Education Resources, the curriculum materials center located in 227 Middleton Library, supports several University programs including the teacher education program of the School of Education. It houses children's literature, Louisiana approved textbooks, classroom/teacher support resources, audio-visual materials, and reference books pertaining to these collections. The collection provides exposure to selective materials representing a variety of teaching concepts and methods. Additional information including hours and links to Internet resources is available at www.lib.lsu.edu/edu/er/index.html.
All materials in Education Resources, regardless of format, are listed in the online catalog. The Advanced Search screen can be used to more easily locate curriculum materials since search terms can be combined and drop-down menus employed. Education Resources can be designated as the library to be searched and specific locations within the department (e.g., Young People's Collection ) and formats (e.g., kits ) can be selected.Resources include:
- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: PreK-12 with emphasis on award winners, big books, books in foreign languages, multiple copies for leveled reading groups.
- PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION: Classroom teacher support, activity guides, units/lesson plans, teaching ideas.
- KITS: Math manipulatives, science experiments, games/puzzles, models, general teaching aids.
- LOUISIANA TEXTBOOKS: K-12 student and teacher editions, teacher resource packages, ancillary resources.
- A-V RESOURCES: DVD's, videos, both K-12 and professional development.
- REFERENCE: Information on authors, illustrators, national standards.
- ASSESSMENT TESTS: Access restricted to faculty and students enrolled in specific classes.
- HISTORICAL RESEARCH COLLECTIONS: Children's literature from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, textbooks from the last third of the 20th century.
- Children's Literature Comprehensive Database: Full-text reviews of children's books. Links to information on authors, illustrators, awards.
- ERIC: Most widely used index to journals in the field of education.
To arrange for a tour or to hold a class in Education Resources or to recommend materials for purchase, please contact Robert Bigelow.