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Library Spaces Variety of Study Areas Computers and Computer Lab Cafe
24 Hour Study Room Open 7 days a week, 24 Hours whenever classes are in session.
Group Study Rooms 12 Study Rooms and Group Presentation Rooms Available for Student Use
Continuous Improvement of Spaces Penfield continues to move toward creating a Learning Commons with technology rich collaboration spaces such as our “IGLUs”
Penfield’s Resource Sharing Partnership Penfield is a leader in Resource Sharing, and a major partner in the IDS Project, an award winning resource sharing consortium.
Penfield’s Café serves a variety of Starbucks coffee, and food that can be taken to wherever students are studying.
We have a lot going on…
Community Outreach Penfield offers booksales open to the community, has a well established food for fines program, and offers reference services and computer use to community members. Penfield also works collaboratively with local schools and school librarians.
Subject Librarians have established relationships with specific departments, delivering instruction, collection management, and outreach for the library.
Faculty and Librarians work collaboratively to connect resources and teaching to evolving curricular needs.
Special Collections Extensive college and local history collection. Growing online presence with digitized collections. Major collections such as President Millard Fillmore’s papers, E.A.Sheldon papers, and Oswego Safe Haven collection.
Computer Science Faculty Damian Schofield gives advice on how to succeed in scholarly publishing. Penfield hosts a “display to archives” program each year celebrating the scholarly and creative activities of faculty and staff.
Innovative Technologies Technologies for students Multimedia production facilities Resource sharing technology Technology rich professional environment Staff experienced in Instructional Design Well staffed library technology team
Campus Partnerships Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching housed in Penfield. Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in Penfield. Office of Learning Services hosts tutoring in Penfield. Several collaborative projects and staff sharing with Campus Technology Services. Librarians partner with Honors and other programs. Librarians collaborate with teaching faculty as members of most college committees and councils.
Fast Facts 470,000 volume collection Over 100 databases Over a half million visitors per year 300 library instruction classes per year 13,000 reference questions per year 15,500 ILL transactions per year
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