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Dean Ron Rodriguez

Message from the Dean

Welcome to spring 2024 Warriors!  

Welcome to the start of another semester and happy new year wishes to you all!

The first five students that write to me indicating they have thoughts to share about the library will join me for coffee!

I trust that you are rested and now ready to tackle academic adventures on campus or perhaps virtually. The University Library is ready to handle all of your information and studying needs. If you are coming to campus, be sure to come in and see all the Library has to offer. Some of the Library highlights are a Grab and Go Café, two large computer areas, nearly 1,000 seats, 21 group study rooms, quiet and silent study areas on the third floor. In addition to enjoying the library as a place, librarians are at the research help desk and circulation staff are ready to assist as needed. Please don’t hesitate to ask a question.

If you are a student primarily at the Stockton Campus, I also invite you to visit the newly enhanced Stockton Campus Library. Librarian, Isabel Vargas and Library Services Specialist, Rosa Gonzalez  are ready to help you and look forward to your visit. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail at

Best wishes for a very successful spring semester!

Ron Rodriguez
Dean of Library Services

University Library Mission

The mission of the University Library is to provide access to information resources and services that facilitate teaching, learning and research, and to provide an environment that encourages and enables those in our diverse community to expand their intellectual, cultural and artistic horizons. 

University Library Action Plan for Social Justice and Equity

Librarians have a long history of local, state, national and international involvement in pivotal societal issues affecting individuals living in the United States and throughout the world. Librarians have stood in unity against wars, poverty, racism and unbridled and continuous oppression of all types.

Racial violence across the country has been occurring at an alarming rate. Our Campus is mobilizing to take action against unmitigated civil rights injustices. So too are the Library Faculty, who are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment. The Library Faculty Action Plan to Support Social Justice and Equity at California State University, Stanislaus is a concrete step towards a more just world, and we start at the University level by taking an active stance against racism and bias.

The University Library Mission Statement (see above) and the University Mission Statement and Values all provide strong support of the activities manifested in the Action Plan.

I am proud of the Library Faculty and their authoring of the Library Action Plan for Social Justice and Equity (PDF). I encourage all of the University Community to read, reflect and embrace the actions called for.


Ron Rodriguez
Dean of Library Services

University Library Strategic Plan

The goal of the library strategic planning process is to synthesize and document current thinking about library collections and services at California State University, Stanislaus, to provide guideposts for current and future pathways to change, and to measure the effectiveness of actions and accomplishments. The most recent strategic plan is the 2007 University Library Strategic Plan (PDF).

In 2008, the University Library conducted a 2008 Support Unit Review (PDF) which included a self-study and an external review. 

In 2011 and 2012, the library surveyed students and faculty, respectively, to gauge satisfaction with and usage of various library services. Results from those surveys can be viewed below.

2011 Student Survey

2012 Faculty Survey

In 2017, a student survey was conducted focusing on library study space usage, which contributed to the discussion of expanded library open hours. Results from those surveys can be viewed below.

2017 Student Survey

In 2018, the University Library conducted a 2018 Support Unit Review (PDF) which included a self-study and an external review.