the History of Progressive Politics in the Sacramento Region
By Sheila O’Neill, Head, Department of Special Collections and
Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) has an
expanding collection of archival sources that document grass roots politics,
community activism, and progressive political leadership at the local,
State and national levels. Collections of individual leaders, local organizations,
community programs, and organizing committees provide evidence of the
role of community collective action in protecting civil liberties, safeguarding
the environment, promoting peace and social justice, and providing for
those in need of work, shelter and food. see
Indian Tribe and Water Rights
By Maria Kochis, Engineering Librarian, Reference Department
was able to attend a local protest in Roseville on Monday, March 15th.
The protest occurred at the Northern California Power Agency in Roseville.
The objective: to demand that Roseville withdraw from a lawsuit that has
stopped river restoration on the Trinity River, the river that has provided
sustenance and a way of life for members of the Hoopa Vally Indian tribe
for generations. see story
Employees “Show the Love”
The Library Employee Association Committee
Library Employee Association Committee (LEA) wants to thank all the generous
employees who donated baked goods to the Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
on Thursday, February 13th as well as those who bought “goodies”
for this fundraiser. The bake sale totaled $213 in sales, donations and
dues for the LEA and it also gave everyone the opportunity to sample some
of their colleague’s fabulous baked creations!
money that we raise from LEA bake sales, annual dues, and other fundraisers
throughout the year is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of all library
employees at events such as the Holiday Party, Spring/Student Party, and
new employee “welcomes.” We are planning some exciting activities
for the upcoming year, but we always appreciate ideas from the people
we are here to serve: YOU! Feel free to contact any LEA committee member
with suggestions or comments. LEA members are: Pairlee Berry, Anne Bradley,
Carol Bowyer, Donna Gollihur, Lorraine Saiz, Julie Thomas, and Hong Wang.
SEMINAR Series Begins this Week
Futures Seminar series opens on March 23, with Library Dean and Director,
Terry Webb with an update on some current Library projects and a discussion
of potential future initiatives here. He will also talk about the budget.
Thursday, March 25th, President Gonzalez will speak to us on the academic
library in the institution and the community. Almost 60 people are expected
to attend this session.
session will feature Matt Altier's very upbeat presentation of the CSUS
5-year masterplan on March 30th.
April 13th, Associate VP for Enrollment Management Victoria Valle's alarming
presentation of the negative impact that enrollment cuts at CSUS will
have on the Sacramento region. Other sessions are being formulated.
series will continue with sessions on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays throughout
the rest of March and April. The time will be from noon to 1:00. The location
will be Room 3023, unless otherwise noted.
presentations are open to Library employees.
Gorton Joins Instructional Services
By Linda J. Goff, Head, Instructional Services
If you haven’t had a chance to meet the newest library employee,
stop by Room 2022A and say “Hi” to T.J., the new ½
time ASA-I for Instructional Services. He may look familiar and well he
should (see a picture), as T.J. has worked
for the past five years as a student assistant for Stacks Management.
It was that and his Digital Media major that got him the job. He will
be working with the Library tour program, Information Competence in WebCT
and keeping our instructional statistics up to date. He will also be helping
Reza with web pages for the Freshmen Seminar project.
is a Sacramento native and a graduate of West Campus High School (Hiram
Johnson). T.J.’s main interests include his rock band, “The
Dining Room Romance” and his digital graphics projects. With work
and school, his life is full. Please welcome him to the staff.
Libraries Exchange (CALE) Team in the CSUS Library
Fang Gu, Head, Library Media Center
team called CALE, abbreviation for CSUS-Asian Libraries Exchange, was
set up several months ago in the library under the leadership of Library
Dean Terry Webb. The goal of the team is to initiate and promote scholarly
exchange programs between CSUS Library and other libraries in Asian countries.
The team members are: Fang Gu, Jenny Leung, Hong Wang, Terry Webb, Bin
Zhang and Joe Zhou. see story
As you may have
noticed, links to LOCUS (students) and LOCUS (faculty) appeared on the
library homepage recently. LOCUS, developed in Online Curriculum Library
Services (OCLS), is a MySQL database driven application programmed in
PHP that enables faculty members to organize access to many of the electronic
resources in the library for student use in particular classes. LOCUS
has been a team project. Primarily designed, developed, and programmed
by OCLS Administrative Support Coordinator Charles Brown-Roberts, other
contributors have included Ying Zhu, programming support, Andy Osburn
and Basant Gajjar, server administration and programming consultation,
Bin Zhang, Open URL and Metalib consultation, and Mary Reddick, project
coordinator. LOCUS is still under construction, although a couple of
faculty members are using it this semester. Charles and Mary will demonstrate
and discuss the project at an upcoming Enrichment Session.
University Library Exhibits
1st floor - Olympics exhibit
2nd floor – Cesar Chavez
3rd floor – Tsakopolous Room – Olympics exhibit (Ancient and
1st and 3rd floors - Olympics cont.
2nd floor - National Library Week
2nd floor - Festival of Arts
2nd floor - Poetry Month
3rd floor - Olympics Exhibit cont.
Contact Carol Gebel
at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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