UVa Library Press Releases 1998 - 1999
THE ROBERTSON MEDIA CENTER IS OPEN AND READY FOR BUSINESS
Contact: Rick Provine, director of the Robertson Media Center at (804) 924-8814 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The days of watching a video in a cramped and uncomfortable carrel in Clemons Library are over. The Timothy B. and Lisa Nelson Robertson Media Center is open and ready for business on the third floor of Clemons Library.
In addition to offering media carrels designed especially for viewing videos, the state-of-the-art Robertson Media Center also offers: a media circulation desk, small group viewing rooms, new classrooms, and an appropriate video viewing environment with tinted windows and directed lighting that make it a more comfortable space for viewing media. The Library's growing media collections will also be housed in the center with storage designed to preserve and protect the audio, video and CD based media.
The Robertson Media Center was made possible through a $1.2 million gift from Timothy B. Robertson (BA, A&S, '77) and his wife, Lisa Nelson Robertson. Their gift also endows the Robertson Chair in Media Studies, which led to the development of a Media Studies program.
When asked about the need for such a program and center, Robertson Media Center Director Rick Provine pointed out that more and more faculty are incorporating the use of media into their instruction and that media literacy and the study of media are increasingly a part of daily life and scholarship. Provine adds that, "By integrating all of our media operations into one centralized location, we can offer more and better services to our users."
Visit the Robertson Media Center, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. For more information about the center, contact Rick Provine at 924-8814 or by e-mail at email@example.com