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Collections within the Collection
The Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection contains titles representing a variety of genre and content or subject areas, represented in the smaller collections within the collection. They include:
- New Books
- Fiction Books (LS .A... to .Z...)
- NonFiction & Informational Books (LS 000-999)
- Picture Books (LSPB .A... or LSPB 000...)
(Board books, and PBs for emerging readers through 2nd grade)
- Special Collections
- Juvenile Award Winners
Award winning books are sprinkled throughout the collection. The easiest way to locate award winners: (a) type the name of the award in the search box or (b) type "Ann Jerabek Memorial Collection" in the catalog (OPAC) search box
- Ann Jerabek Memorial Collection
Established in 2019, the perpetual Ann J Collection recognizes the service of a beloved SHSU Librarian, her love of a well written, well illustrated book, and her passion for literacy. The Collection includes notable and diverse award-winning books from 2009 to the most recent award year and are searchable in the catalog (OPAC).
- Carolyn Goodwin Honorarium Collection
In recognition of Carolyn's service to the library, highly recommended children's books in math and science were purchased and designated for this collection upon her retirement.
- Languages Other Than English
To support the needs of children, students, and educators in and throughout the SHSU community, we actively curate multi-lingual titles and popular English-language titles that have been translated into other languages. These are shelved alongside their English companion in the Children's collection.
Represented languages include, but are not limited to: • Chinese (CHI) • Arabic (ARA) • French (FRE) • German (GER) • Hebrew (HEB) • Hindi (HIN) • Japanese (JAP) • Korean (KOR) • Latin (LAT) • Spanish (SPA) • Turkish (TUR) • Urdu (URD) • Vietnamese (VIE) • indigenous North American dialects (Tlingit, Cree, etc.).
The Ann Jerabek Memorial Collection
Children's, Juvenile, and Young Adult medal winners from fifteen book award lists are added to the Ann J Collection annually.
Titles are searchable in the library catalog (OPAC) using the collection name. The collection's books include a memorial book plate which was designed by an SHSU alum and former student employee from Ann's department in the Library. Additionally, all award winners are shelf-browseable with a distinctive spine label. The award lists include: