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Learning Resources Center (LRC)

The LRC is located on the lower level of the Bluford Library and provides instructional materials, curriculum resources and library services of special interest to the School of Education teacher preparation programs and teaching professionals.

Mac Lab in the LRC
Overview of Our Resources

  • Macintosh Computers (Mac Pros featuring Adobe Creative Suite software,
    Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver & more)
  • State-Adopted Textbooks
  • Children’s and Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Big Books
  • Videos & DVDs
  • Ellison™ Shape-Cutting Machine
  • Paper Cutter
  • Classroom (equipped with overhead projector & drop-down screen)
  • Video Viewing Station
  • CD & Tape Listening Station
  • Science & Math Kits
  • Educational Databases
  • Typewriters

LRC Resources & MaterialsMaterials


The audiovisual collection covers a broad range of topics relating to the university instructional program. Materials are intended for on-site use and short-term loan privileges. All LRC’s audiovisual titles are in the library's online catalog. We selectively acquire audio, videos, multimedia kits, and software. Other non-print materials housed in the center consist of films, filmstrips, sound recordings, slides, games, and photographs. We do not purchase materials for recreational use.

Curriculum Guides

Preschool through twelfth-grade curriculum guides from the state, regional, and national level are selectively collected. However, local curriculum guides are acquired comprehensively. All guides are maintained in either paper, microform, or online.

Juvenile Literature

Selective books appropriate for birth through young adult are housed in the LRC. Caldecott and Newbery award-winning honor books are also housed in the collection.

Professional Literature

Professional materials that support and enhance professional growth at all levels and subject areas are also collected. The professional literature consist of children's and young adult literature, idea and activity books, books that teach students how to write behavioral objectives and prepare lesson plans, etc.
Professional periodicals are housed with the regular serials collection.
Books about educational research, educational theory, or educational history are not housed in the Center; these materials are housed in the general collection

Educational Software

A representative collection of exemplary computer software used in preschool through twelfth grade educational settings, and in adult education when appropriate, are acquired as part of the Center's collection. Software may represent utility programs such as desktop publishing programs and computer-assisted instruction for practice and tutorials.

Teaching Units

Sample units are an important part of the Learning Resource Center because they help teach students how to develop their own teaching units. Student-produced units are collected and labeled as such.


Textbooks in all curricular subjects for grades kindergarten through twelve may be found in the LRC. Textbooks that have been adopted by the local schools are acquired comprehensively, while other exemplary texts are selectively collected. The emphasis in the textbook collection is placed on materials that have been published within the last five years.
College level texts are not added to the collection.

Vertical Files

Pictures of animals, information about countries that have been received from embassies and other journal and newspaper articles are examples of materials that are located in vertical files. The vertical files will also contain information about local history and personalities on educational-related topics.

Internet Resources

Please see our Curriculum & Instruction LibGuide for an excellent collection of links to online resources.

Lesson Plans

Sunday, January 9 to
Sunday, January 16, 2022 and
Tuesday, January 18 to
Sunday, March 6, 2022 
Sunday 1pm to 1am
Monday through Thursday 8am to 1am
Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 7pm
Monday, January 17, 2022
Monday Closed