GroupFinder

An application for helping students meet up in groups at the library.

Overview 

GroupFinder is a tool designed to help students let group members know where they are studying in the library. In a building with high use and uneven cellular service coverage, it is often difficult for students to locate a space to work in a group, and it is also challenging for groups to let latecomers know where they are working. GroupFinder is an attempt to solve these problems by providing a low-barrier method for students to broadcast their location in the building. Once an activity is posted to GroupFinder, it is displayed in a number of places:

  • The GroupFinder kiosk in the main lobby
  • The library's e-board system
  • Any computer with an internet connection
  • The Libraries' mobile site

GroupFinder also provides short directions to each of the locations in its system.

Posting to GroupFinder

Anyone with an NCSU UNITY account can post to GroupFinder using either the native interface, or by choosing the "Post to GroupFinder" option when reserving a study room via the Room Reservation System (screenshot).

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