Library Dean Pat Kreitz Discusses Generational Learning Styles in Delta's Sky Magazine

Delta Sky Magazine logoDelta Airlines' Sky Magazine interviewed Dean of Library and Academic Resources Patricia Kreitz about the learning styles of millennials in the feature story "Higher Learning Across Th

New Electronic Resources for 2014-15

In these days of seasonal horror, when so many members of our community are startled by the appearance of imagined bogies - Eek, a midterm! A paper, how terrifying! A citation, the fear, THE FEAR! - it's reassuring to know the Library remains the haven it's always been. Some of the most effective wards for repelling the specters haunting the dreams of young scholars are, of course, this year's new electronic resources.

Saint Mary's Library Makes Cover of National Library Magazine 'Choice'

Choice magazine's Aug. 2014 cover photo of Saint Mary's LibrarySaint Albert Hall, the home of Saint Mary's Library, made the cover of Choice, a national magazine received by more than 3,000 libraries across the country.

Library Statement for Your Syllabus

Ask a librarian!

      Need library sources but don't know where to start? Searching for a book, article, or data to support your argument? Not sure how to cite a source in your bibliography? Ask a librarian! 

     Research help is available in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 925-631-4624, and during reference hours you can even text a librarian at 925-235-4762 or chat with us live via the Library's website. Check the Library’s Ask Us page for details. (

     Extended assistance by appointment is also available with [insert name and contact info for your department's librarian here].

Does your course require students to do research? Remind your students that the Library is here to help! Feel free to use our Library Syllabus Statement below, in full or in part, in your syllabi, Moodle sites, or assignment sheets. Please contact your Librarian Subject Selector with any questions.  
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Don't Tweet, Type!

Creating Lasallian Community at SMC Library

Come by the Library during De La Salle Week to share your thoughts on what it means to live Lasallian and be a member of the Saint Mary's community--not via social media, but using a real old-fashioned typewriter! We'll be displaying the typewritten responses throughout the Library (and, yes, on our social media feeds too).

April 27 through May 4, 2014

Contact Margaret Brown-Salazar at [email protected] with any questions. 

Chronicle of Higher Education Spotlights SMC's Library Pinterest Page

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the Saint Mary’s College Library as one of three college libraries that use Pinterest (a social network utilizing a digital scrapbook platform for sharing art, design, hobbies and cultural interests) for academic purposes.

New Electronic Resources for January '12

Greetings and welcome to Jan Term, fellow Gaels, we hope that you were all able to partake of the year-end festivities in the style to which you're accustomed. The Library is kicking off the new Gregorian calendar year with a a new slate of electronic resources, and here they are:

New Academic Databases

A Bevy of New Electronic Databases from the SMC Library

Greetings SMC community, and welcome back to campus - we hope you all experienced your fair share of tryptophan, holiday cheer, and large, helmeted men pummeling each other mercilessly over possession of an oddly shaped ball. This is to inform you of new academic database offerings that have come online in recent months. We'll be making a concerted effort to keep the SMC community thoroughly informed about such new offerings moving forward. And now! Behold, the new databases!

New Faces on Campus

Richard CarpRichard Carp

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academics

Richard Carp, the new vice provost for undergraduate academics, is an expert in interdisciplinary studies. His scholarly writings span the fields of material culture, art, philosophy, film and world religions.