LRC provides resources for students


Ryan Fischer

Katlyn Fitzpatrick, a grad student studying multicategorical special education, is seen utilizing the crafting station at the LRC, February 2, 2016.

Tucked in the Corner of Jenkins Hall, the Learning Resource Center has been serving on the campus since the late 1960s.

The Learning Resource Center offers a variety of resources to all students, although few outside of the College of Education and Professional Development know about it.

Resources available to all students include lamination, printing, poster printing, book binding, stitching and access to over 300 Ellison die and dyie cuts. The center is trying to expand its die collection because students have requested different shapes.

Students in the College of Education and Professional Development who have clinical classes or student teaching have access to borrow video cameras to record lessons taught for review by their professor. The LRC has both flip cameras and HD Cameras. Students are able to check these cameras out for a 48-hour period, although if they need it for longer than the allotted time, exceptions can be discussed.

Katlyn Fitzpatrick, graduate assistant at the LRC, said she has learned so much during her time at the LRC, including use of computer programs, use of a copier, how to change toner and different ideas for bulletin boards.

“It’s a place like no other on campus,” Fitzpatrick siad. “I’ve never been to a place where you can make your copies, do some printing, and have someone help to assist you.”

The LRC has ideas for bulletin boards and crafts for teachers, resident advisors and student projects. “It gets your creative juices flowing,” Fitzpatrick said.

Albert Simon, the LRC Supervisor, has been working at the LRC since 2001, where he started as part of his work in the College of Education and Professional Development. In 2014, the LRC became Simon’s total responsibility. Simon said he is proud of everything the LRC has to offer.

“Get over here. Because you have to see it to believe it,” Simon said, “You can tell someone all day about what we do here, but until you come over and actually see the facility, you don’t really know.”

The LRC has an open house during finals week in December and is planning to have another in April. The LRC also has had social media contests on its Twitter and Instagram pages.

The LRC is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The staff will give a tour to any student who stops in.

Cheyenne DeBolt contacted at [email protected].