New, Expanded Kilmer Library Lab
The Kilmer Library Lab has been a staple among the OIT Computer Labs on
the Livingston Campus. The lab has always seen high-traffic from patrons,
given it's location within the Kilmer Library, and the library's proximity
to the Livingston Student Center, the Rutgers Business School and many
other academic buildings on that side of the Livingston Campus. That
traffic has increased by leaps and bounds in recent years -- first after
the opening of the newly renovated Livingston Student Center, and then
again after the grand opening of the new Livingston Dining Commons next
door to the library.
The increased use of the Kilmer Library in general, and
specifically the computer lab, prompted the staff at the Rutgers
Libraries and OIT to come together to address growing demand for
comfortable computing space in the Kilmer Library. Plans and
infrastructure work for the Kilmer Library Lab expansion project
developed methodically throughout the year.
This long-established facility was relocated, expanded and improved
during Spring Break 2012. It now has six times the space as before. The
lab is now a predominant feature as you enter the library, taking up most
of the front section of the first floor of Kilmer Library. The new Kilmer
Library Lab is now located along the entry window wall, with a beautiful
view of the new Livingston Campus, looking upon the new Livingston Student
Center and Dining Commons.
Over the course of this collaborative effort, the Rutgers Libraries and
the Office of Information Technology have strengthened our relationship.
We look forward to future collaborations with the Rutgers Libraries, and
other interested Rutgers departments. These collaborations only
strengthen the Rutgers community, and set an example for working together
toward the ultimate mission of the university -- to provide better
services to our students, faculty and staff.