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Created Equal Film Series Nov. 4-7
Freedom Riders
The HSU Library is one of 473 institutions across the country selected to host Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Loving Story, Slavery by Another Name, The Abolitionists, and Freedom Riders will be screened during Campus Dialogue on Race, November 3-7.  See the flyer for dates, times, and film descriptions, and Humboldt Now for more information.  All screenings and facilitated discussions will take place in the Kate Buchanan Room.
 
 
Campus Dialogue on Race Nov. 3-7
Turkey Creek 2003 by Leah Mahan

The Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at HSU that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Our objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change.  This year’s Dialogue will run from November 3 – 7. The vision of CDOR is to achieve racial, social, and environmental justice. The program’s mission is to promote and facilitate social and environmental change by engaging a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints to explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression. This year’s theme is “HSU’s 101st Year: What Now? Continuing our Conversations on Race.” Check the Event Schedule for details.

 
Christopher Richard Lecture Nov. 13
Christopher Richard

Join us on Thursday, November 13 at 3pm in the Library Fishbowl to hear Christopher Richard, former curator of aquatic biology at the Oakland Museum of California, discussing the historical ecology and hydrogeography of pre-contact San Francisco. Richard has been researching the history of the Anza expedition into Alta California and how the city's historical aquatic habitats determined where the Presidio and Mission were founded. He'll also be mythbusting, discussing the long-standing myth of a freshwater "Lake Dolores" in the Mission District. Richard has also done extensive work mapping some of the contemporary and historical watersheds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 
Faculty Guide - Free and Open Resources for the Classroom
Open Educational Resources Logo

Open Educational Resources (OER) such as open textbooks and lesson plans are a more sustainable way to include content in your course. They can help lower your students' costs and provide a forum for collaboration between colleagues and institutions. By using content that can be adapted and improved upon, you are participating in and contributing to the knowledge base in your discipline.

Visit our new OER Guide to find resources for your classes or help us by recommending your favorite. Working on your own OER? Share with us so that we can promote your work!

 
HSU Library Opens Meditation Room

HSU students, faculty and staff are welcome to use the HSU Library Meditation Room, a small room available for quiet contemplation, meditation, reflection, or prayer.

The Meditation Room is located in Library 40 and is available to all HSU students, faculty, and staff at all times when the library lower level is open. Keys to open Library 40 are available to check out at the Circulation desk. Use is limited to 30 minutes, and multiple individuals may use the space at the same time, maximum 6 people. ;The first person to check out the room has full use of the room during the entire time the room is checked out, but we ask users to be mindful of the needs of others.

We are happy to provide this meditation space to meet a variety of campus community needs. If you have comments or suggestions about the library, please contact the new Library Dean, Cyril Oberlander.

 
Campus Dialogue on Race - Submit your workshop proposals!
Leah Mahan

The Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at HSU that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and the intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance.  CDOR will take place Nov. 3-7 this year. Proposal forms are due Monday, October 6. This year's theme is "HSU's 101st Year: What Now? Continuing our Conversations on Race".

 
Humboldt History in Motion
Bigfoot Welcomes the Nixons sign

Saturday, October 4, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Eureka Theater
612 F Street, Eureka
Free Admission

You are invited to a free evening of local history in action. Join us for this free screening of newly digitized historic films depicting North Coast life from daily small town doings from the 1930s to the 1950s to major events, including the dedication of Redwood National Park, a film of the 1964 flood damage with narration, and live footage of the 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquake. Take a step back in time at the Eureka Theater to celebrate Humboldt History on the big screen, while enjoying your favorite concessions, including popcorn, soda, candy, jerky, coffee, and local beer.

Presented by the  Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Historical Society, and the Eureka Theater.

Please contact Carly Marino at (707) 826-4955 or carly.marino@humboldt.edu for more details.

 
Janet Mock coming to HSU
Janet Mock

Janet Mock will read from her bestselling book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More in the Library Fishbowl, 2-3pm on Thursday, October 16.  Janet is an internationally known trans woman of color who launched #GirlsLikeUs, a social movement that celebrates the diversity of womanhood and empowers all women, particularly trans women. She has appeared on The Colbert Report, and was featured in the HBO Documentary The Out List.  After the reading, she will sign her books which will be available to purchase at the reading.  She will also speak 6:30-8pm in Kate Buchanan Room as part of HSU Philosophy Forum.

 
Faculty & Grad Student Workshops in Library
HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation Logo

This Fall the Library is sponsoring workshops & webinars for HSU faculty & graduate students.

