Fall Quarter Hours Begin 9-20-18

Fall Quarter Library Hours are:

M-TH     8 A.M. – 11 P.M.

F             8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

SAT        9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

SUN      1 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Fall Quarter library hours

Posted in Hours & Closures

More than a Coffee Shop:  How Libraries Support Civil Liberties

Source: More than a Coffee Shop:  How Libraries Support Civil Liberties – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Posted in Miscellaneous

The Miraculous Existence of Libraries

It’s easy for the old brick-and-mortar public and academic libraries to be forgotten in the glare of Google, Wikipedia, Netflix, Spotify and Flipboard. But a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center and the ALA’s 2017 State of the Libraries Report both seem to indicate the endurance of libraries.

Source: The Miraculous Existence of Libraries – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Posted in Uncategorized

The Great American Read!

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read. Explore the book list and visit the book pages to learn more. You can also print a checklist of the books

Read the 100 List

Posted in Uncategorized

Basic Strategies for Fact-Checking the Web

Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information (and misinformation) on the Web? Learn three basic web literacy skills: how to check for previous work, how to go upstream, and how to read laterally.

Thursday, May 24th

12:00 – 12:30 pm

PL-2005 (Library Instruction Lab)

Register now on our workshop calendar. Hope to see you there!

Posted in Workshops

More APA, Chicago, & MLA Workshops

Join us for our APA Autobahn, Chicago Speedway, and MLA Whirlwind workshops!

Need some help with the ins and outs of APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles? These short, 30-minute workshops are jam-packed with useful information! All workshops are held in the Pfau Library, room 2005 (library instruction lab).

May 15-17, 21-23

Andrius Burlega, CC BY-SA 3.0

Learn more about each workshop (including specific times) and register now on our workshop calendar.

Can’t make it? Check out our various online Citing & Writing guides. Questions? Contact Lisa Bartle at lbartle@csusb.edu

Posted in Workshops

Summer Movie Night 2018 Schedule

The John M. Pfau Library Presents: Free Summer Movie Night Series

The John M. Pfau Library is pleased to announce its summer movie night lineup:

June 28:   Justice League;

July 12:    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle;

July 26:    Wonder Woman;

August 9:  Coco; and

August 23: Black Panther.

Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in these free movie screenings.

All films start at approximately 8 p.m.

Bring a blanket, family members, and friends, and enjoy the entertainment.

2018 Summer Movie Series poster (PDF)

Posted in Community Events, Events, Movie Screenings

Last Library Research for Freshman Workshop of the quarter!

Meant for those new to CSUSB, this workshop provides an introduction to resources available through the John M. Pfau Library. This session addresses why it is necessary to use the deep web for scholarly research, and attendees learn how to navigate the library website, find online journal articles, locate books, and get research help.

Wednesday, May 23rd: 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Register now on our workshop calendar!

Instructors – attendance slips are available for those who wish to offer extra credit! For those students who can’t make it, consider assigning our online tutorial for Beginning Researchers.

Posted in Workshops

Upcoming APA, Chicago, & MLA Workshops

Join us for our APA Autobahn, Chicago Speedway, and MLA Whirlwind workshops!

Need some help with the ins and outs of APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles? These short, 30-minute workshops are jam-packed with useful information! All workshops are held in the Pfau Library, room 2005 (library instruction lab).

May 10, 14-17, 21-23

Andrius Burlega, CC BY-SA 3.0

Learn more about each workshop (including specific times) and register now on our workshop calendar.

Can’t make it? Check out our various online Citing & Writing guides. Questions? Contact Lisa Bartle at lbartle@csusb.edu

Posted in Workshops

Next week: Library Research for Freshmen workshop

Meant for those new to CSUSB, this workshop provides an introduction to resources available through the John M. Pfau Library. This session addresses why it is necessary to use the deep web for scholarly research, and attendees learn how to navigate the library website, find online journal articles, locate books, and get research help.

Thursday, May 10th: 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Register now on our workshop calendar!

Instructors – attendance slips are available for those who wish to offer extra credit! For those students who can’t make it, consider assigning our online tutorial for Beginning Researchers.

Posted in Workshops
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