Curriculum Collection Tour


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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.

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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    Out-of-date (out of state adoption) K-12 Textbooks – last six rows of tall bookshelves
  • Curriculum Collection Tour

    1. 1. 1 Lower Level Tour From the stairs or elevator, we will circle to the left.
    2. 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, except when she is in meetings, teaching, or out of the office. 2
    3. 3. Curriculum Workroom What it Contains: • Trudy’s Books • ENC Materials • Kathy Smith Books (KS) • Binder with combs • Laminator • Die Cuts * Patrons must bring their own paper for die cuts * Materials in this room can only be hand checked
    4. 4. Laminating • Laminating must be done by Special Services staff. • Laminating costs $1.00/ft (minimum charge $1.00) • Patrons can pay with cash, check, or Texan Bucks • Laminating hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM • Largest width for lamination is 25 inches • Anything larger (i.e. some posters) need to be folded and sent through twice. Patrons will be charged for this plus $1 for extra labor to cut open and refold items for second pass. 4
    5. 5. Trudy’s Books and Kathy Smith Books Trudy’s Books • Method and activity books donated by Trudy Carlson • Subject index is available • Lots of bulletin board & center ideas! Kathy Smith Books (KS) • Math and science items donated by Kathy Smith • Lists of items are available *These items must be hand checked 5
    6. 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. 7. The Curriculum Collection Contains (in this order): • 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 books • State-adopted K-12 textbooks • Out-of-date K-12 textbooks (these will soon go away) 7
    8. 8. Short Stacks near the Office • 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. 8
    9. 9. Reference - Building Use Only - Includes resources for Author Studies & Math in Literature lesson plans 9 EDUC Resource & EDUC AG - Teacher resources (curriculum guides, etc.), including Agricultural Education resources - Items can be checked out for 4 weeks
    10. 10. 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) 10
    11. 11. Textbooks • Current State Adoptions o Grade levels are at the end of the call number o Teacher editions are designated with a T • Out of Date Textbooks – have a red X on the spine; will soon be going away NO college textbooks! 11
    12. 12. Check Out at Circulation - Main Floor 7-day checkout: children’s books, current K-12 textbooks 4-week checkout: out-of-date textbooks, EDUC AG, and EDUC RESOURCE materials. 12 Students can have up to 20 items from throughout the library checked out at one time.
    13. 13. Hand Check Materials • Trudy’s books • ENC Kits and Books • Kathy Smith Books (KS) • Some manipulatives and other tools and materials These items do not have bar codes. Hand checks are done by Amanda ONLY Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. 13
    14. 14. 14 Contact Information: Amanda Pape Coordinator for Archives and Special Services 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