Research Breakdown in new locations spring 2023

Perhaps you've heard about the new library pilot project, Virtual 1st!?

This spring 2023, Meriam Librarian, Stef Baldivia is going to be "popping-up" to offer a Research Breakdown in places where students are usually gathered. The Research Breakdown is a low-stakes space where students can get insight from a librarian about:

Welcome Michelle Mussuto, our new Natural Sciences, Agriculture, and Sustainability Librarian

Michelle Mussuto is the newest faculty librarian to join the Meriam Library. She completed her master's in information studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with an emphasis in research on libraries and their educational role in climate change and sustainability.  She earned her B.Sc. in Community Nutrition with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from UC Davis. Prior to joining Chico State, Michelle was the Acquisitions and Collections Coordinator at the State University of New York's Maritime College. 

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Lantis Award – Now Accepting Applications!

Professor David Lantis was a faculty member of the Department of Geography who understood that private giving would help to enrich the teaching and learning environment of the University. Professor Lantis and his wife, Helen, donated $2.1 million to endow a university chair in their name, which allows for the annual funding of up to three university professorships between $20,000 and $40,000, depending on available funds.


New resource sharing product at the library

Meriam Library is excited to announce that we implemented a new resource sharing product and interface in July 2022. Resource sharing (also known as Interlibrary Loan) is a free service available to all Chico State students, faculty, and staff to request physical and electronic materials from other libraries.

New Research Resources!

In support of the new CSU initiatives to support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Chancellor's Office has agreed to fund FIVE archives and ONE new database! 

These holdings were identified by the CSU as valuable resources for EDI research.

  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
  • American Indian Newspapers
  • Ethnic Diversity Source
  • Japanese American Incarceration: Records of the War Relocation Authority, (1942-1946)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper (1934-2010)
  • Race Relations in America