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Resources to Start Your Spring Semester

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Updated 1/23/2024: The California Faculty Association (CFA) strike planned for January 22-26 was cancelled as a result of a tentative agreement.

Welcome to Spring 2024, Matadors! With the new semester comes new opportunities as well as new challenges — with that in mind, this post spotlights some key resources and services to help you strive and thrive this term.

Preparing for the Semester

The start of this semester in particular brings a unique set questions for many students, especially due to the historic five-day strike planned by the California Faculty Association (CFA) alongside Teamsters Local 2010 for January 22-26, the first week of the Spring 2024 semester.

Update 1/23: The remainder of the strike has been called off and classes are expected to be back in session as of Tuesday, 1/23. Instructors should be reaching out to students to communicate current expectations for their classes during the first week, in light of the change of plans. Every class is different and will be effected differently.

In the original version of this blog post, a Student Strike FAQ from CFA was shared to help students understand the strike. There is no longer a strike this week, but students can still learn why the strike was planned by faculty.

Student organizations such as CSUN Associated Students and Students for Quality Education (SQE) at CSUN can also be a resource for up-to-date information on how faculty labor issues are effecting student learning conditions and academics.

As the semester progresses, CSUN University Library and other campus resources are available to support students in many different areas — whether it’s finding textbooks, saving money, honing research and study skills, getting groceries, or just chilling out:

Programs and events in the Library

The Library will host and co-sponsor a number of events, programs, and activities this semester! Stay tuned to the library website, the Cited blog, and our Instagram and TikTok accounts, to learn about our plans for:

  • Black History Month
  • Valentine’s Day (all week!)
  • Women’s History Month
  • National Library Week
  • National Poetry Month
  • Finals Countdown
  • –and more!

Feel free to explore the Library’s extensive collections and our unique services and programs throughout the semester, such as:

As always, Ask a Librarian your questions 24/7 with our online reference chat!

Programs and Events Around Campus

Campus community connections

  •  LAPL Events. Use the filters on the left side of the page to select your preferred branch. Mid-Valley and Northridge branches are close to CSUN campus!

These campus and community resources, programs, and events offer Matadors a way to connect, learn, and grow throughout the coming months–academically and beyond!