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Prefinals & Finals Weeks Stress Reducers
girl reading a book - "Did you know that reading for just 6 min a day can reduce stress levels by 68%"

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 2

Thursday, May 3

Friday, May 4

Monday, May 7

Tuesday, May 8

Wednesday, May 9

Thursday, May 10

Friday, May 11

Additional Resources

 
Paws & Relax with Therapy Dogs
Paws & relax with therapy dogs Monday, May 7 1:30-3pm on Library Lawn and Tuesday, May 8 6:30-8pm in Library Lobby

Therapy Dogs International bring their canine companions to the Library for your enjoyment on Monday, May 7th from 1:30-3pm (Library Lawn) and Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30-8pm (Library Lobby).  

It has been clinically proven that through petting, touching, and talking with animals, blood pressure is lowered, stress is relieved, and depression is eased.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retriever, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug. They are here for you to enjoy!

These trained and certified dogs will be the only animals allowed. Please leave your pets at home.

 
Wildlife Senior Student Research Symposium
Wildlife Senior Student Research Symposium Friday, May 4th 4-6pm HSU Library 2nd floor

Join us for the Wildlife Senior Student Research Symposium on Friday, May 4th, 4-6pm outside of the Library Fishbowl on the 2nd floor.  Come see what interesting research the senior wildlife students conducted.  Cookies and refreshments will be served.

 
Special Collections Instruction Librarian Wanted
students researching in the HSU Library's Special Collection space

Humboldt State University Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic Special Collections Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will design hands-on instruction incorporating primary source material into course curricula from a variety of disciplines, with additional support for the Native American Studies and History departments. Included in this work is some collection processing during off-peak instruction time. This temporary 10-month position carries faculty rank. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply. Please view the Job Description: Library (Pool Job #7227) for complete details about the duties of the position.

HSU Library offers opportunities to be creative in instruction and programming, and encourages librarians to develop projects related to their individual goals. Check out our Annual Report to learn how the Library is fostering and supporting scholarship, creativity, and innovation on campus. On March 1, 2018, the Special Collections moved to a beautiful new reading room designed to support instruction and digitization projects. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team of librarians, interns, and students dedicated to sharing collections related to northwestern California.

Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. HSU has over 7,500 students and offers a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Humboldt State is surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world—with ancient redwood forests, pristine coastline and wild rivers.

First review of applications will begin on May 14th and will be accepted until the position closes. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Application instructions:

Submit your application by email to:
lfpc@humboldt.edu
Subject Line: University Library (Job #7227)
OR
Submit by mailing application materials to:
University Library (Job #7227)
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: 707-826-3441

 
Poetry Open Mic, Wed 4/25 @ 5pm

Join us as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month!  Read or listen to all genres of poetry in the Library Lobby on Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm, while enjoying complimentary coffee and snacks. 

 
Bao Phi Poetry Reading & Book Signing, Monday 4/30 @ 3pm
Bao Phi headshot

Join us in the Library Fishbowl on Monday, April 30th from 3-5pm for a poetry reading and book signing by Bao Phi.

Bao Phi has two acclaimed volumes of poetry, Sông I Sing and Thousand Star Hotel, as well as a 2017 children's book, A Different Pond, and numerous recordings, including Refugeography and The Nguyens. In addition to his creative work, he is the Program Director of the Loft Literary Center, where he created a spoken word series that won the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Anti-Racism Initiative Award. This event is sponsored by Departments of English, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Library Dean Cyril Oberlander, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, ADPIC, and Quynh & John Schafer.

 
Poetry Reading by Zev Levinson, Wednesday 4/18 @ 7pm
Song of Six Rivers poetry and photograph by Zev Levinson

Local author, poet, and educator Zev Levinson explores the colorful history, rich diversity, and stunning geography of the Humboldt Bay/Six Rivers region through a blend of lyrical poetry and archival photography in his new book, Song of Six Rivers.  Join us on Wednesday, April 18th at 7pm in the Library Fishbowl as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library.

For more information, see HSU Press' 1st Fiction and Poetry publication: Song of Six Rivers by Zev Levinson and the Humboldt State Now article, Poetic, Vivid Exploration of North Coast History.

 
Closed for Cesar Chavez Day, 3/30
Cesar Chavez

The HSU Library and campus will be closed on Friday, March 30th, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

 
Book Reading by Bryan Radzin, Friday 4/13 @ 6pm
Bryan Radzin holding one of his books

Setting goals comes easy for most folks, but accomplishing them is another thing altogether. Bryan Radzin, a graduate of Humboldt State University and local resident has accomplished his goal of publishing a book each year by his birthday in July. For seven consecutive years, this goal has been successfully met. Radzin’s first three books were precursors to his novel, Search for Truth…the seeker begins and his latest book titled Search for Truth…A rude awakening originates in the south, dealing with a lot of racial issues and a new president, based on #45. The fifth sequel is currently in the working stages, due out summer 2018. The series will contain seven books in total. For more information go to his website at www.bryanradzin.com.

Please join Bryan in the Library Fishbowl, 6-8pm on Friday, April 13th for a book reading, discussion, and signing!

 
New Special Collections Space Now Open!

The new Special Collections room was opened with a trumpet fanfare and ribbon cutting on March 1st.  Please enjoy the photos taken at the event and come to the 3rd floor to see it in person!

