Centre for Health Electronic Education Resources (CHEER)
The Centre for Health Electronic Education Resources (CHEER) was planned to facilitate the Faculty of Health Sciences strategic vision and support the educational, research and clinical activities of its students, faculty and staff.
CHEER is a fully integrated, interactive electronic education centre, which occupies the whole public area on the main floor of the Bracken Health Sciences Library. It will be comprised of an e-Laboratory; large group seminar rooms and small group meeting spaces; videoconferencing facilities; computer pods; user-friendly reference and circulation service points as well as office space. The entire environment will be wireless, to allow students and faculty to use laptop computers, tablets or portable computing devices anywhere within the facility.
CHEER serves as both a physical space and a virtual space for remote access to information resources by Queen's students, staff and faculty, as well as users in Southeastern Ontario who are affiliated with Bracken Health Sciences Library.
The Bracken Health Sciences Library (BHSL) at Queen's University has occupied part of 2 floors of Botterell Hall for over 30 years, since the building opened in 1978. While the library was state-of-the-art in 1978, it had become all too outdated to serve users well in this age of electronic information proliferation. The renovations to create CHEER were completed in Fall 2005.
Last Updated: 09 March 2012