Joyner Library's spaces, such as the Collaborative Learning Center, Music Library, and Teaching Resources Center are places where patrons seek intellectual pursuits. All who visit will find advanced technology, ergonomic furniture, and inspirational places enhanced by engaging art. Your gift will help enhance library reading rooms, technology zones, study rooms, and research alcoves.
Research and Instructional Services (RIS) offers personal assistance and instruction in the use of library resources to members of the ECU community (both on-campus and distance learners). Assistance is provided in person, via e-mail and telephone, and through various web-based services. An extensive program of outreach and library instruction are at the heart of the Department's activities. RIS is located on the 1st floor of Joyner Library in a student centered space for education and creative activities, reference, research, technical assistance on demand, and flexible furniture facilitating collaborative learning.
The leadership of Joyner Library has a vision for a Special Collections Research Library Reading Room (a library within the library) to provide a quiet and contemplative environment for ECU students, faculty, alumni, and visiting scholars to engage with special collections for in-depth study. The research room will feature a single-service point for all Joyner Library special collections including Manuscripts, Rare Books, and University Archives. Elegant furniture and exhibition cases promoting the book arts and historical materials will honor the legacy of traditional libraries. This naming gift will be used as seed money for design and planning for the construction of the new Special Collections Research Library Reading Room.
The Music Library is the gem in the musical crown of eastern North Carolina and one the largest music collections in the state. It is home to Joyner’s entire audio recording collection as well as the music-related portion of its video recording collection. In addition to these media collections the library owns collections of music scores, books, journals, microforms, and computer software dealing with every musical style and genre from classical to rock to reggae. The Music library also provides a computer/listening lab, study space, audio and video dubbing service and music reference assistance.
The mission of the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) is to facilitate teaching and learning initiatives by providing resources and services to pre-service, practicing, and University educators. The Center is a national model for school media centers. The outreach, research and partnerships facilitated in this center impact schools nationally.
Adjacent to the Reference Reading Room, the Graduate Lounge is a place for graduate students to call their own. It invites those seeking a secluded space with few distractions. Comfortable reading chairs, small tables, and a few computers create a workable space in a quite area. The lounge also has a great view of the campus mall.
On busy days Group Study Rooms throughout the library are in high demand. Collaborative team projects are an essential element of the new pedagogy for many ECU professors teaching skills for the global economy. These rooms allow students to engage in discussions without disturbing others in quiet areas. Many of the Group Study Rooms are equipped with large screen monitors that connect to laptop computers for collaborative work.
$10,000 - $15,000 (depending on the room size)