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About the LRC

Under the auspices of Information Technology Services, the Colby Language Resource Center (LRC) serves the needs of the students and faculty of the college. The LRC is a computer language laboratory that combines the traditional functions of a language lab, such as streaming course audio and voice recording with the attributes of a digital media lab, such as video editing, digital imaging, DVD authoring, and conversion of analog materials. The result is a dynamic environment conducive to learning and creative tinkering.

The computer lab also functions as a classroom with 12 Macintosh workstations and 1 teacher's station. The teacher's station is connected to a digital projector and presentation stand that includes display capabilities for workstation computer, VCR (multistandard), DVD, Cable TV, and laptop. Language faculty can reserve the classroom in advance by contacting the LRC director. The LRC is located in Lovejoy 404/406.

Hours of Operation & Staff Info

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10am-12am 8am-12am 8am-12am 8am-12am 8am-12am 8am-9pm 10am-9pm


Colby students interested in applying for the LRC Monitor position should download an application. Please print, complete, and return to the LRC Director.

Digital Video Editing

The LRC hosts numerous small iMovie video projects over the course of the academic year. All of the public workstations in the LRC are configured to support iMovie work. Any faculty member planning large-scale video projects as a core part of an upcoming course must contact the LRC Director at least one semester prior to the course offering. Outside of classes, any Colby student can use the LRC for iMovie video projects. All lab monitors can help with getting started and troubleshooting.

A pool of basic portable video equipment is available through the Instructional Media Center for academic projects. Faculty members interested in making this equipment available to their students should contact Qiuli Wang at qxwang or x4227.