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K-12 curriculum materials

What is the K-12 Curriculum Collection?

The K-12 Curriculum Collection located in the Golden Student Success Center is one of six Regional Evaluation Centers for the Instructional Materials Bureau of the New Mexico Department of Public Education. It is a collection of K-12 textbooks and teaching materials reviewed for adoption by the New Mexico Board of Public Education for use in New Mexico public schools. After the evaluation period is completed, K-12 Curriculum items are listed in the Golden Library Catalog.

This collection serves:
School districts in Eastern New Mexico
College of Education faculty and students
Home school families

Location: GSSC 202: 2nd floor; S.E. Corner 

Contact Curriculum Librarian : 575-562-2629


Using the K-12 Curriculum Collection

K-12 Curriculum Collection Details:

  • Arranged by subject area and year of adoption.
  • Elementary and secondary texts.
  • Textbooks, teacher resources, kits and unit plans.
  • Items are kept in the collection until superseded by new textbook adoption, usually six years.
  • Superseded materials will be given away every spring semester, usually in April. Check this page for exact dates.
  • Materials are listed in the online catalog and can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library.


Curriculum Materials Shelving Guide:

Materials are shelved by subject area and year of review.

1/2019: Careers and Technical Education/CTE and Mathematics (coming to shelves fall 2020)

2/2014: 9-12 English & Language Arts/ELA and Modern Languages/ML

3/2015: K-8 English & Language Arts/ELA and Modern Languages/ML

4/2016: K-12 Social Studies

5/2017: K-12 Health

6/2018: Arts and Science

Permanent collections

Materials are listed in the online catalog and can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library.

Big Book Collection:

Located at the back of the K-12 Curriculum Collection, it consists of books that were part of previous curriculum collections.  There are a large number of fiction and nonfiction books both in English and Spanish.  The nonfiction collection contains books on a variety of topics including social studies, science, and art. 

Books in this collection can be found through a catalog search.  There are currently two call number systems being used in this collection.  Staff is currently working on reorganizing the books using the Dewey Decimal call number system from an in-house system using the first word of the title to organize the books.  Books that also have a copy in the Juvenile collection will have identical Dewey call numbers as this process is completed. 


The globes are either on a removable base or mounted on a ring.  They vary in size from 12 to 40 inches.

Types available: physical or sculptural relief.  Engish or Spanish labelling.

Math Manipulatives:

blocks (animal shapes, linking or regular), chains, coins, compasses, counting sticks, cubes, dominos, geoboards, pattern blocks, tanagrams, tiles


Currently there is a small collection of puppet available for check out.  There are a few human puppets but the majority of the collection is made up of animal puppets.

Curriculum Materials Collection Librarian

Susan Asplund's picture
Susan Asplund
Portales, NM


Building Hours By Appointment Only

Monday- Friday 8 AM- 5 PM


For Appointments Contact:

Reference Services Phone: 575.562.2638

Betsy Chavez: 575.562.4399

Karen Nelson: 575.265.9114