Curriculum Collection

appleSummer Leadership Institute for School Librarians

Looking for a free professional development (PD) opportunity designed specifically for Tennessee school librarians?

Interested in online PD that you can complete from anywhere this summer?

Ready for the opportunity to collaborate with school librarians from all over the state? Look no further!

About the Institute:

  • This 6-week online PD (June and July) will cover reading comprehension techniques for the library, web-based technology tools, and collaboration strategies.
  • Instruction will be provided on a cohort basis: one for elementary practitioners, and one for secondary (middle and high) school librarians.
  • You will be placed in a cohort based on the school population you currently serve.
  • A maximum of 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) contact hours are available to participants.
  • More information, including course requirements, materials, and schedule (pdf)

How to Apply

  • Thank you for your interest, however all spots have been filled for Summer 2017. Check back Spring 2018 for new opportunities!



Monday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday: 7am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-10pm

Collection Description

The Curriculum Collection includes resource units, activity guides, bulletin board idea books, games, posters, patterns, big books, flip charts, art prints, learning kits and manipulative materials available for classroom use. As of 2015, MTSU is the sole depository of books/materials proposed for state review and approval for K-12 schools in the state of Tennessee. Click here for more information regarding the process for public review of textbooks in Tennessee.

Also located in the Curriculum Collection area is the Library Service Collection, a representative selection of books typically found in an elementary or secondary school library.

All materials located in the Curriculum Collection area are listed in the Library's online catalog, 


The Curriculum Collection houses a small computer lab of 9 workstations which are connected to a printer.

Circulation of Curriculum Materials

All materials located in the Curriculum Collection may be checked out at the library Circulation desk on the 1st floor. Please read the Curriculum circulation policies below for check out time limit, fines, and renewal process. For circulation rules govering other materials in the library, see the Borrowing Policies page.


Orientation and tours of the Curriculum Collection are available. Please contact the Education Librarian Karen Reed at to schedule an orientation/tour. General reference questions are referred to the Library Reference desk located on the first floor (615-898-2817). The Curriculum staff provide assistance on lesson plans and activities to go with books on instruction.

Research Coach Services

Karen Reed, the Education Librarian, is available by appointment for one-on-one research assistance. These sessions are customized to your individual research project needs, from undergraduate to doctoral level work. Karen can assist you with such tasks as structuring your literature review, suggesting useful databases, and citation formatting.


Instructors may place Curriculum materials on reserve for their students to use in the Library. See the Reserves information page for details.

Study Rooms

Five study rooms, equipped with computers, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Education Resources

See the Education Research Guides for links to article databases and curriculum websites.


Karen Reed, Education Librarian and Manager of the Curriculum Collection

Jennifer Carlton, Library Assistant

Kim Ralston, Textbook Assistant