About the CRC
The Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) primarily serves students, faculty, and staff in the Seidel School of Education. It was conceived and realized by administrators and faculty to meet or exceed the national standards for Curriculum Materials Centers. Located in Conway Hall along with the Education departments, it is managed by a faculty librarian as one of the SU Libraries.
The Role of the CRC
- To give teacher candidates and Education faculty easy access to materials useful in preparing or supporting lessons, gaining knowledge, and growing professionally
- To house primarily children and young adult literature, including Easy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction, International, and Foreign Language books
- To be a repository for special collections, such as Environmental (including the Green Earth Book Award winners and others that deal with the environment and environmental issues), History of American Literacy (early materials for literacy education), Maryland (Maryland authors or illustrators or about Maryland and the Eastern Shore), Award-Winning Titles (Caldecott & Newbery), Holocaust Education & Human Rights, Big Books (for classroom use), original art works by children’s book illustrators, and a large menagerie of hand puppets
- To provide a work space for students, with computers, a scan station, a printer, laminators, and other useful technologies
- To give students and faculty a quiet place to study (individually or in small groups) or to simply relax, within the Jim & Carol Powers Reading Room, several group study rooms, study carrels, or open tables and comfortable furniture
- To be a venue for Education-related festivals, book fairs and signings, special displays, professional meetings, etc.