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Collaboration Areas:  

1st Floor Library Collaboration Area Policy

I. CAPABILITIES

Two unclassified collaboration areas, each have a seating capacity of 6 and are equipped with:

  • ​1 NIPRnet laptop and 1 commercial laptop, both of which can be projected on to a large screen wall monitor.
  • 3 whiteboards per collaboration area.
  • Print capability.

See library staff at the Circulation Desk for monitor setup, dry erase markers, and to report any equipment problems.

 

II. GENERAL POLICIES

  • The collaboration areas are available to current command members, JSOU faculty, staff, and students during normal library hours Monday through Friday, 0700-1630, excluding holidays and special events which might affect library hours.

 

  • Un-cleared personnel must check in at the JSOU Security Desk and receive a visitor badge which must be worn at all times in the library and JSOU facility.

 

  • Personal Electronic Devices (any non-government issued USB drives, phones, tablets, iPods, computers) are prohibited throughout the JSOU facility, including the library. Government issued external drives that have been plugged into NIPRnet computers cannot be plugged into the commercial laptops and vice versa.

 

  • Unattended personal belongings or library materials will be removed.

 

  • Please erase whiteboards and return dry erase markers to the Circulation Desk. If you use the whiteboards and do not wish for them to be erased, write UNCLASSIFIED on the boards affected and let a library staff member know.

 

  • In accordance with JSOU security rules, all individuals are responsible for disposing of their own trash and shredding any paper. Please use the trash cans located in the main hallway and the shredder near the Circulation Desk as needed.

 

  • Respect for those studying and conducting research in the library should be observed at all times.  To minimize noise disruption, the sound volume for any media should be kept at an intermediate level.  It is expected that groups entering and leaving the library spaces interact with low voice levels.

 

III. CLASSIFICATION/CLEARANCE LEVEL


The 1st floor library, including the study closets, are only cleared up to the unclassified level. No classified material can be opened up and no classified discussions should occur inside the study closets nor the rest of the library.

 

IV. FOOD AND DRINK POLICY

To minimize the risk of damage to materials, furnishings, and equipment, food and drinks are permitted in the library only under limited conditions. Beverages in covered containers and small items of packaged food may be taken to study areas. No food or drink is permitted near library computers.

Reserving a Collaboration Area

To reserve one of the Collaboration Areas (2 days advanced notice is advised):

Call 813-826-5266

Email jsoulibrary@socom.mil 

​Reservations can be made in hourly increments.

If after 15 minutes a group fails to appear, the reservation can be canceled by library staff and the area scheduled for another group.

If unreserved, collaboration areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Due to high demand for use of this space, please notify library staff of cancelations as soon as possible by emailing jsoulibrary@socom.mil or by calling 813-826-5266.