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Dean Ron Rodriguez

A Message from the Dean

Congratulations Warriors on graduating!  

It is a major milestone in your life and a testament to all your hard work, perseverance, and focus on accomplishing your goals. 

On behalf of all of the Library faculty, staff, and student employees, we are proud of you and hope you’ll return to Stan State someday, as a graduate student, professor, or possibly someday as a proud parent of a Warrior.

And to Warriors returning to campus in the next term, please have a safe, productive, and fun summer break. We look forward to providing you with the research services and support you need to be successful academically.

I invite you all to Share Your Story of how the Stan State Library impacted you!

Best wishes to you all!

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 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. 

Poster Distribution Policy

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