Floors Ground through Four of the Library opened to the public on Monday, March 26. Students and faculty are now able to browse the open shelves on the 3rd and 4th floors and select books they want to check out. The selection of books in the open shelves vs. those that are in the Library Retrieval System is a work in progress. If you want to provide input on the selection of books on open shelves, please contact the library faculty liaison for the relevant subject area.
March 26th, 2012
There are 4 Macintoshes with Final Cut Pro, and one Macintosh audio editing station running Pro Tools, in the Library. This equipment will initially be located in the group study rooms 40F and 40G in the Study Commons on the Ground floor, beginning Monday, March 26. SF State students, faculty and staff only. Sign up at the Study Commons service counter. Orientation on use of the equipment is available by request.
Later in the spring semester, the Library will open the Digital Media Studio for students in room 260 on the second floor and relocate this equipment there. We will let you know when the Digital Media Studio is ready to open.
Contact Chris Novak at 415-338-6770 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
March 22nd, 2012
All Library online services including requesting books from the Library Retrieval System are available again following the relocation of servers supporting these services. These services include access to databases, full text electronic journal articles, the online catalog, Link+ and ILLiad.
- Library Information Technology
March 21st, 2012
The Library will be closed the weekends before and after spring recess, and open 8:00 am-5:00 pm Mon.-Fri. March 19-23 during spring recess. On Monday, March 26, we expect to open all areas of the Library and Academic Technology on floors Ground through Four to the University community.
The reopened Library will include over 3000 seats for quiet and group study, over 250 public computers, a Digital Media Studio for students with 9 editing rooms, and extended hours study areas with 18 group study rooms. The Research Commons on the First floor will be open 24/7 during the rest of spring semester with the exception of the campus closure day on Cesar Chavez Day, Friday, March 30. The Study Commons on the Ground floor will be open from 8:00 am-2:00 am Mon.-Fri., and from 10:00 am-2:00 am Sat. and Sun. Most other areas of the Library will be open Mon.-Thurs. 8 am-10 pm, Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, and Sun. 12 noon-9 pm. The entire Library building will be closed on the campus closure day on Cesar Chavez Day, Friday, March 30.
New J. Paul Leonard Library
March 15th, 2012
As a part of reopening the Leonard Library, the current periodicals that have been available in Library Annex I will be packed and moved to their new location on the 3rd floor of the Library. Beginning Wednesday March 14, current periodicals will be packed and be inaccessible until they are moved and available in the Library.
March 14th, 2012
All Library online services will be available until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, and only requests for books from the Library Retrieval System will be affected on Monday. Servers that support access to databases, full text electronic journal articles, the online catalog, Link+ and ILLiad will not be shutdown until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20. If the relocation of the servers goes smoothly as we expect it will, these services should be available again some time on Wednesday, March 21. But there is always a chance that something unexpected may happen so we cannot guarantee that all services will be restored on Wednesday.
The following Library online services will be unavailable during a period over spring break starting Monday, March 19th at 8am until potentially as late as Friday, morning March 23rd at 8am while we move our servers into the Leonard Library building:
- Library Online Catalog
- Library Retrieval System
- Library databases
- Library website
- OASIS tutorial
While all services may be unavailable until Friday, March 23rd, we encourage you to check from time to time before then as they may be available sooner.
Electronic Reserves in iLearn will not be affected and will be available throughout spring recess.
March 14th, 2012
The Ground floor entrance is now open on the west side of the building. The entrance can be used to access the 1st floor lobby by stairs or elevator. Faculty reserve drop-off service is available at this ground floor entrance as well.
Ground Floor Entrance
Ground Floor Lobby
March 7th, 2012
The drop-off for faculty members to submit materials for reserve is now located in Digitization Services on the Ground floor, room 80, just inside the Ground floor entrance of the J. Paul Leonard Library.
The hours will be the same as in HSS: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Mon.-Thurs. 5:00-7:00 p.m. by appointment.
March 7th, 2012
The Labor Archives and Research Center will celebrate its 26th anniversary with a program focusing on the work of noted historian Allan Bérubé. Bérubé wrote the groundbreaking book “Coming Out Under Fire: Gays in the Military During World War II” and did extensive research on gay labor history before he passed away. Stanford professor Estelle Freedman, editor of My Desire for History: Essays on Gay, Community, and Labor History by Allan Bérubé, will discuss Bérubé’s work and present a segment of his slide show highlighting one of the most radical and gay friendly unions of the 1930s-1950s.
“No Race-Baiting, Red-Baiting or Queer-Baiting!”
Allan Bérubé’s History of the Marine Cooks and Steward Union
When: Friday, February 24, 2012 ~ Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where: ILWU, Local 34 hall, 4 Berry Street, San Francisco (at 2nd and King Streets on the Embarcadero next to Giant’s Stadium). Don’t use Mapquest or Google Maps – they show the wrong location!
Free and Open to the Public
See flyer for map and directions
February 14th, 2012
The drop-off location for faculty members to submit materials for reserve is moving on Friday, February 10 to the Ground floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library. If faculty members need to submit reserve materials they should take them to the Book Checkout & Pickup desk on the first floor of the Library till Wednesday, February 15.
Faculty reserve drop-off services will resume in the Library building on Thursday, February 16 as a part of Digitization Services on the Ground floor, room 80, just inside the Ground floor entrance. The hours will be the same as in HSS: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Mon.-Thurs. 5:00-7:00 p.m. by appointment.
February 8th, 2012