Learning Resources Center (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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Please see our Curriculum & Instruction LibGuide for an excellent collection of links to online resources.
- CEC Lesson Plans
- Global Schoolhouse
- Lesson Plans (http://lessonplanz.com/)
- Lesson Plans Page (http://www.lessonplanspage.com/)
- NC Standard Course of Study (Specific curriculum below)