September 2019

flyer for Friday October 4, 2019, INRSEP/CNRS Student Research Symposium
Please join us for an afternoon of scientific research presentations by students in the College of Natural Resources and Science on Friday, October 4 from 12pm-4pm, 2nd floor of the Library.
Poster viewing and displays will be available 12-4pm
Oral presentations in the Fishbowl from 2-4pm.
Topics include: Effects of Wildlife, Tricostate Moss, Lipid Transfer Protein, Mt. Shasta Lava Flow and much more!
This event is hosted by the Indian Natural Resources, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP), the College of Natural Resources & Sciences (CNRS), and the University Library.
Monday, September 30, 2019 to Friday, October 4, 2019

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Join us in the Library Fishbowl on Monday, October 7 at 2pm to hear Daniel T. Kirsch talk about his book, Sold My Soul for a Student Loan.
With unprecedented student debt keeping an entire generation from realizing the "American Dream," this book sounds a warning about how that debt may undermine both higher education—and our democracy.
American higher education boasts one of the most impressive legacies in the world, but the price of admission for many is now endless debt. As this book shows, increasing educational indebtedness undermines the real value of higher education in our democracy. To help readers understand this dilemma, the book examines how student debt became commonplace and what the long-term effects of such an ongoing reality might be. Sold My Soul for a Student Loan examines this vitally important issue from an unprecedented diversity of perspectives, focusing on the fact that student debt is hindering the ability of millions of people to enter the job market, the housing market, the consumer economy, and the political process.
Among other topics, the book covers the history of consumer debt in the United States, the history of federal policy toward higher education, and political action in response to the issue of student debt. Perhaps most importantly, it explores the new relationship debtor-citizens have to the government as a result of debt, and how that impacts democracy for a new generation.
Daniel T. Kirsch, PhD, earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and now teaches at California State University, Sacramento. He is a proud member of the American Association of University Professors and the California Faculty Association. His work includes his dissertation "Southie versus Roxbury: Crime, Welfare, and the Racialization of Massachusetts Gubernatorial Elections in the Post-Civil Rights Era" and contributions to the Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections and the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. He resides in Woodland, California with his family. This is his first book.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Monday, October 7, 2019

flyer for Josh Ferrell's talk
Josh Ferrell, TV Producer of "No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain," CNN's "Parts Unknown," and the National Geographic Channel, and a graduate of HSU (Journalism '05) presents Food and Travel Journalism: Compelling Storytelling in Digestible Portions on Friday, September 27 at 1pm in the Library Fishbowl.
Presented by the Departments of Journalism & Mass Communication, Anthropology, and the HSU LIbrary, this discussion and reception are free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Friday, September 27, 2019

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Join us 11am - Noon, Thursday, Sept. 19 in Library Fishbowl! What is the role of community—as a concept, an outcome, and an entity—in a liberal education, and how can community contribute to student success? How do students experience community, on and off campus? This webinar will examine emerging definitions of community, ongoing efforts to create inclusive pathways for engagement, and ways community-based practices can advance inclusive excellence. From multiple institutional perspectives, presenters will explore how a collective understanding of community can shape a commitment to equity and student success.
There will be time for Q&A during the webinar.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Thursday, September 19, 2019

flyer for library makerspace meet up and make hour every thursday 5-6pm
The new Library Makerspace on the 3rd floor is now open for your creating pleasure!  There are longer open hours, but during Meet Up and Make Hour there will be a librarian and other makers available in the makerspace to chat about projects, ideas, and troubleshooting for all kinds of maker topics. Bring your own project or work on something you discover in the makerspace. Once a month, the meet up will focus on a specific maker topic connected to a SkillShop offered from 4-4:50pm before the Meet Up and Make hour. You don’t have to attend the SkillShop to join us for the meet up.
Note: There will not be Meet Up and Make Hour on 9/12 or 11/28. The last meet up for Fall 2019 semester will be 12/12.
Monday, September 9, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for this webinar in the Library Fishbowl on Tuesday, October 1 from 11am-12pm.
Census data tells the American story. By exploring how the United States has changed--and is changing--students and researchers are not only able to examine large demographic and geographic shifts, but also intimate personal histories and changing neighborhoods. How have Harlem's demographics shifted since 1900? Which cities saw the greatest demographic change due to the Great Migration? Where have traditional immigrant communities thrived, and where are more recent immigrants choosing to settle?
Professor Rebecca C. Hyde shows how students can tell these stories and more using Social Explorer, a data visualization and mapping tool currently enhancing over 350 research libraries in the U.S. With the census in the news daily, this is a timely webinar for all data and social science librarians, and for anyone interested in examining the patterns that emerge from massive, longitudinal data sets.
Presenter Rebecca Hyde is an Associate Professor and Research & Instruction Librarian at Saint Louis University's Pius XII Memorial Library. Rebecca has spent nearly twenty years working in Federal Depository Libraries and exploring the secret life of the U.S. Census. She works extensively with students and researchers to help them fully utilize the power of Census data for historical and current population analysis. Before joining the faculty at Saint Louis University in 2011, Rebecca worked at the University of California, San Diego and Northwestern University.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 to Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Your History Matters! Celebrate & Preserve It @ HSU Library
Community members are invited to digitally preserve their individual, family, or special histories. In celebration of American Archives Month, HSU Library Special Collections is hosting Humboldt History Digitization Day on Saturday, November 16th from noon to 4pm in the Special Collections research room on the third floor of the HSU Library.
You can digitize your documents and photographs using HSU Special Collections scanners, store them on hard-drives or flash-drives, or share them through social media. A technician and archivist will be on site to teach and assist everyone with the digitization process.
Join us - Please RSVP at

Sign up for a 20-minute digitization slot.

Prioritize 10 items to scan - a great starting point for digitizing and learning about archiving.

If you have your own flash-drive or hard-drive, please bring it, or we can provide a flash-drive. Supplies are limited.

Please be aware of copyright that limits what you can scan. If you created it, that means you have the copyright; if it was a photograph from a photography studio, you need their permission. We can explain more when you are here.

Don’t digitize personal information like addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers. That’s information that should stay private.

Materials should be able to lie flat on a scanner.  Fragile items are not recommended. 
Bring 10 items like these examples

Single or multi-page documents such as newsletters or smaller maps

Flat documents such as letters and posters up to 8 ½” x 11”

Photographs up to 8 ½” x 11”
Digitization Day will not include the following at this time




Large rolled panoramic photographs, maps, or posters

3D Objects
Humboldt History Digitization Day is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Competitive Grant by the California State Library to promote historical preservation and digitization as a facet of digital literacy.
Monday, November 4, 2019 to Saturday, November 16, 2019