OBB Education Library

To Search the Education Library Collection
Go to: http://library3.samford.edu/
Click on the "View All Libraries" drop-down list and select "Curriculum and Technology"

Collections

General Collection
The OBB Library houses approximately 1,000 instructional print resources, supporting professional education programs in particular and consists of state courses of study, National Standards, periodicals, reference books, and professional books. Some professional topics included in the collection are:
  • School Law and Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Research and Assessment
  • Multicultural Education
  • Effective Teaching
  • Critical Thinking

Textbook Collection
The OBB Library houses over 2,000 textbooks, including both student and teacher editions. Many textbooks also include supplemental materials such as test banks, workbooks, and transparencies. The textbook collection covers all content areas in both the elementary and secondary curriculum.

Robyn B. Cohen Children's Book Collection
In September 2002, the Robyn B. Cohen Children's Book Collection was dedicated to the OBB Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education. The funding for the collection was provided by Michael and Carol Cohen in celebration of the life of their daughter, Robyn B. Cohen, a 1998 Samford education major and former student assistant in the CMTC. Due to the Cohen's generous gift, the CMTC now houses a growing collection of children's and young adult books, including Caldecott and Newberry Award books. Of special interest is our collection of books dealing with children with special needs such as autism, dyslexia, and ESL. The collection also covers social issues such as death of a family member, divorce, AIDS, and child abuse.

Educational Testing Materials

  • Denver II Test Kit
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA)
  • Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills (K-Seals)
  • Woodcock-Johnson III
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III)

Circulation Policy 

Books

  • Books are available for checkout to all Samford students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Books from the children's collection, general collection, and textbooks may be checked out for two weeks.
  • Reference materials, Alabama Courses of Study, National Standards and dissertations may not be checked out.

Audio-Visual

  • Faculty, staff and students of the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education with a valid Samford University I.D. may check out available audio-visual materials through the Curriculum Materials and Technology Center.
  • Audiovisual materials may be checked out overnight.

Equipment

  • Faculty, staff and students of the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education with a valid Samford University I.D. may check out available equipment through the Curriculum Materials and Technology Center.
  • The highest priority for use of this equipment is to support classroom instruction in the College of Education. All other uses are subject to equipment availability.
  • Repeated failure to return equipment on time or in its condition at the time of checkout will result in barring from future checkout privileges.
  • Equipment may be checked for one night only, unless previously arranged with Dr. Haralson.
  • To reserve equipment, please call 726-2987 or email mkharals@samford.edu  

Educational Testing Materials

  • Faculty, staff and students of the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education with a valid Samford University I.D. may check out available equipment through the Curriculum Materials and Technology Center.
  • Testing materials may be checked out overnight.