Skip to main content

Spring/Summer 2017

Letter from the University Librarian

Dear Friends,

How can you tell if a story is fake news or contains "alternative facts"? SCU librarians have teamed up with faculty to offer workshops and integrate analysis and evaluation into courses. In this issue of @SCU_Library, you’ll read how the Library's Head of Instruction & Assessment worked with a core English class to create a guide for the public about fake news, media bias, and editorial perspective.

I believe everyone should have access to the research and scholarship conducted by faculty as a matter of social justice. This is why SCU promotes Open Access, a movement to make faculty research and publications available to everyone for free. The Library participates in open access through Scholar Commons, our online institutional repository. We also partner with organizations that advocate for open access and publish open access articles and books.

Because of your interest and support, we are able to develop forward-thinking initiatives like these. We were thrilled this year when our efforts to innovate and transform were recognized with a prestigious national award. Thank you for all you do to support SCU and the University Library.

Jennifer Nutefall
University Librarian

Articles in this Issue