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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

On April 4th the story begins… “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (Opening sentence of the novel 1984, by George Orwell.) See for yourself if Winston Smith’s life in the world of

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Announcing the Thesis Digitization Project

Over the years Pfau Library has received many requests to make past CSUSB master’s theses and projects available online. The number of downloads already recorded worldwide for CSUSB’s most current theses (2014-present) reflects this interest. The library supports Open Access

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We Thank Our 2016 Library Ambassadors

A huge thanks to our inaugural cohort of Library Ambassadors! The ambassadors — all of whom are library student employees — visited USTD 100 classes, highlighting key resources and showing first-year students how to get research help. We thank our

Posted in Library Services, Miscellaneous

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 Café au Lib inside Pfau Library Coyote Market on the 2nd floor of Jack Brown Hall Coyote Market on

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Good bye, hoopla!

The streaming media service known as hoopla is no longer available through the Pfau Library. Access to hoopla was funded by a Vital Technologies Initiative grant and all those funds have been expended.  We submitted another grant proposal, but it

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There’s More Here Than Books!

Check it Out at the Pfau Library!  THERE’S MORE HERE THAN BOOKS!   With your current CSUSB ID, you can check out:   • Audiobooks • Charging rings • DVDs • Calculators (basic, financial, and graphing) • Earphones • Laptops

Posted in Did You Know?, Library Services, Miscellaneous

Congratulations to Faculty Selected for CIL Grant!

Congratulations to those faculty selected to participate in the Pfau Library’s Critical Information Literacy (CIL) grant! The purpose of the grant is to support faculty in integrating CIL into their courses. Support includes a $300 stipend for developing and implementing

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New Theater Blinds in PL-5005

The centerpiece of the LMMC is a surround-sound, high-definition Blu-ray theater which seats 75. CSUSB faculty may use this space (schedule permitting) for class viewings of films.  *New* theater blinds have also been installed to black out the room for movie

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CIL Lab Included in PRIMO Database!

The Pfau Library’s Critical Information Literacy Laboratory for Faculty has been accepted into the American Library Association/Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) database. PRIMO publicizes selective, high quality resources that help librarians to respond to

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Now more outlets!

We’ve installed several more table-top outlets in the study areas by the open staircase, on first and second floors. These include both USB and electrical plugs. Come try them out!

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