[La Sierra University Curriculum Resource Center]

About the Curriculum Resource Center


The Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) houses the Library's teaching materials collection, serving the School of Education and the Child Development Program. Collections include:

Textbooks K-12: Textbooks are selected are primarily those adopted by the state of California, or the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Textbooks are arranged by subject, publisher, and date according to a modified Dewey Decimal Classification. Call numbers for the Textbook Collection always begin with Curr-T. They are all listed in the Library's online catalog.

Instructional Activities, Curriculum Guides, and Frameworks:Instructional activity books are those whose primary contents are ideas for lesson plans and classroom activities. A complete collection of Curriculum Guides and Frameworks from the state of California and the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are also shelved here. Curriculum guides and frameworks published elsewhere are found in the Kraus microfiche collection, also in the CRC. Call numbers for the Instructional Activities Collection always begin with Curr-I.

Children's Books: The library's collection of children's books is shelved in the CRC with a call number prefix of Juv. This collection includes all Newbery and Caldecott award books, and any young adult books which are illustrated. Young adult books which are not illustrated are shelved in the library's main stacks, primarily in the call number range PS 3551-3576. Housed nearby are Big Books for use with groups, and recordings, both audio and video, of children's and young adult literature.

Posters: These are found in drawers along the front wall of the CRC. Posters are stored in drawers labeled with broad subject areas.


Most CRC materials are available during library hours. Services provided by the CRC are as follows:

Bibliographies: Reference Librarians can produce specialized bibliographies for a particular class or special interest topic on request. We have a number of bibliographies currently available on the Web:


Educational Software: A wide variety of educational software is available at the computers at the Reference Desk for students and teachers to test and experiment with. (Software is no longer available in the CRC.) Additional programs can be installed on request.

Graphics Lab: The graphics lab has been moved to the Library circulation desk where it is available at all hours. It has butcher paper, a laminating machine, a Kroy lettering machine, an Ellison lettering dye cutter, and a transparency maker. There is a nominal charge for some supplies.

Reference Assistance: The Reference Librarians can provide special assistance in the use of the CRC's education materials as well as the Library's collection of children's and young adult books. For further information, contact the Reference Librarian at x2396, or via e-mail at library@lasierra.edu.

Student Orientations: Orientation sessions and book talks are available for classes or groups that need to use the CRC. Please contact the Reference Librarian at x2396, or via e-mail at library@lasierra.edu.

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Last updated April 9, 2013