ERC Services

Orientations and Training

The staff of the ERC provides orientations and on-going assistance for education students and classes. All materials can be accessed via our website. Within the ERC there is wireless access to the internet as well as desktop computer availability.   Other services include document scanning, photocopying, laminating, and transparency preparation.


With a priority given to education faculty and students, the ERC makes available any materials appropriate for use in classrooms or for preparation for entering the classroom.  The ERC has curriculum materials, both print and electronic, plus a wide selection of textbooks which are kept up-to-date for perusal and use.  A large collection of children’s and young adults books are augmented by the review copies of newly released books in the Book Review Room. The ERC’s standardized test collection is the largest in the state.   Special attention has been given to special education materials as well as assistive technology equipment. Equipment, such as digital cameras, laptops, and individual smart boards are available for circulation. Faculty members also frequently place materials on reserve for their classes.

School Library Media Program

Coordination of the School Library Media Program is through the ERC.   This is a nationally recognized NCATE-AASL reviewed & approved school library media education program.  Either pursuing a master’s of instruction with a concentration in school library media or via a course of study for school library media (for those already with a master’s degree), these educators are grounded in best practices meeting standards of the American Association of School Librarians.  Since the National Board Certification became available to school librarians in Delaware, thirteen of the twenty-three NBCT have been graduates of our program.

Recommendation for Library Purchase

ERC welcomes suggestions for books, journals, media, electronic media, microforms, and journal backfiles. ERC reserves the right to make all decisions on what to purchase but will try to fulfill as many appropriate requests as possible.

Please check the online catalog, DELCAT Discovery  and ERC Catalog to verify that the Library and ERC does not already own this item before submitting a recommendation for purchase.

Please provide as much information as possible.  If you wish to cut and paste a bibliographic citation from another source, use the Additional Information block below. Upon submission, your recommendation will be forwarded to the appropriate collection development librarian.