The Learning Engagement and Practice (LEaP) Studio is designed for hands-on practice
and problem-based library instruction.
As part of the Library's ongoing effort to equip Ferrum College students with 21st-century
literacies, the LEaP Studio fosters information, solution, and collaboration literacies
through active learning opportunities. Skilled librarians design and facilitate information
workshops that promote deep learning; Students engage with learning content that is:
Mobile technologies and furnishings allow for optimal practice of 21st century knowledge
skills. The LEaP Studio is located on the first floor of Stanley Library.
Digital Media Center
Installation of the Digital Media Center will allow students to go from consumers
of information to producers of information, using industry standard software in an
environment focused on informed and ethical use of information sources. The DMC provides
access to all of the Adobe CS6 MasterSuite Collection, including:
- Adobe Photoshop Extended
- Acrobat Pro
- Flash Professional
Coupled with our digital recording space, the Stanley Library provides a one-stop
location for all students to design, practice, film, edit, and produce scholarly,
digital communication projects. Services include: appointment based training consultation,
self-paced tutorials, and self-service multimedia production. The Digital Media Center
is located on the first floor of Stanley Library.
These spaces support the library's goal to provide 21st-Century Literacy education.
The Learning Commons includes spaces and services purposefully designed with students
in mind. More than just a comfortable environment, the Learning Commons incorporates
spaces for various student learning styles. This approach allows learners to utilize
areas and formats in which they learn best. The Learning Commons is located on the
second floor of Stanley Library.
Supporting Undergraduate Research through:
- Collaboration areas
- Additional research stations
- Flexible learning spaces
- Print and electronic library materials
- New classrooms equipped with multimedia instructor stations
- Technology-enhanced study rooms