Tours

We are pleased you would like to get to know our library better and welcome you to the University Library. Whether you are a campus community member or a K-12 educator, we have the right tour for your group! To schedule a library tour for your group, please email Arlene Martin, amartin@csusm.edu, or complete this online form. Please make sure to include as much detail about your group as possible so we can better meet your needs. More information about service to K-12 educators and their students can be found in more detail below.

University Library Visits for K-12 Students

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 in our Teaching and Learning department support our regional schools in a few ways.  Are you interested in bringing your K-12 students to the Library? Using our information literacy expertise, we offer developmentally-appropriate options for CSUSM University Library visits. Here is how our librarians can help:

 

Professional Development

If you are a K-12 educator (including classroom teachers, librarians, media specialists, etc...) who would like to learn more about information literacy and college level research, please contact Allison Carr (acarr@csusm.edu) to discuss possible professional development opportunities for your team.

 

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's 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.

 

Library Tour for K-6 Students:

Members of our Outreach Team offer short tours of the library which will introduce younger students to our building and visit to our current Context exhibit.

 

*Priority will be given to our community partner districts through the Alliance, tribal partners, and CSUSM campus partners.

 

 

 

 

 

K-12 Students and Teacher Professional Development
Visiting the University Library