Located on the first floor, the Ideas Lounge is an exciting gathering space, designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops, showcases and other interactive events. Surrounded by glass and featuring a retractable glass wall this space can be booked with or without the use of the atrium. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays and the Ideas Lounge is also an exciting new teaching, learning and research space enabling unique exploration and deep understanding of information (text, data, video, image, etc.) across all subject areas. The large-scale display, along with an enhanced sound system and recording and streaming capabilities, creates a special experiential learning experience in an engaging public setting.
The Visualization Classroom provides access to the same technology in a more “standard” classroom setting.
Standard: 35; Theatre seating: 60; Cocktail reception: 80; Banquet: 48
numbers are subject to change
The Ideas Lounge can be booked for programming such as: workshops, exhibits, teaching, TED talks, research presentations or personal interest. MRU faculty, staff, students and community members can request to book this space.
For booking related inquiries please contact Courtney Montgomery, Library Outreach Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ideas Lounge may be reserved by Mount Royal University students, faculty, staff, and MRU community members. This room provides access to space and technology to enable users to engage in interactive, visual learning and design of digital projects in support of their teaching, research, coursework or personal interest. It is also designed to host programming such as public lectures, presentations, workshops and other interactive events which align with and complement Library programming, and/or University and community programming and initiatives.
This interactive high resolution display can be used to view and manipulate large amounts of information (data, text, video, etc.) at one time in a single display, or to view and display multiple channels of content over smaller segmented or 'split' screens.
Connecting your content
Please sign up for a Visualization Wall Training Session with the MRU Visualization Team in the Ideas Lounge (EL1270)
Training sessions are held Mondays from 10 am to 11 am in the Viz Lounge but are subject to change, please check the Library Programming Calendar.
What we will cover:
Please bring the following:
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Interested in booking a specialized training session for your department or class? Please contact Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist, email@example.com for more information.
Drop-in sessions offer an opportunity to discuss or test your upcoming reservations or content face-to-face with a visualization staff member.
If you wish to attend a drop-in session you do not need to register online, just go directly to the Visualization Classroom (EL1441).
Drop-in sessions will be held Fridays from 10 am to 11 am in the Viz Classroom but are subject to change, please check on the Library Programming Calendar.
The Ideas Lounge hosts many public presentations and special functions. To view our upcoming schedule please visit the Library Programming Calendar
When the visualization wall in the Ideas Lounge is not in use we will be showcasing a curated program of content that is focused on demonstrating MRU’s impact and we welcome you to contribute to our content portfolio.
When the visualization wall in the Ideas Lounge is not in use we will be showcasing a curated list of programming and service announcements that promote and highlight events that benefit the members of the MRU community.
Our visualization walls allow presenters to convey information in interesting and dynamic ways. Our staff can work with you to maximize the interactive properties of the wall.
Schedule a technology consultation to get one-on-one help with learning various software and technology. Contact Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Design content for the visualization spaces using these templates:
Delivering a lecture in the Visualization Lounge greatly enhanced the experience of my GNED 1404: Writing About Images class. Since analyzing images necessarily forms a critical part of this course, the ability to analyze an image blown up to near life size--we were analyzing Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (5 metres high by 7 metres wide)--allowed students to pick out fine details that they would otherwise have missed. The open space of the room and the plentiful natural light were also a welcome change from the confines of a regular classroom.
Dr. Terri Baker
Mount Royal University
Contact Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist, at email@example.com or 403.440.7088 with any questions about using the Ideas Lounge and/or the resident technology.
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MRU Library Visualization Team
Anna Nuhn, Visualization Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.440.7088
Matt Laidlow, Media Designer
email@example.com or 403.440.7099
Sarah Stephens, Digital Technologies Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.440.5639