Ohio University students looking for an appropriate place to study now have a new tool at their fingertips: the Study Space Locator. This interactive map lets users select indoor or outdoor spaces so they can check out the available amenities, read descriptions and access links to study space hours and reservations. They can also work through the app to find their closest study location. As the Study Spaces website says, “Being in the right place for your needs impacts your productivity.”
According to a news release, the Study Space Locator was originally conceived by the OHIO Campus Study Space Task Force, which consists of students, faculty, and representatives from Housing and Residence Life, Baker University Center, University Planning, the Office of Information Technology, and University Libraries. They started with a master list of campus study spaces that are open to all students.
Dr. Kelly Broughton, assistant dean for research and education services and chair of the task force explains, “We were fortunate to partner with staff in design and construction to build the app in ArcGIS. We’re pleased that [the] Libraries’ staff are able to maintain and update the content going forward.”
Check out the Study Space Locator here.