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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Master's Theses Mapped
Google map of HSU Master's theses

View maps of biology, fisheries, forestry, wildlife, and wildlife management master's thesis field research in Humboldt County and beyond.

 
Announcing the Library's New Website!
unveiling

After over a year of work and with many great comments and suggestions from our students, we are pleased to unveil a new and revised Library website!  This is still a work in progress, so let us know what you think, and if you come across any dead links or typos, please let us know where they are so we can fix them!

 
Library Workshops!

Sign up today for Monday evening workshops during Spring Semester.  Topics include: Evaluating Websites, Understanding Call Numbers, Finding Scholarly Articles, Using eBooks, and Zotero Citation Management.

 
Mid-Day Matinee - Films from the Library Vault
student looking at microfiche

Look back at HSU’s history by viewing archival gems from the Library’s Special Collections on Friday, March 28th, 12-2 pm, in the Library Fishbowl, L209. Video selections will feature campus departments, students, and faculty spanning the decades. Many of these films have recently been digitized through the California Light and Sound Project. The final film is an encore screening of the HSU Centennial documentary celebrating the people and spirit of Humboldt State, directed by HSU Alum Benjamin Bettenhausen (‘07, Physics). Come for an afternoon of HSU history through film, and see how much the campus has changed or remained the same over the years. Refreshments will be provided! This is part of the Library's Centennial Showcase Celebration.

 
Book of the Year Community Reception
Jim Dodge

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University will host a community reception for 2013/14 Book of the Year author Jim Dodge on Friday, March 28th, 7-8:30 pm, at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Jim Dodge grew up in Texas, Wyoming, southern California, and Labrador. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. Since 1995, Jim has been a faculty member in the English Department at Humboldt State University. Refreshments will be provided.

 
Spring Break Library Hours
Spring Break Library Hours

The Library's Spring Break hours start Saturday, March 16. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

 
Summer Library Hours

The Library's summer hours start Saturday, May 17. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

 
Library Cafe Summer Hours
Library Cafe Open for Summer

The Library Café will be open during the summer, Monday-Thursday, 8am-12:30pm.  Come by for coffee, pastries, and other goodies.  Other food services on campus have limited hours.

 
Humboldt Theses and Projects - View Them Online!

Although the option to submit HSU theses online through the Library's Humboldt Digital Scholar (HDS) has been available since 2005 - and about 90% of students submitting theses have done so - it is now mandatory that all theses and projects be submitted digitally via HDS.  Take a look - and also get more detail on Humboldt theses and projects.

 

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