 

 

 
Global Cafe takes you to Yemen, Wednesday 4/25 @ 4pm
Global Cafe

Have you ever wanted to learn about the culture of other countries and taste their traditional foods? Come to the Global Cafe, sponsored by HSU Clubs & Activities and Associated Students, catered by Dining Services, and held in the Library Fishbowl: 

  • Germany - February 21st, 2-3pm
  • Pakistan - March 6th, 5-6pm
  • Italy - March 21st, 4-5pm
  • Japan - April 3rd, 4:30-5:30
  • Vietnam - April 18th, 4-5pm
  • Yemen - April 25th, 4-5pm

For more information, contact the Clubs office at 826-3776 or clubs@humboldt.edu.

 
Prefinals Brain Booth Hours Added
students using the virtual reality viewers

The Multicultural Center is hosting the Brain Booth on Friday afternoons from 2-3pm in Library 208.  Drop-ins on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30pm are also available.

During prefinals, additional drop-in hours are available Tuesday, May 1st from 3-4pm and Thursday, May 3rd from 2-4pm.

Everyone is welcome to try out biofeedback, sound and light therapy, VR goggles, coloring, meditation, and other activities that promote international brain breaks and support emotional self-regulation and singular thoughtful focus.  Read more about the many benefits in the Brain Booth research guide.

 
Seeking Faculty Librarian (12-month, Temporary)
ideaFest on the 2nd floor

Humboldt State University Library seeks a forward-thinking, service and team-oriented Teaching and Learning Librarian who is interested in instruction and programming for undergraduate student success. This temporary 12-month position carries faculty rank. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply. Please view the Job Description: Library (Pool Job #7227) for complete details about the duties of the position.

HSU Library offers opportunities to be creative in instruction and programming, and encourages librarians to develop projects related to their individual goals. If you are interested in collaborating with librarians, faculty, students, and staff in support of teaching, learning and research this may be the job for you. Check out our Annual Report to see what HSU Library has done to foster a community that supports scholarship, creativity, and innovation on campus.

Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. HSU has over 7,500 students and offers a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Humboldt State is surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world—with ancient redwood forests, pristine coastline and wild rivers.

Application instructions:

Submit your application by email to:
lfpc@humboldt.edu
Subject Line: University Library (Job #7227)
OR
Submit by mailing application materials to:

University Library (Job #7227)
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: 707-826-3441

 
LSSIII - Evening/Weekend Coordinator Wanted

Join the fabulous staff at the Humboldt State University Library!

This Library Services Specialist III position provides supervision of library oprations and services to students and faculty during evening and weekend hours. 

Read the job announcement and complete the application process by March 2, 2018.

 
Library Cafe becomes the Fencing Cafe on Saturdays!
Take a stab at the new HSU Fencing Cafe on Saturdays 11am-2pm

The Library Cafe turns into the HSU Fencing Cafe on Saturdays from 11am-2pm, with bagels, cream cheese, and coffee provided by the HSU Fencing Club!

Come find out about this fun club and enjoy some refreshments!

 
Student Lunch & Learn 2/13
Student lunch & learn Tuesday February 13 12-2pm in Scholars Lab

This pizza-fueled event is designed to provide an open space for students to share their Canvas, Library, and Learning Center experiences. Come learn more about available student resources and Canvas LMS features in student-led mini workshops.  There will be free pizza, prizes, and raffles, including a chance to win a pair of Beats Solo 3 headphones.

Happening Tuesday, February 13th from 12-2pm in the HSU Scholars Lab on the 3rd floor of your Library.

 
100th SkillShop added to Calendar!
Getting Started with Inkscape February 20th 4-4:50pm in Library 121

Your Library and campus partners offer 50-minute FREE workshops in various categories to introduce and develop skills in important areas for student success.  Go to the SkillShops calendar to see what's there and take advantage of this great opportunity!

Tim Miller's How to Design: Create Buttons with Inkscape is the 100th SkillShop submitted this semester but it's not the last to be offered so check the calendar often.  Upcoming SkillShops include numerous Peer Health Education subjects like Making Friends, dealing with stress, sex ed, healthy eating on a budget, and moreACAC offers help with resumes, interviews, and job searchingCAPS offers numerous ways to handle anxiety, conflicts, and finding focus. Librarians are offering help with research skills, building a time budget, questioning authority, and understanding financial credit.

There is a SkillShop for everyone and they are only 50 minutes and free!  Read more about SkillShops, including how to become a Skilled Learner and earn a certificate.

 

 
Do I have to buy my textbook?
Textbooks at the bookstore

Thanks to the outstanding work of Access Services, students shopping at the campus bookstore can check to see if the Library carries their textbooks on reserve before making a purchase. Students will see a QR code attached to textbooks that the Library carries. Students can use their smartphone to scan the QR code to see a list of all of the textbooks available on reserve at the HSU Library.

Textbooks on Reserve is a program that allows HSU students to borrow a textbook from the Library for two hours at a time. The students can complete the necessary reading and then return the book at no charge. This enables students to complete their assigned readings without encumbering expensive textbook costs.

To see if your textbooks are on reserve at the Library, visit the Course Reserves page to see a list of the courses for which the Library carries the course materials.  

 
 
We Love HSU Authors & Readers!
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.

 
Evaluation of temporary librarians
The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of the following temporary librarians:
 
  • Kelly Hangauer: College of Professional Studies Librarian
  • Lucy Ingrey: Infromation Resources Librarian
  • Garrett Purchio: Special Collections & Archives Project Librarian
  • Kimberly Stelter: First Year Experience Reference & Instruction Librarian
 
If you have experience working with these librarians, the LFPC welcomes your feedback. You may contact us in one of two ways:
  • Submit written comments addressed to: Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521Deadline: 3pm
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
  • Email the Committee at​: lfpc@humboldt.eduDeadline: 3pm, Wednesday February 28, 2018 (please include “Feedback on [Librarian Name] in the subject line.)

 

 

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