Office of the Dean
Cline Library FY19 highlights
1.2 millionprint volumes
20+ milliondigital & print items in Special Collections & Archives
27,157study room bookings
33,3701 & 3 day laptop checkouts
525,650visitors to the library
3,1793C print jobs submitted
A Message from the Dean and University Librarian
Welcome new and returning Lumberjacks for the start of a new academic year! Cline Library is ready for your return. Library staff have demonstrated resiliency, creativity, and commitment to delivering outstanding library services, resources, and programs during unprecedented times. This summer staff rearranged furniture and equipment to better promote physical distancing and updated the library’s website with new and revised resources and services to better support students and faculty wherever you are. Please check the library’s COVID-19 Changes page to keep up with changes to the library’s building, hours, and services. Want to see how busy the library is before you come in? Check the Cline-O-Meter. Select the How busy is the library right now? button on our home page or Check Occupancy on the NAUgo app.
Here are a few other Cline Library highlights:
- Cline Library’s theme for the year and highest priority is affordability! We will work with ASNAU (NAU’s student government), faculty, academic departments, the NAU Bookstore and the Office of the Provost to make textbooks and other learning materials more affordable for NAU students.
- In Fall 2019, catherine lockmiller, Health Sciences Librarian at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, developed and was awarded an All-of-Us grant initiative for the Network of the National Library of Medicine—Pacific Southwest Region for $16,568. The grant supported the design and delivery of a film screening and two-day workshop on Gender Diversity in Sports (GDiS). Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 in-person activities were required to shift to an online course format. The good news is that the GDiS online learning module is comprehensive and will remain available well beyond 2020.
- In May 2020, Cline Library was awarded a $70,221 Library Services and Technology Act Grant through the Arizona State Library to support the Extended Reality Creation for Arizona’s Educators Co-PI’s Andrew See, Head of User Services and Experience, and Chris Holthe, Experiential Learning Librarian, coordinated with the College of Education and COE faculty member Shadow Armfield to collaborate on integrating the new technology into the college’s Educational Technology coursework. Through the project, Cline Library will expand its current extended reality programming by developing a circulating pool of extended reality equipment for NAU students and regional K-12 teachers to use in the classroom, while simultaneously providing training, consultations, and a content creation studio.
- Special Collections and Archives developed a new online-only exhibit: Flagstaff 2020: A Clear Vision. Curated by NAU student Marley Oakes, Flagstaff 2020: A Clear Vision draws upon documents, ephemera, photographs, video recordings and oral history interviews from the Flagstaff 2020 Records created during the 1996-97 Flagstaff 2020 community visioning project.
- Rea Harris, Cline Library’s Library Supervisor for Document Delivery Services, developed an outstanding and much-needed LGBTQ+ online guide that provides helpful resources for the LGBTQ+ community at NAU and across Northern AZ.
Building and Spaces Accordion Open
Cline Library is the largest computing space on campus for students and faculty. Users have access to height adjustable workstations, a wireless network, color and black/white printing and scanning throughout the building. The Studios offer users access to multi-media production studios, virtual reality technology, and audio/video recording equipment in an iMac and Dell Precision computing environment. A variety of computing options are available to NAU and CCC users, including PC and MAC desktop computers, and PC, MAC, and Chromebook laptops. We are committed to providing technology that helps make computing and content accessible to everyone.
Library spaces include: individual and group study rooms, graduate and faculty carrels, quiet study and computing spaces, and a silent study area on the 3rd floor of the building. Of note, the MakerLab offers the NAU, CCC, and members of the local community access to 20 3D printers, electronic prototyping equipment, design resources, and more. Learning spaces include a 400-seat Assembly Hall for classes and events as well as the Learning Studio, a highly configurable 70-seat advanced technology classroom designed to support innovative teaching and learning methods.
Special Collections and Archives offers access to millions of photographs, manuscripts, moving images, maps, and oral histories documenting the rich human and natural history of the Colorado Plateau as well as the institutional history of Northern Arizona University.
Scholars’ Corner Café serves Starbucks coffee, beverages, and light snacks during the academic year. Users can also find snacks and cold beverages in vending machines throughout the library. Select furnishings feature wood and granite salvaged during recent library projects for reuse. Energy-saving features include a plumbing system with low-flow faucets and toilets to reduce water use, an optimized heating and cooling system, and an energy-reducing lighting system.
Art Accordion Closed
Upon entering the library, users will see a Limestone and bronze sculpture in front of the library, “1996: The Year of Science” created by Budapest artist Peter Parkanyi Raab during his appointment as an NAU visiting artist. Above the Jean Collins Reading Room, Stained glass windows were a gift to the library and the university from Jean Collins, Emeritus Dean and University Librarian, upon her retirement. Local artist Vickie Belman created the windows from a joint design with Dean Collins. A showcase piece titled Monument Symphony, a giclee’ print of an original painting by Shonto Begay, 2011 is located on the 2nd floor of the library near our Writing Commons.