Library hosts a new space for learning, student success
Relocation of Georgia College’s Learning Center is underway. The staff, including new Program Director Jeanne Haslam, transitioned from the second floor of A&S to the second floor of the LITC in 252.
“Although the (old) location is convenient for students, we feel as though the new location in the library has more to offer,” Haslam said.
Also participating in the Learning Center’s relocation is Library Director Joe Mocnik.
“There has been an ongoing discussion for a while to explore which complementary services could be moved into the library,” Mocnik said.
Haslam and Mocnik share their excitement for the center’s relocation and hope to ensure student excellence and success through this complimentary service.
“The idea is to follow national models of creating better synergies and space utilizations to enhance the quality of library service,” Mocnick said. “The plan is to monitor and assess the success of the initiative during the semester.”
Students are impressed with the level of efficiency and customer service the Learning Center provides.
“I have always been able to go in the Learning Center and know that the tutors will do everything they can to help me, and I always leave feeling better than I did when I went in,” junior Biology major Jordan Prescott said.
Students rely on the staff of the Learning Center to provide them with the help they need but recognize the need for larger facilities.
“There just aren’t ever enough spaces for students to have the space and quiet they need. It can be a hectic atmosphere and I think that having a larger space will make everyone a lot less stressed,” Prescott said.
The Learning Center is also working toward a new name. Before the semester began a name changed was proposed. “CAT,” or Center for Academic Tutoring was discussed but no name has been decided upon yet.
By clustering GC student resources in one place, students can better access the help they need to be successful.
“My goal is to make sure we are available and visible to students as much as we can,” Haslam said.`
The new Learning Center has five large library tables that seat six students each, two small tables that seat four and five computers brought from the old center.