July 29, 2005

Praxis: Reserve Books

The following title (2 copies) has been added to the education praxis collection. The circulating copy is located at the library reserve desk, main floor. IRC reference copy is located in the Instructional Resource Center, library, second floor.

Additional praxis resources may be located in the catalog using the paper course reserves link and entering 'educ praxis' as the course. Many titles in the reserve area circulate for one week.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be shelved initially in the new book shelf on the second floor (directly outside of the IRC) and then located in the juvenile collection, library, second floor.

IRC Reference: Science Standards

The following book has been added to the Instructional Resource Center reference collection. It will be found in the IRC, library, second floor.

Need help finding an IRC reference title? Ask at the desk in the IRC for assistance.

AU Circulating: Education - Science & Math

The following books have been added to the library collection. You are likely to find them shelved in their regular location (L's on the second floor, Q's on the sixth floor) or in the new book display in the reference area.

July 27, 2005

Harry Potter Series

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books are now located in the library reserves area, main floor of the library. These titles will circulate for one week and have the option for a renewal.

July 22, 2005

Curriculum Textbooks

I have just finished weeding the curriculum textbook annex. With few exceptions, the textbooks available for use and evaluating are no more than six years old. ACRL's Guidelines for Curriculum Material Centers suggest this collection should be current, with items dated five years.

Textbooks removed from the curriculum collection will be available for students fall 2005 and spring 2006. Check in the IRC for current free selections beginning in late August.

July 20, 2005

Juvenile Books: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

It's here! Book six in the Harry Potters series has arrived:

Would you like to re-live the series? Do an author search in the AU catalog for J.K. Rowling to view books and audio book selections for Harry Potter. Or, follow these catalog links to check availability of specific titles:

The newest title has been shelved with juvenile new books. All others are located in the juvenile collection on the library second floor.

Juvenile Books

The following juvenile books have been added to the collection:

New juvenile titles are initially shelved on the new book shelf on the second floor.

July 18, 2005

Kits: Book Kit

The following book kit, containing seven soft copies of the title, was added to the collection. A complete numerical listing of book kits may be identified in the catalog by title or using other call number and entering the word 'bookkit.'

Most book kits include a label on the folder indicating suggested reading levels by grade level, stage, F & P (Fountas and Pinnell), and DRA (Directed Reading Assessment). An explanation of book bag levels is included within the folder.

Juvenile Books

The following juvenile books have been added to the collection.

New juvenile titles are initially shelved on the new book shelf on the second floor.

AU Circulating: Education

The following book has been added to the library collection. You are likely to find it shelved in its regular location (second floor) or in the new book display in the reference area.

A second copy of this title was purchased for the faculty development collection located on the third floor of the library.

July 14, 2005

Audio Books & Book Kits

Looking for an audio book or book kit? These items are still part of the IRC collection, but have been moved from inside the IRC to the stacks in the curriculum textbook annex. Check out the shelves directly behind the activity books.

This move has increased spacing for software and materials kits inside the IRC. Need help? Stop in the IRC for directions locating IRC collection items.

July 11, 2005

Collection Development: The numbers are in . . .

End-of-year book lists detailed specific areas and genres purchased and added to the library as part of the IRC, juvenile, and education (Classification L) collections. I was recently asked what 'just how many books have been added?'

Here are some approximate totals for specific IRC collections:
  • Activity Books = 120
  • Juvenile Books = 675
  • Software = 65
  • Kits = 35
  • Bookkits = 10
  • Education Titles = 216
  • IRC Reference = 24

Orders have already begun for this academic year with juvenile books. Be sure to check out the New Book shelf on the second floor beginning in August to look at new titles. The quick catalog links on this blog provide easy access to popular catalog searches for IRC collection items.

July 5, 2005

Collection Development 2004-2005

Collection development book lists for the 2004-2005 academic year have been posted on the IRC web site's handouts and tutorials page. As previously posted (June 10th), this blog will replace the yearly book lists. The following lists are available in PDF:

Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection and will be available for circulation next week (July 11). Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.

Activity books are shelved by topic; searching for a specific book will be easier if a title search is used. Check out the catalog quick links portion of this blog for easy access to a complete listing of activity books in the IRC collection.

Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection. Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.

Activity books are shelved by topic. Check out the catalog quick links portion of this blog for easy access to a complete listing of activity books in the IRC collection.

Juvenile Books: Math

The following titles have been added to the juvenile collection. Each title is math related, dealing with specific mathematical functions or theories. Additional selections may be located using the Library of Congress, or LC, subject heading mathematics - juvenile.

Specific math topics, such as division, geometry, mathematics, fractions, counting, arithmetic, and addition, may be located with catalog searches utilizing subject heading and adding '-juvenile literature' to the topic.