If you’ve walked through the Wright Education Building, you’ve seen, and maybe studied, in the Education Library on the first floor. But not many may be aware of the work that goes into stocking the shelves of the library - or of the ages the books in the library serve.
Like any library, a great deal of thought goes into the books that fill the shelves as they serve students of all ages, and now thanks to a generous gift from donor Pat Chase, the children’s collection will continue to grow.
Christina Jones, Head of the Education Library, uses a number of selection tools to decide what books to include in the library’s collection, including a research guide she made for the School of Education community and lists from various teaching organizations, such as the National Council for the Social Studies and the National Science Teaching Association. Jones also takes into consideration faculty interests and keeps in mind books that will support readers at all stages of fluency.