Scholarly Innovation Lab

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Location: Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons

Hours: Open whenever YRL Library is open

Access: We review applications on a rolling basis. If accepted, team members will have access to the SIL on a quarterly basis.

Contact information:
Anthony Caldwell

Breaking down disciplinary boundaries, the Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL) provides the space, resources, and community needed to stimulate cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research.

The SIL is a vibrant hub of digital scholarship at UCLA.  Every quarter we host regular meetings and special events that cover a wide range of topics.

The SIL consists of three spaces along the North side of the Research Commons on the first floor of the Research Library. Each seats up to 20 people.

Inner SIL is an enclosed space containing four meeting tables, each with a large monitor.

Window SIL is a glass-walled space which contains four meeting tables, each with a large monitor. In addition, a smart board/projector is mounted on one wall.

Outer SIL contains a large high-resolution rear-projection screen in an alcove open to the Research Commons, which is ideal for presentations. Tables can be reconfigured to accommodate larger groups and different activities.