Curriculum Resources Centre Update and Consultation Process
Dear Faculty and students,
Over the summer, the McGill Library underwent some changes at both the Education and Humanities and Social Sciences branches. This notice is intended to update you on the changes related to the Education collection, the services available, and the upcoming consultation process. A dedicated page providing more detailed and up-to-date information can be found at the following URL:
Last month, work began to transfer the main Education collection and compact shelving to the second floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The Library anticipates that the main Education collection will be accessible in its new location by late September. Material from this collection is temporarily unavailable. McGill faculty members and students with urgent need for these materials are asked to contact staff at the Curriculum Resources Centre (514-398-5726, education [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca).
The Curriculum Resources Centre which contains curriculum materials including the materials approved for use in the school by the Ministry of Education, the Children’s and Young Adult Collection, audio-visual materials such as DVDs, and the Reserve Collection continue to be accessible.
Spaces and Librarian Services
As of September 3rd the Curriculum Resources Centre will be open Monday through Friday, 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm. A Library Assistant will be present during those hours to field general questions, provide circulation assistance for the reserve collection and inter-branch loans, etc. To meet the needs of faculty and students, librarians will hold scheduled office hours, as well as be available for pre-arranged individual consultations in the Consultation Area.
The audio-visual equipment has been moved to Education Computer Lab in room 328 on the 3rd floor of the Education building and should be accessible by the second week of September. For more information, please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/education/audiovisual. Please note, audio-visual equipment is now under the management of the Faculty of Education and not the McGill Library. Requests for AV equipment may be made in person or to jim [dot] harris [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
All study spaces (group, quiet, carrel, computer stations) continue to be available for student use during regular library hours and fall under the management of the Faculty of Education.
Education Library Staff News
We are happy to report that Maya Kucij continues as Liaison Librarian and Coordinator of the Curriculum Resources Centre, and Library Assistant Fay Young will provide support from the Services Desk on site. The Curriculum Resources team will have support for services and resources from the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and report into Amber Lannon, Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
During this transitional period, weekly status updates regarding the relocation of collections can be found here:
For more information regarding the merger of the main collection at the Education Library & Curriculum Resources Centre into the Humanities and Social Sciences Library: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/channels/news/education-library-consultation-news
Alain Breuleux, Associate Dean, Infrastructure will strike a working group comprised of leaders (and/or their designates) from all units, area personnel and students with the mandate to prepare recommendations to the Dean of Education on how to reorganize the space freed in the Education Curriculum Resources Centre. A series of meetings will be scheduled to determine how we can redesign and repurpose the space. The first of these meeting will be held in early September.
Until then, our hope is that you will give some thought to the needs and goals of your unit, and how we can collectively ensure this space will evolve to best serve our students and faculty members. Please feel free to email resourcesconsultation [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca in advance with any suggestions/ideas you may have.
C. Colleen Cook, PhD
Trenholme Dean of Libraries and
Professor, School of Information Studies
Interim Dean, Faculty of Education