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Education & Liberal Studies Research Guide

Need immediate Help? What is a College librarian and how can they help me?

Need Immediate Help?

What is a College librarian and what can they do for me?

  • Cal Poly Librarians are 12-month tenured/tenure-track faculty appointments, required to meet all the standards for review, tenure and promotion as instructional faculty. A College Librarian is assigned to meet the needs of the faculty, staff, students and administrators of College they support. I work with my library colleagues and the College instructional faculty to build the library's collection of physical and online resources. I am available to assist individual faculty, staff, students and lab groups to locate resources related to their scholarship. I provide in-person and virtual guest lectures on research skills and self-paced learning objects accessible at Research Smarter NOT Harder - Research & Instructional Resources.

Additional Resources:

  • Writing and Learning Center supports students in course activity assignment, or exam by offering free peer-to-peer tutoring. Undergraduate and graduate tutors are available for one-to-one or small-group consultations for  all six colleges; drop-in learning support is also available through subject-specific Help Hubs.
  • The Academic Skills Center (ASC) offers a variety of enrichment programs and campus support services. Programs include Supplemental Workshops in Math and Science and Study Session groups for challenging entry-level STEM courses. Campus support includes online study strategies and a list of campus tutoring services including: study strategy information includes time management, textbook reading, memory skills, listening, note taking, test preparation, test taking, and other study strategies to improve academic performance.
  • Academic Enrichment Programs assist students in academic courses. For more information Supplemental Workshops in Math and Science.
  • Study Session is committed to providing a supportive, non-lecture, collaborative group learning environment in STEM subjects, whereby students of all learning styles engage to thrive in their classes.