The Plangere Digital Spaces are two annex rooms on the third floor of Murray Hall that are designated for English Department (or groups that are connected to the English Department) use. Both spaces can connect to a supported wireless network, and for classes that book either 302 or 305. There are 20 dedicated MacBook Pro laptops that are available for student use while in those rooms. REQUEST ROOM RESERVATION
Room 302 (Max 60 occupants) is a digitally enabled meeting/conference room.
The room has a smart podium that has laptop connected projection, Blu-Ray/DVD capability, and microphone hookups available. This room is routinely used for English Faculty Meetings, Writing Program Directors Meetings, CCA (Center for Cultural Analysis) Meetings and Events, and Master Class Meetings with speakers from the Writers at Rutgers series. Faculty can apply to reserve the room for a department or class related event, when the room is not in use. Also, graduate student groups who are hosting an event may also apply to reserve the room.
There are four configurations commonly used in 302:
Room 305 (Max 20 occupants) is a digitally enabled seminar style class space.
The room has a DVD player and a Mac system with wireless keyboard and mouse, which are connected to a plasma monitor. In addition, the room has a laptop connection enabling it to connect to the plasma monitor. This room is ideal for instructors who are interested in teaching in a digitally supported space where digital media can be actively used over the course of a semester.
English Department faculty or graduate students who are interested in viewing these spaces should contact Paul Bielecki, Manager of the Plangere Digital Spaces, at
Alexander Library Digital Learning Commons Partnership
The Digital Learning Commns is a state of the art, multimedia collaboration center and a new premier on-campus destination for the Rutgers, New Brunswick community. It is located on the first floor of Alexander Library on College Avenue Campus.
The Plangere Culture Lab and the Alexander Library Digital Commons have partnered to assist students in multimedia creative writing classes. Students may now incorporate PCL rented equipment into DLC recording spaces. The DLC has audio, video, and general collaborative workspaces available for students to rent out.
If you are interested in using the DLC spaces, please find more information on how to rent specific rooms here.
If you are a multimedia composition student interested in recording your podcast projects in an audio booth, please book the room at the DLC here.
If you are recording a video essay and would like to incorporate green screen technology, you may request to rent the one-press video recording room here.