Library innovates with Idea Lab

Although a new semester has just begun, more changes are underway in the library, including the new Idea Lab that has taken over one of the corners of the library. New furniture such as movable white board tablets, stools and tables is intended to help students set up a comfortable, personal work space. “The Idea Lab fuels creativity because of the free flowing work space created by unfixed furnishing,” Librarian Meg Omainsky said. “No other place on campus has this.”

By Eileen Qian:

Although a new semester has just begun, more changes are underway in the library, including the new Idea Lab that has taken over one of the corners of the library. New furniture such as movable white board tablets, stools and tables is intended to help students set up a comfortable, personal work space. “The Idea Lab fuels creativity because of the free flowing work space created by unfixed furnishing,” Librarian Meg Omainsky said. “No other place on campus has this.”

Because all the furniture is movable, students are expected to clean up after themselves when they are done and reset the space to its original form. “My goal is to create a very flexible, open space for creativity and collaboration,” Omainsky said. In the future, Omainsky is looking to install projectors so that teachers can ef- fectively use this space for their classes.

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