The Learning Commons includes study spaces, classrooms, a computer media lab, the University Writing Center and the Public Speaking Center. Visit the Learning Commons on the Perry-Castañeda Library 2nd floor (entry level) for help with research, writing, media projects and public speaking, or to take a class or study collaboratively.
The Public Speaking Center, a service of the Sanger Learning Center of the School of Undergraduate Studies, provides support for public speaking to all UT students. Make an appointment with a trained consultant for assistance with individual and group presentations.
Learning Lab 1 has 84 seats (this room can be split into sides A and B, each with 42 seats) and 8 projector screens. All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. Classroom use policy and request form available here.
Learning Lab 2 has 32 seats, 6 flat panels (with Airmedia), and 1 projector screen. All PCL Learning Labs are open as study space when not in use as a classroom. Classroom use policy and request form available here.
The PCL Media Lab provides hardware and software to create audio, video, still and 3D animation projects. Students, faculty and staff can use the equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. View use policy and request form for course use.
The Public Speaking Center, a service of the Sanger Learning Center of the School of Undergraduate Studies, provides support for public speaking to all UT students. Make an appointment with a trained consultant for assistance with individual and group presentations. Visit their website to learn more about this service.
Note: Check in for your consultation at the main desk on the first floor of PCL.
The University Writing Center, a unit of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, helps UT students become more proficient, more versatile, and more confident in their writing abilities. Visit their website to learn more about this service. The Writing Center space is open study space outside normal hours.
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An exhibit highlighting Billings’ career and life will be on display in the Scholars Commons November 1 - December 3, and an online component can be viewed on Scalar. Borrowing the title of Billings’ 1995 essay on the future of libraries, we’ve given the exhibit a name that we think embodies Billings’ role as an innovative leader in the field: The Tomorrow Librarian. Event Details
Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, 2016 Wikimedian of the Year and prominent Wikipedia editor, will present on Wikipedia's gender gaps: the low percentage of women editors and the equally low percentage of articles about women, their works, and their issues. Event Details
Scalar is a publishing platform that allows users to create multi-media digital books. Existing at the crossroads between an ebook and a website, Scalar's many features allow instructors to design classroom assignments that bring traditional essay writing into the realm of the digital humanities, allowing students to experiment with tagging, web scraping, and integrating media into their work. Event Details
Middle Eastern Studies Librarians from the University of Texas at Austin, New York University, University of Michigan, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, will discuss their engagement with digital scholarship––in particular, digital humanities––within the realm of Middle Eastern Studies. Event Details