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Susan Macicak,
Collection Development Officer

Merry Burlingham,
Chief Bibliographer

Carolyn Cunningham,
Collection Administration Librarian

Mary Rader,
Global Studies Coordinator

Dale Correa,
Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Bonnie Brown Real,
Collection and Consortia Assessment Coordinator

Lexie Thompson Young,
UT System Licensing Coordinator

Emilie Algenio,
Consortia Resources Coordinator

Lisa Aguilar,
Library Specialist

Textbook and Curriculum Collections

The Textbook and Curriculum Collections are companion collections that are housed side-by-side on the fifth floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library (immediately to your right as you enter the floor from the staircase and just around the corner from the elevators). Both collections contain recent materials: the latest fifteen to twenty years. The historical collections for textbooks and curricula are housed in a storage facility that is not open to the public. To learn how to request these materials, please see How do I request materials from Library Storage?

The Textbook Collection consists of those texts and readers that have been approved by the Texas State Adoption Board for use in elementary and secondary education classes. The Curriculum Collection principally houses curricula from independent school districts in Texas. These are supplemented by commercially published curricula which have been ordered for the collection by the Education Librarian. Additional curricula from around the country can be retrieved through an ERIC search. ERIC contains over 700,000 citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education. Or you may obtain curricula from The Kraus Curriculum Development Library, a microfiche collection located in the PCL Periodicals/Microform Department. Please ask for help at the Reference and Information Services Department's reference.

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