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ACRL/EBSS Curriculum Materials Center Scholarly Publication Bibliography

Case Studies

Alteri, S. A. (2009).  From laboratory to library: The history of Wayne State University's education library.  Education Libraries, 32(1), 12-16.

Ayton, K., & Capraro, K. (2021). Students lead the charge! Using project-based learning with pre-service teachers to redesign a curriculum resource center. Education Libraries, 44(1).

Barnett, D. P., Miller, B., & Reed, M. (1983, July).  A learning resource center for international education: The Heritage Center.  Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching, Washington, DC.  Retrieved from ERIC database.  (ED232996)

Bhattarai, M.D. (1972).  Plan for development of a curriculum laboratory in Nepal (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  George Peabody College of Teachers, Nashville, TN.

Booth, G. (1979).  Learning at Lawrence.  American Education, 15(2), 41-47.

Brewton, J. E. (1941, January), The Peabody curriculum laboratory.  NASSP Bulletin, 25, 16-21.

Correll, M., & Bornstein, J. (2018). Collaboration at the center: Librarian, faculty, and students partner to revive their curriculum lab. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice, 6(1), 39–48.

Cox, C. T. (1960, November). Cortland's teaching materials center. Wilson Library Bulletin, 35, 240-242.

  • Also In N. P. Pearson and L. Butler. (Eds.). (1969). Instructional materials centers: Selected readings (pp. 187-190). Minneapolis, MN: Burgess.

Dickinson, G., Cogdell, E. A., & Gavigan, K. (2004). Transitioning from curriculum materials center to school library media center in pre-service teacher education. Education Libraries,27(1), 11-15. Retrieved from

Dunn, L. (2001). Developing policies for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Curriculum Materials Center in the School of Education (Unpublished master's thesis). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Fortado, R. J., Holley, E. G., & Stull, L. (1963). Some material centers in the midwest: A further look. Journal of Teacher Education, 14, 80-86. doi:10.1177/002248716301400109

Garvey, N.Y. (1957, December). Appalachia's curriculum library. Wilson Library Bulletin, 32, 299-300.

Gelber, N., & Uhl, J. (2013). Managing a curriculum materials collection: One academic library experience. Collection Management38(1), 51-66. doi:10.1080/01462679.2012.731033

Gwynn, J. M. (1940, February). North Carolina builds a curriculum laboratory. Curriculum Journal, 11, 77-79.

Harris, D. (2019). Lets’s get technical -- adding a new dimension to education: Creating a curriculum materials center. Against the Grain, 31(2), 60–61.

Hoffman, R. L. (2018). Building a curriculum materials center from the ground up: A practical approach. College & Research Libraries News, 71(9), 511–515.

Holland, C. (1944). The role of the curriculum laboratory at St. Louis University (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

Kohrman, R. (2011). Reimaging the curriculum materials library: One library's journey through economic change. Poster presented at the Charleston Conference Proceedings, Charleston, SC. Retrieved from

Kohrman, R. (2015). Current condition of Michigan curriculum materials centers and collections in academic institutions. Education Libraries, 38(1). Retrieved from

Lane, F. (1964, April). Emerging instructional resources centers in State University Colleges of New York State. Educational Screen and Audiovisual Guide, 43, 189-191.

  • Also in N .P. Pearson & L. Butler (Eds.).  (1969). Instructional materials centersSelected readings (pp. 202-208). Minneapolis, MN: Burgress.

Mac Vean, D. S. (1958). A study of curriculum laboratories in Midwestern teacher-training institutions (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Michigan, Lansing, MI.

Miller, J., & Meyer, N. (2008).  Transforming a curriculum center for the 21st century at Eastern Washington University Libraries.  Education Libraries, 32(2), 19-30.

Nevil, L. (1975). A survey of curriculum laboratories in selected colleges in Pennsylvania (Unpublished master's thesis). Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED112909)

Pohlman, J. P. (1979).  A description of teacher education media centers in selected institutions preparing teacher candidates (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Roberts, D. L. (1989).  The curriculum materials center at the University of Georgia. The Georgian Librarian, 26(2), 37-39.

Roberts, F. X. (1990).  An early example of a curriculum materials collection in an institution of teacher education. Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, 9(1), 21-28. doi:10.1300/J103v09n01_03

St. Cyr, C. R. (1955).  Present and potential users of the University of Michigan Curriculum Materials Center (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Stull, L., & Holley, E. G. (1960). Some materials centers in the Midwest. Journal of Teacher Education, 11(4), 570-572. doi:10.1177/002248716001100428

Sturm, R. (1984). Curriculum materials centers in Kentucky: Stepchildren of the academic library. Kentucky Libraries, 48, 9.

Syropoulos, M. (1971). Analysis of the Detroit Public Schools curriculum laboratories including the possible need for expansion and changes in their structure (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Zembrodt, M. C. (1944). Plan for the development of a curriculum laboratory at St. Louis University based on teachers' needs (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.