March 2019

flyer for Marching Lumberjacks performance and treats on Tuesday, March 26 at 5pm.
HSU's own Marching Lumberjacks celebrate 50 years of existence with a performance outside of the Library on Tuesday, March 26 starting at 5pm. Come celebrate with music, light refreshments, and a new library exhibit. 
Were you a member of the band? Share your memories on whiteboards in the lobby and enjoy the new exhibit.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

Join us on Thursday, April 11 at 4pm in the Library Fishbowl to hear Margot Genger read from her debut book Shift Happens - Breakdowns During Life's Long Hauls.  
HSU English Professor Emeritus Susan Bennett writes, "Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver. Shift Happens will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margo navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners. She criss-crosses the U.S. delivering everything from Hustler Magazines to Washington State apples - sees both the beauty and the meanness that is America - and eventually realizes what she values in 'home'."
To learn more about Margo and her work, visit her website at
Monday, March 11, 2019 to Thursday, April 11, 2019

photo of laptop, map, old cameras, hands, cactus, succulent, journal
Are you interested in the tourism and travel industry? Apply to be a Library Scholar Intern!
HSU Library is seeking two Library Scholar Interns to work as a team on a Tourism & Travel Project that runs from February to May 20, 2020. This paid internship provides a stipend of $500 upon the completion of the internship project, consisting of:

developing an exhibit May 5-11 and an event for National Tourism Day on May 7

performing research and gathering information and data about tourism and travel for Humboldt County

developing a resource guide.
Team roles and duties will be tailored to the talents and interests of the interns.
In addition to developing a resource guide, the Library Scholars will:

Maintain an internship log, including experiences and challenges that they encountered over the course of their project. Meet together at least one hour each week.

Perform research and interviews to gather resources, develop a resource guide and suggested resources on tourism and travel, eco- and edu- tourism, and other related resources.

Gather information from a variety of sources - web pages, news sources, interviews, etc, - to understand the tourism and travel interests at HSU and in the region.

Evaluate existing travel apps and how Humboldt County is represented.

Write a brief reflection of the internship.
HSU students will work individually and as a team to gain hands-on experience researching, evaluating resources, and developing a resource guide of recommended readings for tourism and travel.
For more information or to apply, please send a brief resume, availability schedule, and brief cover letter expressing your interest for this unique opportunity to Cyril Oberlander, Dean of HSU Library at by Friday, January 31, 2020..
Thursday, December 19, 2019 to Friday, January 31, 2020

As part of the Let's Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Avanti Popolo (1986). Join us at Richards' Goat on April 4 (Thu) @ 5:30pm!
Set in the Sinai Peninsula immediate aftermath of the Six-Day War, the film follows the surreal journey of two Egyptian soldiers, lost in the Sinai desert at the end of the war, trying to make their way home, and as they encounter an Israeli patrol. Israeli General/politician Ariel Sharon opposed this film’s nomination for the Academy Awards, claiming in was "a self-destructive portrait of inept Jews."
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to Thursday, April 4, 2019

Let's talk about the Middle East
As part of the Let's Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Born in Deir Yassin (2017). This screening will be at Richards' Goat, March 7 (Thu) @ 5:30pm.
On the night of April 9th 1948, Deir Yassin, a Palestinian village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, was attacked by the Stern Gang and Irgun. They proceeded to commit a massacre that has left a huge mark in the history of the conflict. This film sets to tell the story of the village in its various incarnations, including interviewing some of those who directly involved in the massacre and its aftermath.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 to Thursday, March 7, 2019

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