Librarians are here to help you. This is our core function at the University, to assist students, faculty, and staff with research and information literacy. Information Literacy is a fancy way of saying we help you navigate the information overload that is our world. There are two ways you can contact a librarian:
We now have an online chat service! You can talk with a Cal State Librarian online (anonymously or not) during the following times:
There are two business librarians at Cal State LA,Michael Germano and Jennifer Masunaga. Their profiles are on the left side column of this page. You can make an appointment by emailing them directly. During the COVID-19 crisis, all consultations will be done via Zoom (or email). A librarian consultation is just like office hours with faculty. Like faculty, we cannot proofread your paper, but we can help you find what you need for your assignments.
For some of you, this might be the first time you've had a school library and a librarian to visit. Welcome! Here are some things to keep in mind...
Here's an example of a way to frame a question for a librarian:
This is a great way of phrasing a research question to a librarian. There is the context for the question (what class you're in, what professor), information on the assignment requirements (5 pages, 8 outside sources, 1 peer-reviewed source), and information on what places the student has searched so far. This will really help the librarian tackle the question!