Each year, books of exceptional merit that reflect the LGBT experience are recognized by the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Awards. Winners and honor books are chosen in literature, non-fiction, and children's/young adult categories. The CSUMB Library is pleased to report that our collection has 13 of the 15 Stonewall selections for 2012, listed below.
The CSUMB Library has a new database: Ethnographic Video Online. It is a comprehensive visual resource for the study of human culture and behavior. This streaming video collection may be searched by geographic region, ethnographer, cultural group, date, or subject.
Many thanks to those students, faculty, and staff who participated in our Fall 2011 library survey. 1,157 of you took a few minutes to let us know how we're doing, and we've been carefully considering your feedback. The most notable result is that users are much more satisfied with the library than they were in 2005, when we last administered the survey. This increase was especially dramatic in the "Library as Place" category, indicating a high level of appreciation for our new building.
We've made a few changes to the computers on the first floor of the library. We've added six new machines, bringing the total to 51. Most computers now run Windows 7 only, but three run Mac OS. Because we've eliminated the dual-boot system, the login process for all the machines is faster.
We at the library want to encourage you to activate your new campus Google+ account. G+ offers additional ways to interact and collaborate with other G+ users on campus, including being able to initiate or participate in hangouts with people from your circles.
This Veterans Day and beyond, see the people and places of Fort Ord as it existed in the 20th century, from 1915 to 1995. Through a grant from the California State Library, the CSUMB Library has digitized images that focus on the role of Fort Ord as a training facility, beginning in World War I and continuing until the closure of the base.
Library books are equipped with radio frequency identification tags. This means that you can use the self-check station located near the elevators on the first floor to check your books out! Self-check is quick, unmediated, and you get a personalized receipt reminding you of when materials are due back.
Want to receive updates for new items added to the library’s collection in your area(s) of interest? If so, click here to be directed to our New Items page. You can subscribe to RSS feeds by subject, or view a list of everything we’ve added in the past 1, 2, 3, or 4 months.