The need for a faculty/staff training facility was identified as a key step in reaching the desired level of information literacy at Buffalo State College during the provost's strategic planning effort in the mid-nineties. A hands-on training facility for students in library instruction classes was also a critical need. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Finance and Management agreed to co-fund a rehabilitation of the 3rd Floor Southwest of E. H. Butler Library.
The result is a state-of -the-art training facility with two Windows classrooms, one Macintosh classroom, a Faculty/Staff Workroom, a demonstration area, an office, and a reception area. Classes are scheduled year-round to meet the needs of faculty and staff and library instruction students as new software and equipment are introduced. There is no disruption to student labs or the main reference room of the library. This is an ideal space for workshops and intensive training, where trainees each have their own workstations in comfortable ergonomically designed surroundings.
CyberQuad is managed jointly by Computing Services and E. H. Butler Library. This project has accented the interdependent nature of these two information professions.