Archive for February, 2009

Library Building Project Resumes

We are very happy to announce that now that the state has passed a budget, the California State University Chancellor’s Office has directed the campus to resume work on the Library expansion and renovation project. The contractor is tentatively scheduled to return to campus on March 2, 2009. It will take some time to re-establish the construction site, but light construction work could start immediately.

Also, a project to relocate collections within the building from the 4th, 5th and 6th floors to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors in order to expedite work on the renovation of the existing building will begin in early March.  The collections that will be moved (Archives & Special Collections, de Bellis Collection circulating books, Government Publications, the Young People’s Collection, and call numbers A-C and U-Z) may be temporarily unavailable during the relocations.  Check the Library’s web site for notices of collections temporarily in transit.

2 comments February 27th, 2009

LARC 23rd Anniversary Program

The Labor Archives and Research Center invites you to attend its 23rd anniversary evening program where we will celebrate the Archives new publication:

San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guidebook: A Register of
Sites and Walking Tours

This unique guide book takes you on a tour of San Francisco’s labor past and present working class neighborhoods, labor hangouts, monuments, murals, memorials, and buildings that reflect the history of the people who built the “City by the Bay.”

Our keynote speaker will be San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte. There will also be a musical performance by renowned folk singer Faith Petric.

Friday, February 27, 2009.

6:00 pm, light refreshments. 6:30 pm, program begins.

ILWU Local 34 hall, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco (on the Embarcadero next to Giant’s Stadium, 2nd and King Streets).

Add comment February 20th, 2009

ProQuest Databases down for Maintenance this weekend

ProQuest just announced that they are performing maintenance this weekend which will result in a number of databases not being available from Saturday, February 21 at 7 pm to Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 am.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Databases that will be unavailable:

  • Aquatic Science
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Biological Sciences
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Literature Online (LION)
  • MLA
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • Philosophers Index CSA
  • Physical Education Index CSA Cambridge
  • ProQuest Education Journals
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Sentinel: 1946-2005
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Chicago Defender
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 – 2005)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers The San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post
  • ProQuest Newspapers
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Add comment February 20th, 2009

Book reviews, summaries and more in the Catalog

The Library catalog now includes book covers, summaries, reviews and sample chapters provided by Syndetic Solutionsfor many of our newer and more popular books. For an example, do a keyword search on “Barack Obama” then click on a book cover on the right side of the screen.

Let us know if you like finding this kind of enhanced content in the Library catalog.

Add comment February 10th, 2009

Library Catalog and Database Access Very Slow

If you’ve been using the Library Catalog or trying to access Library databases today you’ve probably noticed that everything is very slow. Off-campus users may also be experiencing dropped connections from databases, or the inability to connect at all. We had a similar problem over the weekend. The vendor has been contacted and we are currently trying to resolve the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.

Add comment February 9th, 2009

Updated Study Space and Computer Lab info

As part of the ongoing effort to provide students with better information about study space and computer availability during the Library building project, Academic Technology has updated the list of classrooms available for use as additional study spaces, and the Division of Information Technology has updated the list of campus wide computer lab hours.

Vacant Classrooms for Quiet and Group Study

Campuswide Computer Labs

Add comment February 3rd, 2009


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