major in a specific field to be admitted to a particular professional
school. For these reasons, Edinboro University provides an advisor for
students seeking advice and direction in preparation for seeking admis-
sion to professional schools. Students who indicate a desire to pursue a
specific pre-professional program are assigned to advisors specializing
in assisting students pursuing a specific pre-professional goal along with
their degree program.
Information concerning pre-law study is provided at the end of the
School of Liberal Arts section and is identified in the index. Information
concerning the pre-healing arts is contained within the Biology
Department section and is identified in the index.
Baron-Forness Library is a progressive, dynamic resource committed to
supporting the curricular and research needs of Edinboro University. As
the largest academic library in the region, Baron-Forness provides infor-
mation and services to members of the University community as well as
the residents of northwest Pennsylvania, ever mindful of the challenge
of change in an information-driven environment.
University faculty and students are increasingly aware of the challenges
presented by the pace of technological development and explosion of
information. To meet these challenges, the Library provides access to
electronic indexes, books, journals and reserve materials as well as mul-
timedia materials, software, and equipment. Increasing numbers of these
resources are available remotely to meet the growing number of com-
muting and distance education students.
The Library's catalog provides a web-based resource for identifying and
locating books, periodicals, media, and other resident materials. Among
other features, this sophisticated tool enables patrons to check their
record for overdues or outstanding items. Also, they can now search the
electronic catalogs of the other 13 universities in the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education.
Indexes and databases accessible via the Internet have largely replaced
their counterparts in CD-ROM and printed formats. In this way, many of
the important indexes in respective fields (e.g. education, psychology)
are now accessible to current students, faculty, and staff of the
University from any networked PC on campus and, in many cases, from
off campus as well. Printing, in black and white or color laser, is avail-
As information becomes increasingly reliant upon delivery by electron-
ic means, the Library's home page
(http://www.edinboro.edu/cwis/library/menu.html) is the primary vehi-
cle for keeping up with the many exciting changes occurring in the
Library. Many traditional printed services are now available in a web-
based format including: interlibrary loan requests, reserves, and book
To help in the use of all these resources, library faculty are available
seven days a week to provide research assistance. Library faculty also
teach research techniques through classroom presentations, library tours
and training sessions. A multimedia lab was recently created to accom-
modate the needs of those dealing with non-textual types of information.
Workshops on a variety of topics assist users of productivity software.
The Library is organized to allow students and faculty easy access to
library materials. The open stack plan allows researchers direct access to
the book and journal collection. University archives and special collec-
tions rooms are staffed and open to the public. A wireless network and
the circulation of laptop computers in the building ensure ready access
to electronic resources and networked services. A computer lab, seminar
rooms, classrooms, and A-V previewing rooms are also available. Ample
space is provided for individual study with both study tables and carrels.
A coffee bar was recently added.
Miller Research Learning Center Library
The Miller Library houses a juvenile book collection and various educa-
tional materials to serve the Learning Center, the University students and
the faculty. The materials located in the Library may be searched through
PILOT, the Library's catalog.
Technology and Communications, Ross Hall
With state-of-the-art facilities and services, Edinboro University of
Pennsylvania is sure to meet all of your technology needs. Read on to
discover the many technological resources available to you as an
Students can access 43 computer labs with a variety of hardware and
software. A number of academic departments operate their own
computer labs in conjunction with the University-wide Technology
and Communications operations. Two labs are available for use
overnight. All computer labs are connected to the campus network
and the Internet.
Some of the many resources for students to improve their computer
skills include help sheets, web-based information, and computer lab
The campus features a $6 million Arts and Sciences Center, which
includes cutting-edge teaching and learning facilities with four audi-
torium-style classrooms, three technology-enhanced classrooms and
a distance education classroom. All of the classrooms include a
"smart podium," a specially equipped desk that enables faculty
members to operate computer and audio-visual equipment from one
location. A number of classrooms across the campus are equipped
similarly. The distance education classroom links to a number of
learning sites in the area, as well as the State System central office
in Harrisburg and other State System universities for multipurpose
Many courses have web-based supplements, and Edinboro
University offers a growing number of web-based courses and pro-
All residence halls recently received a multimillion-dollar technolo-
gy upgrade, and each room is wired for digital satellite cable televi-
sion services, two high-speed data connections, and a telephone con-
The University's Student Technology Center offers digital satellite
television, high-speed Internet service, voice mail and telephone fea-
tures through our student technology provider, Stargate/Expedient.
Internet access is offered to both on-campus and off-campus stu-
dents. Orders may be placed by calling the Campus Bookstore at
814-732-2456 or online at www.bookstore.edinboro.edu. The
University's Student Technology Help Center has configuration and
troubleshooting information available online and offers 24/7 techni-
cal support by calling 814-732-1000 option 4.
The University's Student Technology Center offers computer sys-
tems sales, installation and repair services to students and staff
through Computer Showcase. Educational pricing, free shipping,
and on-campus warranty service is available. Further information
may be obtained by visiting http://www.csonline.net/
Academic Affairs Information/49