The CSUSM University Library is committed to the information literacy, critical thinking, and research skills of K-12 students and teachers in our region. Library faculty support our regional schools in a few ways.
University Library Visits for K-12 Students
Are you interested in bringing your K-12 students to the Library at CSUSM? Using our information literacy expertise, we offer developmentally-appropriate options for CSUSM University Library visits. Here is how our librarians can help:
How to Conduct College-Level Research Session for High School Students:
CSUSM Librarians will work with a classroom teacher to determine the research needs of their students’ based on a specific research assignment. Students will learn how to use the library databases including building a search strategy, as well as the student-scholar research process as a framework. CSUSM Librarians will work with you, as the classroom teacher, to determine the best resources, and activities based on your research assignment.
General Library Sessions for Middle School Students:
CSUSM Librarians will take students through an exercise in evaluating websites. Students will learn the different criteria for evaluation, and apply it to pre-selected websites.
For instruction session requests, please contact Toni Olivas, Interim Engagement & Inclusion Librarian, email@example.com, (760) 750-4333.
Library Tour for K-6 Students:
Members of our Outreach Team offer short tours of the library which will show younger students how a college library works, a visit to our current Context exhibit, and a trip to the stacks. To schedule a library tour, please email Arlene Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete this online form.
If the options listed above do not meet your needs, please contact your local public library for additional support:
Checkout/Look at Books: San Marcos Branch Library
Sandy Coleman, Librarian