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Dean's Welcome

Greetings, Coyotes! 

Welcome to Spring 2024!  We are happy you’re here! 

Following our celebration of the First Floor Commons, we reopened our Makerspaces this academic year.  You can stop by to visit and see the sample creations, or send your own 3D print request for the Innovation Lab.  There will be new surprises in the space too, expanding maker options from 3D printing to other crafting.  Think you have a voice for podcasting?  Check out the Innovation Studio

Our spring is packed with events!  We continue to spotlight challenged books with a partnership with the College of Arts and Letters to focus on the classic The Handmaid’s Tale.  Save the date for 7 March and watch for a book giveaway announcement.  Book discussion groups, the Provost Presents Lecture Series, and the weekly Pop Tart Pop-In round out our ongoing programming.  Keep a watch on our calendar and social media! 

We’ll have a special event for Library Week 2024 -- mark your calendar for Tuesday 9 April 12-1pm!  Children's author, educator, scholar, and member of the Nambé Pueblo nation, Dr. Debbie Reese will visit the CSUSB San Bernardino Campus for a one-hour discussion.  Visit the Library Events Calendar for more information.  

Our library team is here for you, wherever “here” is for you!  Ask a Librarian service is a wonderful place to begin.  You have options to chat, phone, or text.  There is even a service to chat with a librarian from one of our partners around the globe if you need help after hours!  It’s even available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  If you need more time to discuss your questions and projects in depth, you can schedule an appointment, in-person or virtual. Our team is here to help you be successful and de-mystify our wonderful resources! 

Don’t forget we’ve got great new electronic resources, that you can check out wherever you are as long as you have your Coyote ID: 

  • Latinx Thought and Culture: The NPR Archive, 1979-1990 Archives of two radio programs: the weekly Spanish-language Enfoque Nacional (1979-1988) and the Daily English-language Latin File (1988-1990) in a searchable database as digitized audio with transcripts. They focus on Latinx issues related to politics, sociology, human rights, the arts, and more with interviews of key figures and news reporting by a new generation of Latino/a journalists at the time. 


  • Indigenous Peoples of North America, Parts 1 & 2 Archival primary sources such as manuscripts, newspapers, images, and more illustrate the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada. Includes records of the Indian Rights Association, 1882-1986. 


  • Archives of Latin American and Caribbean History offers a range of content for the region, providing opportunities for research into issues and events in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean history, as well as historical perspective back to the colonial period. Coverage extends from the 15th to 20th century, providing information about the Indigenous peoples of the region, the Conquest (la Conquista), colonial rule, religion, struggles for independence, and political, economic, and social progress and issues in newly independent nations. 

Please follow our main website and social media for updates! 


Rebecca L. Lubas 

Dean of Libraries