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Inaugural HSU Authors Celebration

The HSU Library and Office of the Provost invite you to celebrate HSU authors and their work on Thursday, January 29 from 4-5:30pm in the Helen Everett Reading Room 2nd floor of the Library.  We will also dedicate the HSU Authors Hall, a permanent, physical collection of books, CDs, and DVDs of scholarship and creative work from faculty, staff, students, and alumni published in 2014 and earlier.  Please help us compile the bibliography for the first annual celebration. Any member of the Humboldt State University community, including authors themselves, may submit the names of faculty, staff, students, and alumni using this form by January 20, 2015.

 
Winter Break Library Hours
Winter Break Library Hours

The HSU Library will have limited hours December 20 - January 19 for semester break.  Please see the Library Hours webpage for a complete listing or this printable flier.

 
Extended Prefinals/Finals Hours
Fall Library Prefinals/Finals Hours

Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, December 10. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals!

 
HSU unConference

Join faculty, staff, and students come together and share ideas about their expertise, interests, and other exciting topics (with refreshments!) Friday, Dec. 12 from 3-4:30pm in the Library's Fishbowl, L209.  Enjoy short (5 minutes or less) talks on: 

  • Evernote Forever!
  • Basecamp
  • Mapping Humboldt History using History Pin
  • Screen-Capturing Software
  • Phinish that Masters Thesis with Phinished.org
  • Time Travel Using the Internet Archive
  • Facilitating Access to Course Readings in Moodle
  • Using Google Forms
  • Using Creative Commons Images

Everyone is invited to attend and plans are in the works for the Spring unConference.

 
Course Reserves Reminder for Faculty
Course Reserves

It's that time of year again! Please submit Print Reserves and e-reserves/ONCORES requests by the end of the semester to allow time to prepare materials by the first week of Spring '15. Please remember that due to copyright restrictions only ONE part (chapter/article) from the SAME SOURCE (book/periodical) can be on reserve at one time. Request forms and more information here.

As you may know, the national average annual cost of textbooks is $1,200 per student. Fall semester at HSU, there were six textbooks that cost over $300. The more titles we can place on reserve, the more difference we can make to students impacted by the high price of textbooks. Please consider lending or donating any copies of required textbooks you want to place on reserve. Students greatly appreciate your assistance, and we sincerely appreciate your support. In addition, this spring semester the HSU Library will purchase $1,200 worth of textbooks from a donation.

We look forward to joining you in contributing to student success at HSU. We're here to help if you have questions or need assistance. Contact us at 826-4401/3431 or by email.

 
Paws for Doggy Therapy
petting dog

Meet the teams from Therapy Dogs International bringing their wonderful dogs to campus for your enjoyment.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retreiver, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug.  They are here for you to enjoy!  Come to the Library Lobby on Monday, December 15 between 6:30 and 8pm.

 
Hour of Code
Hour of Code

As part of Computer Science Education Week and the national "Hour of Code" movement, the HSU Library is hosting a week-long series of fun coding events for anyone looking to take a break from the rigors of finals preparations. Join us in the Fishbowl (2nd floor) from 5-6pm, Dec. 8-12.  We will also provide food and drinks. To see a full list of workshops, visit the event calendar and to see the daily activities, see this libguide.

 
Center for Indian Community Development Collection Exhibit
CICD Logo

The HSU Library's Special Collections is currently processing the Center for Indian Community Development Collection to make it available for research. This exhibit is on display to encourage use of this forthcoming resource.

The Center for Community Development (CCD) was established in 1966 to provide services and outreach to American Indian communities in Indian Country on behalf of HSU. The name was changed to the Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) in 1991. CICD was closed in 2013. The exhibit reflects CICD's primary service areas: American Indian (primarily Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa and Yurok) language development, economic development and community development.

Please contact Susan Gehr at (707) 826-5770 or Susan.Gehr@humboldt.edu for more details.

 
PASS: Personal Academic Success Skills Workshops
PASS: Personal Academic Success Skills Workshops

Free workshops on:

  • Time Management, Dec. 2, 1-2pm, L121
  • Evaluating Websites, Dec. 2, 4-5pm, L114
  • Citations & Plagiarism, Dec. 3, 4-5pm, L114
  • Motiviation & Goal Setting, Dec. 4, 1-2pm, L114

Sign up or contact Tim Miller if interested but can't make those times.

 
International Flags
Japan and Brazil flags in Fishbowl

International flags are now on display throughout the Library as part of the International Education Week (IEW). These flags represent the international students who are attending HSU currently. IEW celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. If you'd like to find out more about our international students on campus and international exchange programs, visit Center for International Programs and CSU International Programs!

 
Citations, Plagiarism & APA Style Workshop
Citations, Plagiarism and APA Style Workshop

Come to one of these workshops on November 13th or 18th to discover how to avoid plagiarism by properly using citations. As a college student, plagiarism is an important concept to keep in mind- it can result in bad grades or disciplinary action. But citations are also an important part of scholarship- a tradition of recognizing the work of others and collaborating on the development of your discipline. This workshop will also focus on the basic aspects of creating APA citations and references and will introduce you to invaluable reference resources.

Participants will explore the mechanics of constructing in-text citations and reference list entries. It is recommended that you complete the citation tutorial before attending this workshop.

 
Imagine! On the Future of Teaching, Learning & Role of the Library
Dr. Kelly E. Miller

Based on her article recently published in portal, Kelly E. Miller will discuss a variety of initiatives at UCLA on the changing nature of teaching and learning and the role of libraries on Friday, November 14 from 9-10am in the Library Fishbowl (donuts provided) and 12-2pm in L114 (pizza lunch provided).

Kelly Miller, Ph.D., is the Director of Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library at UCLA, where she is leading efforts to adapt library services and collections to meet campus priorities for education in the digital age. In January, Kelly will be joining the University of Miami Libraries in Coral Gables, Florida, as their new Associate Dean for Learning and Research Services.

Trained as a humanist, Kelly holds a doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan (2002), and has taught at Michigan, Dickinson College, and the University of Virginia. In 2004-2005, she held a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia Library, where she subsequently served as Research Associate for the Scholarly Communication Institute, Special Assistant to the Deputy University Librarian, and Head of Programs and Public Outreach for the Harrison Institute. Her work in libraries focuses especially on the use of special collections and new digital technologies in teaching and learning environments.

 
Kanopy Virtual Film Festival
Tough Guise 2

The HSU Library is participating in the Kanopy Virtual Film Festival that showcases over 120 new and award-winning films selected from 16 leading producers. This festival will run from Nov. 5 to Nov. 21. You can watch all films, and post and share reviews. Some of the featured films are produced by Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, PBS, and others. Here's your chance to watch and review wonderful titles like Under Our Skin, Tough Guise 2, Google & the World Brain, A Hard Day's Night, Just Gender, and The Great Dictator among many more feature films.

To start watching, click https://humboldt.kanopystreaming.com/s-category/825
Username: humboldt
Password: access

 
Duplex Printing (2-sided) is Default Setting
Save paper and print 2-sided

Printers in the library are now set to print 2-sided to help save resources: paper, money, and trees.  You can still print single-sided by following the directions posted in the labs.

 
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 online Event Schedule or this print-friendly 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.

 
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 - 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".

 

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