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Snacks! Drinks! Casual Conversation!
What do you want to see in your library?

Student, staff, and faculty - Join us in the Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 28 from 9-11:30am or 2:30-5pm as we collaborate on great changes for the Library!  We want your input and the World Café is a safe, comfortable place to do that.  Can't make it?  Send us your anonymous comments online or add your ideas to whiteboards that will be popping up in various spaces in the building.  Thanks for your contribution in making this YOUR library!

 
Edit Wikipedia. Enjoy Pizza 4/14
Wikipedia globe

Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas, and join us Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7pm in the Library Fishbowl to update Wikipedia entries about Humboldt.  Tutorials, reference materials, and refreshments will be provided.  Sign up here:  http://humboldt.libcal.com/event.php?id=952682.

 
Beyond the Hour of Code: Web Design Series
Web Design Series

The workshops will focus on: web developer tools (4/2/15), basic web design & accessibility (4/9/15), responsive design & mobile first (4/16/15). The workshops meet Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm in the Fishbowl (second floor of the library). See the library calendar of events for more information.

 
Library Open for Commencement
Commencement photo from HSU flickr page

Your library will be open from 9am to 3:45pm on Saturday, May 16, so bring your folks by to show them where you spent so much time studying!

 
Sustainable Learning Program
Welcome to the CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions AL$

The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative has funded HSU’s Sustainable Learning Program to support faculty adoption and evaluation of open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), or self-authored materials that faculty are willing to openly license. The HSU Sustainable learning Program will support faculty through its partnership with the Library, College of eLearning & Extended Education, Student Disability Resource Center, Bookstore and others to help faculty decrease the cost of an education for our students with high-quality, peer-reviewed learning materials.  More information, including deadlines and requirements can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website.

 
Criterion Videos Free Trial to 5/10
Criterion Collection

Now through May 10th, the HSU Library is participating in the free streaming video trial through Alexander Street Press. The Criterion Collection showcases 315 seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. Content within The Criterion Collection covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro. Alongside a wealth of feature films, The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street includes seminal documentary films such as Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955), Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), and Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens (1975). It also features works in popular subgenres of film including French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, and New German Cinema. Please peruse and enjoy the wonderful world of international cinema now!

For more information see http://alexanderstreet.com/products/criterion-collection.

Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
Study Skills Workshops Offered

Need some motivation?  Looking for primary research or scholarly articles?  Want help prepping for tests?  All these and more are offered in short (less than an hour), free (with snacks) workshops presented by your librarians. Reserve your spot today!

 
Sherman Alexie Program in VanDuzer Thursday at 7pm

All available tickets have been distributed.
The VanDuzer Lobby will open at 6:20 p.m.
The Theatre will open at 6:30. All seats are General Admission.

Shortly before 7 p.m. all remaining seats will be made available for folks who do not have tickets.

 
Help us evaluate our temporary librarians

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee needs your help in evaluating our four temporary librarians, Lucy Ingrey, Katie LaSala, Carly Marino, and Tim Miller. If you have had experience working with any of these librarians and would like to share your experiences with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, please send your input via email to jeremy.shellhase@humboldt.edu, Chair of the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, before the end of February 27, 2015. You may also choose to deliver your information in person, from 9 to 10 AM on Friday, February 27th in Room 206 of the Library.

 
Gamelan Instruments on Display
Complete Gamelan instruments

Dr. Eugene Novotney, professor of music, has loaned his Gamelan instruments to the University and the Library is pleased to display them in Library 204, 2nd floor, by the Media Collection.  Read the incredible story of how he acquired the instruments, see photos of how they were made, and listen to a sampling of Gamelan music then come visit them in person!

 
Whiteboards available throughout the Library
Fatima

You've asked and we've provided dry erase boards throughout the building. Move them, use them, bring your own whiteboard markers or borrow a bag from the Checkout Desk. They are here for you!

 
Raina J. León Poetry Reading
Raina J. Leon

Raina J. León is the author of two prize-wining poetry collections, Canticle of Idols, and Boogeyman Dawn.  Her third book, dis(locate), will be released in 2016.  She will read in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, March 4 at Noon.  She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online journal devoted to Latino and Latina arts.  She is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, and a fellow of Cave Canem and CantoMundo.  She is an assistant professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California.   This event is sponsored by Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) Department, The HSU Diversity Program Funding, the HSU Library, and the English Department.  Refreshments will be provided!

