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Instructional Studio Usage Policy
  1. Student instruction conducted by librarians and classroom faculty always takes priority in reserving FLITE Instructional Studios. Studios may be reserved for other purposes when not in use for student instruction.
  2. We will follow University Business Policies: Use, Rental, and Lease of University Facilities and Business and Special Expense.
  3. We shall adhere to the ALA Bill of Rights in all room reservations.
VI. Libraries that make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

What does this mean?

  • If a studio reservation may interfere with instruction of students, either by library faculty or classroom faculty, we reserve the right to bump that reservation, which includes moving the reservation to another room or cancelling it. A faculty member or librarian involved must be reserving at least 14 days in advance, and the party to be moved will be given at least 14 days notice to move.
  • No activity in a room shall interfere with another's ability to subsequently use the room.
  • Activities in rooms shall not be disruptive to surrounding areas.
  • Some restrictions will be based on fire code and safety laws.
  • The Ferris State University community will always receive priority for FLITE resources, including rooms.
  • Interpretation and implementation of these policies rests with the FLITE circulation managers (nighttime and daytime), the room reservation coordinator, the instruction coordinator, and the department head for public services.
  • If, after a good faith effort to resolve issues with the policy keepers above, there is a need to challenge a decision, an appeal in writing may be made to the Dean of FLITE's office for resolution.

(Approved by FLITE Leadership Advisory Council, October 2013)