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March 2005

March 28, 2005• Volume 9, Number 3

More than 200 Students Needed for ETS/ICT Testing
By Linda J. Goff, Library Instruction

On January 11th, Fred Batt and I attended a Chancellor’s Office meeting at LAX where we got our assignments related to the new Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology Literacy (ICT) large scale assessment project. We were told that Sacramento needed to recruit 203 students to take the test before the March 31st deadline. The CSU is one of the primary partners of ETS in developing and testing this new assessment measure that is specifically designed for the higher education environment as a comprehensive test of ICT proficiency. The CSU has committed to test 3,000 CSU students during February and March. see story

IFLA and Norway - Here I Come!
By Linda J. Goff, Library Instruction

Last week I got my official appointment letter from the International Federation of Library Associations, (IFLA), appointing me a to a 4-year term on the Information Literacy Standing Committee. see story

Feeling Good at a MVLS Administrative Council Meeting
By Fred Batt, Library Administration

I thought I was off the hook.

The meeting was running late. I wanted to get back to CSUS and the always-persistent pile of work on my desk. My Reference Committee Report was the last agenda item and I was ready to fly out the door the second that I finished. see story

Exhibits: Past, Present, and Future
By Carol Gebel, Chair, Library Exhibits Committee

The walls are decked with exhibits! Do take a look at Phenomenal Women on the third floor; it’s part of a student project and will be departing at the end of March. The first floor walls display Watercolors by former Library Dean Charles Martell. If the birds look familiar that is because they are his renditions of plates that John James Audubon created while exploring North America. Can you identify the birds without reading the captions? see story

Library Employees Come Through Again
By Anne Bradley, Reference

The Library Employee Committee would like to thank all the library employees who helped to make the March 17th white elephant silent auction a smashing success. Thanks to some terrific donations and very enthusiastic bidding the event brought in over $275. Employees enjoyed cookies and beverages as they searched for hidden treasures and planned their bidding strategies. Some of the most highly sought after items included an ALA “Read” poster featuring Ruben Blades, a shamrock tea set, a flower pot, and a set of globe book ends. After a frenzy of last-minute activity, many happy bidders took home some fine new swag.

New Student Member Appointed to SEAC Committee

Congratulations to ChiMeng Moua, a long time student assistant employee in the Circulation Department, on his appointment to SEAC. His term is for the next year and a half (or until he graduates)!

Current Library Events

Phenomenal Women – 3rd fl
Crisis in the Ranks – 2nd fl
Watercolors – 1st fl

Photographs: Portraits and Landscapes – 2nd fl
National Library Week – 1st fl

University Library Gallery
Bay Area Figurative Show Current through July 22, 2005



What's Happening? An Update by the Library Employee Committee
By Julie Thomas, Chair, Library Employee Committee

The past few months have been ones of celebration and rebirth. The library celebrated the arrival of Diana Winckel as the new Serials Unit Head and the speedy return of Jennifer Ware, Kim Kuenlen and Jim Summerfield after their surgeries. Although we were saddened to lose Carol Bowyer as a member of our committee last fall, we celebrated when Lillie Jones volunteered to fill her spot. see story

Editor: Kathryn Blackmer Reyes
Assistant Editor: Laura Archbold

Floor to Floor is a monthly publication from the CSUS University Library. The newsletter fosters communications and promotes a community spirit within the Library.

Deadline submission for the next Floor to Floor, April 20, 2005, release April 25, 2005.