Library News

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours
Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

The Library and Research Help Desks have limited hours during the Thanksgiving Break, November 20-28.  The campus and Library will be closed November 26 and 27. Click here for printable sign.

Special Collections Interns Wanted!
Special Collections Fall Interns 2015

Love the library? Want to work on exciting projects with unique and rare material? The Library's Special Collections invites current students to submit an application for the Humboldt State University Library Scholar Internship. This internship offers students an opportunity to work in the Humboldt Room and gain valuable experience with archives, manuscripts and rare books. Over the course of one semester, students will have hands on experience in special collections, archives, public history, and museum studies as a profession.

Students will receive 2-3 course credits and a $500 scholarship upon completion.

Applications are accepted until Friday, December 4th. See the Special Collections Library Scholar Internship webpage for more information.

Research. Edit Wikipedia. Enjoy Pizza
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in the Library Fishbowl

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Tuesday, Dec. 1st in the Library Fishbowl, 5-7 pm. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by the History Club. Bring laptop, power cord & edit ideas.

More information.

Math Tutoring and Writing Studio Closed for Fall Break

The Math Tutoring Lab will be closed during Fall Break, including Sunday, November 22 and Sunday, November 29.

The Writing Studio will be closed Fall Break. Write Nights will not be available on Sunday, November 22 and Sunday, November 29.

Library Cafe Fall Break Hours
cup of coffee

The Library Cafe's open hours during Fall Semester Break, November 23-25 are 8am-12:30pm.  Other food services on campus are limited.

Tsunami Debris Exhibit
Tsunami Debris Exhibit

In coordination with the release of Humboldt State University Press' first publication, The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home, there is an exhibit in the lobby giving information on the boat, tsunami debris, and tsunamis. Enjoy the exhibit and celebrate the story with us on November 19 from 4:30-6pm in the Library Fishbowl.

In addtion, there is an origami relaxation station set up across from the display where you can create beautiful folded paper objects.  Instruction books and paper are provided. 

GIS Day Celebration November 18

The Geospatial Club is hosting GIS Day to showcase student achievements through research with Geospatial sciences in the Library Fishbowl and Authors Hall area on Wednesday, November 18 from 3:30-7pm.  There will be speakers, posters, and maps, and a chance to network with peers, faculty, and GIS professionals in the community.

Celebrate the Inaugural Publication of HSU Press!
Celebrate the inaugural publication of HSU Press

The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home by Lori Dengler and Amya Miller is the first publication from the Humboldt State University Press. Please join us for a discussion, reception, and reading in both Japanese and English in the Library Fishbowl on November 19 from 4:30-6pm. Books will be available to purchase and have signed, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, see the following news coverage:

Campus Dialogue on Race Nov. 2-6
Campus Dialogue on Race November 2-6

The Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at Humboldt State University 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. CDOR’s objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change. This year's Dialogue will run from November 2-6. All events are open and free to public. Check out the CDOR exhibit in the Library and pick up a complete workshop schedule!

Call for Evaluation of Susan Gehr
Susan Gehr

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee seeks your input to assist in the evaluation of Susan Gehr, Temporary Librarian for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

If you have experience working with Susan Gehr, please share your feedback with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee. You may contact us in one of three ways:

  • Submit written comments addressed to: Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline: 5 P.M., Monday, November 2nd.
  • Email the Committee Chair at Deadline: 5 P.M., Monday, November 2nd (please include “Susan Gehr” in the subject line.)
  • Visit Library Room 109A (Next to InterLibrary Loan), from 1 to 2:30 P.M. on Monday, November 2nd to meet with a representative of the Committee. Note: this input also must be provided in writing.

Thank you.

Faculty Librarian for CAHSS Campus Visit

The campus community is invited to join the HSU Library in welcoming three candidates for the position of Librarian to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences on October 27, 30, and November 5.

Each candidate will give a 20-minute presentation to a small class of students on one of the frames from the “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” The instruction will be followed by 30 minutes for the candidate to answer questions about their approach and why they chose to organize their instruction in this manner.

Each candidate will also meet with staff of the library and library partners for approximately 45 minutes.

Please submit feedback on the candidates using these forms:

  • Julia Glassman, October 27, Student presentation: 10-10:50, Library Lab 121 / Staff meeting: 11:15-12pm, Library Fishbowl (L209)
  • Amanda Meeks, October 30, Student presentation: 10-10:50, Library Fishbowl (L209) / Staff meeting: 11:15-12pm, Library Fishbowl (L209)
  • Marissa Mourer, November 5, Student presentation: 1-1:50, Library Lab 121 / Staff meeting: 9:45-10:30am, Library Fishbowl (L209)

Please contact Sarah Fay Philips, Search Committee Chair, if you have any questions.

Meet & Relax @ the LEGO® Table
Play in the Library

Play and creative work can help improve memorization, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Take a study break and tap into your creative work with this fun distraction located outside the Library Café.  Watch for other puzzles and games throughout the semester.

The programs conducted by Humboldt State are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, and MINDSTORMS® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2012 The LEGO® Group.

Looking for a Computer?

You can now check the LabStats maps that shows the availability of the computers on all three floors of the library and is refreshed every 30 seconds. You can also borrow a laptop from the Checkout Desk for up to 4 hours, if one is available.

Reserve a Study Room
Reserve a Study Room

Reserve one of the Library's many study rooms for up to 2 hours per day. Choose the day, then the room and time, and the space will be reserved for you. There are many rooms to choose from, all with whiteboards and some with collaboration stations.

Humboldt Digital Scholar Video Streaming
Screen capture of streaming service

A new video streaming service is now available if you click on the "View in browser" link found right below the downloadable video link. There are over 100 campus lectures and events available in the HSU Campus Lectures & Special Events community. Check it out.  Just click on the "View in browser" link below the video download entry.

Meditation Room Available in Library's Lower Level
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 Monday-Friday 7:30am-8:00pm. Check out the key from the Library Checkout 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 Library Dean, Cyril Oberlander.

Write Nights
Sunday night Write Nights at the HSU Library

The Writing Studio is available to support HSU students with all aspects of writing Sunday evenings on the main floor of the library in the Information Commons. Stop by if you would like help organizing your essay, crafting a thesis statement, brainstorming your ideas, checking your citations, or any other writing issues! First-come, first-served. Details:

Math Tutoring Lab Now 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.

Headphones, Calculators, Laptops & More Available to Check Out at the Library
Check it Out! Items available for check out at Library Circulation.

You can now borrow headphones, calculators, and laptops, in addition to Kindles and whiteboard markers, from the Checkout Desk in the HSU Library. Loan periods vary and most items are "Library Use Only" but you can take a calculator to class if you need to.

Suggestions for other items to check out are welcome.

SkillShops - Workshops

SkillShops topics cover Life, Academic, Research, Technology,& Professional skills. Come learn some practical skills about meeting management, finding grants and fellowships, basic research, finances, citations and plagiarism, scholarly articles, managing your time more wisely, and much more. Snacks are provided. Register now to reserve your spot