CLOSED Thursday Oct. 24

CSUSB’s San Bernardino campus will be closed for classes and business operations tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 24 as the Inland Region has received a high wind warning with gusts up to 75 mph from the National Weather Service, along with a possible SoCal Edison ordered Public Safety Power Shutoff to reduce the threat of wildfires.

CSUSB will send an update tomorrow regarding the campus status for Friday, Oct. 25. For more information visit https://inside.csusb.edu/alert.

For more information regarding Southern California Edison, visit – https://www.scemaintenance.com/content/sce-maintenance/en/psps.html.

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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

APA Speedway: In-Text Citations Explained, 11:30 – 11:55 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, 12:00 – 12:25 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

 

MLA Whirlwind: Reference List Explained, 12:30 – 12:55 pm

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

 

Advanced Database Search, 3:50 – 4:30 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

 

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search, 4:40 – 5:20 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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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

Posted in Community Events, Events

Week of 10/14 Workshops

Thursday, Oct 17

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

 

Friday, Oct 18

Advanced Database Search in Chinese, 1:00 – 2:00 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

 

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search in Chinese, 2:00 – 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

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Screening & discussion: Stolen Education, Oct. 16

The Pfau Library presents Stolen Education, a film by Enrique Alemán, Jr., and Rudy Luna.

October 16, 2019
Noon-1:30 P.M.
PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Stolen Education tells the story of Mexican American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s.

Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, will facilitate a discussion after the film screening, along with Dr. Enrique Murillo, Professor, Teacher Education and Foundations Department, and special guest via Zoom, Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr., Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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

Posted in Events, Movie Screenings

Day Trip: Giant Blythe Intaglios, Oct. 12

Dear Campus,

The John M. Pfau Library invites you to join us on Saturday, October 12, for a day trip to learn about the Giant Blythe Intaglios – anthropomorphic geoglyphs – located in the Colorado Desert.

Carpools, including a large-capacity SUV sponsored by Associated Students Incorporated, will depart from campus at 7 a.m. and arrive back at approximately 6 p.m.  The group will meet at the flagpoles at entrance of the university.

Members of the La Cuna de Atzlan Sacred Site Protection Circle—including its founder, Alfredo Figueroa, author of Ancient Footprints of the Colorado River—will lead the tour of the intaglios.  This component of the trip will last 2-3 hours, depending on the number of questions asked, and require about 1.5 miles of walking.

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes (flip-flops and open-toed sandals are not advised.)

Copies of Ancient Footprints of the Colorado River will be provided as part of the excursion.

The trip is free and open to all CSUSB students, faculty, and staff.

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

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Screening & discussion: Latinos Beyond Reel, Oct. 8

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, the Pfau Library, College of Arts and Letters, ATI, ASI, World Languages and Literatures Department, and Acto Latino invite you to join us for a screening of Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 6-8 P.M.

Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Directed by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun, Latinos Beyond Reel draws on the insights of Latinx scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, offering a sweeping historical look at Latinx representations in U.S. news and entertainment media.  The film shows how these representations have shaped public attitudes and government policies over time.

After the screening, Dr. Rafael Correa, Professor, World Languages and Literatures Department, will engage the audience in a discussion.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sign-in sheets will be available to faculty who wish to offer students extra credit for participating.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 rmadriga@csusb.edu or Dr. Bibiana Díaz at bidiaz@csusb.edu.

Posted in Events, Movie Screenings

Week of 10/7 Workshops

Wednesday, Oct 9

Social Work Research, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Oct 10

Advanced Database Search, 3:50 – 4:30 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

 

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search, 4:40 – 5:20 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 9/30 Workshops

Monday, Sept 30

Free Software for Student Success, 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Description: In only 25 minutes, learn free software that can make your student life an easier, happier experience. Includes Zotero, Anki, LibriVoy, cloud storage, databases, and more.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

How to Read a Textbook, 12:30 – 12:55 pm

Description: Do you know you can’t read a textbook like a novel? In this 25-minute workshop, learn how to read a textbook chapter correctly once and never read it again. You will have improved memory and notes to review before a test or quiz.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, Oct 2

Writing Academically – Online Option, 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Description: A 50-minute workshop covering both common mechanical errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling) and styles of writing in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. Open to all students.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/622146107

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Oct 3

How to Read a Textbook – Online Option, 11:00 – 11:25 am

Description: Do you know you can’t read a textbook like a novel? In this 25-minute workshop, learn how to read a textbook chapter correctly once and never read it again. You will have improved memory and notes to review before a test or quiz.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/883949173

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Free Software for Student Success – Online Option, 11:30 – 11:55 am

Description: In only 25 minutes, learn free software that can make your student life an easier, happier experience. Includes Zotero, Anki, LibriVoy, cloud storage, databases, and more.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/133873643

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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