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Call for Evaluation of Librarian Sarah Fay Philips
Sarah Fay Philips, Coordinator of Instruction and Reference

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee seeks your input to assist in the evaluation of tenure-track Librarian Sarah Fay Philips, the Coordinator of Instruction and Reference.

If you have experience working with Sarah Fay, 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, September 14th
  • Email the Committee Chair at George.Wrenn@humboldt.edu. Deadline: 5 P.M., Monday, September 14th (please include “Sarah Fay Philips” in the subject line.)
  • Visit Library Room 109A (Next to InterLibrary Loan), from 1 to 2:30 P.M. on Monday, September 14th to meet with a representative of the Committee. Note: this input also must be provided in writing.

 

 
Closed for Labor Day
Happy Labor Day

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

 
SkillShops
SkillShops - Workshops

SkillShops topics cover Life, Academic, Research, Technology,& Professional skills. Come learn some practical skills about Moodle, grammar & punctuation, basic research, MS Office, financial skills, Google Scholar, Google Drive, managing your time more wisely, and much more. Snacks are provided. Register now to reserve your spot

 
Math Tutoring Lab Opens Sept. 1
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.

 
Special Collections Interns Wanted!
Special Collections Summer 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.

Applications are accepted until Friday, September 4th. See the Special Collections Library Scholar Internship webpage 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.

 
Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy Streaming Videos

KANOPY offers a broad selection of over 12,000 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from thousands of producers with new releases launched daily. Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, DER, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy.net, Symptom Media, National Film Board of Canada and many more. Please explore. Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
HSU Fall unConference Oct. 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. Proposals for presentations are due September 15.  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.

 
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers Fridée Matinée July 10
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers

In this love letter to "the stinking rose," documentarian Les Blank interviews garlic fanatics of all stripes, from cooks to members of garlic appreciation societies. The film, (a lip-smacking foray into the history, consumption, cultivation and culinary/curative powers of the stinking rose) features internationally renowned chef Alice Waters, of Chez Panisse, and a flavorful musical soundtrack. In 2004 ‘Garlic’ was one of 25 films, selected by The Library Of Congress, to be added to the National Film Registry list of films to be preserved in perpetuity.  Watch it free on Friday, July 10 from 12-1 in the Library Fishbowl (L209).

 
Campus Walks, Mini Book Circles - L4HSU Continues!
Walking with service dog Nikki

Library Lifelong Learning Lounge continues with a community forest walk, campus walk with a service dog, mini book circles, HSU History from the University Archives, Tableau Thursdays, Technology Tuesdays, Fun Fridays and more.  See the Library Workshops calendar of events for more information and to register.

 
Closed for Independence Day
Happy Independence Day

The Library and campus will be closed on Friday, July 3, for Independence Day.

 
HSU Alum Gives $200,000 to Library for Student Support
Malcolm Buchanan and friend

An HSU alum who worked as a student at the Library has left Humboldt State University a $200,000 bequest for the Library.  Malcolm Buchanan's ('50, English) donation will help fund student internships for special projects and building renovations to update study spaces.  Read more at Humboldt State NOW.

 
Japanese Tea Ceremony - July 1
Holly at Tea Ceremony

Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient and mysterious art of Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and learn about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association, presented by Harvey II and the Horai Center, Wednesday, July 1 from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Limited seating is available, so register now!

Cha-no-yu, is a cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involving the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha.

The Horai Center is a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts of Eureka, Calif. Our mission is to to increase understanding, harmony and cultural exchange through the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture, especially Cha-no-yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea).

The Horai Center is also involved in promoting the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. This relationship was originally founded in 1991 with the port city of Kamisu on Japan's east coast and offers an opportunity for the two cities to gain valuable benefits through exchanges of art, culture, education, and commerce.

Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

 
CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Webinar 6/11

A key goal of the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative is to support faculty choosing quality course materials that are more affordable for their students.  This webinar series is designed to support your campus communities implementing your own AL$ activities. 

We will showcase the CSU Long Beach AL$ Initiative and present CourseLoad offering a digital textbook “all-student access” model on Thursday, June 11 from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Bring your lunch or enjoy the provided pizza and drinks.

 

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