Media Production Room
Library/Room Use Policy
Students, faculty and staff of the Randolph-Macon College community are encouraged to use the services and resources of the McGraw-Page Library. The first floor is a social space, with group tables, computers, media equipment and the 24/7 Abernathy Room. The second floor is oriented toward quiet, individual study and is furnished with carrels and enclosed group study spaces. Patrons are requested to locate themselves on the floor that bests suits their study habits and to be considerate of others.
Any Library patron, or group of patrons, that is found to be in violation of these policies will be asked to immediately correct the problem. Repeated violation will result in referral to the appropriate College authority for adjudication.
The Abernathy Room is a 24/7 study space for 40–50 students. When it does not interfere with student studying, the room may be reserved for receptions for up to 50 people. Arrangements must be made with Physical Plant for cleaning the room and trash removal after the event. The room is not suitable for plated meals or buffets. Informal student meetings may occur, but the room cannot be reserved for that purpose. Remember, access to this room is 24/7.
Access is through the fob-restricted courtyard door when the library is closed; the library-side doors will remain closed during events outside normal library hours of operation. The room is equipped with a TV monitor.
Faculty and staff should contact College Calendar to schedule events in the Abernathy Room.
This multi-purpose classroom on first floor of the library seats up to 46 people. It is scheduled as a classroom by the Registrar. Film Studies courses have priority. Individual class sessions requiring use of media may use the room, but should not schedule it as the primary meeting location of a course. Students may not use the room without the supervision of an R-MC faculty, staff member or a student trained by Instructional Services. Film showings for small groups are discouraged; they may use the viewing stations for watching films.
Faculty and staff should contact College Calendar to schedule events in the Audiovisual Classroom.
The computer classroom is intended primarily for instruction in the use of library materials. Food and drink are not allowed in the room.
Faculty and staff should contact College Calendar to schedule events in the Computer Classroom.
A second function of the room is as an open computer lab. The room may be reserved by outside groups only in the context of an event held when school is not in session. Computer access requires a network login; please contact ITS (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-752-8500) in advance.
The Media Production Room is primarily used by the Media & Instructional Support staff for producing media materials for the College. The Production Room is available for use by students enrolled in the film production class for film editing purposes only, and by faculty and staff during the hours the Library is open. A key to the room may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
The Oliver Classroom seats 40 at 20 tables on casters. It is scheduled as a classroom by the Registrar and is suitable for large classes, accommodating both sections of an FYEC meeting together.
Faculty and staff should contact College Calendar to schedule events in the Oliver Classroom.
The primary purpose of the Owen Room is to serve readers using the collections. The books in the glass cases are from the Methodist Collection and our collection of rare books (published before 1850). Researchers in Special Collections may at times use the room if the researcher study area is in use, with materials brought to them from the Special Collections stacks.
The secondary purpose of the Owen Room is to serve for meetings and presentations. The central table accommodates 18 chairs comfortably. Food and beverages may not be consumed in the room without the approval of the Director. Meetings scheduled past scheduled library hours must also receive approval from the Director.
Faculty and staff should contact College Calendar to schedule events in the Owen Special Collections Room.
Because of the preciousness of the rooms contents, groups must lock the door behind them when finished. Failing to do so will lead to losing permission to use the room in the future.