WRIEC Lending Library
The Western Region Interpreter Education Center Lending Library is housed at Western Oregon University and is open to interpreters who reside in the WRIEC region. The Lending Library includes more than 400 videotapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and books which can be used for skills development practice or to learn more about Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), interpreting and linguistics.
Lending Library Catalog and New Resources
We have many new exciting additions to our library. Here are a few of our favorites:
- DVD: A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL by Ben Bahan and Ben Jarashow; Dawn Pictures
- DVD: Audism Unveiled Dawn Sign Press
- DVD: Educational Interpreting Practice DVD: Elementary Level Boys Town National Research Hospital
- DVD: Educational Interpreting Practice DVD: Elementary Level - PSE Boys Town National Research Hospital
- DVD: Educational Interpreting Practice DVD: Secondary Level Boys Town National Research Hospital
- DVD: Educational Interpreting Practice DVD: Secondary Level - PSE Boys Town National Research Hospital
- DVD: Just a Pair of Hands: The Stories of Lillian Beard Treehouse Video
- DVD: The Lives of Deaf Mexicans: Struggle and Success by Margarita Mucino Adams; Dawn Pictures
- DVD: X-treme ASL Deaflybuz Production
- CD-ROM: Classifiers: A Closer Look by Patricia Lessard; Treehouse Video
- DVD and Book: CDI Sample Written Test Package RID Publications
- DVD and Book: Number Signs for Everyone by Cinnie MacDougall: DawnSign Press
- DVD and Book: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Units 1-6 by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, and Ken Mikos; DawnSign Press
- DVD and Book: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Units 7-12 by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, and Ken Mikos; DawnSign Press
- DVD and Book: Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Level Three by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, and Ken Mikos; DawnSign Press
- DVD and Book: The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure by C. McCaskill, . Lucas, R. Bayley, and J. Hill
- Book: Encounters With Reality: 1001 Interpreter Scenarios by Brenda Cartwright; RID Publications.
- Book: Establishing a Freelance Interpretation Business by Tammera J. Richards; Butte Publications, Inc.
- Book: The Mentor’s Companion by Patty Gordon & Mari Magler; RID Publications
- Book: Team Interpreting by Jack Hoza; RID Publications
- Book: Topics in Signed Language Interpreting by Terry Janzen; John Benjamins Publishing Company
- There are also many free downloadable videos at the Digital Library of the National Clearninghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials of http://www.ncrtm.ed.gov/
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials
If there are any materials you would like to see added to the Lending Library, please let us know. We would appreciate as much information about the materials as possible, including title, publisher, cost, etc. We will purchase new materials as funding permits.
The Western Region Interpreter Education Center Annotated Bibliography Matrix of available lending library materials is intended to assist you in finding appropriate source materials to work on skill development. Great for use in mentoring situations, the materials are assessed according to intended target audience, source language, register, linguistic features, suitability for consecutive or simultaneous practice, pace, and many other features.
Designed in an easy to discern table, the Western Region Interpreter Education Center Annotated Bibliography Matrix provides a snapshot of more than 35 DVDs, CDs or videos produced by U.S. Department/Rehabilitation Services Administration grant-funded educational institutions; highlighting such information as the material’s intended target audience, source language, register, linguistic features, suitable for consecutive or simultaneous practice, and pace, among many others features.
All media included in the Western Region Interpreter Education Center Mentorship Manual’s Annotated Bibliography Matrix is available through the Lending Library at the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University. They are also available for purchase for a nominal fee through the National Clearinghouse for Rehabilitation Training Materials at Utah State University, and may also be available through the educational institution that developed the material.
Each media entry includes:
- An overview section that includes the Title, including a letter/number code which corresponds to the item number on the WRIEC Lending Library catalogue; the Actors who appear on camera and each person’s role; and an overview of the content area;
- A section devoted to the linguistic and other performance characteristics of the entry; and
- A comments section which provides additional information such as the length of the materials, additional resources, segment titles or content areas and general observations about the media.
WRIEC hopes you find this Annotated Bibliography Matrix a useful resource in your mentorship endeavors. We welcome your feedback on the effectiveness of this tool.
Request Lending Library materials
To request materials
- Choose your selection from our Lending Library Catalog or the Annotated Bibliography above.
- E-mail us your requests at email@example.com with a subject line of "Lending Library Request".
To request materials, print off the Request for Lending Library Materials form and return it with the processing fee to the address indicated on the form. Requests are processed on a weekly basis.
The following guidelines have been developed to make the Lending Library as accessible as possible to the greatest numbers of interpreters:
- Requests for materials will be filled on a first come, first serve basis
- Two (2) individual items (videotapes, books, CD-Roms, DVDs) or one (1) telecourse may be borrowed at a time, unless otherwise noted in the catalogue
- Materials will be loaned for up to thirty (30) days
- All materials are to be returned by the date indicated on the confirmation letter that accompanies the materials(s). A deadline extension must be requested prior to the original due date of the materials. An extension of seven (7) days may be granted unless another request for the same materials is pending
- All materials are to be returned to the WRIEC; do NOT pass them on to others. This will help with tracking and will allow us to honor requests for materials in the order they are received
- Materials not returned on time will be subject to a $25 overdue charge
- Materials are to be insured for $50 when returned by mail
- Requests for materials will be accepted via US Mail only and must be accompanied with the processing fee
- If materials are lost or damaged, the full purchase price for a replacement item (equal in value) will be charged. If the lost materials are no longer available, the WRIEC will specify an alternate item, on the same topic, as a replacement.
- The processing fee is $5.00 per request to cover postage and handling
- Make check or money order payable to WOU-RRCD
- We are unable to accept cash, purchase orders, credit cards or debit cards
Additional information: If you have any questions about the Lending Library materials, please contact the WRIEC office at (503) 838-8731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.