The Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center (ERC) at Wright State University has moved to the second floor of Dunbar Library.
A group of nine University Libraries employees and facilities staff moved materials beginning in July, carting books and shelving from the ERC in Allyn Hall to Dunbar Library.
“My Fitbit has been vibrating at 10 a.m. every morning to let me know that I have my steps for the day,” said Marty Jenkins, head of content acquisitions management for University Libraries.
Each trip takes around 30 minutes to complete. Jenkins estimates that 55 carts were loaded up and transported through the tunnels.
The Educational Resource Center is an academic support unit of the College of Education and Human Services. Its mission is to provide intellectual and physical access to current state-of-the-art materials, equipment and services.
The ERC’s collection contains about 19,000 items, including materials for teacher education for K–12 learning. The materials include textbooks, kits, games, toys, puppets and puzzles.
“The collection is fabulous,” said Sue Polanka, university librarian. “We have a frog in formaldehyde, we also have a jar of bugs.”
The collection also is the home of the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center, which includes donated artifacts and artwork.
The move combines a small 5,000-book literature collection in use in the Dunbar Library. The combined collections will allow students to have greater access to the materials.