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Shields Library Debuts New Library Services, Fall Quarter, 2009

Beginning Fall Quarter, 2009 the Shields Library will implement new trial services designed to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff.

Available Now:

  • General Reference Desk

    A General Reference Desk is now located on the 2nd Floor and will provide integrated basic reference service.

    • Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm
    • Sunday, 1 - 5pm (Oct 11 - Nov 22)

    Contact the Reference Desk: (530) 752‑9862 or

    Subject specialist librarians ( will continue to offer individual appointments for students and faculty needing in depth reference and library research consultations

  • Information Kiosk

    The Information Desk in Shields Library will feature a kiosk that provides answers to the most commonly asked informational and directional queries. Students, faculty, and staff with reference questions will be directed to the General Reference Desk on the 2nd floor (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm) and to the new 24/7 Chat Reference service all other times. Circulation Desk staff will answer basic questions evenings and weekends.

  • Re:Search Start

    Located on the Lower Level of Shields Library. A service for lower division undergraduates, this is a program designed to help students with research for term paper assignments and projects. Students can sign up for a 30 minute appointment through the Library Instruction web page (

    Appointments will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from noon-4pm, October 13-November 25.

  • 24/7 Chat Reference

    We are here to meet your reference needs 24 hours a day. (

The Library welcomes comments and feedback. To share your thoughts or to complete a Library Services Survey visit the Library's Community Forum webpage (

Published: September 23, 2009


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