15 Things Anyone at JMU Can Do at the ETMC
Posted on: March 3, 2023
The Educational Technology & Media Center (ETMC) is one of the best-kept secrets on campus. Many people think it’s just for Education students because it’s located in Memorial Hall, but it’s open to everyone! Here are 15 things anyone can do in the ETMC:
1. Find the perfect place to study
The ETMC has couches, soft chairs, and desks for groups and individuals. Since it’s off the beaten path, it’s usually not too busy.
2. Use our first-come first-serve group study room
Meeting up with a group to study or complete a group project? Check out the group study room in the ETMC. If it’s full, you can use one of the other study spaces in the ETMC.
3. Read a children’s book
The ETMC has a large collection of children’s literature, picture books, and young adult novels!
4. Pick up books or materials from other libraries
Did you know you can choose any of our four library locations as your pickup location when you request books and other materials from JMU Libraries? You can even choose any of these four pickup locations for items you’re getting from another library through Interlibrary Loan!
5. Print a paper for class
Our color and black-and-white printers are available to anyone with a JACard.
6. Cut out vinyl and more on our Cricut cutters
If you’ve never used a Cricut cutter, you’re in for a treat! These precision cutters are perfect for making custom vinyl stickers, stencils and much more.
7. Try out our 3-D printers
Whether for a personal project or something for school, swing by the ETMC if you want to use our 3-D printers! Materials are free to use.
8. Get it straight with a paper cutter
If you have a lot of straight cutting to do, find a time to swing by the ETMC.
9. Paint something
Whether your project is for school, for work, or for fun, paints and paintbrushes in the ETMC are free to use.
10. Cut out letters and shapes with die cutters
Ever wondered how your teachers make those cut-out letters and numbers for bulletin boards? They’re made with die cutters, and you can use them, too! Use our paper or bring your own.
11. Laminate that paper (it’ll last longer!)
If you need your paper to be slick, waterproof, or dry-erase friendly, bring it down to the ETMC and run it through our laminating machines. Lamination costs $0.50 per foot for the 12-inch width or $0.75 for 25 inches (cash or check only).
12. Eat food or enjoy a coffee from the Corner Bistro in Memorial Hall
Need a snack or caffeine boost to power through a paper? Food and drinks are allowed in the ETMC (just not near our computers or books).
13. Borrow our board games
You can play board games like Headbanz, Scrabble, or Boggle in the ETMC or check them out to take to a teaching practicum site (or a game night with friends)!
14. Get CPR certified
If you have always wanted American Heart Association certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED, this is the place! Sign up for a $70 training (free for College of Education students) through Compression 101, LLC.
15. Visit with the Education Librarian, Brian Sullivan
Did you know JMU Libraries has a designated librarian for every major? Brian is the liaison librarian for the College of Education, but if you happen to be in the ETMC when he’s available, he can help answer research questions from anyone!
Want to see the ETMC for yourself? Don’t park in the main lot or enter through the front doors. You can save yourself a lot of time wandering around Memorial Hall by following these directions:
Use Grace Street to park behind Memorial Hall (in the R9 lot), and walk back along Grace Street (the “left” side of the building) to Entrance F. You’ll see us as you enter the building.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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