Comic Book Expo Tomorrow 2-20-19

Dear Campus Community,

You’re cordially invited to join us for the second annual Comic Book Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 20.  The program will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in PL-5005, located on the fifth floor of the library.

The Pfau Library has more than 3,200 comic books in its Special Collections, which include DC and Marvel superheroes, The Walking Dead series, Archie, and much more.

Popular and rare comic books will be on display throughout the library.

“We’re delighted to host the second annual Comic Book Expo,” said Cesar Caballero, dean of the Pfau Library. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for comic book enthusiasts of all ages, from throughout the Inland region and beyond, to meet, network and collaborate on future projects, both within and across genres.  The program also provides an opportunity for members of the broader community to discover the wealth of comic book material archived in our Special Collections – an experience we hope will inspire creativity and imagination.”

A costume contest will be held as part of the activities, so attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite comic book character or hero to compete for sought-after prizes, such as Starbucks gift cards.

Former Pfau Library information archives specialist James Knight III, a CSUSB alumnus who participated in last year’s expo, will facilitate panel discussions and presentations on a range of subjects, such as comic stories in the media, human themes in movies, cultural characters, science-based mysteries, and classic comedies.

Panelists and special guests include Melina Chavarria, a comic book writer and co-creator of The Magic Glasses series, and Javier Hernandez, a cartoonist, art educator and co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo, who will conduct an interactive writing workshop and sign autographs.

The event is free and open to the public.  Visit the campus’ main Information Center, located at the campus’ University Parkway entrance, for a complimentary parking permit.

For questions or more information, contact Pat.Ric’e-Daniels@csusb.edu or (909) 537-4307.

Posted in Events, Exhibits & Displays, Lectures & Presentations, Special Collections

Week of 2/18 Workshops

Monday, February 18

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 11:30 – 11:55 am

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Tuesday, February 19

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Advanced Research Techniques for the Social Sciences, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Description: Working on a big paper, thesis, or dissertation, or simply itching to learn some next-level research techniques? Attendees will leave with tips and tricks appropriate for conducting advanced research in the Social Sciences. Time for hands-on practice included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-5005 Library Multimedia Center

 

Finding Information for Your Assignments, 5:00 – 5:50 pm

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, February 20

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: Step-by-Step Paper Formatting, 5:00 – 5:25 pm

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Evaluating Scholarly Resources, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Description: Did you know that there are different types of scholarly articles? In this workshop, we’ll focus on how to identify the main types — the empirical study, the literature review, and the scholarly research article common in the Humanities. You’ll also learn the types of articles that appear in scholarly journals but that aren’t considered scholarly and should not be used in your papers. Confused? You need to attend this workshop!

Location: Pfau Library PL-5005 Multimedia Center

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, February 21

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Friday, February 22

Advanced Database Search, 2:00 – 2:50 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

 

Register for these and more on our workshop calendar!

Posted in Workshops

We are OPEN on Presidents’ Day, Monday February 18, 2019

The library and the campus will be open on Presidents’ Day.

Posted in Hours & Closures

Week of 2/11 Workshops

Tuesday, February 12

Evaluating Scholarly Resources, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Description: Did you know that there are different types of scholarly articles? In this workshop, we’ll focus on how to identify the main types — the empirical study, the literature review, and the scholarly research article common in the Humanities. You’ll also learn the types of articles that appear in scholarly journals but that aren’t considered scholarly and should not be used in your papers. Confused? You need to attend this workshop!

Location: PL-5005 Library Multimedia Center

 

Finding Information for Your Assignments, 6:10 – 7:00 pm

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, February 13

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search,  6:10 – 6:40 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

 

Thursday, February 14

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

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

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: Step-by-Step Paper Formatting, 9:30 – 9:55 am

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these and more on our workshop calendar!

Posted in Workshops

Week of 2/4 Workshops

Tuesday, February 5

Manage Citations with Zotero, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Description: Zotero is free software that helps you organize your research and format your citations & bibliographies. We’ll show you how to get started! Zotero is installed on all the library’s computers, or bring your own laptop with Zotero installed and ready to go.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, February 6

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, February 7

Social Work Research, 2:00 – 2:50 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

 

Friday, February 8

帮您找做作业要的图书馆信息 Finding Information for Your Assignments – in Chinese Language, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Description: 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 these and more on our workshop calendar!

Posted in Workshops

Looking for a scantron?

It’s that time of year again, when everyone needs scantrons. These locations normally sell scantrons during their regular business hours:

  • Coyote Bookstore
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of Jack Brown Hall
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of the Student Union
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of Social & Behavioral Sciences (next to Einstein Bagel Bakery)
  • Coyote Market on the 1st floor of the Coyote Commons

Please be aware that not all locations have evening or weekend hours! (Check market hours and bookstore hours.) Sorry, the library does not have scantrons for sale.

Posted in Miscellaneous

U.S. Statistics: Using Social Explorer to Locate and Visualize Data Workshop – Online Option

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.

Wednesday, January 30

5:00 – 6:00 pm

PL – 2005 Instruction Room

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/555997528

Register now for U.S. Statistics: Using Social Explorer to Locate and Visualize Data Workshop!

 

Posted in Workshops

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search Workshop

In this workshop, students will learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips. Students will also learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.

Tuesday, January 22

6:10 – 6:40 pm

PL-2005 Instruction Room

Register now for Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search Workshop!

 

Posted in Workshops

Advanced Database Search Workshop

In this workshop, students will learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of a search. Hands-on time is included.

Tuesday, January 15

3:00 – 3:50 pm

PL-2005 Instruction Room

Register now for Advanced Database Search Workshop!

 

Posted in Workshops

Safari Tech Books: New Platform, New Content

Safari Tech Books (home of O’Reilly computer handbooks, among others) is transitioning to a new platform.

Try it here: Safari Tech Books Online NEW PLATFORM

You will always be asked to login via MyCoyote, both on and off campus.

The good news: It has much more content and NO simultaneous user limits.

New content includes technology case studies, videos, more books, and “learning paths.”

The bad news: Links from the old platform won’t forward to the new one.

Instructors, if you are linking to a Safari ebook in one of your courses, you will need to update your link soon!

The old Safari platform will remain available to us through Winter Quarter, but not after that.

Important details…

  • Downloading: Safari now has an app (O’Reilly Media) that lets you download books to a phone or tablet for offline reading. Get the app, and view setup instructions.
  • Linking: You can use links to Safari books & other content in your courses.
    • You can deep-link to a specific chapter/section, but you must add a bit of code to make the deep link work! Specifics are in How to link to Pfau Library ebooks.
    • In OneSearch records, the links are still being sorted out as part of the transition; by next week, all should be well.

Any questions? Need assistance? Please contact me directly, I’m happy to help:

Stacy Magedanz
Coordinator, Electronic Resources & Serials
909 537 5103
magedanz@csusb.edu

Posted in Databases, Ebooks
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