Fall 2012 Wish List

 Apple iPads for Student Use


Apple’s iPad has been an extremely popular device and has set new standards for what is possible with tablet computing. We would like to make a few iPads available for check-out by students. These iPads would include Apple’s word processor (Pages), spreadsheet application (Numbers), and presentation software (Keynote). Having already seen a numbers of students using iPads in the library, we expect that these would be very popular with students.


Cost: $2,341.97 for five iPads


Large Monitors for Collaborative Work – $1,832.00


The library currently provides several group collaboration rooms as well as a number of computers with large monitors suitable for group work. However, many students bring their own laptops to the library, and we would like to offer some additional group collaboration options for these students. Beyond the existing stations, the library would like to offer some additional large monitors that students could use with their own laptops. These would be placed in the Information Commons with attached video cables so that students could connect their laptops for impromptu group meetings as needed. Additionally, this proposal includes adapters to allow Mac and iPad users to connect to these monitors.


Cost: $1,832.00 for four 27” monitors