It’s Here! Onesearch is Live!

The John M. Pfau Library’s Onesearch system went live as of 8 a.m. this morning.  Please take a look!  As with any huge system changeover, even with the most diligent work and attention to detail behind the scenes, there will be “bumps” along the new path.  Should you encounter any, please let Stacy Magedanz know about them so we can get them fixed (screenshots are a plus!).

We thank you for your patience!

Posted in Databases, Library Catalog

June 27th is the Big Day!

How will our new system affect you?  Check further information to find out!
Onesearch coming tomorrow, June 27th!

Posted in Databases, Uncategorized

Summer Quarter Hours 2017

Beginning Wednesday June 21, the library’s hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 10 PM
  • Friday-Sunday CLOSED

We have two holiday closures:

  • Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4, for Independence Day.
  • Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day.
Posted in Hours & Closures

TWO Summer Construction Projects

TWO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THIS SUMMER (in alphabetical order)

DECK REPLACEMENT – 1st Floor

Beginning the week of June 26th, this project will eliminate leaks in our basement.  The entire, external deck will be replaced, however, only one-fourth of it will be under construction at a time to allow access to the library.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS REMODEL – 4th Floor

The Special Collections department area will be remodeled.  Plans call for extending into an area previously occupied by book shelving.  The remodel will provide an improved facility with a reading room and more space for cumbersome equipment as well as office space for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

PLEASE NOTE that, although the books displaced by this project (Q call numbers; science) have been moved into storage, all of them are still available for use.  Simply give the call number and title of the desired book to library staff at the Check-Out Desk on the 1st floor and they will retrieve it for you.  You also may do this online using the Request Q Books from Storage form before you go to the library.

Q BOOKS WILL ONLY BE IN STORAGE TEMPORARILY UNTIL WE’VE HAD ENOUGH TIME TO INTEGRATE THE ADDITIONAL SHELVING INTO THE 5TH FLOOR, SHIFT SOME OF THE BOOKS ALREADY THERE, AND RESHELVE THE QS.  (SEVERAL BOOK TRUCKS HAVE ALREADY LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THIS HUGE PROJECT!)

STARBUCKS – 1st Floor

Updated with new information on 6-20-17: The start of this project is currently delayed until mid-to-late October 2017.


The various contractors have promised us a minimum level of noise and disruption.  All of these projects are slated to be completed by Fall Quarter.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through one of our most challenging summers yet!

Posted in Cafe au Lib Events, Did You Know?, Library Services, Miscellaneous, Special Collections

Construction on 4th and 5th floors

This week, workers will be moving shelving from 4th floor and reassembling it on 5th floor.  Also on 4th floor, carpet is being removed. The work prepares for an upcoming construction project around PL-4005.

We apologize for any noise or disruption.

For studying and reading, we recommend floors 1, 2, and 3.

 

Posted in Miscellaneous

Video: OneSearch is Coming!

Watch the OneSearch video!

See more detailed information.

Students gather around a computer.

Posted in Databases, Did You Know?, Library Catalog

Update: Getting a Q Book from Storage

As you may have heard, books in the Q call number section have moved to temporary storage as we prepare for a construction project on the 4th floor. They will be in their new home on the 5th floor by Fall Quarter.

Meanwhile, if you need a Q book:

Write down the title, author, and call number of the book, and give it to staff at the Check-Out Desk. If we have enough staff available, we will retrieve the book for you immediately, but there may be wait times when staff are not available.

NEW! If you want to place your request ahead of time, use this form: Request a Q Book from Storage. The Check-Out Desk will notify you via email when your book is available.

Links to the form also appear on the library’s homepage, in the library catalog, and in our FAQs.

Posted in Miscellaneous

Free Summer Movies!

Posted in Community Events, Events, Movie Screenings

New library system: Things you should know!

OneSearch goes live on June 27, when it will replace our current Multi-Search, Books & Media (a.k.a. Pfau Library Catalog), and Course Reserves module.

How does this affect you? See our OneSearch Implementation page for complete details.

A few items to consider, particularly if you are teaching this summer:

  • Saved items in personal Multi-Search folders or the Pfau Library Catalog will not migrate.
    • If you still want to keep track of them, saved items or searches in the Pfau Library Catalog should be printed out or saved in an alternate format no later than June 22.
    • Multi-Search saved folders will remain available for an additional year (through June 2018), so you have more time to decide if you want them.
  • Some links will change.
    • Top-level links to the Pfau Library Catalog will forward to the new OneSearch address, but deep links won’t. As an example, here’s a deep link to a specific book record: http://libcat.lib.csusb.edu/record=b2103330
    • If you have title-level links to a journal (meaning: you’re linking to the journal’s home page), those links may not forward, depending on how you created them. LINKS TO SPECIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED. So if you have any journal home page links that begin with “SFX” (as in http://sfx.calstate.edu:9003) they will need to be updated.
  • Electronic Reserves files should be moved to Blackboard.
    • Course Reserves service will still be around; you can put books, printed notes, or other objects on Course Reserve in the library as you always have, but digital files such as PDFs should be moved to your course web pages.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact Stacy Magedanz, magedanz@csusb.edu or 909 537-5103

Posted in Databases, Library Catalog, Library Services

Publishing a Scholarly Article Workshop

Curious about what it takes to turn that paper or thesis into a journal article? This 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.

  • Wednesday, May 17th
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Pfau Library, room 2005

Register online.

Can’t make it? Check out our Publishing a Scholarly Article guide.

Posted in Workshops
Archived Posts