December 2017

To Catch the Rain by Lonny Grafman will be the next release from HSU Press. The work chronicles communities around the world that have utilized local resources to harvest rain water. The book includes instructions and illustrations on how you too can become a rain harvester.
Lonny Grafman is a lecturer in the HSU Environmental Resources & Engineering Department. He describes To Catch the Rain on his Kickstarter page as, “a book for people looking to build a future together.”
Thursday, December 21, 2017 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The HSU Library invites the campus and community to attend the grand opening of the new space for Special Collections. This event will take place on March 1st from 3-5pm on the third floor of the Library. Guest speakers, interactive presentations, guided tours, and other activities will mark the launch of this new space. Refreshments and food will be served outside of the room. All are welcome.
For additional information about the grand opening, contact Special Collections Librarian Carly Marino. Learn about one librarian's generous commitment to Special Collections that is making this new research space possible.  


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to Thursday, March 1, 2018

HSU Authors Hall with cakes
The Humboldt State University Library and the Office of the Provost are delighted to host the Annual HSU Authors Celebration of scholarly and creative works published by HSU Authors. A great day to recognize and congratulate faculty, emeriti, staff, students, and alumni for their recent scholarship and creative works.
Please join us Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Authors Hall, HSU Library 2nd Floor, to celebrate HSU Authors published in 2017. Cake & refreshments will be served.
Have you published in 2017? Please let us know, we want to recognize and celebrate your accomplishment, as well as, cite your work in our virtual collection, as well as, host your work in the HSU Authors Hall. For more information and to see past celebrations go to the HSU Authors Hall website.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Sign up now for the last SkillShop being offered this fall and learn how to navigate the complicated application process of federal jobs and internships.  Join Kristina Hunt from ACAC in Library 114 from 4-4:50pm on Thursday, December 14.
Monday, December 11, 2017 to Thursday, December 14, 2017

Scholarly Communications Student Assistant Position available
The Library's Scholarly Communications Office seeks a student assistant for the management and format review of graduate theses. May also include work on Scholarly Communications and Humboldt State University Press related projects.
Must be meticulous and be able to work Independently.
Pay is $11 hour for 10 hours per week.
To apply, please submit:


Contact information for 2 references

Cover letter of less than a page addressing:

Why you are interested in the job

Your qualifications

How this job would benefit your academic or professional career

Send to by December 18, 2017.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 to Monday, December 18, 2017

HSU will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution with a documentary film OF CIVIL WRONGS & RIGHTS. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion of the history of Japanese American World War II internment camps by Prof. Christina Accomando and Prof. Michihiro Clark Sugata on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 5pm in Library's Fishbowl.
The public is invited. Fred Korematsu was an average 23-year-old California native working as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order 9066, which sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment campus, he became something extraordinary -- a civil rights champion. This film follows Korematsu's story from the moment he first resisted confinement to the hard-won victory he finally achieved 39 years later, with the help of a new generation of Japanese-American activists seeking vindication and the assurance that such a terrible injustice would never occur again. This observance marks the state of California's decision in 2010 to designate January 30 as the annual anniversary honoring Korematsu for his lifelong fight for civil rights. In the years before Korematsu's death in 2005, he served on the Constitution Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee. The project is a think tank that advocates rule of law and criminal justice programs.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Join Tim Miller in the Scholars Lab on the Library's 3rd floor Monday-Friday, December 4-8, at 5pm to celebrate the global Hour of Code.  From the basics of coding to creating video games and virtual reality, every night will be a different project. Food and drinks will be provided to help you stay motivated at this busy time of the year.

Monday, 12/4: Learn the basics of building websites with HTML & CSS

Tuesday, 12/5: Learn the basics of JavaScript, a useful programming language for the Web

Wednesday, 12/6: Code Playgrounds and creating your own website or web app

Thursday, 12/7: Learn how to create 3D models using Tinkercad

Friday, 12/8: Creating in 3D for the web using A-frame
Friday, December 1, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017

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