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EDEC 140 • Phonics & English Language [Archived]: Welcome to the IRC

IRC & Archer Library resources to support Professor Franz's phonics class & scavenger hunt activity.


Instructional Resource Center

Archer Library at Ashland University The Instructional Resource Center, or IRC, is located on the 2nd floor of Archer Library. Our collections support the teaching programs and curriculum of the Dwight Schar College of Education.

This Library Guide presents an overview of IRC and provides information supporting the phonics scavenger hunt. Use the tabs at the top of the page to explore IRC collections, resources, and equipment available to Ashland University students.

Welcome • About the IRC

IRC circulating collections include K-12 language arts curriculum textbooks, often referred to as basal readers, activity books, material kits (manipulatives), and leveled book kits.

The second floor is home to Archer Library's juvenile collection featuring picture books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, big books, chapter books, graphic novels, and young adult fiction and non-fiction

The Instructional Resource Center is a work area for Ashland University students, faculty, and staff, providing access to resources such as laminating, binding, Ellison Die Cut Machines, and an extensive library of dies. Access to computers and a printing is available on the second floor.


Phonics Scavenger Hunt

Phonics Scavenger

Working on your scavenger hunt activity?

Look for this poster locate on the display outside of the Instructional Resource Center, Archer Library second floor.  Stop in and see us, ask questions, we can help with your assignment. 


IRC Hours & Updates

Be sure we are open! You can complete some parts of the activity on the 2nd floor, others require access to the IRC.  IRC hours are detailed below. You will find IRC Hours and Updates as part of the library main hours calendar; IRC hours are highlighted in green.



Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum & Instruction Librarian
Head of the IRC
☏ 419.207.6406

Instructional Resource Center
Archer Library at Ashland University
509 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

☏ 419.289.5406

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Scavenger Hunt Survey

Poll How would you rate your recent scavenger hunt activity in the IRC?


Phonics Scavenger Hunt Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey after finishing the scavenger hunt. We enjoyed working with you in the IRC!

The survey is open January 17 - 29, 2024



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