Daouda Traore will play music from West Africa in the Library Lobby 12-1pm on Thursday, June 11. Daouda was born and raised in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Daouda is a Business student and Marketing Research Intern at HSU. Daouda was part of various musical projects in Scandinavia between 2004 and 2007, where his band played several concerts and hosted workshops in Copenhagen, Oslo and Drammen. His band also recorded the Djenkadi album.
Daouda will play the musical instruments called N'goni and Kora. N'goni and Kora are similar in form but very different in sound. They both are made of a large gourd, fishing lines, and hardwood neck. N'goni has 8 strings and a pentatonic scale. Kora, on the other hand, has 21 strings and diatonic scale. Daouda spent time with his friends and neighbors whose parents were N'goni players while growing up in Burkina Faso. He and his friends learned to build the instrument as a mean to own their toys. He says that the experience was quite memorable!
- June 10: Summer in the Redwoods - archival films of the National & State Parks
- June 17: Nourish: Food & Community facilitated by Jennifer Bell, host of FOOD FOR THOUGHT on KHSU
- June 24: Jensen Rufe Film Festival - Ugliest Fountain in the World (without a doubt), In Search of the Famous Hoosier Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, and Orick, CA, USA
Help plan summer programming - movies, discussion groups, tech training & more. Meet new people and share your experience & expertise. Thursday 1-3 pm, Library Fishbowl.
The Library Café is open during the summer, Monday-Friday, 8:10am-2:30pm. Come by for coffee, pastries, & other goodies. Fill out & turn in a "Made-to-Order Sandwich" form before 10am and get a fresh sandwich made by the fine folks at the College Creek Marketplace. Other food services on campus have limited hours.
Your library will be open from 9am to 3:45pm on Saturday, May 16, so bring your folks by to show them where you spent so much time studying!
Creative play helps improve memorization, problem-solving and critical thinking. Come play with LEGOs(R) in the library, next to the cafe. Post photos of your creations with #HSULibraryPlay. More activities and programs to help ease stress of finals is available in the library and throughout the campus. Good luck!
The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative has funded HSU’s Sustainable Learning Program to support faculty adoption and evaluation of open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), or self-authored materials that faculty are willing to openly license. The HSU Sustainable learning Program will support faculty through its partnership with the Library, College of Extended Education & Global Engagement, Student Disability Resource Center, Bookstore and others to help faculty decrease the cost of an education for our students with high-quality, peer-reviewed learning materials. More information, including deadlines and requirements can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website.
Student, staff, and faculty - Join us in the Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 28 from 2:30-5pm as we collaborate on great changes for the Library! We want your input and the World Café is a safe, comfortable place to do that. Can't make it? Send us your anonymous comments online or add your ideas to whiteboards that will be popping up in various spaces in the building. Thanks for your contribution in making this YOUR library!
Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas, and join us Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7pm in the Library Fishbowl to update Wikipedia entries about Humboldt. Tutorials, reference materials, and refreshments will be provided. Sign up here: http://humboldt.libcal.com/event.php?id=952682.
Now through May 10th, the HSU Library is participating in the free streaming video trial through Alexander Street Press. The Criterion Collection showcases 315 seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. Content within The Criterion Collection covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro. Alongside a wealth of feature films, The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street includes seminal documentary films such as Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955), Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), and Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens (1975). It also features works in popular subgenres of film including French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, and New German Cinema. Please peruse and enjoy the wonderful world of international cinema now!
For more information see http://alexanderstreet.com/products/criterion-collection.
Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!
The workshops will focus on: web developer tools (4/2/15), basic web design & accessibility (4/9/15), responsive design & mobile first (4/16/15). The workshops meet Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm in the Fishbowl (second floor of the library). See the library calendar of events for more information.
All available tickets have been distributed.
The VanDuzer Lobby will open at 6:20 p.m.
The Theatre will open at 6:30. All seats are General Admission.
Shortly before 7 p.m. all remaining seats will be made available for folks who do not have tickets.
Dr. Eugene Novotney, professor of music, has loaned his Gamelan instruments to the University and the Library is pleased to display them in Library 204, 2nd floor, by the Media Collection. Read the incredible story of how he acquired the instruments, see photos of how they were made, and listen to a sampling of Gamelan music then come visit them in person!
The Library Faculty Personnel Committee needs your help in evaluating our four temporary librarians, Lucy Ingrey, Katie LaSala, Carly Marino, and Tim Miller. If you have had experience working with any of these librarians and would like to share your experiences with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, please send your input via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair of the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, before the end of February 27, 2015. You may also choose to deliver your information in person, from 9 to 10 AM on Friday, February 27th in Room 206 of the Library.
You've asked and we've provided dry erase boards throughout the building. Move them, use them, bring your own whiteboard markers or borrow a bag from the Checkout Desk. They are here for you!
Raina J. León is the author of two prize-wining poetry collections, Canticle of Idols, and Boogeyman Dawn. Her third book, dis(locate), will be released in 2016. She will read in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, March 4 at Noon. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online journal devoted to Latino and Latina arts. She is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, and a fellow of Cave Canem and CantoMundo. She is an assistant professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. This event is sponsored by Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) Department, The HSU Diversity Program Funding, the HSU Library, and the English Department. Refreshments will be provided!
Humboldt State is one of thirteen CSU libraries highlighting OpenStax College textbooks as part of CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions. The textbooks, located at the west end of the library's checkout desk, are available for review and evaluation by faculty in hard copy form or online at openstaxcollege.org/books. Submit a review and the HSU Library is entered to win $2,500 to help fund expensive course reserve textbooks. Support for this project is from the Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), advancing "the use of innovative technologies to create more affordable, accessible and effective opportunities for all learners in higher education" and OpenStax College, "committed to improving student access to quality learning materials." Read more on Humboldt State Now.