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A virtual tour of the Curriculum Collection on the lower level of the Dick Smith Library on the Stephenville campus of Tarleton State University.

A virtual tour of the Curriculum Collection on the lower level of the Dick Smith Library on the Stephenville campus of Tarleton State University.

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  • Shelves in the Curriculum Collection area contain (working outward from the Staff Offices):
    Posters and Pictures, Big Books, math manipulatives, science and social studies kits, Spanish/English paired paperback picture books (on low shelves)
    Reference and Periodicals (first two rows of tall bookshelves – a row is one side of a double-sided bookshelf)
    Children’s Fiction (PZ) and Nonfiction books – next nine rows of tall bookshelves
    Current State-Adopted K-12 Textbooks – next three rows of tall bookshelves
    Educational Resources (teaching guides, etc.) – next row of tall bookshelves
    Agricultural Education resources and Grassburrs – next row of tall bookshelves
    Out-of-date (out of state adoption) K-12 Textbooks – last six rows of tall bookshelves


  • 1. 1 Lower Level Tour From the stairs or elevator, we will circle to the left.
  • 2. You may check out any items on display behind the reference desk. Librarian Amanda Pape is usually on duty here 9 AM- 5 PM Monday through Friday. Other staff and student workers are available 8- 9 AM and times when Amanda is in meetings or away. 2
  • 3. Curriculum Workroom What it Contains: • Trudy’s Books • ENC Materials • Kathy Smith Books (KS) • Binder with combs • Typewriter • Laminator • Die Cuts * Patrons must bring their own paper for die cuts * Materials in this room can only be hand checked 3
  • 4. Laminating • Laminating must be done by Special Collections staff. • Laminating costs $1.00/ft (minimum charge $1.00) • Patrons can pay with cash, check, or Texan Card • Laminating hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM • Largest width for lamination is 25 inches • Anything larger (i.e. posters) need to be folded and sent through twice. Patrons will be charged for this plus $1 for 4
  • 5. Trudy’s Books and Kathy Smith Books Trudy’s Books* • Method and activity books donated by Trudy Carlson • Subject index is available Kathy Smith Books* (KS) • Math and science items donated by Kathy Smith • Lists of items are available *These items must be hand checked Barcoded K-12 curriculum guides and activity books are found in the Resources section. 5
  • 6. The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) Obtained with grants, these include math and science: • books, magazines, and reading materials • kits with supplies for experiments *All items must be hand checked *Special permission is required to check out kit items. Consumables are NOT checked out. 6
  • 7. Meet Our Staff Amanda Pape Special Services Librarian 254-968-9251 Vickie Sowell Special Services Assistant 254-968-9869 Our offices are in room B05, in the corner 7
  • 8. The Curriculum Collection Contains (in this order): • Posters, Big Books & paired Spanish/English picture books • Math manipulatives • Science & Social Studies kits • Education Reference books • Education Resource books • Ag Ed books & Grassburrs • Children’s/Young Adult books • State-Adopted Textbooks (K-12) • Out-of-date K-12 textbooks 8
  • 9. Short Stacks near the Office • Posters* • Big Books* • Math, science, social studies materials, tools, and manipulatives • Spanish and English picture book pairs* * most items are barcoded and check out for 7 days. New books are often on display on top of these stacks. 9
  • 10. Reference* Materials here include: -Reference books for Author Studies -Math in Literature lesson plan books *Building Use Only – cannot be checked out 10
  • 11. Agriculture Education, Grassburrs, and Education Resources Agriculture Education section contains high school textbooks and A&M materials with EDUCAG in the call number. Grassburr section has yearbooks that can be checked out. Education Resource section contains K-12 curriculum guides and activity books, as well as career guides. Most have RESOURCE in the call number.
  • 12. Children’s and Young Adult Books In Library of Congress call number order • two rows of nonfiction (A – PY call numbers) • six rows of mostly fiction (PZ call numbers) • one row of nonfiction (Q – Z call numbers) 12
  • 13. Textbooks • Current State Adoptions • Out of Date Textbooks (have a red X on the spine) We have a good representation of all current state-adopted textbooks, and usually have both a student edition and a teacher edition. Grade levels are on the call number. NO college textbooks! 13
  • 14. Check Out at Circulation - Main Floor 7- day checkout: •Children’s books, •Current K-12 textbooks •Posters and Pictures 14 Students can have up to 20 items from throughout the library checked out at one time. 28-day checkout: •EDUC RESOURCE items •Out-of-date textbooks •EDUCAG items
  • 15. Hand Check Materials – Items Without Barcodes • Trudy’s books • ENC Kits and Books • Kathy Smith Books (KS) • Some math manipulatives and other materials Hand checks are done by Amanda or Vickie ONLY, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. 15
  • 16. 16 Contact Information: Amanda Pape Special Services Librarian III Dick Smith Library Tarleton State University Box T-0450 Stephenville, TX 76402 254-968-9251 Office: Lower Level, Room B05B I'm in Facebook! Twitter: @AmandaPapeMSLS Above: QR Code for my wiki home page: or