Poynter’s Corner is a popular mixed-use study and collaboration area that was designed for students to study individually or to work in groups and practice presentations. Located in the southwest corner of the first floor of the Poynter Library, the area features rolling tables and chairs that enable students to reconfigure the layout of the room in support of their work. It comes equipped with sophisticated technology to support student group work, including a 19” LCD flat panel TV screen connected to a PC with an Intel i3 processor, CDRW/DVD drives, sound, and the Microsoft Office suite of applications for students to practice individual or group presentations. Poynter’s Corner also comes equipped with several large dry-erase boards as well as two stationary Hermann Miller Resolve multi-seat workstations with power for laptop use at individual workstations. Student use of the space and equipment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Use of the Corner for Events
Student use of Poynter’s Corner has priority. While the space in Poynter’s Corner may sometimes be reserved for non-Library events throughout the year by securing the Dean of the Library’s approval in advance, the space was designed to serve the needs of students working on classwork and other assignments. The Dean takes into account the number and frequency of scheduled events, the prospective disruption to students needing to study, whether the proposed event is open to students, and the availability of other space on campus in making her decision on whether to allow events in the Corner.