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The University Library is implementing Sac State Scholars, a tool for celebrating the scholarly achievements of our campus and to help connect our researchers with others.

  • How do you make your many competencies known or match them to Sacramento Promise Zone needs?
  • Are you searching for a partner for research projects, grants, scholarship, or instruction?
  • Can government agencies or entrepreneurs easily discover your academic expertise?

Sac State Scholars is a research networking tool where Sac State research, scholarship, creative activities, as well as teaching and service activities will be highlighted. Esploro, the software powering Sac State Scholars, will auto-populate faculty profiles with little intervention, so that faculty will not have additional workload to manage their profiles.

The University Library has convened a campus-wide advisory committee that will inform the Sac State Scholars implementation process. We plan to launch Sac State Scholars with a select group of faculty profiles in Spring 2021. If you have questions, please check this site regularly or email us at

Project Updates

  • Spring 2020

    • Library team and Ex Libris met to define and discuss project requirements.
    • Library convened campus-wide advisory committee.
  • Summer 2020

    • Library team sent Sac State CMS/PeopleSoft data to Ex Libris: organizational units and faculty info.
    • Library team sent electronic dissertations and theses (ETDs) data from ScholarWorks/D-Space to Ex Libris.
  • September 2020

    • Ex Libris provided library team access to the Esploro test site (IMPL) for QA.

Project Team

Library Team

  • David Gibbs, Chair / Co-Project Manager
  • Bin Zhang, Data Integration / Technology Team Lead / Co-Project Manager 
  • Daina Dickman, Scholarly Communication 
  • Lisa Roberts & Elyse Fox, Metadata Implementation & Administrator 
  • Mary-Kate Finnegan and Rachel Stark, Liaison Representatives, representing NSM & HHS 
  • Christian Ward, Primo/XML/SIS expert

Advisory Committee

  • Yinfa Ma: AD NSM
  • Mariappan (“Jawa”) Jawaharlal : AD E&CS
  • Peggy Kay: IRT
  • Bill DeGraffenreid: OFA
  • Karen Booth: Communications
  • Julie McGinty: ORIED
  • Vajra Watson: Education
  • Jeffrey Wilson: A&L