Susan Tschabrun

Contact Information
Voice: 657-278-7556
Office: PLN 410

Susan Tschabrun, Ph.D., M.L.S.

Interim University Librarian, Instruction and Reference Librarian


CSUF Pollak Library

  • Department Chair - In charge of evaluating library faculty as well as recruiting new librarians, developing librarian annual assignments and managing day to day work of the department.
  • Planning and Initiatives Coordinator - Includes work on space and personnel planning and oversight of University Archives and Special Collections.
  • Instruction and Reference - Subject liaison and instructional librarian for the departments of History and Anthropology.

San Jose State University

  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Library and Information Science


1993, Masters of Library Science, UCLA

1986, Ph.D. History, Comparative World History (Africa emphasis), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholarly Work


"Defense Industries." In World of the American West. Edited by Gordon Bakken . New York: Routledge, 2010: 418-447.

"Bill Gates." In Icons of the American West: From Cowgirls to Silicon Valley, vol 2, edited by Gordon M. Bakken. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008: 421-441.

"How to Use the Census." In Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West. Vol. 2 Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006: 739-742.

"Ethnic and Racial Groups." In Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West. Vol. 2 Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006: 742-746.

"Off the Wall and into a Drawer: Managing a Research Collection of Political Posters,"American Archivist 66,2 (2003): 303-324.

"Africa Research Central: A clearing house of African primary sources," African Research & Documentation 87 (2001): 11-18.

"Special Collections." In The History Highway 2000, edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott Merriman. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, (2000): 519-529.


2012 - California State University, Fullerton Intramural Research Award: 2011-12 State Special Fund Program, ($3625)

2012 - Indiana University African Studies Program Library Residential Fellowship ($5000)

2012 - International Research and Creative Activity Travel grant, ($1000) Faculty Development Center

2012 - Sabbatical award, March-June, 2012

2011-12 - University Planning Initiative Grant ($25,000), for Documenting Cal State Fullerton Digitization Project.

2011 - Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP) grant ($5,000) to digitize Orange County historical photograph collection from CSUF University Archives and Special Collections

2001 - Project Director and grant co-author, Getty Electronic Cataloging Initiative Implementation Grant ($250,000) for the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles.