Student Learning Centered Spaces
State-of-the Art Additions offer Dynamic Learning for Students
and Unique Opportunities for Donors
To meet seismic retrofit requirements as well as the evolving needs of students, faculty, staff, and community, the Library is undergoing transformational renovation in 2016 -2019 to create a dynamic 21st Century library. We have five innovative rooms slated for construction in addition to the installation of more collaboration stations. Contributions to HSU’s Library at this uniquely transformative time can result in an enduring and public acknowledgement of your support.
Digital Media Lab (Main Floor)
A modest investment transforms the lives of students
The Library Digital Media Lab provides all students with access to audio/video production technologies and instruction necessary to communicate scholarship beyond the classroom. In all sectors of business, video is used to communicate ideas and information with a worldwide audience. Understanding digital media technology and the craft of storytelling and messaging is essential for all graduates. Digital Storytelling workshops guide students in crafting thoughtful examinations of their subject areas that can connect with the world in transformational ways. Whether a student is presenting botanical research, a historical essay, or a social justice issue, their stories can create impressive work portfolios and videos and serve as powerful demonstrations of the quality of an HSU education. Read on for more information...
Goal: $20,000 Includes 3D printer, poster printer, and virtual reality station
At HSU, across curriculum we are teaching students to tell stories in new ways that resonate with new audiences. These stories are important. We need this lab. There are 26 computers in the Multimedia Computer Lab in Gist Hall, which are in constant use. Students don’t have enough time to complete their projects. Having additional computers with digital media software in the Library will help.
--Deidre Pike, Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Engaging team learning environments across three floors
Collaborative work spaces support the development of key skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication. The Library currently offers eight Collaboration Stations, including one with a 60-inch screen where students can create presentations together in a realistic setting. However, HSU students consistently request additional study rooms to work in teams to synthesize or present information.
Goal: $5,000 each
We have been coming here since last semester. This is our spot! It leads to better communication because everyone can see what is going on (rather than looking over each other’s shoulders) and give input. We are Chemistry and Physics majors, but we don’t have keycards for the Chemistry computer lab, so this space is ideal for us.
--Chloe Goings (Physics), Taylor Team (Geology) and David Poplin (Chemistry)
A campus community space for students, faculty, authors...
With more than 120 events at the HSU Library each year, our campus community has asked for much needed additional performance, lecture, and workshop space. This additional event space will provide current presentation technology in a flexible space. Currently, the Library Fishbowl is a popular location for workshops, presentations, meetings, author and poetry readings, book signings, and a variety of other events attended by the wider North Coast community, as well as the HSU community. Our 2015 campus interviews and survey revealed a desire for additional event space at the Library, similar to the Fishbowl. To meet that need, a second event space will be built to provide a greater seating capacity and access to presentation technology. Read on for more information...