What library services are available to the College of Education?

September 08, 2015

A: The Education and Behavioral Sciences Library (EBSL) is part of the Penn State University Libraries system that provides collections specifically for students, faculty and staff in education, communication disorders, human development and family studies, and psychology.

EBSL also provides a variety of services, including delivery services for undergraduate and graduate students, World Campus students and distance researchers and faculty and staff. Services are also available to individuals in need of assistance due to a temporary impairment.

Expert librarians are available to assist individuals in library instruction, research consultation and collections. Specialty sessions on an array of educational topics are also offered upon request.

Contact the following librarians for any assistance in their respective areas of expertise:

Karla Schmit, interim head librarian and assistant director of Pennsylvania Center for the Book

— Curriculum and supervision

— Early childhood education

— Elementary, middle and secondary education

— Special education

— Language and literacy education/language, culture and society

— Mathematics and science education

— Music, art and world languages education

— Social studies education

— Children’s and young adult literature

Steven Herb, education librarian and director of Pennsylvania Center for the Book

— Counselor education

— Counselor psychology and rehabilitation

— Educational and school psychology

— Human development and family studies

— Communication science and disorders

— Children’s and young adult literature

Ellysa Stern Cahoy, education librarian and assistant director of Pennsylvania Center for the Book

— Adult and workforce education

— American Indian leadership

— Education policy and leadership

— Educational technology and instructional systems

— Organization, development and change

— Workplace learning and performance

— Children’s and young adult literature

— Citation management

If you have a question for the glad you asked column, send it, along with your name and office phone number, via email to edrelations@psu.edu. For publication purposes, Connections will use the initials of the individuals sending the questions and their department, depending on the nature of the question. Submissions must include a contact name and telephone number so that Connections can verify the source. Requests for anonymity will be honored.

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