The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) on the ground floor of King Library primarily supports Education faculty and students, especially preservice teachers. The IMC holds a wide range of collections including juvenile literature, preK-12 curriculum materials, lesson plans, games, foreign language materials, English Language Learner materials, and K-12 textbooks.
This subject guide includes resources for lesson planning, teacher licensing and state tests, and academic content standards.
The IMC floor space also houses the Libraries' video collection and microform reader. Please contact your subject librarian if you have questions about videos or using microforms. The ground floor also holds other collection materials such as government documents and print periodicals.
IMC & Ground Floor Collection Hours
The IMC and other collections (with the exception of videos) are open and available whenever King Library is open (see hours here). A staff member is usually available to help on the ground floor between 8am-8pm. Outside of those times, you may seek assistance from the circulation desk on the 1st floor.
The IMC collection is divided into several parts.
If you know the title or keyword of a book or curricular material in the IMC, you can search in our Books & More catalog then filter your search results by location. Make sure you are looking for King Library, Ground Floor, IMC.
The location and call number will end up looking similar to: King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv QA27.5 .L44 2016b
Comics and Graphic Novels online - free from the State Library of Ohio.
K-12 Online Textbooks - links to free online textbooks for ELA, math, science, and social studies.
Fall 2023 Research Assistance
I'm available via:
- In person @ FSB 3083 - Thursdays 1-3pm (not available on 11/2 or 11/9)
- In person @ King by appointment Mon, Tue, Thurs
- By appointment for a Zoom meeting Mon-Fri
- Email - expect a response within 1 business day
- On chat reference: Tuesdays 12-3pm & Wednesdays 9am-Noon