History and Archives Librarian
Government Documents Coordinator


Manage CSUSM Campus Archives collections for acquisitions, processing, and research.

Information literacy instruction, collection development, and web pages for History research (other, see Humanities and GEW*)

Government Documents Coordinator for Federal Depository and California State Depository government materials.

General reference assistance.

Subject Areas


Government Documents

Backup assistance in legal, political science, and humanities disciplines.


  • Helen Hunt Jackson and her work with Native American issues and the US Government
  • Archives management, digitization, and access
  • Use of government documents in instruction by Information Literacy Librarians and Faculty
  • Professional education and competencies in government documents librarianship


National Organizations: Beta Phi Mu (Library Science Honor Society)
California Organizations: Society of California Archivists, SanDocs, CINCH (Council Interpreting North County History)

Awards & Grants

2012. Native Sons of the Golden West Millard Smallin Western Archives Memorial scholarship for attendance at the 2012 Western Archives Institute.

2011. CSUSM Faculty Development Grant for research on Helen Hunt Jackson and her influence on Native American Policy.

2008. Tenure and Promotion to Associate Librarian.

2008. NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award for research in the field of documents librarianship.

2007. Distinguished Alumna award from San José State University, School of Library and Information Science. Selected as one of 40 alumni recognized in celebration of the school’s 40 years of continuous American Library Association accreditation.

2007. Distinguished Alumni Award. Given by CSUSM History Department Faculty for “dedication to CSUSM, the History Department and the community.”

2000. NMRT/3M Professional Development Grant Award to attend ALA Conference.

1998. Palomar Library Association. Member of the Year.


2014. “The Cunningham papers: Challenges for a fledgling archive.” Society of California Archivists Newsletter 150, 9-10.

2009. “Cloning Ourselves: One Librarian’s Experience” May 3-5, LOEX National Conference Proceedings.

2007. “Instruction design collaborations with government information specialists: Opening the conversation.” RSR: Reference Services Review 35 (1), 123-136.

2004. “Integrating government documents into information literacy instruction, part II.” DttP: Documents to the People 32 (4), 17, 20-22.

2004. “The current information literacy instruction environment for government documents, Pt. 1.” DttP: Documents to the People 32 (2), 36-39.


(2015) “Helen Hunt Jackson: Her path to Ramona.” Invited presentation to LTWR 601 on the multicultural aspects of Ramona. CSUSM.

(2013) “Focus Group on Mentoring.” September 17 with Janet Fisher, Mary Prophet, Barbara Miller and Netta Cox. Federal Depository Library Program Webinar.

(2012) “Helen Hunt Jackson as a 19th Century Woman.” Invited presentation to LTWR 303C regarding Jackson as a writer with a focus on her work in California. CSUSM.

(2010) “Undergraduate Research: Digging Up a Brighter Future.” April 8 with Lezlie Lee-French. Political Economy Lectures. Palomar College, San Marcos, CA.
Lezlie’s PowerpointLibrarian’s Secrets Handout

(2009) “Student Research Journals.” December 11. Librarians Writing Lunch and Learn, University of Southern California.

(2007) “Cloning Ourselves: One Librarian’s Experience.” May 4, LOEX National Conference. San Diego, CA
PowerpointSelective Bibliography Brainstorm Summary

(2006). “I am a Guerilla Government Information Specialist.” April 14. Southern California Government Document Librarians Meeting. California State University San Marcos
PowerpointSelective Bibliography

(2004) “Setting the Stage for Effective Library Instruction with Writing.” January 30 with Yvonne Meulemans. Southern California Instruction Librarians’ Open House. CSU Fullerton

(2003) “Thinking About the Process: Student Analysis of Their Research Process.” June 22. Library Instruction Roundtable Poster Session, American Library Association Annual Conference. Toronto, Canada.

*Humanities or GEW instruction and reference assistance:

Humanities, Torie Quinoñez at tquinonez@csusm.edu

GEW, Allison Carr at acarr@csusm.edu