May 20, 2018  
CSU Maritime Academy 2015/16-2016/17 Catalog 
CSU Maritime Academy 2015/16-2016/17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Faculty and Staff

Library Dean:
Michele Van Hoeck

Sr. Assistant Librarians:
Margot Hanson; Amber Janssen

IT Consultant:
Mark Stackpole

Library Services Specialist II:
Jennifer Haupt; Larry Stevens

Cal Maritime’s library facilitates student success by offering library instruction and collections that address Cal Maritime’s unique curriculum and develop savvy information users and life-long learners.

The library plays a key role as a place for quiet study, group work, research, reflection, and productivity. Its building, with views of the Carquinez Strait and San Pablo Bay, offers an inviting and serene environment. It is equipped with many tools to facilitate research and study, including a wireless network, desktop and laptop computers, printers, cameras, and calculators.

Instruction Program

The library’s instruction program plays a key role in helping students gain one of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ five core 21st century skills: information literacy. To achieve this, the program offers a 2-unit course, LIB 100 - Information Fluency in the Digital World . This course introduces students to the skills needed for computing and critical thinking, and for accessing, evaluating, and ethically using information.

Librarians collaborate with faculty to provide further information literacy instruction in targeted courses within the curriculum.

Information Resources

The library’s website,, is the portal for discovering the resources available to the students. The library’s physical collection consists of approximately 50,000 items, and many popular, scholarly, and trade and industry journals, magazines, and newspapers. The library’s online information resources consist of over 50 research databases with access to thousands of full-text journal articles and eBooks.

In addition, librarians recommend resources via online class and subject research guides, and make course materials directly available for students through the campus’ online course-management software.

To develop a collection that is relevant to our users, the library welcomes acquisition requests from students, faculty, and staff.

Interlibrary Borrowing

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow books and media from a shared collection of over 10 million titles through the library’s participation in LINK+, a resource sharing service made up of many public and university libraries. LINK+ allows users to easily and independently discover and request materials not available at the Cal Maritime library. These materials are usually delivered in two to four business days.

Materials that are not available through LINK+, journal articles, and other materials may be requested through the OCLC interlibrary loan service.

Research Assistance

Students and faculty have many options to get help with their research. Librarians and staff are available in-person on a drop-in or appointment basis, or by email or phone. Students may also get help through “QuestionPoint”, an online, nationally-staffed, 24-hour-chat research service. Finally, students can access many instructional and research guides via the library’s website.

Campus History Collection

The library preserves the heritage of the California State University Maritime Academy through documents, photographs, and artifacts in its Campus History Collection (CHC). This collection is available by appointment for research and display.


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