Using Grant Databases to Find Potential Funding Sources
Friday, September 26, 2014
Workshop Co-Sponsor: HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Number to Teach!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Webinar Co-Sponsor: SSRIC and ICPSR

Navigating Copyright in Your Research
Friday, October 24, 2014
Workshop Co-Sponsor: HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation

Click on the workshop link for more information, including location.  Pre-registration is appreciated. Please contact Sarah Fay Philips with questions.

 
Look Up Books & Media on Your Smartphone
HSU Library Catalog QR Code

Try out our mobile interface to the Library Catalog at
http://voyager.humboldt.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=mobilejqGen.  The mobile
interface is designed for your smartphone's smaller screen and can help you
find the right book while you're up in the stacks.  Give it a try!

 
Check Google Scholar Library Links
Google Scholar

There is a problem with Google Scholar's library links that allow you to easily access the full text that your Library provides through Google Scholar. If you're not seeing the Full Text at HSU, check and re-set your Library Links.  How do you do this?  Check out this ultra-short movie that will show you how to do it.

 
Scott D. Bentley Poetry Reading
Scott D. Bentley

Come hear Scott D. Bentley read his poetry in the Fishbowl (2nd floor) on Thursday, September 18 from 3-4pm.  Scott is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Occasional Tables (Subpress) and Ground Air (O Books); two chapbooks, Out of Hand (Parentheses Writing Series) and EDGE (Birdcage); and the photography book ALL AROUND NOISE: Studies in Framing, Synecdoche and Juxtaposition.  He will sign his books for you, too.  This event is sponsored by the English Department and Library.

 
Banned Books Read-Out

Join the Library in celebrating Banned Books Week by participating in a banned books read-out September 23 in the Library Lobby between noon and 2pm.  Pick your favorite book then register online and join us in celebrating our freedom to read.

 
Writing Center Open
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. William H. Gass

Free help with writing assignments and standardized writing examination preparation in Lower Library 32.  Call 826-5217 or visit the Writing Center to set up an appointment.

 
Math Tutoring Lab Open
math tutoring

Come to Library 208 Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm and Friday Noon-4pm for FREE drop-in math tutoring in algebra, precalculus, calculus, statistics, and more.  Contact the Learning Center for more information.

 
Free Video Rentals @ the Library
Troll Hunter movie

Did you know that you can borrow any of the thousands of videos in the Library's collection for free?  Browse the Media Resources Area on the 2nd floor for new and classic titles.  Students may check out up to 3 titles for 3 days.

 
Wildlife Conservation: Past, Present, and Future
Wildlife conservation display

Wildlife conservation is an effort to protect threatened or endangered animal and plant species. Conservation also includes the protection of their natural habitat. The main objective of this practice is to insure that their habitats will be preserved so that the future generations of both wildlife and human can enjoy it. Additionally, wildlife conservation aims to raise awareness regarding the importance of wildlife and wilderness. Currently there are government bureaus and organizations that help promote different wildlife conservation areas. The government also aims to implement certain policies that are specifically created to protect the animals. Your HSU Federal Depository includes numerous federal and state documents that are made available for FREE public use. Documents such as management plans, technical reports, pleasure reading, and many other conservation related documents are available. Taking time to view these documents can shed light on conservation issues that may have an effect on social and economic issues. Management practices of the past have evolved and improved to what we have now. Constantly reinventing and adapting effective management strategies can help preserve wildlife for the future.  Check the online display for a sample of these important documents.

*NOTE: All specimens used in this display are loaned from Humboldt State Wildlife Museum. Their possession follows the appropriate laws, regulation, and conventions as part of the museum collection.

 
Library Orientation & Building Tours
HSU Library

Want to learn more about the Library and how its resources and services can benefit your academic and research needs? Join these thirty-minute introductory tours to see the locations of books, journals, special collections, maps, and reference resources; discover the best study spaces to fit your study style; find out the locations of printers, scanners, and photocopiers; learn about technology offered in the library; and meet a librarian or staff member.

Meet at the electronic directory by the Checkout Desk in the lobby of the Library:

 
Video Reclass Project
Galaxy Quest movie

The HSU Library is pleased to announce the launching of video reclassification project that began on July 1, 2014.  We are in the process of converting the entire Video Collection from the accession number system to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System (like the books in the main collection).  By the end of this academic year, all DVDs and video tapes will be shelved under the single LC Classification System.  Until this project is finished, there will be videos with 2 different call numbers such as VIDEO9398 and PN1997.G25.

You’ll find that our feature films will be in alphabetical order, and browsing our collection is much easier either in stacks or online.  We would like to express our appreciation for your patience during this exciting project.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Kumi @ 826-5656 or send her an e-mail.

 
Extended Computer Help Desk Hours

The Computer Help Desk will now take your phone calls for help until 10pm, 7 days a week.  Call 826-4357.

 

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