• 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
     
     
    Collection
     
    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.
     
    Production Services
     
    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.
     
    Online Resources
     
     
    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." 
    • ERS eLibrary
    • ERIC Online
    • EBSCO Professional Development Collection
    • Wilson Education Abstracts- Full Text
    • Proquest Profession Education Collection
    • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    • Infotrac Professional Collections