re-purposed for the specific event. Usually it is a matter of identifying a space that can contain
participants and limit sound, as almost all the events have taken place during library hours.
If there is designated events space beyond the library, please describe it.
Auditorium at Student Center with seating capacity for up to 1000.
Campus museum, student union, etc., have all hosted special collections events.
Events are occasionally being held at the Ann Mary Brown Memorial.
Gallery in adjacent Fine Arts Library.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Golden Jubilee Room (shared space) Asian Centre, auditorium (120 seats).
Krannert Art Museum, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the University Alumni Association, Levis Faculty Center,
and Spurlock Museum.
Off-site venues, though not designated for Special Collections use only, are available for special events.
The Libraries can draw on lecture and classrooms in other buildings in the same way that other departments and units
can. Some have adjoining spaces suitable for receptions, offer better catering support, etc.
The university has a number of event spaces ranging from auditoriums to formal lounges. Some are free and some have
user fees. Classes have first choice on any spaces that are used for teaching.
There are event spaces in the Rosza Centre, a performing arts facility, the Nickle Arts Museum, and many lecture rooms
and public spaces. The Military Museums uses its own galleries and event spaces for events.
There is designated space for historical objects from the Archives in the Admissions and visitor center.
Various lecture rooms on campus.
We can and occasionally do reserve other university spaces for events, usually to bring them closer to constituencies we
are seeking to reach. For example, we are planning an event featuring rare Northwestern football films, to take place at
the John C. Nicolet Football Center, which has a 125-seat auditorium for film viewing.
We have access to other spaces on campus, including auditoriums and spaces for dinners and receptions.
We have access to spaces throughout the campus. The Art Museum, the Living and Learning Center, the Law Library are
primary examples.
We use a variety of places that are essentially lecture halls that are reasonably near the library for these events, both
lectures and academic conferences or symposia.
We use auditoriums, lecture halls, classrooms, conference rooms, and other spaces that belong to the museums and
research centers.
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