When the Dunbar Library reopens this fall it will have 19,000 new and unique items added to the collection, all from the Charles & Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center (ERC). The ERC, formerly maintained by the College of Education and Human Services, has now become a featured collection within the University Libraries.
Relocating to Dunbar Library provides the following opportunities for the ERC:
- 7-Day service for the entire collection and media lab
- Longer daily hours and extended finals week hours
- A dedicated room in the Dunbar Library (210) for the collection and media lab services
- Longer loan periods for print and non-print items (print now 112 days, non-print now 14 days)
- Greater accessibility for a wider-range of users
- Display cases to feature the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center artwork
- Ask a Librarian service
University Libraries staff teamed up with Facilities Services to move the collection from 116 Allyn Hall to 210 Dunbar Library during the months of July and August. After an extensive inventory, and over 250 trips through the tunnels, the move was complete in approximately 5 weeks.
Media Lab equipment, furniture, and computers were also relocated to Dunbar and the ERC webpages will be integrated into the University Libraries website. More information will be shared through social media about how and where to access the Media Lab equipment and services. Future plans include integrating the University Libraries’ Children’s Literature collection into the ERC collection and expanded programming and outreach.
Next time you are in the Dunbar Library, visit the new Charles & Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center on the 2nd floor.