The Academic Commons Emerges
The Information Resources (IR) division provides the Occidental College community with a rich environment of people, texts, technologies, and learning spaces designed to enable discovery, creation, and scholarship. Over the summer, the division reorganized to better meet changing needs of the Oxy community. This fall, IR staff launch a focused portfolio of new and existing services, as well as enhanced access to technology for students in re-arranged and remodeled spaces. With these first steps toward creating a more cohesive intellectual center for the Oxy community, the Academic Commons begins to materialize. Just inside the front door, a new comprehensive Info Center provides a single point for service and questions. A staff and building directory at the main entrance as well as new signage assist in navigation. The IR groups and services in the building include
“Start here”…. for research assistance, technology helpdesk, checkout/reserves & media services… It's located directly at the front entrance when you walk in.
Instruction & Research Support
The Instruction and Research Support team assists faculty with course and research design as well as instructional technology, and is intended to be closely integrated with the college’s first-year experience. Scholarship Technology
Center for Digital Learning & Research (CDLR)
The CDLR enhances teaching, learning, research, and scholarly work at Occidental by helping faculty and students integrate these activities with emergent technologies and services. CDLR
For students, faculty, staff, and community…access to current and historical books, journals, periodical, films, and images in all formats –print, electronic, digital or via the Internet—. For more information and access to the online catalogs, go to: Library
Special Collections & College Archives
Rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints and artifacts. As the college archives, staff preserves the College history, past and present. For more information or to make an appointment, go to: Special Collections
Information Technology Services
ITS provides technologies and services that enhance how the Oxy community learns, teaches, creates, administers, communicates and shares ideas and information. ITS also provides technology planning, application and system support, web services and the technical infrastructure needed for services that are essential to the success of the Occidental community. ITS Website
The Brown Lab is now a new multimodel learning space for classes
Computer, Viewing Rooms & Study Spaces
Computer and study spaces are distributed throughout the Library; see the floor plan for details.
Offices, phones and email address for all members of Information Resources can be found at Staff Directory
These College offices are located in the Academic Commons….
- Info Center:
- Technology Helpdesk:
(323) 259-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org
- IR Operations Offices: (323) 259-2832