The faculty of the Cal State East Bay University Libraries teach an evidence-based Information Studies Program that supports students’ development of a critical consciousness about the information universe.
Our program is based on the belief that the Library serves our academic community in formal and informal ways, supporting learning in disciplines and lifelong learning. We embrace our role in student success via instructional efforts such as our department’s credit courses, course-integrated instruction in other departments, standalone workshops, and one-on-one consultations on and off the Reference Desk. We work collegially with students and faculty to meet not only their information needs, but also to foster a culture of critical information literacy: one that values being conscious of how knowledge is created, best practices for research, the social and political implications of information access and use, and the importance of active participation in the scholarly conversation.
Our long-standing Information Studies Program supports the campus Shared Strategic Commitments, especially in that it reinforces “academic quality through open-minded inquiry, innovative teaching, engaged learning, and distinguished scholarship," enhances our inclusive campus, and serves students first.
Through participation in the Cal State East Bay Information Studies program, members of the University community will be able to:
The Cal State East Bay University Libraries offer a variety of instructional services and tools, including:
And so much more! Please help us to help your students by reaching out to the Library Faculty via 24/7 chat, email, etc.: https://library.csueastbay.edu/usingthelibraries