We offer a range of reference services to SUA students, faculty, and staff. Whether it is helping you find something or digging deep into the research process and its various components, we are here to assist you with whatever your information or library service needs may be.
You may contact us for a quick consult or a longer individualized session via MS Teams Chat, email, e-request forms, or phone. We welcome any method of communication and will respond to each in a timely manner.
Additionally, the library offers information literacy workshops that focus on various research strategies and skills. They are usually held in the library’s instruction room, Gandhi 303. During our COVID shut-down, we will offer virtual workshops as well as online tutorials to assist with your research needs.
Jennifer Tirrell, Instruction and Assessment Librarian
email@example.com / (949) 480-4320 / Library 2nd floor
Hiroko Tomono, Director of the Library
firstname.lastname@example.org / (949) 480-4116 / Library 2nd floor
Mitsu "Eric" Kimura, University Archivist
email@example.com / (949) 480-4070 / Library 3rd floor (308)
Hanako Redrick, Library Assistant for Archives
firstname.lastname@example.org / (949) 480-4121 / Library 2nd floor
The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) designed a framework in 2016 that consists of six core concepts which lay out the knowledge and skills set that an information literate person possesses. These frames center around ideas, conceptual understandings, and learning goals associated with information, research and scholarship. Since research is a cyclical process, the frames are not in any prescribed order and are listed below with their general descriptions. Please click on the above link for more information about the frames, particularly the knowledge practices and dispositions for each one.