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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the 2020-21 Academic Year! From Library Dean Scott Walker.

New Library Dean Scott Walter welcomes you to the Library and all it has to offer, physically and digitally.

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Anti-racism & Educators as Allies Exhibit

The SDSU Library community is so fortunate to benefit from the creative and dedicated work of library school interns every year. Usually interns work on exhibits in our children's collection.  This year library school intern Gretchen McLaughlin created a virtual exhibit. Gretchen served as a SDSU Summer 2020 intern under the supervision of Linda Salem.  She is completing her Masters in Library Science degree (Spring 2021) with San Jose State University’s iSchool, is a CA certified Teacher Librarian, and currently teaches 8th Grade English Language Arts. 

The John Coltrane Memorial Black Music Archive at SDSU

Bram Dijkstra with his recorded sound collection. Photo by Sandy Dijkstra.

Special Collections in the SDSU Library will receive a priceless collection of nearly 50,000 vinyl albums and other recordings with The John Coltrane Memorial Black Music Archive

Domeside Pickup

Need a book from the library?

Get the materials you need while the Library's print collections are still closed.

Learn more about Domeside Pickup

New Additions to our Social Justice Collection

sample titles from social justice collection

More books that support research and inquiry into issues of social justice in America

Social Justice Collection

Statement from the Dean

We in the library value diversity, equity and inclusion.

The recent and past deaths of people of color through police violence are unacceptable. We support the nationwide demonstrations determined to bring about meaningful and lasting change. We are deeply saddened by the impact this difficult time has had on our students, the SDSU community, and the wider community around our campus. As part of the SDSU community, we join with University President Adela de la Torre in declaring that, “We must do better and be better, and we will.”

New Library Dean

Provost Ochoa appoints Scott Walter as new dean of the Library.

Walter, whose appointment begins July 31, currently serves as university librarian and professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. Joining SDSU, Walter succeeds Gale Etschmaier, who retired in fall 2018, and Patrick McCarthy, who is serving as interim dean. 

buildIT Spring Projects

When buildIT's staff member and student assistants couldn't be in the physical space to be creative together, they quickly transfered their skills to virtual projects. 

Amaya's weekly build IT Projectshttps://www.instagram.com/buildit.sdsulibrary/