Clark Memorial Library

Teacher Education

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About the CMC

The Curriculum Materials Center & Graphics Lab are located on Level 1 in Clark Memorial Library. The CMC & Graphics Lab house resources that support the Teacher Education Program at Shawnee State. 

The CMC & Graphic Lab provides access to tools and resources for pre-service teachers including both Mac and PC computers, a printer, a photocopier, Ellison LetterMachines, laminators, and other resources that pre-service teachers can use to craft activities and learning objects.

The CMC is open the same hours as the Library.  Please ask for help at Library Circulation on the main floor if a CMC Assistant is not on duty.

NEW: Test materials formerly shelved in the CMC Restricted collection are now available in the Teacher Education building. Access to these tests is now the responsibility of the Teacher Education department.

Teaching Resources in the CMC

The Curriculum Materials Center has books, DVDs, CDs, posters, manipulatives, realia, etc. to support classroom teaching and learning in PreK-12. 

TangramBookVirtually all of the teaching resources in the Curriculum Materials Center are cataloged.  Use the SSU Library Catalog to find CMC resources.  Materials are arranged by Library of Congress call numbers and are interfiled regardless of format; however, oversize realia, "big books," posters, and reference resources are in distinct areas in the CMC. See the table below for more information.

Books, videos, and other resources that focus on classroom practices in teaching and learning; diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; educational management strategies; and professional development are generally found in the CMC.  (Books that focus on more theoretical, political, and administrative issues in education are generally located in the Circulating Stacks.) 

Children's and most Young Adult (YA)' fiction and non-fiction are in the CMC.  (Some popular YA literature is shelved in the Circulating Stacks.) Juvenile literature is arranged by Library of Congress call numbers regardless of format (book, audiobook, video, etc.) in the CMC; however, "big books" are located in the flat files in the area south of the CMC.  

Searching the Library Catalog for CMC Resources

Search for books, videos, & more in the SSU Library collection. After searching the SSU Library Catalog ,  select the Modify Search button and Limit to the appropriate CMC option (CMC, CMC Child, CMC Flat Files, CMC Oversize, CMC Reference, CMC Restricted, or Children's Learning Center.)  See the table below for more information.

Materials in the CMC are located in several collections.  Please ask a staff member if you need help finding any CMC material.

Location Code in Catalog

Typical Resources

Location in CMC


Teachers’ materials

Free-standing shelving units on right as you enter the CMC; 

CMC Child

Children’s and young adults’ fiction and nonfiction

Free-standing shelving units on the right as you enter the CMC; 

CMC Flat Files

“Big Books” and oversize books for older readers

In the flat files on the south wall in the area immediately south of the CMC. 

CMC Oversize

Manipulatives to assist with teaching.

On the oversize shelving units at the back of the CMC.

Children’s Learning Center

Children’s literature

In the Children’s Learning Center