Faculty Technology Lab 3

I love the idea of this kind of facilty available to faculty via the library:


Faculty Technology Lab

The Faculty Technology Lab is located in Room 108 of the Library, behind the Reference Desk on the main floor. It is intended to support the academic endeavors of the faculty by providing access to specialized equipment and software. In addition, the Library Technology Assistant can assist faculty with scanning, optical character recognition, DVD & CD burning and much more.

If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, please call the Reference Desk at 630-617-3173 or the Library Technology Assistant at 630-617-3161.

Available Software and Equipment

The Faculty Technology Lab is equipped with the following software and equipment:


For PCs:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 – great for creating your own PDF files
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 – a powerful tool for manipulating digital images
  • Adobe Reader
  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 4/MX – the librarians’ favorite software for creating web pages
  • Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 – PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, and other Microsoft tools
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0
  • NVU – a freely downloadable web-authoring tool that’s fairly easy to use
  • Pinnacle Studio – a video editing program that works with Studio MovieBox Deluxe (which connects to an external video source)
  • Presto! Page Manager – useful for creating electronic copies of documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Putty – for creating user_html directories on the web server
  • WS_FTP – for uploading web pages

For Apple Macs:

  • Mac OSX 10.4
  • Microsoft Office 2008 – PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Firefox 3.0
  • Safari 3.1
  • iLife – which includes Garageband, iPhoto, iWeb, and iMovie
  • Google Earth
  • Second Life
  • RapidWeaver – a very nice Mac-only web publishing program
  • VLC – for multimedia viewing needs
  • Quicktime Pro
  • Mousepose’ and Snapz ProX – for any screencasting needs


  • MPC 385 PC (runs both Vista and XP) – CD/DVD-RW DL
  • iMac 2.16 Intel Core 2 Duo – CD/DVD-RW DL
  • Two G5 Mac Pros 1.6 PowerPC – CD/DVD-RW
  • HP Scanjet 5590 scanner with automatic document feeding (up to 50 pages)
  • HP LaserJet 8150n high capacity printer
  • HP LaserJet 990cxi color printer
  • Hewlett-Packard DesignJet T100ps large format printer – otherwise known as “the Plotter”

    Question: Is the next step in this progression the Faculty/Student Technology Collaboration Center?

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