Thanks to an endowment from a former president, West Liberty University students can expect some major technology upgrades when they head back to classes in January.
Nearly $30,000 worth of improvements have been made to the Paul N. Elbin Library on the University’s campus. Some of the improvements aren’t as visible, including upgrades to the fiber optic and wiring system. The Wi-Fi has also been upgraded to the latest standard to help improve Internet service.
However, the most obvious addition includes egg-shaped chairs, equipped with iPads and white board tables with big-screen computer monitors.
“The heart of any quality academic institution so this is the first place you need to invest,” said James Clark, the Chief Technology Officer at West Liberty University.
Hundreds of students use the library on a daily basis for research and reference tools, and will be able to take advantage of the new upgrades during their Spring semester.