Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays from CSM Library!

We hope everyone has a great winter break. CSM Library will be closed during the break, beginning December 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017. We re-open on January 17 at 7:45am.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

242 New Videos Added to our Films on Demand collection!

New Titles Notification

Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 242

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your On Demand subscription over the past month.

View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection. 

Library Card sign in required if viewing from off campus.

Featured Videos:

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HBO Documentary Films Presents Suited.
From producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (HBO’s Girls),Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients.

Mosquitoes on the Rise
Grand Angle Distribution Presents
Mosquitoes on the Rise
In Brazil, in Africa, in Southeast Asia, and in the south of Europe, this film will follow the path of four mosquitoes, each of which is capable of transmitting viruses and dangerous parasites to humans. These mosquitoes are the carriers of dengue fever, malaria, Zika, and other infectious diseases. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Get to know ARTSTOR, a database of art through the ages

ARTSTOR Database

September Webinars:
Get the most from the Artstor Digital Library
Looking for some examples of how to use the Digital Library for class projects and exams? Ever wanted to share your local image collections alongside the ones in the Digital Library? Curious about how Artstor’s collections can be used to teach across disciplines? Ready to master the Digital Library’s advanced features? Read on!

All sessions are listed in Pacific Time. Find more webinars at or email us to find a time suitable for your schedule (including international times)
30 Minute Mastery: Browse, Search and Refine
If you have 30 minutes, you can quickly learn how to navigate Artstor’s digital content with useful pointers about browsing, tips for basic search techniques, and methods to refine your search results.
September 7, 11:00 AM

Engage! The Best Ways to Share Images with the Artstor Digital Library

We all know that the best audience is one that is engaged. This training will show you how using folders, sharing links to your groups and images, and creating PowerPoint presentations promotes collaboration and sharing – leading to highly engaged users!

September 13, 12:00 PM
Get Organized! Making Sense of Folders and Image Groups

Take full advantage of the Artstor Digital Library! We'll show you how to save searches, create image groups and folders with different access levels, and how to share this content through downloads and exports.

September 22, 12:00 PM

The Do's and Don'ts of Image Copyright

Concerned about copyright? Confused by fair use? Join Artstor's Deputy General Counsel for a primer on copyright law and best practices for making fair use of images for education and scholarship. 

September 19, 11:30 AM
Explore! New and Unique Digital Library Collections

This webinar introduces Artstor Digital Library users to the breadth and depth of content in the Artstor Digital Library. We’ll briefly review how images are contributed then browse through highlights of the Digital Library including some of our most popular, unique, and newest contributed collections. The visual tour includes a look at collections contributed through Shared Shelf Commons.

September 26, 9:00 AM

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Learn how to sign up for & use your New York Times account: #Free Webinars 6/30

CSM Students, Staff, and Faculty: 

You are invited to attend The New York Times monthly webinar series, Thursday, June 30, 2016.

During the 3-part series we will demonstrate the pass activation process, tour the Times website, and introduce participants to The New York Times in Education website, a resource designed to help educators incorporate Times content into their curriculum.

Register below for each session you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with a ‘Join webinar’ link and an ‘Add to Calendar’ option for Outlook and Google calendars.

The confirmation email will contain the webinar dial-in number, though you may also listen through the speakers on your computer.

We encourage you to join the webinar 2-3 minutes early, as our meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to grant permission for the plug-in to run).

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Thursday, June 30th 

Webinar 1: 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Pacific
The New York Times; Activating an Academic Pass
To register, click: 8am Webinar RSVP

Webinar 2: 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Pacific
The New York Times; Site Demo and Navigation
To register, click: 10am Webinar RSVP

Webinar 3: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM EST
The New York Times; Education Website (This webinar is for faculty only)
To register, click: 11am Webinar RSVP

Thank you,

Adam Ritter
Education Manager
The New York Times

Sunday, June 5, 2016

551 videos added to Films on Demand during May!

New Titles Notification

Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 551
We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your On Demand subscription over the past month.
  • ✔ View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.

Featured Video

Germany: One Night in Cologne

A mob sexual assault on young women during a New Year’s Eve celebration snapped Germany’s tolerance of mass migration. In this film, hear from victims of the attack and a lawyer who represents 125 men accused of theft. Examine conflicting views toward asylum seekers and refugees, and the impact of the attacks on German consciousness.

Viewer discretion is advised. Some language in this video may be offensive.

Library card account required to view video.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

We're on break! We return Monday June 13 at 9am

School is out!
Congrats to all of the CSM graduates.

CSM Library is closed. We will reopen on Monday, June 13th at 9am.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Get Creative! CSM Library Bookmark Design Challenge: April 11-29, 2016

Create a bookmark for our Bookmark Design Challenge and enter to win for prizes. Winning bookmark will be reprinted and distributed at the library. Please visit the CSM Library for full details, and to submit your bookmark.