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Location & Hours
Xavier's Instructional Media Service Center is located in Building 38, Library Resource Center, Room 415
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday 7:30PM to 3:30PM, Sunday 3:00PM to 8:00PM
Melinda Williams, Digital Media Specialist
A.J. Cato, Research Associate (PT) / Media
The mission of IMS is to facilitate and support instruction by providing a clearinghouse for media services to faculty, staff and students.
The Instructional Media Services Center’s primary means for providing faculty support is through its three Technology-Enhanced-Instruction rooms.
The staff is striving to expand the capabilities of these rooms in order to better meet the needs of Xavier University’s faculty and students.
Also available is quiet study where students (or faculty) may view and/or listen to a variety of media. The Center
houses video and audio holdings for faculty and student use. A wide variety of visual imagining equipment is available for faculty check-out. The
center also has a dedicated staff to assist faculty in room and equipment reservations, room set-up, equipment operation, instructional design,
production of visual images and audio, and many other services.
Policy for Faculty Use of Classrooms Administered by Instructional Media Services:
The Instructional Media Center currently has four rooms available for faculty who require audiovisual or instructional technology support. These
407A 32-seat lecture/audiovisual room
417A 30-seat lecture/audiovisual room
417B 40-seat lecture/audiovisual room
A growing library of VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and an older collection of audiotapes support these facilities.
Procedure for Scheduling
Ad-hoc use of Instructional Media Services facilities is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. However, early scheduling of rooms and
equipment is encouraged. Ad-hoc users should make their reservations using the online reservation form. Instructional Media Services
reserves the right to refuse service if it cannot adequately be prepared to deliver service (too little notice, too many bookings, etc.).
A variety of equipment is available for checkout for use with or without an Instructional Classroom reservation.
A well-equipped Individualized Learning Lab where faculty may place learning materials (i.e., video and audio tapes, DVDs, CD-ROMS,
and other media) on reserve for student use
Assistance in selecting and locating audio/visual materials
Assistance in selecting and maintaining audio/visual equipment
Assistance with Digital: still, video,
Video Editing, Audio Editing and sweeting
Graphics: (e.g. still pictures, drawings-including sketches and diagrams, charts, graphs, posters, and cartoons)
--limted design and production services including:
Digitizing (scanning) of materials,
Color printing of documents, including print and photos
Audio and video tape duplication, as appropriate within copyright law
Video Conferencing available for small groups
Classroom Instructional Media Support in the Library's four Technology Enhanced Instruction (TEI) rooms.
Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
Overhead Projection (OHP)
16mm Film Projection
Digital (computer) projection
35mm Slide projection
Cassette Tape, Phonograph Record, CD Audio Playback
*To adequately serve all sectors of the University, TEI rooms are reserved for individual classes only. If you need instructional media in each class for
the entire semester, please let the University Registrar know when your class is assigned a classroom.