Students at UWM at Waukesha will have new study spaces when they return to the campus library this coming fall. The UWM Libraries are undertaking the construction of six group study rooms this summer, satisfying a long-standing need.
The project will fulfill a vision articulated in the library’s 2014-15 master plan, which called for the creation of several group study rooms in order to repurpose existing spaces in new and innovative ways and support a collaborative learning environment.
For the first time, the Waukesha campus will have dedicated, accessible study spaces with access to sharable technology.
With capacity for 4-6 students, each group study room will have seating and worktables, a white board, and a video monitor with laptop hookups. Walls will contain sound-absorbing material to preserve quiet study elsewhere in the library. The rooms will be reservable through the UWM Libraries’ online reservation system, D!bs.
“Our sincere hope,” says Scott Silet, assistant director of Libraries for the College of General Studies, “is that not only will these rooms be a resource for supporting and retaining current students at the Waukesha campus, but that they will help play a role in recruiting future ones as well.”
Construction will be completed before UWM welcomes students to the Waukesha campus for the fall semester.