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About the Program
Library Ambassadors (LAs) are trained in the basics of the Pfau Library, including services available to new students and how to find resources for common assignments. LAs present this information to first-year students in select courses and share their personal experiences with doing research at CSUSB. Each class visit will be approximately 45 minutes. This is an opportunity to show off your public speaking skills, share your own experiences as a student, and promote programs and events that are meaningful to you. It will also look great on a resume!
First year courses you'll visit this year:
- Written Comm (English): ENG 1050, 1070, HON 1100
- Oral Comm (Comm Studies): COMM 1006, HON 1300
- US History (History): HIST 1460
- First Year Seminar (offered through various departments)
- Freshman Learning Community (Undergraduate Studies): USTD 1000A
Library Demo Script
Walks you through what to cover and show students. Note important details in red! SIGN INTO ONESEARCH AHEAD OF TIME.
Library Demo Video
9-minute video of the demo you'll be doing with your classes. Review this to see where to click, what to open, etc.
Survey to Distribute at End of Class Visit
Review Before Your Class Visits
Tutorial 1: Beginning Researchers
Many students in first-year classes are required to complete this online tutorial. It contains a video on how to use OneSearch, as well as videos on how to use keywords and more.
Pfau Library FAQ
The most frequently asked questions
Contact me if you have any questions
Subjects:About the Library
, Citing & Writing
, Controversial Topics: Pro & Con
, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and More
, Faculty Guides
, Grants & Fellowships
, Interlibrary Loan
, Newspapers - Local & Regional
, Newspapers - National & International
, Other Guides
, Print, Scan, & Fax Instructions
, Research Skills
, Statistical Data
, Tests & Measures