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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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:

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
Library has Lost & Found

Lose your textbook, scarf, or umbrella in the Library? Leave behind your water bottle or coffee mug after studying?  Drop an earring or misplace your backpack?  All these and more may be found the Library's Lost & Found!  See the friendly staff at the Circulation/Checkout Desk to find your stuff.

 
Library Media News

Are you familiar with HSU Library’s video/DVD collection? We have over 9000 titles including rare documentaries and popular movies. They are arranged by call number on open shelves in the Media Resources Area (MRA), located on the 2nd floor of the Library. MRA has 11 stations containing a variety of video and audio equipment and 6 study carrels with power plugs. HSU faculty, students, and staff can use MRA or Rooms 208, 311, 312, 314 which are equipped with TV/VCR/DVD units and can be reserved online. Faculty and staff can check out an unlimited number of Media materials for one week. Students may check out up to 3 titles for 3 days and community borrowers may check out up to 3 titles overnight. There is a $1/day overdue fine per title. Faculty members may renew videos/DVDs or request extended checkout, if necessary, and are encouraged to reserve videos/DVDs in advance by calling x5656 or sending e-mail to Kumi Watanabe-Schock.

 
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.

 
Wireless Printing is Available

You don't have to wait for an open lab station. Now you can print over the wireless network to the printers in Library 122 and on the 3rd floor of the BSS building (outside of BSS 313) as easily as if you were in a computer lab. Your C-Card will be charged in the usual way, and the same provisos apply about refunds and making sure to print the correct documents. Install the software and follow the directions to print from your laptop.  Need help?  See the Help Desk in Library 120.

 
Silent Study Room Available

We've heard your requests and have created a Silent Study Room in L205 on the 2nd floor.  This room is intended to provide a silent space to study without the distractions of conversation, cell phones, or other extraneous noise. We ask users to find a study area that is compatible with their particular activity and to respect others who are researching or studying.  Thank you and let us know what you think!

 
Campus Dialogue on Race Nov. 1-8
Tim'm West

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.  This year's CDOR takes place Nov. 1 - Nov. 8 and the theme is (In)Justice and Resistance: Past, Present and Potential and this theme encompasses Body Justice, Racism in a "Post-Racial" Society, Justice for Trayvon(s): Stand Whose Ground? and many others. Fill out the 2013 CDOR Proposal Form before 10/7, if you'd like to offer a workshop, film screenings and other events. Featured keynote speaker will be Tim'm West.

 
More Redwoods Photos Command Interest

Historical logging photos from the Library Humboldt Room continue to fuel newspaper articles.  The latest is Ericson photo Korbel School on stump #2 which is featured in the Portland Oregonian as clones from this Fieldbrook stump will be planted near Port Orford on December 4.

 

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