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Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

Elevator providing access to Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room is currently out of order. Please consider other locations on campus for your event if necessary.

The Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room is now open for reservations through Friday, May 26th, 2023. It will be closed due to upgrades from Tuesday, May 30th through Friday, August 18th 2023.

Ferman Presentation Room

The Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room is an academic space for faculty and staff to conduct presentations, guest lectures, training sessions, and meetings.

Guidelines for Booking

Permitted Uses

The Presentation Room should be utilized for academic purposes. An example might be the Department of Linguistics bringing in a special speaker, whose talk will be open to all faculty, staff and students on campus, and in some cases open to the general community as well. (see Presentation Room User Agreement).

The Presentation Room may also be occasionally utilized for some administrative uses. Priority will be given to events or meetings that focus on the entire campus, not just one department, division, or College.

Plan Ahead

A minimum of 14 days advance notice is required to place a reservation request for the Ferman Presentation Room. Last minute requests cannot be accommodated. The Ferman Presentation Room is in high demand, so availability is not guaranteed.

Dates & Hours

The Ferman Presentation Room is available during library hours, provided a library staff member is available. Reservations must conform to established building hours (view Library Open Hours calendar)

Designate a Liaison

To ensure consistent communication between your group and the Library, please assign one CSUN staff or faculty member to act as your event liaison throughout the planning process. This person needs to complete the Reservation Request Form.

Book by Email

For information about making a reservation, please email Carina Becerra (carina.becerra@csun.edu).

Facilities

Location & Access

The Presentation Room (#81) is in the west wing on the lower level. Access to the Presentation Room is only available from the Library's main level. From the Library's entrance, continue straight through the lobby and turn left at the Learning Commons. Take the main walkway toward the west wing. Upon entering the west wing, turn right and go down the curved staircase to the Presentation Room. Also, there is an elevator near the restrooms in the west wing that goes from the main level to the lower level; once there the Presentation Room is to the left.

Seating

The Presentation Room seats 72 people at seminar tables arranged in rows facing the large screen at the front of the room. There are 24 seminar tables with 3 chairs per table. The tables are 24”x 96” in size. We are only able to provide two room setup types:

  • Seminar style- 24 rectangular tables with 3 chairs each, MAX occupancy 72
  • Theater style- 120 chairs, no tables, MAX occupancy 120

*Exceeding max occupancy may lead to denial of request.* Special setups, parties, or receptions are not permitted.

Food and Beverages

There is a small kitchenette with refrigerator and sink adjacent to the room. There is no microwave or other cooking equipment. Meeting organizers are expected to clean up spills, remove trash, leftover food, beverages, and supplies that were brought into the Presentation Room for their event.

Audio Visual Equipment

The Presentation Room has the following equipment in the room available to use:

  • Computer -- supports CDs and USB memory sticks/flash drives only
  • LCD Projector ceiling mounted
  • Retractable screen in the ceiling
  • Lectern microphone (room has built-in sound system)
  • DVD + VCR player
  • Lectern
  • White board with markers

Presenters are welcome to bring their own laptop. To be compatible, you must bring a SVGA cable to connect to the projector.

Technical Support

The Library is unable to provide technical support for your program. It is recommended that arrangements be made to bring your own technical support person to assist, especially with computer hardware and software issues.

Jack and Florence Ferman

The Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room honors the legacy of Jack and Florence Ferman, whose generous $2.5 million bequest facilitated a major expansion of the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives in 2017, and continues to benefit CSUN through a large endowment. Read more about Jack and Florence Ferman at https://library.csun.edu/eNews/Winter-2012/Ferman