Friday, November 30, 2012

Spring Info Comp Exam Dates

The Spring 2013 Information Competency Exam dates are now posted:
  • Wednesday January 30th 2-3:30pm
  • Wednesday February 6th 5-6:30pm
  • Friday February 22nd 1:30-3pm
  • Monday February 25th 1:30-3pm
To take the exam in Spring 2013, you must sign up for one of the dates by filling out the exam sign-up form.

If you need more information about information competency or the information competency requirement, please see our Information Competency page or ask a CSM Librarian

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Articles from journals provided by EBSCO again accessible from off-campus

The issue preventing access to articles from journals provided from EBSCO products from off-campus has been resolved (yippee!).  If you experience any difficulties accessing full-text journal articles, please let a librarian know through our Ask a Librarian page.

Thank you for your patience while we resolved this issue!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Issues with off-campus access to journals provided by EBSCO

We're currently experiencing difficulties with off-campus access to full-text periodical titles (journals, newspapers and magazines) provided by EBSCO. We are working to resolve this problem as quickly as possible. Access to this content should work without problems from on-campus connections.  

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing full text articles, please contact a CSM Librarian using the contact methods available on the Ask A Librarian page (in person, by phone, IM/chat or email).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Information Competency Requirement

Did you know you can meet the CSM Information Competency Graduation Requirement in several ways?

  1. Successful completion of an approved CSM course that addresses information competency skills (including Library Studies 100, as well as others)
  2. Successful completion of a course from outside CSM that meets the College of San Mateo Standard for Information Competency
  3. A passing score on the CSM Information Competency Proficiency Exam
Upcoming dates for the exam are:
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012: 9:30 - 11:00am
  • Friday, September 28, 2012: 1:10 - 2:30pm
More information about how you can satisfy the information competency requirement can be found on the Library's CSM Information Competency Requirement webpage.

Have questions?  Ask us!  You can stop by the library, call, email, IM or text your question to us. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tips to start the fall semester off right

See what your library has to offer! Stop by during our open library hours to check out our:
  • Great study spaces and computing facilities (both Mac and PC)
  • College Reserves for textbooks and other readings required for your courses (you can check items out from the CSM Library's Circulation Desk)
  • Online articles, print sources and more for your class research assignments
  • Knowledgeable librarians available to answer any questions you may have
We're so glad to see so many students and faculty back on the CSM campus - come by and meet the CSM librarians and library staff and let us know how we can help you have an amazing semester!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Library Studies courses Summer 2012 and beyond

This summer we'll be offering two courses in Library Studies.
LIBR 100  Online only section - 6 weeks
LIBR 105  Online section with one campus meeting - 8 weeks

In Fall 2012 we'll offering 4 sections of Library Studies 100.
Two online sections - one starting in September and one starting in October.
Two on campus sections - both start in October.
Check the WebSchedule for specific information about times, dates and enrollment availability.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Welcome to Spring 2012!

Welcome back to Students and Faculty! Here are a few items to get done this week.
  • Get a library card. If you don't already have a PLS library card from any library in San Mateo County, you can apply for a new card at the College of San Mateo Library.

  • Get a USB flash drive to save your school work. You can buy them at the campus bookstore -you'll probably need 4 gigabytes or more.

  • Check College Reserves for your textbooks. If your instructor has a copy and puts it in College Reserves, you can check it our for use in the library. Check back often -- new reserve items get added as the semester progresses.

Monday, January 16, 2012

New LIBR 100 section available for Spring 2012

A new section of LIBR 100 is available for enrollment. This section is online only. You can sign-up for the class using WebSMART.

Section Starts : March 20, 2012 

Section Ends: May 24, 2012 

CRN: 43509

Units: 1 unit; Letter grade or Pass/No Pass grading. (CSU/UC transferable)

Instructor:  Michele Alaniz. Contact information is available at the instructor's website.