Reference Desk: Library 2000
Phone (510) 885-3765
Dean of Libraries
John Wenzler, Ph.D. University of Rochester, New York
Linda S. Dobb, M.S. Simmons College; J.D. University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Liz Ginno (Library Faculty Chair), M.L.S. University of Washington, Seattle
Douglas B. Highsmith, M.S.L.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A. Northern Illinois University
Aline Soules, M.S.L.S. Wayne State University; M.A. University of Windsor; M.F.A. Antioch University, Los Angeles
Thomas F. Bickley, M.S.L.I.S. The Catholic University of America; M.A. (Music) American University, Washington, DC; M.Div. Wesley Theological Seminary
Korey Brunetti, M.L.S. San José State University
Dana S. Edwards, M.S.L.I.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A. (English as a Foreign Language) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Kyzyl M. Fenno-Smith, M.L.S. University of Washington, Seattle
Diana Wakimoto, M.S.L.S., Simmons College; Ph.D. Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Jiannan Wang, M.L.I.S. University of Iowa; M.S. (Computer Science) University of California, Riverside
Senior Assistant Librarians
Stephanie Alexander, M.S. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Jeffra Bussmann, M.L.S. San José State University
Andrew Carlos, M.L.I.S. San José State University
Gretchen Keer, M.L.I.S. Rutgers University
Sharon Radcliff, M.L.I.S. University of California, Berkeley
University Libraries Mission Statement
The mission of the University Libraries at Cal State East Bay is to provide user-focused quality services and collections in support of undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty research, and the general information needs of the diverse community. The University Libraries provide access to recorded knowledge in all formats regardless of ownership. Consistent with the teaching mission of the university, the libraries assist students in becoming information competent, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. The University Libraries provide physical facilities to foster individual and collaborative teaching and learning and to encourage the exchange of ideas.
The Libraries' mission is accomplished through the following goals:
- Identify, acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to pertinent recorded knowledge to support teaching, research, and creative activities.
- Develop and promote a comprehensive information literacy program that addresses specifically the Institutional Learning Outcomes of helping students locate, evaluate and use information appropriately.
- Provide an easily accessible, user-friendly and safe environment that fosters teaching and learning.
- Engage in outreach to the campus and wider communities to inform them about library resources and services, identify needed resources and services, and promote partnerships.
- Aspire to be a forward thinking, dynamic organization that is responsive and flexible in order to achieve its mission and goals.
- Continue to improve the library's effectiveness through systematic, on-going outcome assessment.
|Course Number||Course Information|
|1210||Introduction to Information Literacy (2)
Basic information literacy concepts. Research strategies and appropriate techniques for effectively identifying, acquiring, evaluating, using, and communicating information in various formats. Sections tailored to articulate with courses in first year thematic G. E. sequences in Areas B, C, and D. Prerequisite: enrollment in the First Year Cluster or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 1551. A-F grading only.
|1551||Information Skills in the Electronic Age (2)
Instruction and practice in accessing information through print, electronic, and other non-print formats. Includes examination of the Library's collections as well as information available remotely through electronic means. Not open to students with credit for 1210. CR/NC grading only.