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Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)

The CMC is the American University Library system's branch library that serves the School of Education community at AU's Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016. The phone number is 202-895-4904.

Curriculum Materials & Education Librarian

Spring 2017 Hours

During Spring 2017, the CMC is open when staffing is available weekly, Monday - Friday. Note: These hours below may be irregular depending on student staff availability each day.

Mondays, 11:30am-3:30pm
Tuesdays, 1-5pm
Wednesdays, 11:30am-4:30pm
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm

The CMC is accessible only to faculty and students connected to the CMC-assigned courses during these times:
Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 3:25pm; 5:30pm - 8:
Wednesdays, 9:45am - 11:00am; 4:05pm - 5:20pm

Location & About the CMC

Since July 2016, the CMC has been housed in AU's Spring Valley Building, on the Fourth Floor, in Rm. 418, where it is co-located with AU's School of Education. From 1992 through mid-2016, the CMC was previously housed on AU's main campus in Bender Library. The CMC collections may be used on site by community users. Only AU-affiliated users may borrow collection items. AU's teacher education candidates have priority for borrowing, as the collection is primary for their curriculum and in-service teaching needs.

The CMC Collections: The Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection (multicultural children's and young adult literature), the Teaching Collection (textbooks, reproduciblesmanipulatives, and teaching guides), and the Education Reference Collection (encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies) are located within the CMC. The collections are managed by the University Library and are curated by the Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian for the School of Education's curriculum.