1. What is the Graduate Research Center (GRC)?
The GRC is a space dedicated to graduate student research, development, and programming located on the second floor of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. The offices of the digital scholarship liaison librarians are also located in the GRC.
2. What resources are available in the GRC?
The GRC includes a space for quiet study, a visualization studio with a state-of-the-art visualization wall, a conference room, collaboration rooms, a break room, and a lounge. Consultations with the digital scholarship liaison librarians are available. In addition, programming will be offered throughout the course of the year.
3. How was the GRC conceived?
The GRC is the outcome of a pilot project called the “Incubator,” a graduate study space that launched in fall 2014 in Moody Library. Positive response from students indicated the need for a larger array of spaces and services to support graduate endeavors. In summer 2016, renovations began on the second floor of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library to house the Graduate Research Center, which will open in fall 2016.
4. What are the hours of the GRC?
The Graduate Research Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm during the months of August and September 2016. As renovations are completed, rooms will become available for use. Beginning October 1st, the GRC will feature extended hours from 8:00am-8:00pm.
5. What are the hours of the Incubator located in the GRC?
The large study space in the GRC, known as the Incubator, will open on August 22, 2016. The hours of the Incubator will follow the service hours of the Central Libraries.
1. What rooms are available in the GRC?
The GRC includes a space for quiet study, a visualization studio with a state-of-the-art visualization wall, a conference room, collaboration rooms, a break room, and a lounge.
2. Who can use the rooms in the GRC?
The GRC is open to graduate students and faculty. Undergraduate students are welcome in the GRC to consult with the digital scholarship liaison librarians.
3. How do I reserve a room in the GRC?
There are five collaboration rooms designated for small groups up to 8 people, depending on layout, that will be able to be reserved online.
The conference room can accommodate up to 12 people for meetings, breakout sessions, and small workshops. The conference room will not be available until later in the fall of 2016.
Home to the visualization wall, the studio can seat up to 50, depending upon layout. The studio will not be available until later in the fall of 2016.