The Instructional Resource Center (IRC) strives to serve the learning community of Pittsburg State University by making needed resources available for students, faculty and staff. Although the primary audience of the IRC is members of the College of Education, our resources are available to any Pittsburg State University student, present or past.
A combination Children's/Young Adult library, Curriculum library and Kinko's the IRC offers a wide variety of resources relevant to future and practicing educators. Books, puppets, math and science manipulatives, textbooks, games, and toys are circulated to students, faculty and staff alike. We also provide copying, printing, lamination and bulletin board/craft project supplies.
Technology is also a big part of the IRC. Faculty, staff, and students can check out various devices for use in class or course projects. Personal LCD projectors that can be taken to conferences, a set of 20 iPad's, a set of 10 Flip video cameras for classroom use, digital cameras for class projects, an interactive response system (clickers) for the classroom, and a SMART Interactive Whiteboard for use (either as a classroom or practice lab) are just a few of the many technology related resources we provide.
In the Instructional Resource Center our first priority is helping our patrons achieve success. We believe we can do this by having current resources available, making the atmosphere inviting, and greeting everyone with a smile.
The mission of the IRC is to provide the resources for the College of Education as they prepare competent, committed, caring professionals, provide service to the various communities of which we are a part, and expand the body of knowledge through research and dissemination activities.
The IRC envision a future where all COE and related communities are eager and engaged life long learners. We support this through:
The IRC will provide the resources to assist in the COE's efforts to complete the following belief systems:
The IRC is always happy to receive donations of new or gently used professional journals that are no more than five years old. Areas that are especially appreciated include technology, ESOL, science, and math.
The IRC provides older journals and discarded popular magazines to students to use for various class projects. We welcome donations of these materials.