New Bonelli Center to Serve All Citizens in District.
The Canyon Call | January 31, 1973.
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College of the Canyons' first permanent building, the William G. Bonelli Instructional Resource Center (IRC), is under construction and will be ready by next winter.
The center, a $2,560,000 project, both structurally and philosophically, will be at the heart of the campus. In addition to its library containing 25,000 volumes, the IRC will provide numerous instructional and informational services available to all citizens of the Santa Clarita Community College District as well as students.
Initially, space in the four-level structure will be shared by 13 classrooms, five seminar rooms, a testing room and faculty offices. Later, virtually all the space in the IRC will be used for instructional resource services.
The study skills laboratory on the second level will provide help to students in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, outlining, math, listening, speaking, study techniques and organization. Tutors will be available in several subject areas.
The language laboratory on this level will contain facilities for practice in French. German and Spanish.
In the audio laboratory the student will listen to tape cassettes in music and math, for instance, and others will practice speeches in enclosed booths.
The instant response classroom will contain facilities for multimedia presentations with films, slides, TV and audio.
Desks in this room will be equipped with pushbuttons, enabling students to answer questions electronically either during lectures or examinations. The instructor reads the responses on a master console.
On the third level students may read or study at the carrells and tables in the reading room. Paperbacks, bestsellers and records will be available for checkout on this floor.
Additional rooms will be equipped for business machines practice, typing, research, drafting, small group study and reading.
The fourth level will house stacks for books, pamphlets, cassettes, filmstrips and film loops, the various reference services, and the check-out stations.
The first level will be reserved for classrooms.