Library Instruction Classroom Guidelines
Reservation requests for the Bibliographic Lab will be scheduled by the Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator in accordance to the following order of priority:
- LIS credit courses offered by Poynter Library
- USF faculty requests for graduate/undergraduate class library research or user orientation instruction.
- Workshops or training sessions offered by Poynter Library.
- USF faculty and/or staff presentations /orientations.
- USF sponsored presentations for non-university groups. See schedule of fees below.
- Non-USF group presentations. A fee schedule applies, please contact Systems at 873-4402 for details.
Requests for use of the Library Instruction Classroom will be handled in the order in which they are received and student instruction will take precedence over other group instruction.
USF sponsored groups are considered those that are both HOSTED and ATTENDED by parties employed or funded directly by the University of South Florida. A Non-USF Sponsored group is any party not employed or funded directly by the University of South Florida. In accordance with USF and SUS policies and procedures, such groups will be charged for lab use whether hosting a session or receiving instruction, according to their profit or non-profit status. Any Non-USF sponsored groups as described above, must contact the Office of Systems & Digital Technology to verify any software or hardware requirements beyond those outlined in the Software Inventory and Hardware Specifications, and also contact Tina Neville (neville @ nelson.usf.edu) for availability and fee schedule.
No sessions will be conducted without the presence of a bibliographic instruction librarian, except by prior agreement.
No sessions will be scheduled until at least thirty (30) minutes after the regular opening time of Poynter Library and must be terminated thirty (30) minutes before the library’s regular closing time. Any request for an exception to these time limits should be submitted to the Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator at the time of reservation of the classroom.
No food or drink of any kind will be permitted in the Lab.
Equipment, furniture, or materials may not be removed or temporarily borrowed. The bibliographic Lab will remain locked when no session is scheduled. Appropriate use of the electronic facilities includes observance of copyright restrictions, respect of individuals’ right to privacy, and the prevention of unauthorized access by non permitted users.
Inappropriate user of the electronic faculties includes the downloading or copying of software or files when such action is not part of a classroom assignment or process; using library faculties to harass anyone or to transmit insulting or obscene electronic mail; using library faculties for commercial gain, or attempting to gain access to restricted resources. Such activities are governed by state and federal laws and may result in withdrawal of library privileges and / or further disciplinary action.
For more guidelines and contact information, visit the Poynter Library Non-Public Spaces Page.