Free Range Computing

Project Title
Free Range Computing
College Core Theme
Focus on Learning, Expand Access
This activity and related goals link to the college's Information Technology Plan and was funded through a Technology Fee grant.


Unit Goal

#1 - Provide learners with instruction, resources and services that promote the achievement of their academic, personal or professional goals

#2 - Meet the current and future needs of the college community via demonstrating leadership and innovation in the use of technologies

See the complete Clark College Libraries Operational Plan.



Modular tables and chairs were integrated into Cannell Library's collaborative space on the main floor of the library. Access Services developed policies and procedures for long term check out of netbooks computers. The Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) approved a Fund Balance request to purchase a netbook cart to securely store and charge the equipment when not in use. The first extended loan netbook was checked out on June 1st and by June 12th all of them had been loaned to students.


A Technology Fee grant application was submitted and approved. The intent of the grant was to provide enhanced mobile computing options for Clark College students, including a long-term netbook check out program. The grant included funding for: netbook computers for Cannell Library, the Information Commons, and the Student Learning Center; wireless keyboards and mice; and modular tables and chairs.