CSM Library
Spring Hours


Mon-Thurs: 7:45am-7pm
Friday: 7:45am-3pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
One Book, One Community, Library Advisory Committee
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Faculty Book Review
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New Information Competency Requirement
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Student Book Review, Library Staff Picks
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LibGuides, Athletes as Readers
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CSM Library Then and Now, Library Budget Crisis Affects Library
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Web 2.0 Workshops a Hit!
CSM Librarian Lia ThomasThis semester, the library premiered a series of workshops for students called Wednesdays @ 1. Workshops for faculty, staff and administrators were also offered as part of the successful CSM Learning 2.0 series. The goal of the workshops, which were well-attended, was to teach students about free, web-based applications and tools useful for school, work, and personal purposes. Designed and presented by CSM librarians, the workshops gave students hands-on experience using tools such as Google docs, Zoho, Weebly, and Blogger in a supportive environment. Students also learned about their My.SMCCD.edu mail accounts and the tools available to them through this useful school service. As in past semesters, CSM librarians got valuable assistance from Jasmine Witham in IT Services.

These Web 2.0 tools offer easy saving, sharing and collaborative features and allow students to access their work from any computer with internet access. Students were thrilled to learn about the variety of Web 2.0 topics and tools, and are already asking when the next round of workshops will be scheduled!
BSI Funds New ESL Collection
pictureESL students at CSM will find a great new collection of books to support their studies at the CSM Library. Funded by the Basic Skills Initiative and supplemented by books from the ESL lab, the library's new collection includes picture books and a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction for students at all levels of reading ability. Students will be able to easily identify different reading levels in the library catalog. In addition to books about English vocabulary and grammar, readers will find books to help them develop basic skills in math, reading, writing, and study skills. Some of the books will aid conversation skills in settings such as health care, banks, schools and restaurants. Other books explain customs, slang, and superstitions and will aid understanding of North American culture. This rich multicultural collection features stories from around the world and from past to present.