Learning Materials Center
(Scene 1) The film starts with the words 'Learning Materials Center' on the screen. The title fades away and the camera pans slowly around the room, showing the LMC book stacks, the study tables, and the staff work station. There is background piano music as the camera moves.
Dottie: Welcome to the Learning Materials Center. My name is Dottie McKenney. The Learning Materials Center is a center that supports the College of Education and Human Development, but it is also available to anyone with an interest in Children’s Literature. The center is cataloged by the Dewey Decimal System and is set up like a typical library you might find in your school systems.
(Scene 2) The next part of the film has staff standing in the middle of the room. To the left are the book stacks and to the right is the staff work station.)
(Scene 3) Staff stands in front of the Picture book section describing how the picture books can be located on the shelf)
Dottie: First, the picture book collection. These are filed alphabetically by the author’s last name.
(Scene 4) Staff walks to the next section of books – the Juvenile Fiction - describing how the books are filed on the shelf – at the end of the Juvenile Fiction begins the Juvenile Non- Fiction)
Dottie: Then we come to the juvenile fiction collection. These also are filed alphabetically by the author’s last name. At the end of the fiction section, the non- fiction starts. The juvenile non-fiction is filed straight by the Dewey Decimal system, by subject.
(Scene 5) Staff walks to the next stack section – the Teen collection and explains how the books are arranged on the shelves.
Dottie: The Learning Materials Center also has a really nice young adult teen collection. The teen collection is alphabetically by author’s last name for the fiction and the non-fiction is straight Dewey Decimal by subject.
(Scene 6) The camera pans to the stacks containing the K-12 Reference and Adult Reference collections)
Dottie: Here is the K-12 reference collection. This consists of encyclopedias and other reference tools you might find in a school library. We also have an adult reference collection. This collection helps students of education learn all the different genres in children’s literature.
(Scene 7) The camera pans to the end of the Reference collection to the K-12 Software Kits.
Dottie: From there we go to the K-12 Software. This software can be viewed here in center or can be checked out just like a book for a month.
(Scene 8) The next section of the film, staff holds up an example of a K-12 periodical and one Jackdaw kit shelved in the back of the room at the end of the Reference /Software section)
Dottie: The LMC also has a collection of K-12 periodicals. These also circulate. The back files are in cabinets and I display the current issue. One of the most popular kits in the center are called the Jackdaw kits. These kits consist of facsimiles of materials that happened in history.
(Scene 9) Staff moves along the back of the room to the left of the K-12 periodical display to the Resource File Cabinets.)
Dottie: The last feature of the Learning Materials Center I want to show you is the resource files. These resource files are under the subject and they compliment all the non-fiction throughout the center.
(Scene 10) The camera then pans to the front of the center to a display area located across from the staff work station.)
Dottie: During the school year a lot of new books and materials come in and I like to display them to help the students learn about the different materials that are available for children. This display is one I just did and it’s about learning about famous people, their biographies.
(Scene 11) The piano music begins in the background as the camera again slowly pans the center. The LMC Web site URL, (www.library.umaine.edu/lmc), and music credits at the end of the movie end the filming.
Dottie: Thank you for visiting the Learning Materials Center. For further information or questions visit the LMC web site.