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This year's campus common read is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Please join us for these events throughout the academic year. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate, and the final event is spring is open to the public.  Questions: or call (760)750-4333.

FALL 2019

Digital Storytelling Workshops

Looking for a way to share your story but don't want to get on stage to speak in front of a large group of people? Join Dr. Fredi Avalos as she guides participants through the steps for creating a digital story! This year's theme is "The Power of Knowledge".  Using that theme as a foundation, you will learn the basics of storyboarding and the art of digital storytelling. Hands-on open labs will also be provided to students who wish extra technical support.

Wednesday, October 16th from 12pm-1pm (in the Library 5th floor Reading Room)

Monday, November 18th from 3pm-4pm (in the Library 5th floor Reading Room)

Reserve your spot now! 

To help prepare you for the digital storytelling workshops, please watch this short video created by Dr. Fredi Avalos: 



Digital Storytelling Showcase

Please join us for an evening of digital storytelling that speaks to the common read theme of "The Power of Knowledge". Sponsored by the University Library this event is a celebration showcase featuring digital stories told by CSUSM students. 

Thursday, March 5th from 6pm-8pm (in the Library 5th floor Reading Room)


An Evening with Tara Westover

As the culminating event of this year's CSUSM Campus Common Read, Dr. Tara Westover will be joining us for an evening of powerful discussion regarding her national bestseller Educated: A Memoir.  Tickets will soon be available via Arts & Lectures. Please check back to this website for more ticket information.  This event is sponsored by the University Library with special thanks to the CSUSM Instructionally Related Activities grant, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences.  

Tuesday, April 28th from 6pm-8pm (in the USU Ballroom)
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Educated: A Memior ‚Äčis available to all CSUSM students, staff, and faculty:

Check Out a Reserve Copy Borrow a copy for 2 hours or 1 week. Pick up from the 3rd floor Check Out Desk.