Apr 14, 2024  
2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2016-2017 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Library

University Library Website

 Hayward Hills Campus Map University Library, LIBY Main Circulation - Open Hours: varies daily - Circulation: (510) 885-3612
Reference: (510) 885-3765, libhelp@csueastbay.edu
Administration: (510) 885-3664, libadmin@csueastbay.edu

John Wenzler, Dean of Libraries

Librarian Emeritus

Douglas B. Highsmith, M.S.L.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A. Northern Illinois University


Linda S. Dobb, M.S. Simmons College; J.D. University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Liz Ginno (Library Faculty Chair), M.L.S. University of Washington, Seattle
Aline Soules, M.S.L.S. Wayne State University; M.A. University of Windsor; M.F.A. Antioch University, Los Angeles

Associate Librarians

Stephanie Alexander, M.S. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Thomas F. Bickley, M.S.L.I.S. The Catholic University of America; M.A. (Music) American University, Washington, DC; M.Div. Wesley Theological Seminary
Dana S. Edwards, M.S.L.I.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A. (English as a Foreign Language) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Kyzyl M. Fenno-Smith, M.L.S. University of Washington, Seattle
Sharon Radcliff, M.L.I.S. University of California, Berkeley
Diana Wakimoto, M.S.L.S., Simmons College; Ph.D. Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Jiannan Wang, M.L.I.S. University of Iowa; M.S. (Computer Science) University of California, Riverside

Senior Assistant Librarians

Jeffra Bussmann, M.L.S. San José State University
Andrew Carlos, M.L.I.S. San José State University
Gretchen Keer, M.L.I.S. Rutgers University
Lana Wood, M.S. Simmons College

University Libraries Mission Statement

The mission of the University Libraries at Cal State East Bay is to provide user-focused quality services and collections in support of undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty research, and the general information needs of the diverse community. The University Libraries provide access to recorded knowledge in all formats regardless of ownership. Consistent with the teaching mission of the university, the libraries assist students in becoming information competent, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. The University Libraries provide physical facilities to foster individual and collaborative teaching and learning and to encourage the exchange of ideas.

The Libraries’ mission is accomplished through the following goals:

Identify, acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to pertinent recorded knowledge to support teaching, research, and creative activities.

Develop and promote a comprehensive information literacy program that addresses specifically the Institutional Learning Outcomes of helping students locate, evaluate and use information appropriately.

Provide an easily accessible, user-friendly and safe environment that fosters teaching and learning.

Engage in outreach to the campus and wider communities to inform them about library resources and services, identify needed resources and services, and promote partnerships.

Aspire to be a forward thinking, dynamic organization that is responsive and flexible in order to achieve its mission and goals.

Continue to improve the library’s effectiveness through systematic, on-going outcome assessment.


The University Library plays an important role on campus, constantly transforming its services to support the teaching and learning needs of students and faculty in an ever-changing digital environment. The University Library continues to house locally owned printed materials and provides access to extensive electronic information resources online. The library instruction program teaches students how to locate and use the right information at the right time. The University Library also provides facilities where students use the latest technology tools in the Learning Commons, collaborate with their peers in group study rooms, or study in quiet areas.

Information Resources

The University Library offers extensive collections, both in print and online, to support academic programs and faculty research. The library holds over 900,000 printed items, including books, journals, scores, maps, and U.S. federal and California state government publications. The library currently maintains over 300 print subscriptions to journals, some of which offer free on-line access to electronic versions. In addition, it has over 850,000 microform items, and over 30,000 media resources. The library subscribes to many electronic databases and provides access to approximately 101,000 journals and over 120,000 electronic books. The University Library supports and maintains both special collections and archives. Special Collections houses rare and antiquarian books; fine examples of book art; and manuscript collections, such as the Jensen Family papers, which provide rich primary sources on the history of the Hayward area. The University Archives contain the official records of the history of the university, as well as materials pertinent to the history of Southern Alameda County. The library online catalog at http://csueb.iii.com/search/X can be searched by author, title, subject, call number, and keywords. Visit the library website at http://library.csueastbay.edu to discover information resources both within and beyond the walls of the library.

Instructional Services

The library offers LIBY 1210 (Introduction to Information Literacy), a course which satisfies the General Education Information Literacy requirement. The library also offers LIBY 1551 (Information Skills for the Electronic Age). (See the Library chapter in the undergraduate section of this catalog for course descriptions and further information.) In addition to credit courses, the library offers course-specific instruction and workshops at faculty request to complement specific projects and papers assigned in class.

Reference Services

The library offers reference assistance in person at the Reference Desk, over the telephone, through electronic chat reference, and via e-mail. Librarians are also available by appointment and during scheduled office hours for individual consultation regarding library research. For every department on campus, subject specialist librarians have created a LibGuide. For a list of the librarians and their subject areas, see the see http://csueastbay.libguides.com/browse.php?o=a.

Circulation and Borrowing Services

Most library printed materials are available for check-out. For details about our circulation policies, ask at the Circulation Desk or contact us at (510) 885-3612, orcircservices@csueastbay.edu. The library participates in LINK+ (at http://csul.iii.com), a resource sharing service that enables faculty, staff, and students to place their own requests to borrow books that are not available at Cal State East Bay. Books are borrowed from public university libraries throughout the state. Interlibrary Loan staff help you borrow books and journal articles not readily available at the University Library or through LINK+. You can make interlibrary loan requests through the library web site at https://csueastbay.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html.

Media Resources and Reserves

From the Upper Mall Service desk, the library provides access to media resources such as DVDs, compact disks, videos, and other formats. Viewing and listening equipment is available. Reserve materials that faculty members have set aside for class use are available at this desk, or through Blackboard if materials are available in digital format.

The Library as Place

The library is your intellectual center to study, engage in research, and share knowledge and insight with others. Various spaces within the library are designed to facilitate group and individual work. The library offers the following: (1) The Learning Commons, a state-of-the-art facility offering the largest group of computers on campus, coupled with access to the collections, services, and support offered by the library; (2) Adaptive Technologies which include several workstations on wheelchair accessible tables, and special speech and text magnification software; (3) Photocopy Services, self-service machines available throughout the library (machines accept currency, coins, and copy cards); (4) Networked Printing Services, computers in the Learning Commons and wireless laptops allow you to print from MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), the Internet, and library databases (5) Group Study Rooms on the Upper Mall can be reserved online with D!Bs (at http://csueastbay.evanced.info/dibs) and  facilitate work in small groups and the intellectual exchange of ideas through discussion; (6) Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) on the Upper Mall offers tutoring primarily in English and Mathematics.

Concord Campus Library

The branch campus library in Concord is a full-service library, providing reference and instructional assistance, electronic services, and circulation services. The Concord Campus Library provides access to all the resources at the main library through onsite and networked resources. Print materials from the main library can be paged for pickup in Concord.


Information Literacy