SF State faculty members have a new place to meet, confer or mingle.
The Faculty Commons is located on the second floor of the library in room 286 and is open to all faculty and their guests five days a week. The Commons features tables, chairs and couches as well as an art display and large windows overlooking the quad, Student Center and Fine Arts building.
The Faculty Commons, on the second floor of the library, features space to meet or relax and overlooks the quad.
The room is available for a variety of gatherings — presentations, brown bags, meetings, receptions, readings, potlucks and mixers — or for faculty to simply be by themselves or with their colleagues. Faculty Affairs, which manages the Commons, is accepting feedback and suggestions for additional uses.
“What’s unique about this space is that it can evolve to meet a range of needs,” said Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Sacha Bunge.
The Faculty Commons is open to faculty and their guests from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. Faculty may reserve the room for non-private events Mondays through Fridays and bookings should be made 48 hours in advance. Reservations for closed events are only accepted for Fridays and must also be made with 48 hours notice. An online calendar is being developed to let faculty view upcoming events in the Commons.
Food and drink in covered containers are allowed in the room, but there are no electrical appliances such as microwaves. To reserve the Commons, ask a question about the space or make a suggestion for its use, contact Faculty Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Jonathan Morales
October 31st, 2012
Civil rights demonstrations in San Francisco, 1964, Photo by Phiz Mezey
Beginning in 1963, massive civil disobedience actions swept through San Francisco. Demonstrations focused on discriminatory hiring practices that excluded African-Americans from employment equal to white workers and shook the city’s liberal image of itself.
Featuring photographs by Phiz Mezey, this collaborative exhibit presents selections from the San Francisco State’s Labor Archives and Research Center, University Archives, and Bay Area Television Archive, as well as the Public Library’s San Francisco History Center.
Occupation! is a unique collaboration between the Library and Museum Studies 730 graduate class on exhibition design, offering an opportunity to highlight Special Collections rare material while Museum Studies graduate students gain real world exhibition experience.
J. Paul Leonard Library
Special Collections Gallery, Room 462
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
November 1, 2012 – February 15, 2013
Nov 1 to Dec 23: Mon-Wed 1-5pm and Thu 1-7pm
Jan 2 to Feb 15: Mon-Thu 1-5pm.
October 31st, 2012
The Library Building
Will Close: Sunday, September 2
at 12 midnight
Closed: Labor Day, Monday, September 3
Reopens: Tuesday, September 4 at 8am
August 31st, 2012
In response to the growing demand for computer access and study space in the Library we have implemented a new access policy for the Study Commons on the ground floor. Starting August 27th, 2012, the Study Commons will be open only to current SF State students, faculty and staff with a valid SF State OneCard ID. Current students, faculty and staff remember to have your SF State OneCard ID card with you at all times when using the Study Commons.
The Study Commons contains approximately 45 iMacs and 45 Windows PCs, extra table space for laptop users, 12 group study rooms and a large quiet study room. During the regular semester it is generally open until 2am. See hours for exceptions.
Other users, including members of Friends of the Library, the Alumni Association and guests can continue to use the Research Commons on the first floor during regular Library hours.
After-hours access to the Research Commons and the 1st floor cafe/lobby areas remain restricted to current SF State Students, faculty and staff with a valid SF State OneCard ID between 12am and 8am.
August 28th, 2012
The Library will offer guided tours for Welcome Days on Friday, Aug. 24 from 9am-1pm. Meet at the marked sign in the Library lobby, near the cafe. In addition, parents and students are invited to use computers in the Library to check email, flight status, etc. Open computers are located in the Research Commons, Library first floor.
August 24th, 2012
The library will close Friday, August 10 at 6pm.
Open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Closed Saturday – Sunday
August 10th, 2012
The Link+ service, which allows our users to borrow books we don’t have from nearby libraries, will be down this Saturday night, August 4th from 8pm until Midnight. During this time you will not be able to search for or request books in the Link+ system. Our Library Catalog will not otherwise be affected. This downtime will allow Link+ to upgrade their network hardware and to improve their overall network infrastructure.
August 3rd, 2012
Use our new high-end Mac Pros (7) and iMacs (30) for digital video, audio editing and other creative projects. Enjoy Adobe Creative Suite, Protools and Final Cut Pro, large format printing, and more. Second Floor, Room 260.
June 4th, 2012
The Video / Audio editing stations currently in the Study Commons will be unavailable Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 while they are moved into the new Digital Media Studio which opens Monday, June 4.
May 30th, 2012
Need somewhere to study, relax and get through your finals? Your Student Center will be open 24 hours during the final stretch of the semester!
Extended hours from the Bookstore, Lobby Shop, Computer Lab, and Vendors. Limited complimentary coffee provided by Carmelina La Petite during extended hours.
Complimentary giveaways at the Info Desk! First come first serve!
May 14-16, 10am-2pm.
Free green books, scantrons, zeus forms and more!
Raffle Prizes: One winner per day, raffle drawing at 2pm.
May 14th, 2012