LTS has unveiled a new collaborative learning space on the Fifth Floor South of EW Fairchild-Martindale Library. The space incorporates multiple whiteboards, writable surfaces, two new flat screens, and adds more than 85 seats to accommodate flexible learning. The intention of the new space is to continue LTS’ commitment to create collaborative, learner-centric places that integrate library content and technology more fully into the campus experience.
The new collaborative space doubles as an Art Gallery showcasing Lehigh student, staff, and faculty work. The first exhibits displayed are: “Abstractions” by Allison Motola, a Lehigh senior pursuing a double major in Graphic Design and Art with a concentration in Photography. The theme of her exhibit is an exploration of ordinary, everyday objects that often go unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. The other exhibit, located in the exhibit case, is glass work created by LTS staff Roy Gruver and Julia Maserjian entitled "Everyday Elegance". Roy is Director of Technology Management Services and Julia is Digital Scholarship Project Manager in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
To balance the additional collaborative space with quiet study opportunities, LTS has introduced 24 seats into designated quiet study areas on the Second Floor North and Third Floor South. There are now a total of 690 seats in EWFM. Of the 690 total seating at EWFM, 390 seats are quiet study, 220 are collaborative and 80 are technology enhanced. Questions about the new space or anything LTS facilities related can be addressed to James Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.