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Typically it is either the department head or the coordinator of special collections. However, the head of our documents
department has become an expert on early Oklahoma and Indian Territory maps as well as the early legislative history of
the state, so he also works with faculty who are interested in our collections.
23. Does special collections have space (other than the reading room) designated for faculty and/or
student collaborations? N=75
Within library buildings 51 24
Beyond library buildings 5 54
If there is designated faculty and/or student collaboration space within the library (other than the
reading room), please describe it.
A glass-enclosed group study room opposite the Reading Room and visible from the front desk.
A large lecture hall and several smaller conference rooms.
A small meeting room, seating about 12 around the table, another 10 or so in cramped fashion around the edges of
the room. This space can be used when consulting archival or special collections; there is additional faculty-student
collaboration elsewhere in the library for non-ASC consultations.
Break out rooms, Conference rooms.
Conference Room in special collections; conference room on other floor; three computer classrooms.
Conference room within Special Collections with Internet access; electronic classrooms with the library.
Conference Room within special collections. Use of shared computer lab for online instruction.
Department of Special Collections: Seminar Room, Conference Room. Historical Collections: Curator’s ofﬁce, History of
the Health Sciences workroom.
Electronic classrooms shared by all instruction librarians, not just Special Collections.
Hyam Plutzik Center for Creative Writing.
Lecture Hall on ground floor with flexible tech/set up components. Special collections units hold classes there, and
events/public programs involving special collections take place there.
Library classroom spaces (4) located outside special collections areas.
Our instruction/event room and the third floor work room/print shop.
Rare Books and Special Collections has a single conference room at present. Moving Image Research Collections do not
have an exhibit space in the main library.