In an effort to empower every member of its diverse student body, Saint Cloud State University has opened a study space specially designed for student parents and caregivers. The space, located in the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, was unveiled November 1.
The room, which can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, features amenities that make that make it attractive to both learners and the little people they're caring for. There's a computer and a wall-mounted monitor with HDMI inputs for personal laptops as well as a webcam, internet access (both wired and wireless), a printer, and a white board with markers and erasers. For the little ones, there are toys, games and puzzles, coloring books, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and books. There's also a crib, baby chair, and supplies for cleaning up, just in case. The room can be scheduled in four-hour blocks as many as 28 days in advance.
Kudos to Saint Cloud State's library staff and their collaborators at the Lindgren Early Learning Center and the Student Parent Support Center for this exciting initiative. They're working to make their library a welcoming and empowering space for St. Cloud State's entire student body, traditional students and scholar-caregivers alike!
For more information, read the announcement on St. Cloud State Today.