The Torgersen Library classroom, located in 3310 Torgersen, offers 22 student stations and one instructor station: Apple iMacs (21") that can dual-boot into Mac OS X and Windows 7. This classroom can be reserved online. Instructors will want to note the Library Classrooms Policy. Each desk can accommodate only one student, so this classroom will comfortably fit 22 students.
We strongly suggest that Instructors make arrangements to test software and sample files (particularly if they are not part of the standard setup) prior to the class. The security settings on these computers will not allow the installation of software. Instructors can contact Classroom Management staff to determine when other classes are not scheduled and find time to test software. Classroom Management staff can also demonstrate the operation of the classroom projector and sound system. These preparations will lessen the chances of problems or surprises during the actual class.
The A/V system in this room can display the following:
Campus cable - standard cable channels and satellite programming arranged through Communication Network Services.
Elmo Document Projector - To show books or documents over the system to a classroom.
iPad/iPhone - using AirPlay through an Apple TV unit, you can stream anything from your Apple iOS device to the screen.
The following software is installed as part of the standard setup for this classroom. Instructors who require additional software or sample files will need to give at least ten working days notice to Classroom Management staff to allow time for installation and testing.
Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit.
The tour consists of 16 different information stops/points, accessible by using a device to scan a QR code. Once scanned using the camera in your mobile device and its built-in reader or a separate app, your device will play an audio track (with some photos/videos) explaining the different services that are offered in Newman Library and how our collections are organized. The audio track at each stop will direct you to the next stop, where you will scan the next QR code.
To take the tour you will either need to use a smartphone or tablet, have access to Virginia Tech's wireless network (we recommend wireless over a cellular data network since several sections of the library get little to no cellular signal), and have headphones or earbuds to hear the narration. If you do not have a suitable device, then you can check out an iPad at the Circulation Desk. Circulation staff will show you how to use their iPads and where to start the tour.
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
The door to the Torgersen building is locked outside of the hours. Please use an external entrance to access Torgersen.