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Class of 1979 Africana Studies Resource Room
Bodek Seminar Room
Classics Resource Room
Class of 1954 Teaching Seminar/Classroom
Class of 1968 Seminar Room in Weigle Information Commons
Collaborative Classroom
East Asian Studies Seminar Room
Joe Glossberg Film/Recording Suite
Marian Anderson Music Study Center
Middle East Studies Seminar Room
South Asia Regional Studies Seminar Room
Weigle Judaica/Ancient Near East Studies Resource Room
Weigle Medieval Studies Resource Room
Weigle Teaching Seminar/Classroom


Bodek Seminar Room, Music Library
Location room 452.2
within Marian Anderson music Study Center
4th Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
Large seminar table seating 12
Facilities Large-screen monitor, DVD, CD, VHS, turntable players, & computer in built-in cabinetry, staff-lined whiteboard
Upright piano
Room Use Policy Available for classes using music materials. No food or beverages are allowed.
Contact Richard Griscom, Head, Music Library
215-898-3450
griscom@pobox.upenn.edu


Class of 1954 Teaching Seminar/Classroom
Location room 302
3rd Floor, East
Capacity/Seating circular seminar table seating 18
Facilities Overhead computer projection system with laptop
Room Use Policy Contact Aleta Arthurs (see below)
Contact Aleta Arthurs, Libraries Events Coordinator
215-898-1463
arthurs2@pobox.upenn.edu


Location room 124
Weigle Information Commons, 1st Floor, West
Capacity/Seating Large seminar table: 24 seats at the table with 8 additional backbench chairs
Facilities 1 PC and 1 iMac with Web access
ceiling-mounted computer projector and screen
20 Mac and 4 PC laptops with Web access (must remain in seminar room)
1 large whiteboard
Room Use Policy The room can be requested online by Penn faculty & staff for small seminar classes either for the semester or for one-time use.
Contact Anu Vedantham, Director of the Weigle Information Commons
215-746-2659
vedantha@pobox.upenn.edu


Class of 1974 Classics Resource Room
Location room 301
3rd Floor, East
Capacity/Seating
16
Collection Policy This is a non-circulating collection.
Facilities 1 computer workstation with Web access
Room Use Policy Contact Rebecca Stuhr (see below).
Contact Rebecca Stuhr, Humanities Bibliographer
215-898-5999
stuhrreb@pobox.upenn.edu


Class of 1979 Africana Studies Resource Room
Location room 305
3rd Floor, East
Capacity/Seating 9
Collection Policy Penn Faculty, Staff, and Students must get approval from Nick Okrent (see below) before borrowing materials. Approved patrons can borrow materials for 1 week only.
Facilities Whiteboard, Computer workstation
Room Use Policy The room can be scheduled by Penn Faculty for small seminar classes either for the semester or one-time use by contacting Nick Okrent, Africana Studies Bibliographer (see below).
Contact Nick Okrent, Africana Studies Bibliographer
215-573-2217
okrent@pobox.upenn.edu


Collaborative Classroom
Location room 113
1st Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
5 round tables, each seating 6 students (30 students max); instructor station. The tables do not move.
Facilities Each table of students can display work from a laptop at their table to their own wall, or to the entire class. Instructor station can display in large format, and/or to all student tables. Whiteboard walls for group work. Students and faculty need to bring their own devices (laptops, tablets). Adapters may be required to use display technology (VGA; HDMI).
Room Use Policy The room may be booked by faculty for a full semester course, or by students, faculty, or staff for one time use. Contact Karrie Peterson (see below).
Contact Karrie Peterson, Research & Instructional Services
215-746-8924
collabclass@lists.upenn.edu
For one-time use or multiple sessions, please check availability, then request a reservation.
For semester-long, curricular requests, please submit the SAS form for active learning classrooms.


East Asian Studies Seminar Room
Location room 526
5th Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
24
Collection Policy The East Asian Reference collection is non-circulable.
The only exception is that East Asian Studies professors and graduate students can borrow items with the bibliographer's special written permission.
Facilities 1 computer
1 chalkboard
9 carrels
2 large study areas
Room Use Policy No food or beverage is allowed.

