The Center for Student Innovation (CSI) on the lower level of Booth Library includes three large areas: an Active Learning Classroom with integrated Design Lab and adjoining breakout rooms; an Innovation Gateway and Community Wall; and a Collaboratory.
The CSI is home to a variety of new technology, including a podcasting studio, gaming computers, 3D printers, Google jamboard, large computer monitors and a green screen, purchased with a grant from the Illinois State Library. Patrons who would like access to the CSI technology should make a request online.
In addition, the Technology Checkout Station has moved to the LTS Desk on the fourth floor of Booth Library. Students with a valid Panther Card may check out technology such as laptop computers, digital cameras, and webcams for a limited period of time. The checkout hours follow the hours of the library.
The Faculty Development and Innovation Center hosts a series of workshops and a Teaching and Learning Community in the Active Learning Classroom.
If you want to learn about the Center for Student Innovation's equipment, you can attend Discovery Hours from 5-6 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Each time a staff member will demonstrate a piece of equipment and will be available for questions. You do not need to make a reservation and can freely come into the CSI during this time.
Monday - Thursday, 12 pm to 8 pm
Fridays, 12 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 5 pm to 6 pm
Special thanks to Samantha Osborne, assistant professor of graphic design, and EIU graphic design students Kelly Cothern and Katie Lewis, who designed this graphic for the north wall of the CSI.