Week of 11/18 Workshops

Monday, Nov 18

Google Scholar & Advanced Google Search, 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Description: Learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips, and learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Find Information for Your Assignment, 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop! 

帮您找做作业要的图书馆信息

教您使用做作业要的图书馆资源。把老师布置的作业带来,当场帮您查找学术资料。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search, 3:30 – 4:00 pm 

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Nov 21

Google Scholar & Advanced Google Search, 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Description: Learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips, and learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Find Information for Your Assignment, 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop! 

帮您找做作业要的图书馆信息

教您使用做作业要的图书馆资源。把老师布置的作业带来,当场帮您查找学术资料。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search, 3:30 – 4:00 pm 

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Friday, Nov 22

APA Citation Style in Chinese, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Description: APA format in-text citations and reference list, including an in-class, hands-on exercise.

如何用APA 格式标注你的文章。用中文讲解方法和实题练习。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search in Chinese, 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search, 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Find Information for Your Assignment, 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop! 

帮您找做作业要的图书馆信息

教您使用做作业要的图书馆资源。把老师布置的作业带来,当场帮您查找学术资料。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for this workshop and more on our workshop calendar!

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Thanksgiving Closure: 11/28 to 12/1

The CSUSB campus and the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from 11/28 to 12/1.  Our virtual library remains open 24/7, 365.

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Critical Information Literacy Workshops for Faculty

Dear colleagues,

If you’ll be teaching a GE course that includes an Information Literacy GLO next year (required in Cat E, A1, A2, D2, C1), please join us for a professional development opportunity this winter.

Workshop Description

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning (ACRL 2015). Critical information literacy (CIL) pushes this definition further, and in asking students to consider “how information works” (in our disciplines, the academy, the world), the sociopolitical dynamics that shape information creation, distribution, and circulation are revealed, making important space for critique and transformation.

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how to integrate CIL into their course design, learn what Pfau library resources are available to support CIL pedagogy in the new GE program, and leave equipped to (re)design an assignment/assessment or in-class activity.

Dates

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12-4 pm.

OR

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12-4 pm.

Important Details

Eligible participants will receive $300 in professional development funds. Audience: all faculty (including instructors) who will be teaching a GE course that includes the GLO of Information Literacy (required in Cat E, A1, A2, D2, C1). Faculty must have at least an academic-year appointment.

$300 compensation requires attendance, participation, and submission of a brief summary of materials developed as a result of the workshop.

Apply

Complete the GE Professional Development Application form to sign up for a program.

More

If you’re unable to make it, or if you aren’t teaching a GE course with an Information Literacy GLO but would still like to incorporate critical information literacy into your coursework, the Pfau Library has a variety of resources to support teaching and learning:

  • Critical Information Literacy Laboratory for Faculty
    • Check out the “Instructor’s Corner” for assignment and activity ideas, recommended readings and videos, and more.
  • Video Tutorials
    • Suites of videos for beginning, intermediate, and advanced researchers, complete with vocabulary terms and quizzes students can download or print upon completion.
  • Library Instruction Options
    • Form to request library instruction, information on Library Guides for your course, calendar of library workshops, and more.

Questions? Contact Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, Coordinator of Library Instruction, or Janelle Gilbert, GE Coordinator.

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Week of 11/11 Workshops

Tuesday, Nov 11

US Statistics: Using Social Explorer to Locate and Visualize Data – Online Option, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Description: Open to all students, faculty, and staff, this hour-long workshop will demonstrate how to use the Social Explorer database to locate and visualize U.S. statistics, including demographic, economic, health, religion, and crime data. Time for exploring with librarian assistance will be provided.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/191715842

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Nov 14

Advanced Database Search, 4:30 – 5:00 pm 

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search, 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Find Information for Your Assignment, 5:30 – 6:00 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop! 

帮您找做作业要的图书馆信息

教您使用做作业要的图书馆资源。把老师布置的作业带来,当场帮您查找学术资料。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Friday, Nov 15

APA Citation Style in Chinese, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Description: APA format in-text citations and reference list, including an in-class, hands-on exercise.

如何用APA 格式标注你的文章。用中文讲解方法和实题练习。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search in Chinese, 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search, 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Find Information for Your Assignment, 3:00 – 3:30 pm

Description: Learn how to use library resources to find information for your assignment. Bring your assignments to this hands-on workshop! 

帮您找做作业要的图书馆信息

教您使用做作业要的图书馆资源。把老师布置的作业带来,当场帮您查找学术资料。

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for this workshop and more on our workshop calendar!

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Special Collections Grand Re-opening

The John M. Pfau Library Special Collections Department will hold its grand re-opening on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room PL-4009.  Come learn about the hidden gems in our Special Collections, which feature Inland region history, local community journals, children’s literature, comic books, antique postcards, pulp fiction, Japanese Internment Camp newspapers, and chronicles of life in underrepresented communities, among other materials.

Special guests include President Morales and Provost McMahan, who will each offer brief comments on the importance of special collections in teaching, research, and scholarship; Jamal Nassar, professor and dean emeritus of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, who will speak on building the Middle Eastern Studies Collection; Kirk Whisler, co-founder of Latino Literacy Now, who will discuss new literacy projects and the International Latino Book Awards; Richard Santillan, professor emeritus of ethnic and women’s studies at Cal Poly Pomona, who will trace the history of the Latino Baseball History Project; and former Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, who will talk about the Bridges that Carried Us Over Project, which illuminates African American contributions to the Inland region.

