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Scott D. Bentley Poetry Reading
Scott D. Bentley

Come hear Scott D. Bentley read his poetry in the Fishbowl (2nd floor) on Thursday, September 18 from 3-4pm.  Scott is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Occasional Tables (Subpress) and Ground Air (O Books); two chapbooks, Out of Hand (Parentheses Writing Series) and EDGE (Birdcage); and the photography book ALL AROUND NOISE: Studies in Framing, Synecdoche and Juxtaposition.  He will sign his books for you, too.  This event is sponsored by the English Department and Library.

 
Banned Books Read-Out

Join the Library in celebrating Banned Books Week by participating in a banned books read-out September 23 in the Library Lobby between noon and 2pm.  Pick your favorite book then register online and join us in celebrating our freedom to read.

 
Look Up Books & Media on Your Smartphone
HSU Library Catalog QR Code

Try out our mobile interface to the Library Catalog at
http://voyager.humboldt.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=mobilejqGen.  The mobile
interface is designed for your smartphone's smaller screen and can help you
find the right book while you're up in the stacks.  Give it a try!

 
Writing Center Open
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. William H. Gass

Free help with writing assignments and standardized writing examination preparation in Lower Library 32.  Call 826-5217 or visit the Writing Center to set up an appointment.

 
Math Tutoring Lab Open
math tutoring

Come to Library 208 Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm and Friday Noon-4pm for FREE drop-in math tutoring in algebra, precalculus, calculus, statistics, and more.  Contact the Learning Center for more information.

 
Free Video Rentals @ the Library
Troll Hunter movie

Did you know that you can borrow any of the thousands of videos in the Library's collection for free?  Browse the Media Resources Area on the 2nd floor for new and classic titles.  Students may check out up to 3 titles for 3 days.

 
Wildlife Conservation: Past, Present, and Future
Wildlife conservation display

Wildlife conservation is an effort to protect threatened or endangered animal and plant species. Conservation also includes the protection of their natural habitat. The main objective of this practice is to insure that their habitats will be preserved so that the future generations of both wildlife and human can enjoy it. Additionally, wildlife conservation aims to raise awareness regarding the importance of wildlife and wilderness. Currently there are government bureaus and organizations that help promote different wildlife conservation areas. The government also aims to implement certain policies that are specifically created to protect the animals. Your HSU Federal Depository includes numerous federal and state documents that are made available for FREE public use. Documents such as management plans, technical reports, pleasure reading, and many other conservation related documents are available. Taking time to view these documents can shed light on conservation issues that may have an effect on social and economic issues. Management practices of the past have evolved and improved to what we have now. Constantly reinventing and adapting effective management strategies can help preserve wildlife for the future.  Check the online display for a sample of these important documents.

*NOTE: All specimens used in this display are loaned from Humboldt State Wildlife Museum. Their possession follows the appropriate laws, regulation, and conventions as part of the museum collection.

 
Video Reclass Project
Galaxy Quest movie

The HSU Library is pleased to announce the launching of video reclassification project that began on July 1, 2014.  We are in the process of converting the entire Video Collection from the accession number system to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System (like the books in the main collection).  By the end of this academic year, all DVDs and video tapes will be shelved under the single LC Classification System.  Until this project is finished, there will be videos with 2 different call numbers such as VIDEO9398 and PN1997.G25.

You’ll find that our feature films will be in alphabetical order, and browsing our collection is much easier either in stacks or online.  We would like to express our appreciation for your patience during this exciting project.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Kumi @ 826-5656 or send her an e-mail.

 
Extended Computer Help Desk Hours

The Computer Help Desk will now take your phone calls for help until 10pm, 7 days a week.  Call 826-4357.

 
Master's Theses Mapped
Google map of HSU Master's theses

View maps of biology, fisheries, forestry, wildlife, and wildlife management master's thesis field research in Humboldt County and beyond.

 
Announcing the Library's New Website!
unveiling

After over a year of work and with many great comments and suggestions from our students, we are pleased to unveil a new and revised Library website!  This is still a work in progress, so let us know what you think, and if you come across any dead links or typos, please let us know where they are so we can fix them!

 
Library has Lost & Found

Lose your textbook, scarf, or umbrella in the Library? Leave behind your water bottle or coffee mug after studying?  Drop an earring or misplace your backpack?  All these and more may be found the Library's Lost & Found!  See the friendly staff at the Circulation/Checkout Desk to find your stuff.

 
Silent Study Room Available

We've heard your requests and have created a Silent Study Room in L205 on the 2nd floor.  This room is intended to provide a silent space to study without the distractions of conversation, cell phones, or other extraneous noise. We ask users to find a study area that is compatible with their particular activity and to respect others who are researching or studying.  Thank you and let us know what you think!