Library News

Latest Thoughts on the Acceleration of the Universe October 8
Public Lecture by Dr. Mario Hamuy

You are invited to attend a public lecture on "The Latest Thoughts on the Acceleration of the Universe in Light of Supernovae" by Dr. Mario Hamuy, Director of the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, on Oct. 8 from 6-8 pm at Kate Buchanan Room. See the attached poster for more information.

Following the lecture, students from SPAN 280 Astronomy: A Cultural Gaze from Latin America will give a short presentation on the display they have created in the HSU Library's large display case.

Stop by and check out the display off the library lobby running until October 12.

Chuck Striplen Lectures October 12
Chuck Striplen

Chuck Striplen, Associate Enviromental Scientist with the San Francisco Estuary Institute will give two lectures on Monday, October 12:  Using Primary Sources and Historical Documents in Historical Ecology at 2pm in the HSU Library's Humboldt Room (L308) and Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Historical Ecology to Improve Landscape and Fire Management at 4pm in the Native American Forum (BSS162).

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.

Bilingual Poetry Reading October 15
Bilingual Spanish & English Poetry Reading

Come to the bilingual Spanish and English Poetry Reading being held in the Library Fishbowl on Thursday, October 15 from 6-7:30pm.  The featured special international guest will be Maestra Guadalupe Angela Ramirez Victoria from Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, Mexico.

This event is sponsored by the Departments of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, World Languages & Cultures, and the Library.

Refereshments will follow the event.

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.

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 27 - October 3, by reading a book that has been banned or challenged. Go to the HSU Library's Banned Books Week website for more information including the list of most challenged books for 2014, videos, and infographics. See the display in the wall case by the 1st floor restrooms running through October 5. Check out a book on the truck by the display or find one on the lists and Celebrate Your Freedom to Read.

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

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.

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.

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

Closed for Labor Day
Happy Labor Day

The HSU Library and campus will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

HSU Fall unConference October 23
HSU unConference

Share your favorite tips and tricks or come learn new ones at the Fall unConference held October 23 from 11-1:30pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Register now to get an email reminder.

Black Lives Matter Libguide
Talking Back: thinking feminist, thinking black by Bell Hooks

The materials listed on the Black Lives Matter Sociology Research Guide were compiled by the workshop presenters, Dr. John Johnson and Renée Byrd, who presented Black Lives Matter: How should HSU respond to the clarion call for justice? during the Institute for Student Success on August 18, 2015.

The research guide is intended to provide readers/attendees with a starting point for elevating awareness around issues of racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration in the United States. Many of the items listed are accessible for free and available through the library.

Salmon is Everything
Salmon is Everything book

The first event for HSU's Book of the Year: Salmon is Everything is a staged reading on Sunday, August 30 at 2pm in the Van Duzer Theatre.  This is event is free and open to the public.  The program will be followed by a talk by the book's author, Theresa May.

Library has a Tumblr site!
Founders Hall

Special Collections summer interns created a Tumblr site featuring material from the Humboldt Room. Everyone is welcome to check it out and help spread the word. The HumLib tumblr will be used by interns in future semesters, so keep checking back for updates.

Learn About & Touch Scientific Instruments!
Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum Display

Join Richard Paselk on Wednesday, August 12, as he shares the early use of instruments in science and navigation and their portrayal in art as well as why he designs and creates replicas. Attendees will be able to try out a variety of his replica instruments.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation in addition to the replicas/models and a few art prints.

The talk will be based on his recent library museum display seen in the online version.

Welcome Back Open House Aug. 19

Join us on Wednesday, August 19 from 3-4:45 in the Library Lobby.  Come see what's going on in the Library and celebrate a new school year with us!  Refreshments will be provided.