Black History Month in Meriam Library

February is Black History Month and the Meriam Library has designed and created a display on black women activists from the 1900s to current.  Browse the display on the second floor of the library to see a timeline of seminal events during this period, photos of women, and their inspiring quotes. On the other side of the display are a diverse assortment of books on black women and black history-all of these books can be checked out. Be sure to help yourself to a button with either inspirational words or photos of these amazing women.

Black History

America’s News on trial through June 30, 2017

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to America’s News, which is a large, up-to-date collection of newspaper content from local, regional and national sources. Included in the trial is historical content for the Sacramento Bee, and the San Francisco Chronicle, giving us access to the full archives, and current content for these two newspapers.

The Meriam Library is planing to subscribe to this resource, beginning the 2017/2018 academic year. It is intended as a replacement to the news resources in Lexis Nexis, to which we will lose access on June 1, 2017.  (Our current subscription to Westlaw will serve as our source to the legal content covered in Lexis Nexis.)

Brown Bag talks are Back for Spring '17

The Meriam Library is ready to kickoff Brown Bag Talks this semester starting Tuesday, February 14, 2017 continuing through Tuesday April 25, 2017 at noon. The library faculty, as well as Research and Sponsored Programs, will be presenting on a variety of topics that you will find informative, supportive and interesting. The topics are:

  • Inside the CSU Wide Unified Library Management System    2/14
  • Authors Beware: Predatory Journals and How to Identify Them    2/21
  • Goodbye Lexis-Nexis, Hello Westlaw & America’s News    2/28
  • MLA 8th Edition: What’s New (And What People Using It Need to Know)    3/21
  • Open Educational Resources   3/28
  • History of CSU Chico (1960-)   4/4
  • ReSearch with the New CSU System Wide Discovery Interface   4/11
  • Personal Information Management Practices-Preparing for the Campus Institution Repository  4/18
  • Locating Extramural Funding Opportunities for your Research   4/25

Bring your lunch to Room 252,The Presentation Room, located on the 2nd floor of Meriam Library, and join in this informal series of timely issues.


Questions about our Brown Bag Talks? Please email Laurie Ratterree at

Tech Gear so basic?

Meriam Library now has technology equipment for loan. Most equipment circulates for 3 days or 4 hours.

Here a partial list:
Computer & Accessories
• Laptops
• Apple Superdrive
• ASUS ChromeBit
• Brother portable color scanner
• Raspberry Pi 2

• Intuos creative art tablet
• Intuos professional art tablet

Video Equipment
• Canon Rebel camera
• GoPro Hero 4
• Hausbell camcorder

Projectors & Accessories
• Casio Slim projector with Wi-Fi
• Casio Slim projector without Wi-Fi
• Logitech presentation remote

Audio Equipment
• Blue snowball microphone
• Tascam audio recorder
• Sennheiser professional studio-monitoring headphones
• Sony professional folding headphones

• TI-83 Plus
• TI-84 Plus CE

And much more!

See the LibGuide for more information:

Or contact Meriam Library Circulation, Interlibrary Services & Reserve:
First Floor: (530) 898-6501