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Update on Education Resource Centre collections

Posted on behalf of Catherine Davidson

bcc to all staff.

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Dear all,

As you know from communications earlier this summer, the Education Resource Centre located in the TEL building closed at the end of June.  The new Education Resource Centre is now located in 135 Winters College (see map at end of message). The Libraries have been engaged in ongoing consultations with the Faculty to determine how the ERC collections, with some exceptions, are integrated into the Libraries’ holdings.  We have had a super team working on this diligently throughout the summer and sincere thanks go out to everyone.

A webpage containing this information is in development.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

WHICH COLLECTIONS ARE NOW WITH YORK UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES?

There are a number of different components of the former Education Resource Centre’s collections that are now part of YUL.

i. JUVENILE LITERATURE AND ACTIVITY FILES – LOCATED IN SCOTT MICROTEXT.

a.    Juvenile Literature collection.
(Location code:  SCOTT-JUV = Juvenile Literature)This is a collection of almost 2000 children’s books, used by teacher candidates (Faculty of Education students) in elementary classrooms during their practicum.  These books are shelved in Scott Microtext as a discrete collection with their existing modified Dewey call numbers for easy browsing.

Juvenile literature collection

Sample record:

Juvenile literature collection record

b.    Education Activity Files
(Location code:  SCOTT-ACTF = Education Activity Files)This is a collection of approximately 1000 books, manuals and handbooks comprised of teacher instruction materials and sample lesson activities. These files are located in filing cabinets in Scott Microtext as a discrete collection with their existing modified Dewey call numbers.

Education Activity Files record

ii. EDUCATION BOOKS TO BE INTEGRATED INTO SCOTT STACKS

 (Location code: Scott = Scott Book)

There are about 300 banker boxes (approx. 10,000 titles) of education books (primary and secondary school texts, teacher practitioner materials, educational theory) that will be integrated into Scott Stacks. Before these books can be integrated into the stacks, they will need to be assigned Library of Congress call numbers and new spine labels. These books currently appear in VuFind with their old location of ERC and will be flipped to show the new Scott location.

For those not yet available in the stacks, a ‘in process/request’ button will appear for users. The processing and integration of these materials into the stacks will be an ongoing project. Some OVERSIZE materials will also be integrated into the stacks in Scott.

 iii. FRENCH LANGUAGE MATERIALS TO BE LOCATED IN FROST LIBRARY

 These materials are comprised primarily of education books and will be shelved at Frost Library as a discrete collection with their existing modified Dewey call numbers.

 iv. MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS (LOCATIONS WILL VARY)

Multimedia materials (DVDs, cassette tapes, VHS) are being assessed and will housed in SMIL and in retrievable storage as appropriate.

WHAT IS NOT COMING TO YORK UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES?

The Faculty of Education will be maintaining its collection of manipulatives (instructional objects that can be manipulated to explain a concept in a classroom setting), posters, restricted items such as binders with looseleaf and CD-ROM versions of teaching guides and solution manuals, and primary classroom technology such as calculators, clickers, iPads and laptops. Catalogue records will reflect their new location in 135 Winters College.  The 135 Winters College location will continue to be called the Education Resource Centre (ERC).

Education Resource Centre Manipulatives

If patrons click on the location map, they will see the new ERC location at 135 Winters.

ERC location at 135 Winters

Information for students will be updated here:

http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/erc/