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Dean's Welcome

Greetings, Coyotes!

Welcome to Fall 2023!

Whether you are new to CSUSB or returning, we are so happy to see you!

On the San Bernardino campus, during the first few weeks of the semester, you’ll enjoy the soft opening of the First Floor Commons in Pfau while the installations happen before your eyes! Stay on top of restoration and renovation updates here and plan to join as at noon on 20 September for the Grand Opening Celebration!

The celebrations don’t end there. In October, we will be celebrating the Freedom to Read for Banned Books Week. There will be a Banned Books Buffet book giveaway at Pfau and at Palm Desert.

Our library team is here for you, wherever “here” is for you! Ask a Librarian chat 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 with one of our partners around the globe if you need help after hours! 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!

We’ve got great new electronic resources, that you can check out wherever you are as long as you have your Coyote ID:

Hispanic Life in America   

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media. Includes Series 1, 1704-1942: Spanish colonialism through World War II. Series 2, 1943-2009: Immigration, labor rights and civil rights. Series 3, 2010-Today: Hispanic Americans in the 21st century. 

Black Life in America: 1704-today  

From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, BLIA offers a window into African American history, culture, and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. 

Classical Scores Library (Volumes 1 through 5)  

Provides full, study, piano, and vocal music scores; print or view online. All the major classical music genres are included - orchestral, chamber, opera, vocal, solo instrumental, and choral, from medieval to contemporary. 

Women's Studies Archive  

Digitized historical primary sources such as manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, and more, focusing on materials produced by women, not just about women. Includes four collections: Issues and Identities; Voice and Vision; Rare Titles from the American Antiquarian Society, 1820-1922; and Female Forerunners Worldwide. 

Indigenous Peoples of North America, Part 1 

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. 

National Theatre Collection: Volumes 1 and 2Streaming video of fifty filmed stage productions from Britain's National Theatre, plus supporting documents such as prompt scripts and costume bibles. 

Archives of Sexuality and GenderDigitized primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. Includes three collections: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Parts I and II; International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture. 

SWANK Digital Campus 1000  

Streaming video; the top 1000 most requested films from SWANK Digital Campus. Includes popular theatrically released movies as well as documentaries. 

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Rebecca L. Lubas 

Dean of Libraries