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Room 509 Library Instruction Lab Information

Location and Directions

  • Funk ACES Room 509 is located on the 5th floor of the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center Building.
  • To get to room 509 please come to the 2nd floor of the library, then proceed to 509 via the elevators or the stairwell on the North side of the building.
  • How to find Funk ACES Library Room 509

Usage Guidelines

Primary Use of Space

  • The lab prioritizes library-led instruction. It is not available for non-library led classes.
  • The lab is not intended for sequential use (daily, weekly, or monthly meetings) of the same class.
  • Priority usage is for classes that need to make use of computer-based resources and/or library staff expertise.

General Policies

  • The rooms may only be reserved for the scheduled class time. Spaces cannot be reserved for additional time before or after the class. Please note that a built-in buffer of 10 – 15 minutes between classes is accounted for in scheduling. If there is no class scheduled before or after a class, an instructor is welcome to arrive early to set-up their class.
  • When there is a scheduled class directly following, the instructor must end class on time according to the class schedule (at the 50, 75, or 80 minute interval, etc.) to allow the next instructor time to set up.
  • If a class is doing a tour or other activity the classroom should be reserved for the time the classroom is needed only. It should not be used as a space to store coats and backpacks.
  • During weeks 5 – 10 of Fall and Spring Semesters classes will be limited to a 90 minute reservation.

Reserving the Space

  • Send reservation requests to: funk509@library.illinois.edu
  • Please allow 3 business days for a response. Wait for a confirmation of the class before publicizing.
  • Meetings may be requested no earlier than ten (10) days prior to the meeting time to allow for accommodation of instruction requests. Meetings in this room should be limited to those requiring technology.

Using the Room

  •  The key is available at the Funk ACES Circulation Desk (2nd Floor) and may be checked out by the instructor prior to a scheduled class. The key is barcoded and the instructor will need their i-card to check it out.
  • The room is to remain locked at all times.
  • When your class is completed:
    • Make sure the projector is turned off.
    • Close any open applications on the computers.
    • Log out of your account.
    • Leave computer ON.
    • Pick up stray papers and other materials.
    • Wipe the whiteboards clean for the next user.
    • Turn off all the lights.
    • Lock the door.
    • Return key to the Circulation Desk.

Funk ACES 509 Equipment & Software Information

  • The 509 Instruction Lab has 1 instructor computer and 40 student computers.
  • Detailed description of equipment and installed software in Room 509.
  • Due to the logistical difficulty of constantly installing and uninstalling software, as well as financing and maintaining software licenses, the room cannot have specialty software installed.
  • In rare instances, the machines may be modified to accommodate a presentation. If you have such a need, please call or email the Library IT Help Desk at (217) 244-4688 or help@library.illinois.edu at least 2 weeks in advance.