Instructional Materials Collection
The Instructional Materials Collection (IMC) supports the subject discipline methods courses for teacher preparation as well as the instructional programs and research needs of the faculty and students in the College of Education. These materials include children's and young adult literature and a selection of Pre-K-12 classroom curriculum guides, textbooks, and selected audiovisual items in science, mathematics, social studies, language arts and creative arts.
The Instructional Materials Collection is housed in two areas of the library. The juvenile literature collection is adjacent to other education related materials on the 3rd floor starting with the shelving prefix of "AWARD" or "LZ" . The Award Range includes the following, Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King, Georgia Children’s Book, Georgia Children's Picture Storybook and Pura Belpré. Big books are located in the Big Book bins following the LZ's, M's, and FAMC on 3rd floor. The teaching materials collection, for example textbooks, videos, and kits are on 2nd floor. To assist students and teachers in finding instructional resources for use in the classroom, an extensive array of supporting curricular aids, kits and educational games can be found on 2nd floor in Room 2609. Request puppets at the 2nd floor Circulation desk.
Selecting "Advanced Search" in the navigation menu bar at the top of the GIL-FIND@VSU Odum Library Catalog leads to a page with several possible search limits, including Format.
Selecting the "Narrow My Search" button on the bottom right of the Classic GIL@VSU Odum Catalog and Keyword Search search panel leads to several possible search limits, including the location drop down menu that includes the following IMC collection restriction choices:
*IMC - Instructional Materials Collection - (All Instructional Materials, both the 3rd floor "LZ" Juvenile Literature and 1st floor Teaching Materials)
*IMC - Juvenile Collection - Big Book Bins - Following the LZ's
*IMC - Teaching Materials Collection - 2nd floor textbooks, videos, kits, educational games, and etc.
*IMC - Teaching Materials Collection - Puppets - 2nd floor Circulation desk