East Asian Studies classes can be held in this seminar room on a semester-by-semester basis. Contact Brian Vivier for reservation information (see below).
Contact Brian Vivier, Chinese Studies Librarian
East Asian Collections
(215) 898 3412
vivier@pobox.upenn.edu


Joe Glossberg Film/Recording Suite
(in Ormandy Music & Media Center)
Location rooms 424.2 to 424.7 (6 rooms)
4th Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
film viewing rooms (5 rooms): maximum 4 patrons each
music editing room: 2 patrons
Facilities film viewing rooms: PC, DVD, VCR, flat-screen monitor, wireless headhones
music editing room: specialty voice/computer editing equipment
Room Use Policy film viewing rooms can be reserved online
music editing room use set up at Ormandy Media Center desk
Contact Dick Griscom, Music Librarian
215-898-3450
griscom@pobox.upenn.edu


Marian Anderson Music Study Center
Location room 452
4th Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
12
Collection Policy Materials from the room do not circulate.
Facilities 2 PCs for Internet searching (word processing not
available), with networked printing; laptop connections; 2
microfilm/microfiche readers with a printer, 2 lounge chairs
Room Use Policy Classes cannot be scheduled in the room.
Contact Dick Griscom, Music Librarian
215-898-3450
griscom@pobox.upenn.edu


Middle East Studies Seminar Room
Location room 523
5th Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
The room seats twelve at the table, six at the carrels and two in easy chairs.
Collection Policy The materials in the Middle East Studies seminar room do not circulate.
Facilities 1 computer workstation with Web access
Room Use Policy For scheduling, please contact David Giovacchini (see below).
Contact David Giovacchini, Middle East Studies Librarian
(215) 898-2196
davidgio@pobox.upenn.edu


South Asia Studies Seminar Room
Location room 551
5th Floor, West
Capacity/Seating
There are four tables each seating four persons, with additional seating at each of the six carrels. There are also an additional six 'lounge' chairs in the periodical/newspaper area.
Collection Policy Materials in the South Asia Reading Room are all non-circulating.

The South Asia Art Archive, containing over 115,000 photos of temple sculpture and architecture, is accessible from the South Asia Reading Room. For access to this collection, please see or contact Pushkar Sohoni, South Asia Studies Librarian.
Facilities 1 computer workstation with Web access. One ethernet connection located on the north wall in the middle of the room.
Room Use Policy The room can be scheduled for small seminar classes either for the semester or one-time use by contacting Pushkar Sohoni (see below).
Contact Pushkar Sohoni, South Asia Studies Librarian
(215) 898-7460
sohoni@pobox.upenn.edu


Weigle Judaica/Ancient Near East Studies Resource Room
Location room 401
4th Floor, East
Capacity/Seating
4 individual carrel study spaces,
6 additional chairs and 2 study tables, each seating a maximum of 4 people
Collection Policy Materials must not be removed from the room; items temporarily removed for photocopying must be returned to the room immediately and not left for reshelving
Facilities 1 computer workstation with Web access
Room Use Policy No reservations are required or accepted.
Contact Arthur Kiron, Curator of Judaica Collections
215-573-7431
kiron@pobox.upenn.edu


Weigle Medieval Studies Resource Room
Location room 405
4th Floor, East
Capacity/Seating
6
Collection Policy This is a non-circulating collection.
Facilities microfilm reader
1 computer workstation with Web access
Room Use Policy Penn Faculty, Staff, and Students may reserve the room by contacting Aleta Arthurs (see below).
Contact Brigitte Burris, Medieval Studies Librarian
215-746-3863
bweinst@pobox.upenn.edu
Contact Aleta Arthurs, Libraries Events Coordinator
215-898-1463
arthurs2@pobox.upenn.edu


Weigle Teaching Seminar/Classroom
Location room 402
4th Floor, East
Capacity/Seating
Circular seminar table seating 18
Facilities Overhead computer projection system with laptop
Room Use Policy Contact Aleta Arthurs (see below).
Contact Aleta Arthurs, Libraries Events Coordinator
215-898-1463
arthurs2@pobox.upenn.edu
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