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Spring 2020

Library Design Sessions

What should your Library look like in the years to come? The Sonoma State University Library invites students, faculty, stalf, almunae, and the wider SSU community to attend design sessions and share their thoughts on the refreshed, post-Stevenson Library of the future. The conversations will be led by the architectural from Noll & Tam, which led the recent renovation of the Library’s first floor. Please join us to share your much-needed feedback. For your convenience, the Library will offer four sessions from which to choose. To view these options and register for this event, please visit bit.ly/ssulibrarydesign. These sessions are open to all and light refreshments will be served. 

Library Art Gallery Exhibit

A man rides a horse.  They are facing the right.
Jack London on his horse Belle,
on assignment for Hearst newspapers during
the Russo-Japanese War, 1904
Courtesy, Sonoma State University
Special Collections 

The Sonoma State University Library is showing The Man and the Myth: Exploring Jack London Through the SSU Library Special Collections from January 21 to March 20, 2020. The exhibit—located on the second floor of the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center—examines the life and legacy of the celebrated American author, Jack London, as told through the artifacts housed in Sonoma State University Library’s own Special Collections. Featuring rare editions of London’s novels, personal letters, movie memorabilia, papers from friends and family, photographs, and much more, the exhibit ofers an intimate look into London as a writer, an adventurer, a husband, and one of Sonoma County’s most renowned residents. Please join us in celebrating this selection of remarkable materials at the gallery reception on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Guest parking passes are available upon request. Please RSVP to the reception at library@sonoma.edu or call 707.664.2397

New Resource: Scopus

In lieu of our previous subscription to Web of Science, the Library now offers access to Scopus—the newest addition to our institution’s database offerings. Scopus is the largest curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with over 74 million records, including books, conference papers, articles, patents, datasets, and funding data. Additionally, Scopus features over 16 million author profiles across 70,000 institutional affiliation profiles as well as a suite of smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research and foster collaboration. The Library will be partnering with Scopus to provide general and specialized training on the database on February 20, 2020. We will send additional announcements regarding the training when we have finalized time slots. In the meantime, you can begin exploring Scopus by visiting the A-Z list of Article Databases on the Library’s homepage and review online tutorials found at bit.ly/ssu-scopus