Facilitates circulation of materials: faculty reserves, Interlibrary Loan & resource sharing; collects fines/fees for late, lost or damaged materials; directs users to library resources.
The vision of the Information Literacy Program is for each CSUSM graduate to research beyond Google.
The mission of the Information Literacy Program is to provide each CSUSM student with an opportunity to become information literate.
Information literacy is more than teaching students how to use the library. An information literate person is a lifelong learner who is able to find, evaluate, and use information effectively to think critically and make informed decisions. As Library faculty, we are active partners with disciplinary faculty in developing information literate students because we are experts in information seeking behaviors, the structure and organization of information, and how information is evaluated.
A team of staff and highly trained student assistants provide basic reference and library assistance with librarians available to provide in-depth personalized research help in person, via email or online chat, and by phone.