Cynthia Bruns

Contact Information

Voice: 657-278-3795

Fax: 657-278-2439

Office: PLN 122

Cynthia Bruns

Reference Services Coordinator and Reference & Instruction Librarian


I am the Information and Instruction Head at California State University's Pollak Library.  I am also the subject specialist and department liaison for the Sociology, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Art departments.   In this capacity, I teach library instruction for these departments and act as a research specialist, advocate, work on collection development and contact person for these departments. I am also a memeber of the University Library Committee and a team member on the QuestionPoint and Chat Reference teams.


M.A. American Studies, California State University Fullerton

MLIS , California State University Fullerton

B.A. American Studies, California State University Fullerton

Research Areas

My research interests include the training and development of new Library professionals. I continue researching the changing American attitudes toward our environment as reflected in our choices in outdoor recreation.

Scholarly Work

2005 to current date ...American Studies editor for RCL: Resources for College Libraries

2002 to current date ...Choice Magazine, book and website reviewer.

Office Hours

M-F: by appointment