Friday, November 30, 2012
Like many institutions, the Shapiro Library invested in a space renovation of its lobby to support student learning by fostering collaboration, offering technology-rich resources, and connecting to academic programs.

What wasn’t clear was why students failed to use the technology allowing them to plug in their laptops and project their work onto large screens for collaborative work.

The library lobby team began modeling use of the projection feature when advertising alone did not increase use of the new plug-and-project capability.

Although student use of projection technology in the lobby is increasing, progress is slow; simply getting the word out about these new learning space options continues to be the biggest hurdle.