Welcome! Are you looking for help using Instructional Resource Center collections? This page contains links and information to resources developed specifically for education, IRC, and juvenile collections. You will also find LibGuides created to support specific education courses, answers to frequently asked questions about IRC collections, and web pages featuring special collections. Come back often, more resources are planned.
The juvenile collection (children's books), located on the second floor of Ashland University Library, includes award winning titles such as Newbery and Caldecott Medal and Honor books, Coretta Scott King award books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Alex Award Winners, and Children's and Teacher's Choice award books. Titles added to the juvenile collection are evaluated using professional reviews prior to purchase. An example of professional review journals used includes, Booklist, Horn Book Magazine, and School Library Journal.
To help students using the juvenile collection, LibGuides and web page resources have been developed for general use and specific course assignments.
MOCK CALDECOTT PANELS
Mock Caldecott panel sessions have been held with students in Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature course since Fall 2002. Each fall and spring term, students participate in this activity in the Instructional Resource Center.
CALDECOTT MEDAL AWARD BOOKS
A web mix created with SymbalooEDU features quick catalog links to Caldecott Award winning titles. Also included are links to the ALSC web site which features terms and criteria for the Caldecott Award.
NEWBERY AWARD BOOKS
A web mix created with SymbalooEDU features quick catalog links to Newbery award winning titles. Also included are links to the ALSC web site that features terms and criteria for the Newbery Award.
LEVELED BOOK KITS: JUVENILE Book kits are part of the IRC juvenile collection selected for use with guided reading. Each kit, housed in a red folder complete with book covers for easy browsing, consists of a single title and includes one hard copy, six soft copies (paperback), and information pertaining to recommended reading levels.
LIBGUIDE: ECE / ECIS SPANISH MAJORS
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and library resources for early childhood and early childhood intervention specialist Spanish majors in education.
LibGuides: General Education & Research
RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
This page is a starting point for research in the field of education. Library resources include reference titles, library databases recommendations, Internet Links, and Citation Guides & Plagiarism resources.
A starting point for copyright information, this LibGuide provides links to a variety of library and Internet resources. Support for campus copyright management is available from Auxilary Services, support for library reserves is available at Ashland University Library.
LibGuides: Ashland University Columbus Center IRC
COLUMBUS CENTER IRC
Learn more about the Instructional Resource Center at Ashland University's Columbus Center.
TRADEBOOKS & TECHNOLOGY(archive)
Information portal featuring resources - main campus and Ashland University Columbus Center - to support EDEC 323 Tradebooks & Technology.