Your Library has added 20 more laptops for a total of 34 now available to borrow!
No computer stations available in the Library? Check out a laptop to get your work done!
Need to take a laptop to class? Borrow one for up to 4 hours!
Laptops include the same software found on any Library computers and allow wireless printing to printers throughout the building.
Thank you to those who donated to the Humboldt Loyalty Fund and enabled these purchases to help students be successful!
There are lots of fun events happening in your library this month! Here are just a few:
SkillShops continue with an Escape Room during Open Access Week October 23-26 from 5-5:50pm. Open all the locks to get proof that a mad scientist is up to something in this 50-minute Escape Room. Maximum of 6 people per group. (Note: all sessions are full, watch for future events)
Scary Stuff Trivia Night is back in the Library Lobby on Sunday, October 29 from 5-6pm. Get a team together or play by yourself on this Halloween Themed Trivia Night.
"Scary" Storytime and Trick or Treating comes to the Library on Tuesday, October 31 from 3-5pm. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to bring their children to Trick or Treat with the librarians and to listen to Halloween or Fall storytime in the Lobby.
Ready to find a new favorite place to go for a walk? Hear tales from the trail as Rees Hughes talks about walking in Humboldt County and shares images to inspire (and inform!) your next hike. All walks featured appear in the book, Hiking Humboldt Volume 2: 101 Shorter Day Hikes, Urban and Road Walks.
These include walking the 0.4 mile long Loleta Tunnel, exploring Lacks Creak and Schoolhouse Peak/Lyons Ranch, walking the Ft. Seward Road or the Dyerville Loop Road, finding fossils on the Centerville Beach to Fleener Creek Loop, and more.
Join us on Thursday, October 12 from 6:30-8pm in the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor.
Through the generous donation of an HSU alumnus, the Library is now providing access to the database Global Road Warrior.
Global Road Warrior offers reliable, up-to-date information on countries around the world, including country facts, travel essentials, and extensive coverage of culture, history, and language. Articles are easily cited though the "Cite this Document" feature.
The publisher, World Trade Press, has been publishing country information since 1993.
Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 24-30, by joining the Journalism & Mass Communication Department and the Library as we host a Banned Books Read-Out in the Library Lobby on Wednesday, October 4 from 4:30-6:30pm. Register now to guarantee a participation slot!
Need ideas? Go to the HSU Library's Banned Books Week website for more information including the link of most challenged books for 2016, videos, and infographics. See the display in the wall case by the 1st floor restrooms running through October 2. Find a book on the list and Stand Up for Your Right to Read!
You no longer need to go to the cashier's window to prepay for a replacement ID card! The Library can charge your account so you can pay online or at the Student & Business Services Building at your convenience.
ID services are available at the Library Checkout Desk Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and weekends 12-9pm.
For more information, see the ID Services webpage.
The Humboldt State University Library invites applications for a full-time, through May 28, 2018, temporary Instruction & Research Librarian to provide outstanding instruction and reference services. In collaboration with the Coordinator of Instruction and Reference and the Instructional Working Group, this position will provide creativity in the design and delivery of library programs designed to support undergraduate success. The emphasis of this position is to support serving the general education, freshman/sophomore courses, workshops, and international students. For more information , see General Reference/Instruction Librarian (Job #7227).
First review September 28, 2017.
The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of tenure-track Librarian Katia Karadjova, Librarian for the College of Natural Resources & Sciences.
If you have experience working with Katia, we welcome your feedback.
- Submit written comments addressed to: Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline: 5 P.M., Tuesday, September 19th.
- Email the Committee Chair at email@example.com. Deadline: 5 P.M., Tuesday, September 19th (please include “Katia Karadjova” in the subject line.)
An area on the 2nd floor of the Library has been set up for the Brain Booth - an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind-body connection and optimize learning. Studies have shown how important taking intentional brain breaks can have on students' academic success and now we have the space and tools to help with that.
In this space you will find FitDesks (exercise bikes with mounted desks allowing users to read or use a device while pedalling), books and DVDs of interest, meditation space, and areas to use equipment that can be borrowed from the Checkout desk. Check out a biofeedback machine, virtual reality goggles, or light and sound therapy equipment to use in the Brain Booth area. Instructions are provided and people are encouraged to explore the area and contents.
The Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art wants your submissions. All writers and artists are welcome and you do not need to be an HSU student to see your work in Toyon. Run by students since its inception in 1954, Toyon exists to encourage creative writing in Humboldt County and to provide hands-on learning opportunities in literary publishing for Humboldt State University students. Many noteworthy authors, including Raymond Carver and Jim Dodge, made their first publications through Toyon before achieving greater acclaim. You could be next!
Please follow the submission guidelines and get your work in by September 30, 2017.
