Instructional Resource Center
The Library for LCPS Staff
21000 Education Court Hours:
Suite 516 Monday - Friday
Ashburn, VA 20148 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ph: 571 252 1470
Fx: 571 252 1321
Professional Library Services
The IRC's collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets and other resources is focused on educational topics. Staff may request materials online (www.lcps.org/libraries), or through their shool's library media center. These materials will be delivered to the school via the courier. Staff are also welcome to visit the IRC, where books and periodicals may be checked out in person.
There is also a large collectio of DVDs, videotapes, compact disks, laser disks, art prints and other media availble to support curriculum areas. Audio-visual materials are listed in the online catalog at the address above, but they must be circulated through the school's library media staff. Please schedule from two working days to ten months in advance. Delivery and return of these materials takes place through the school's library media center.
The IRC houses laminators, a color poster maker, a label/magnet maker, a button maker and materials for transparencies for the professional use of LCPS staff. There is also a large collection of Ellison cutting dies, including letters, numbers and many symbols. Heat sealed, steel back and spiral binding are available. There is a variety of technical design equipment, including a scanner. IRC staff will assist you in your production of instructional materials.
The IRC offers access to the following online professional service. Some of these services are only available onsite at the IRC, due to site license restrictions. The ones that are available from any location via the Internet are posted as hyperlinks at the BRHS Media Center staff resources page under "professional databases."
EBSCO Professional Development Collection
Wilson Education Abstracts- Full Text
Proquest Profession Education Collection
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Infotrac Professional Collections