Kohrman, Rita, Ed. Curriculum Materials Collections and Centers: Legacies From the Past, Visions of the Future. Chicago: ACRL, 2012 ISBN 978-0838986028 027.7 Curri
Curriculum Materials Collections and Centers: Legacies from the Past, Visions of the Future captures the evolution of the education collections and services integral to teacher preparation. Edited by Rita Kohrman, education resources librarian at Grand Valley State University, the book provides practical applications for curriculum material center (CMC) operations that focus on the fundamental needs of students, faculty, and current teachers. Initial chapters focus on the foundations of place CMCs within theoretical and historical contexts their original goals, purposes, and services. Succeeding chapters discuss how curriculum centers are evolving to meet the changes in teacher preparation now and in the future. Among the notable contributors are three recipients of the ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award: Nancy O Brien, Penny Beile, and JoAnn Carr (also the editor of A Guide to the Management of Curriculum Materials Centers for the 21st Century). Many other practitioners and leaders in the fields of education and curriculum centers librarianship also contribute.