 
OpenStax College Textbooks
OpenStax College Textbooks on Display

Humboldt State is one of thirteen CSU libraries highlighting OpenStax College textbooks as part of CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions.  The textbooks, located at the west end of the library's checkout desk, are available for review and evaluation by faculty in hard copy form or online at openstaxcollege.org/books.  Submit a review and the HSU Library is entered to win $2,500 to help fund expensive course reserve textbooks.  Support for this project is from the Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), advancing "the use of innovative technologies to create more affordable, accessible and effective opportunities for all learners in higher education" and OpenStax College, "committed to improving student access to quality learning materials."  Read more on Humboldt State Now.

 
Kanopy Streaming Trial through May
Kanopy Streaming Videos

Through May, the HSU Library is participating in Kanopy Streaming Trial. Here’s your chance to watch entire films or preview many interesting titles!

KANOPY offers a broad selection of over 12,000 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from thousands of producers with new releases launched daily. Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, DER, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy.net, Symptom Media, National Film Board of Canada and many more. Please explore. This free trial includes the entire Kanopy collection including brand new titles such as: TRANSGENDER TUESDAYS and other popular titles such as RACE: POWER OF AN ILLUSION, UNNATURAL CAUSES, TOUGH GUISE 2 and much more! We would love to hear from you after you have a chance to evaluate the quality and the usability. Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
Textbooks On Reserve!
Biology textbook

Great News! The Library has textbooks on Reserve. Thank you to all instructors who brought in items to place on Course Reserves. Please check the Course Reserves webpage for your class to see a list of books on reserve. If you don't see your class listed, ask your Professor to place the textbook on reserve and Professors may request the library purchase a copy for Reserves. Some popular titles on Reserve are:

 
Spring HSU UnConference is Coming!
HSU unConference

Have a tool or strategy for teaching with technology?  Have you found a novel way to use technology to support your learning?

Be part of the Spring 2015 HSU UnConference by submitting your proposal by February 23.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to this casual forum hosting a series of brief (~5 minutes each), low- risk, high-return, participant-driven presentations/discussions revolving around teaching and learning with technology held on Wednesday, April 15 from noon to 2pm in the Library Fishbowl

Check out videos of unConference 2014, join the conversation and add topics that you would be interested in seeing in April.

 
MBEU YOSINTHA Film Screening
Mbeu Yosintha

Please join us for a screening of MBEU YOSINTHA (SEEDS OF CHANGE), a film for the farmers of Malawi, with director Colin Stevens from U.K. Screening will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 5 in Siemens Hall 108. This is a drama portraying rural village life in Malawi as the village copes with the effects of climate change. The film is in Chichewa with English subtitles. Stevens previously directed MAWA LANGA (MY TOMORROW), also for Purple Field Productions, a UK based film charity creating films for international development. After the film screening, there will be a Q & A and a dialogue about the film including Stevens’ experience making films in Malawi. You can watch the trailer here.

 
Beyond the Hour of Code
Beyond the Hour of Code

Sparked by requests following the Library’s Hour of Code events last December, we will be starting a coding/web development workshop series to help students, staff & faculty learn to build their own personal websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

This workshop will be an introduction to HTML, CSS & JavaScript following a guided tutorial.

Please bring your own device - only a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.

 
We Deliver!
Scan and deliver

The Interlibrary Loan Department is pleased to offer Document Delivery services to all faculty, students and staff. The staff will scan any articles or book chapters from items in our collection. Just submit the request through ILL and it will be delivered electronically.

 
NBC Learn Higher Ed
NBC Learn Higher Ed

NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of more than 15,000 videos, documents, and images that can be incorporated into classroom lectures and online teaching materials. The in-depth stories found on NBCLearn Higher Ed have all been subject to the highest journalistic standards of NBC News and are designed so that faculty can give their students access to digital content that is engaging, inspiring, and relevant to their daily lives.

Besides its rich collection of historic primary-source newscasts from the NBC News archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio. The resources will enable faculty to enliven instruction and use real-world examples to bring subjects to life for students.

Read more on Humboldt State Now.

 

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