Library Liaison
Volume 2, Issue 1 - Fall 2006

Christy Stevens Joins Library Faculty
By Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Reference Librarian

In September Christy Stevens joined the ranks of the library faculty. She is the new Humanities Librarian and has taken the selection and instruction duties for the areas of Humanities, English, Religious Studies, and Linguistics. Full story

Refugee Educators’ Network donates Southeast Asia Community Resource Center Collection to Library

Over 6000 pieces from the Southeast Asia Community Resource Center were received by the Library this fall semester. The collection contains many unique items for the following groups: Armenian, Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese, Hmong, Karen, Khmu, Korean, Lahu, Lao, Mien, Russian, Thai, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Full story

Preserving the History of Progressive Politics in the Sacramento Region
By Sheila O'Neill, Head of Special Collections and Unversity Archives

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives 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. Full story

Retrospective Map Cataloging Project
By Israel Yañez, Bibliographic Control Dept.

The Library has undertaken a retrospective cataloging project of its map collection. By the completion of the project, several thousand maps will be made accessible through the library online catalog. Full Story

Friends of the Library Fall 2006 Approved Grants
By Leilani Hall, Reference Librarian

Twice each year, the Friends of the Library give grants for requests from librarians and staff. For fall 2006, the Friends awarded $8344 for books and more. Full story

News You Can Use!


Get the latest in company financial performance and investment analysis using the new online subscription to Value Line Research Center.


The most comprehensive source for Medieval history, society and culture, Brepolis Medieval Bibliographies, has arrived.


Sharp-eyed library users who have visited the CSUS Library database list recently have noticed that a new listing “ERIC (EbscoHost)” has appeared.


In response to increased use of historical collections, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives is modifying its reference hours this semester. 


The Library will be hosting a symposium Visions of Change: Academic Libraries in Transition on Friday, January 26, 2007.

In January all oversized books that used to be shelved on other floors will be relocated to 2 North, near the Reference area.

EUREKA, the Library catalog, underwent a software upgrade during the summer. One noteworthy new feature is the default “Relevance” order display of results when a Simple Search by Keyword is done. There are five levels of “Relevance” and each level displays in date order.

Check out the Databases Under Review to see what electronic resources we are evaluating.

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