Flo K. Gault Library for Independent Study
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The Flo K. Gault Library for Independent Study (1995) is named for Flo Kurtz Gault, '48, whose husband, Stanley C. Gault '48, contributed the principal gift to the building in her honor. Completed in 1995, the 32,000 square foot structure is connected to Andrews Library and serves as a focus for Wooster's commitment to the Independent Study program. Independent Study, or I.S. as it is known to students, faculty, and a half-century's worth of alumni, is the cornerstone of a Wooster education. Each Wooster senior creates an original research project, written work, performance, or exhibit or artwork while supported one-on-one by a faculty mentor. Wooster is one of a handful of colleges to require every student, not just those in an honors program, to complete a year-long senior capstone project like I.S. Each of the 280 I.S. carrels in the Gault Library is equipped with network connections enabling the users to access the College's database and other networks worldwide. Enhanced spaces for Audiovisual materials and services and Bibliographic Instruction provide media support for the entire campus. The offices of Financial Aid and the Registrar are located on the ground level of the building (From the College of Wooster Catalogue).
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