Back to University Catalog 2004-2005




Sandra Parham, Dean, University Library

Todd Boostrom, Jeffrey Broude, John C. Calhoun,

Cecilia M. Chen, E. Carol Dales, Joanna E. Dunklee, Naomi O. Moy

Jo Ellen Davis, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Lillie Cottrell, Secretary

Department Office:  ERC C-532 (310) 243-3700


Emeriti Faculty

Philip Wesley, E. Kenneth Bennett


In addition to individual one-on-one instruction in the use of library resources, Library faculty offer both general library use and subject-specific classes day or evening upon faculty request.  Sessions may be designed to meet the research requirements of a particular course or to assist with a special library assignment.  In addition to these services, the Library periodically offers a course in the effective use of libraries.

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.  Departments may indicate the term in which they expect to offer the course by the use of:  “F” (fall), “S” (spring) or “EOY” (every other year).


Lower Division

LIB 150     Library Skills and Strategies (2). 

Designed  to acquaint students with the use of academic libraries.  Practical exercises will develop skills for effectively utilizing library resources to fulfill research needs.  Recommended for  all students.  One hour of lecture and two hours of activity per week.


Upper Division

LIB 495     Special Topics in Library Research (1). 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

In-depth study of information retrieval in a particular format  or discipline, e.g. government documents, on-line databases, business resources.  One hour of lecture per week.