Instructional Media & Technology
The purpose of the Professional Collection is to provide
ISD 279 staff with resources that support all areas of
the curriculum and assist teachers in developing strategies to achieve their
The Professional Collection is located in the Instructional
Media and Technology Services (IMTS) department of the Educational
Service Center (ESC). The collection is currently housed in the (New) IMTS/Curriculum Library.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during
the school year. Summer hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Holiday
hours will be posted as necessary.
The Professional Collection houses print and non-print
professional resources, including subscriptions to scholarly and professional
periodicals, professional development books and videos, and an extensive
collection of multicultural books and artifacts.
Click here to see a list of
print periodicals currently subscribed to. Also, a large number of professional periodicals
are available to ISD 279 staff online through EBSCO Host’s Academic Search Premier database;
a list of periodicals available in full-text can be found here. EBSCO
Host’s various databases
offer online access to thousands of full-text popular and scholarly periodicals.
A separate collection of videos and DVDs, the Central Video Collection, is housed near the professional
collection in District Media and Technology Services. These videos are intended for classroom use
in support of district curriculum and can be reserved by district staff using the Media Manager
Online Public Access Catalog.
Items in both collections are searchable and available for check-out using the Media Manager’s
online booking system.
You can access Media Manager through the ISD
279 Staff Intranet under "Web-Based Services".
There is a 16-station training lab available to support
ongoing professional development needs for all staff. The Professional
Collection also houses a scanner, a poster printer, workstations with video
editing software, and a CD-ROM/DVD duplicator. Additionally, Instructional
Media and Technical Services has an inventory of equipment for
loan, to support the schools' curriculum goals. To request equipment,
here to send an e-mail request.
New materials are frequently added to both the Professional Collection and the Central Video Collection. Please click here to view a list of recent additions to the collections.
If you would like to recommend items for either collection, please submit
your suggestions here. Recommendations
will be considered by the Director of Instructional Media and Technology Services.
The Professional Collection is staffed
by members of the District Media & Technology Services Department. Central
Processing department personnel and other District Media & Technology
Services Department staff will assist you in locating materials.
The Central Video Collection is maintained and circulated by the Video
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