Turkish American Friendship Room Policy

This policy applies to the use of the Turkish American Friendship Room (4004) in the Shapiro Science Library and is intended to facilitate fair allocation and efficient use for meetings, as well as the efficient management, scheduling, issuing keys, care of the furnishings and beauty of the room.


Situated northeast on the 4th floor of the Shapiro Science Library, this large room measures 624.8 square feet with a window wall measuring 156 square feet, giving a spectacular campus view. The Turkish American Cultural Association contributed toward the beauty of the room with art work gracing part of the east and west walls and an interior plaque with the following quote: “The truest guide in life is science.” The room is furnished with a handsome credenza and conference table with comfortable seating for 15 people.


The Turkish American Friendship Room was created primarily for use by the libraries and science departments for meetings and conferences. The Room is also available to other campus departments and official student organizations as scheduling permits.


Under the purpose and priorities established, reservations are made in the order in which requests are received. Requests should be made by emailing Theresa Stanko or Tom Hubbard. Reservations must include time for preparation, setting up, breaking down, and cleaning up. The room is available for regularly scheduled (weekly/monthly) meetings. It is not available for University courses.

Equipment and Services

Internet access is available in the room via the UM campus wireless network. A computer with a large monitor, video conferencing equipment, and a speakerphone are available in the room. For technical assistance in using this equipment please contact Desktop Support Services at (734) 936-3821 (6-3821 on campus).

Responsibility and Safety

The Library is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property belonging to users of this room. The room has been furnished as a permanent meeting room; for the preservation of the furnishings and the physical safety of the users, the furniture should not be moved. Users will be responsible for damage to the room, its artwork and furnishings that occur during their use of the Turkish American Friendship Room.

Decoration, Displays, Exhibits

Please do not fix any tacks, glue, tape or nails to any surface of the room, including walls, doors, floors, ceiling, glass, woodwork or furniture. Do not block doorways, fire exits, corridors, hallways or stairways.


The key to access the Turkish American Room is available from the Shapiro Library First Floor Circulation Desk. The group’s designated representative will be responsible for making arrangements for checking out and returning the key and for locking up immediately after the meeting, as well as removal of equipment and cleanup.

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Last modified: 04/17/2014