Office: Library 15
Phone and voice mail: 707-826-5600
Fax: 707-826-4900
Email: Martha

My 1st Floor Reference Desk Hours for Fall 2010: Monday-Thursday 1-4 pm

Office hours: call or send email to arrange an appointment

I was hired, as Martha Weil, as a reference librarian at Humboldt State in 1986. (I became Martha Johansen in 1994.) Before that, I had worked as an academic reference librarian and as a library instruction librarian in the Midwest. I have a bachelor of arts degree in English from UC Berkeley, my master's degree in library science is from the University of Michigan, and I have a master's degree with honors in medieval history from the University of Kansas. My thesis for my history degree is titled, "Magiferous Plants in Medieval English Herbalism."

My current subject responsibilities are for art, English, music, theatre, film and dance, and women's studies. I also provide library instruction for the departments of Communication and World Languages and Cultures. I also manage the Library's audio recordings collection. I serve as library instruction coordinator, which includes work on the Library's Research Roadmap tutorial

From October 2006 through October 2008, I was the host of a weekly classical music program on the local PBS-affiliate radio station, KHSU-FM, 90.5 Arcata and KHSR-FM, 91.9 Crescent City/Brookings. The Classical Café aired from 10:00 to noon Pacific Time on Monday mornings.

Last updated: September 8, 2010