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labhacks — The $25 scrunchable scientific poster

This! This is amazing! For any researcher/student who has ever had to do a poster presentation, this will change your conference life. No more paying Kinkos $200 to print out your poster! No more losing your giant rolled poster tube …

Leave Your Mark 2013

The Library hosted a booth at the 4th Annual Leave Your Mark event. It was so much fun! I was there along with Melanie Chu (Outreach Librarian) and Carmen Mitchell (Institutional Repository Librarian) to promote the library during Welcome Week. …

New Beginnings

Wow! I can’t believe it’s the first day of class already. I hope everyone had time to decompress over the summer. Summers at CSUSM are relaxing and fun, and also a time for learning and reflecting.

What we got up …

On “Big Ideas”, and how I can’t force students to adopt my values

Over the Spring semester, I participated in a MOOC through MIT’s Media Lab called Learning Creative Learning. While I completed only a bit over half the course (but hey! apparently that’s normal!), I still got enough out of …

It takes a village: team teaching for student learning

This post will provide additional information and resources related to team teaching — how to do it and how to reflect critically through team teaching. Posters from ACRL 2015 and the CSUSM Teaching Expo 2013 are referenced and included.


New STEM books in the library

We have a number of new additions to our collection so far this semester:

Celebrate African American achievements in STEM

In honor of Black History Month, I’d like to highlight some resources featuring African American scientists. (Sorry this is a bit late…I can’t believe it’s March next week already!)

Looking to publish in an open access journal? Beware predatory publishers…

Have you ever been asked to submit a paper to a journal, but only if you are willing to pay thousands of dollars in author’s fees to a publisher with which you are unfamiliar? The open access movement has the …

New books!

The library recently purchased the following titles:

Escape this #overlyhonestmethods pitfall — consult your librarian!

In her post When journal articles are hard to find, Bonnie Swoger, a Science and Technology librarian at SUNY Geneseo, explores the phenomena illustrated by this tweet:

“I cited this paper because everyone else has cited it, though noone