In addition, librarian Jill Vassilakos-Long, co-organizer of the event, will provide an overview of the history and content of the library’s Special Collections, including the Michael R. Burgess Speculative Fiction Collection, a sui generis body of work.

“We are excited about the grand re-opening of our Special Collections,” said Cesar Caballero, dean of the Pfau Library, who will open the celebration with welcome remarks.  “The materials in these extraordinary collections, so much of which has been generously gifted to the library, has enriched both student learning and faculty teaching; they have also inspired books, articles, paintings, and other creative works.  We invite everyone to join us in learning more about these archival treasures.”

A reception and open house will follow the program.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Jill Vassilakos-Long at (909) 537-7541 or jvlong@csusb.edu.

 

Posted in Events, Special Collections

Week of 11/4 Workshops

Monday, Nov 4

Zotero: Citation Management Made Free and Fun – Online Option, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Description: Organize your research and streamline your citations and bibliographies with Zotero, a free citation management program.

Join via Zoom:  https://csusb.zoom.us/j/169809169

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Tuesday, Nov 5

MLA Whirlwind: Reference List Explained, 11:30 – 11:55 am

Description: Learn both the MLA reference list and the in-text (parenthetical) references easily in this 25-minute workshop.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Chicago Speedway: Notes and Bibliography (NB) Explained, 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Description: In this 25-minute workshop, learn the variations of the Chicago (NB) citation style for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliography.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 12:30 – 12:55 pm

Description: In the APA reference list, where do commas, periods, and capital letters go? In only 25 minutes, you will understand how to format the most common APA references correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, Nov 6

APA Speedway: Paper Formatting Explained, 8:30 – 8:55 am

Description: Learn to make an APA paper template you can reuse again and again.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: In-Text Citations Explained, 9:00 – 9:25 am

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 9:30 – 9:55 am

Description: In the APA reference list, where do commas, periods, and capital letters go? In only 25 minutes, you will understand how to format the most common APA references correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Publishing a Scholarly Article – Online Only, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Description:  Curious about what it takes to turn that paper or thesis into a journal article? This hour-long workshop takes a look at how publishing works, including choosing the right journal, the peer review process, and what to expect if and when your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/621686378

 

Thursday, Nov 7

Zotero: Citation Management Made Free and Fun – Online Option, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Description: Organize your research and streamline your citations and bibliographies with Zotero, a free citation management program.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/934377844

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Week of 10/28 Workshops

Monday, Oct 28

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 11:30 – 11:55 am

Description: In the APA reference list, where do commas, periods, and capital letters go?  In only 25 minutes, you will understand how to format the most common APA references correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: In-Text Citations Explained, 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Paper Formatting Explained, 12:30 – 12:55 pm

Description: Learn to make an APA paper template you can reuse again and again.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Psychology Research, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Description: This 50 minute workshop will introduce students to the various sources and techniques in psychology library research.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Tuesday, Oct 29

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 4:30 – 4:55 pm

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Paper Formatting Explained, 5:00 – 5:25 pm

Description: Learn to make an APA paper template you can reuse again and again.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: In-Text Citations Explained, 5:30 – 5:55 pm

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, Oct 30

APA Speedway: In-Text Citations Explained, 4:30 – 4:55 pm

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 5:00 – 5:25 pm

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Chicago Speedway: Notes and Bibliography (NB) Explained, 5:30 – 5:55 pm

Description: In this 25-minute workshop, learn the variations of the Chicago (NB) citation style for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliography.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Oct 31

MLA Whirlwind: Reference List Explained, 8:30 – 8:55 am

Description: Learn both the MLA reference list and the in-text (parenthetical) references easily in this 25-minute workshop.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Chicago Speedway: Notes and Bibliography (NB) Explained, 9:00 – 9:25 am

Description: In this 25-minute workshop, learn the variations of the Chicago (NB) citation style for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliography.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 9:30 – 9:55 am

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Database Search, 3:00 – 3:50 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Description: Learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips, and learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Week of 10/21 Workshops

Wednesday, Oct 23

APA Speedway: Reference List Explained, 8:30 – 8:55 am

Description: In the APA reference list, where do commas, periods, and capital letters go?  In only 25 minutes, you will understand how to format the most common APA references correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: In-Text Citations Explained, 9:00 – 9:25 am

Description: In 25 minutes, learn how to insert APA in-text (parenthetical) citations correctly.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Speedway: Paper Formatting Explained, 9:30 – 9:55 am

Description: Learn to make an APA paper template you can reuse again and again.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Oct 24

All workshops canceled

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Now available: More study rooms!

As midterms approach, Pfau Library has 8 new group study rooms available for you! These shiny new study rooms are located inside PL-5005, the Library Multimedia Center. They seat 4 or 6 and have whiteboards.

The new rooms appear at the bottom of our Reserve a Group Study Room page–scroll down to see them. Or, go straight to our PL-5005 Group Study Rooms reservations page.

Posted in Did You Know?, Library Services

Chess Club Tournament, Oct. 19

Dear Campus Community,

The John M. Pfau Library cordially invites you to join us for a Chess Club Tournament on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in room PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center).  The competition will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Players of all skills levels—whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced—are welcome to participate in the contest.  Each chess match will be time-controlled.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes, in the respective amounts of $100, $75, and $50, will be awarded in each of the following categories: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

“We invite the campus and broader community to join us for the tournament, and look forward to a day of friendly competition,” said Cesar Caballero, dean of the Pfau Library, who founded the club.

The Pfau Library Chess Club is open to all CSUSB students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the general public.

To RSVP, visit library.csusb.edu/chessclub.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104

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