The HSU Digital Media Lab (DML) is here to help you create video, audio, photo, and web-based projects. We have equipment to borrow, including cameras, microphones, virtual reality, 3D scanner, and many accessories. We also have computers with production and editing software available to all students, all day.
The DML also offers workshops to learn about the equipment and programs needed to create your projects- from 3D scanning to zines. Through regular SkillShops and special events, the DML is the place on campus to learn about digital media. Interested in creating digital projects? Not sure where to start? Looking for some inspiration?
The DML is the place to get new ideas, get your hands on great equipment and software and learn about new tools. Contact us to learn more or to set up a one-on-one tutoring session. Tim Miller, Digital Media & Learning Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org, x4959.
See the Digital Media Lab Research Guide for more information and start creating today!
Not sure how to cite a web resource at 2am? Need to find some peer-reviewed articles after the research help desk has closed? Use our 24/7 chat service!. You will get professional assistance with your question day or night.
You've asked for silent study spaces and you've got it!
Room 208 is reserved on Sunday for all day silent study. Use of the room is first come, first served and it's up to you to ensure it stays a silent study space during th escheduled time.
Questions? Contact Kimberly Stelter at email@example.com.
HSU undergraduates, graduates, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to publish their research articles or creative works in a peer-reviewed jounal produced by the Humboldt State University Press. See the ideaFest Journal website for submission guidelines or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Deadline is September 29th for the 2017 volume.
The Learning Center Labs will now be on one floor! Come celebrate the newly expanded space and services on Thursday, August 31 from 3-5pm on the Library's 1st floor. You can now find the Learning Lab (general tutoring), Science Tutoring Lab, Math Tutoring Lab, and Writing Studio in one location between the Tech Help Desk and Research Help Desk.
Light refreshments and prizes will be available.
Fall semester is only a few weeks away. Do you have textbooks that you would like on Reserve at the Library? Would you like a library copy on Reserve for your class? Don't forget to submit a request and bring your books in as soon as possible. That way we can process them and have them ready at the beginning of the semester.
If you have any questions please contact the HSU Library Checkout desk at 826-3431 or email Reserves at email@example.com.
Please join us for the Library's Welcome Back Open House as we celebrate the new school year and show you all the exciting changes and events happening in your library!
Stop by the Library Lobby between 3-4:45pm on Thursday, August 24th, to meet library staff and our partners, hear about free workshops, tutoring sessions, and much more! Refreshments will be provided.
Join us at Humboldt Brews, 856 10th Street in Arcata, on Wednesday, August 9 from 6-9pm to raise money for the HSU Library. $1 for every pint sold will help support the HSU Library's student internships, special collections, textbooks on reserve, and more. Hope to see you there!
Work with a great group of students, staff, and faculty at the busy and innovative HSU Library in one of two positions:
Access Services Coordinator (Job #17-65) - provide oversight of library operations, coordinate student assistant activities and collection maintenance operations, and collaborate with other services in the library. First review is August 2, 2017.
Resource Sharing Coordinator (Job #17-66) - oversee resource sharing operations, working closely with the borrowing coordinator and other Access Services staff to effectively and efficiently process Interlibrary loan and Alma requests. First review is August 4, 2017.
Click on the links above for pdf versions of the job descriptions and go to the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services website for more information on how to apply.
The Leadership Toolkit Series will focus on helping leaders motivate and develop the people they lead. Throughout the series, we will highlight a specific leadership skill to discuss and practice together. The following topics will be part of this series: Providing Feedback, Listening, Coaching and Storytelling. Each session in the series will focus on how to apply the skills as a leader, however, anyone interested in the topic may attend any or all in the series. Sessions facilitated by Julia Heatherwick, Training Specialist, HR & APS
July 21, 11am-12pm - Providing Feedback: Do you dread giving feedback? Do you wish you had a simple way to organize your thoughts and feedback? We will discuss a feedback framework and practice it in small groups.
July 28, 11am-12pm - Listening: Does your mind sometimes wander or rehearse what you are going to say while someone else is talking to you? We live in a busy and distracting world. You are not alone. Listening is a skill we can practice to help us be more present with others. In this session, we will practice listening deeply to others through a series of activities. Come prepared to listen and be listened to in this interactive session.
August 1, 11am-12pm - Coaching: Do people come to you to solve their problems? Are you occasionally overwhelmed with the need to have all the answers? Using a coach approach can help your employees or peers come up with their own answers to fix problems they face. Bring something you want to be coached on during the session. You will practice coaching and being coached in this session. Session facilitated by a credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation.
August 4, 11am-12pm - Storytelling: Have you heard a leader share an inspirational story and wish you could tell stories like they do? Storytelling helps you connect to your employees and illustrates points in a way they can be remembered and retold. In this session we will talk about the art of storytelling and how to find and capture your motivational stories.