Proposals for CDOR 2018
Denice Frohman

The Campus/Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at Humboldt State University that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Our objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change. This year's Dialogue will run from October 29 – November 2, 2018.

Students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to present a workshop or to facilitate a discussion. Submit your proposals online at by Thursday, September 27th at 4pm.

Questions? Contact the CDOR Planning Team at

Global Cafe takes you to England!
Global Cafe Fun Facts about England

The Global Cafe is back! This first trip takes you to England where you'll learn fun facts and enjoy free food!

Come to this event on Wednesday, September 19 from 4-5pm in the Library Fishbowl

Sponsored by HSU Clubs & Activities and Associated Students and catered by Dining Services.

Next stop - Japan on Thursday, October 4 from 5-6pm!
The trip to France is scheduled for November 7th at 5pm..



CNRS/INRSEP Undergraduate Scientific Research Symposium
poster for symposium

Please join us on Friday, September 28 from Noon-4pm, 2nd floor of the Library, for an afternoon of scientific research presentations by undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources & Sciences.

  • 12-2pm - Poster presentations and casual conversation with each student presenter
  • 2-4pm - Oral presentations in the Library Fishbowl 

Research topics may include:

  • Greenhouse gas fluxes
  • Sudden oak death
  • Sturgeon DNA
  • Leaf litter in forests
  • Water infiltration rates
  • Climate issues
  • and more...

Hosted by the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, INRSEP (Indian Natural Resources, Science and Engineering Program), and the University Library.

After Hours Study Space Available!
map of after hours study space in NHE 113

After a successful pilot project in Spring 2018, Nelson Hall East will continue to be open through the night for after-hours studying, from 10pm - 7:30am.  Please check out this space for your late night studying needs!


What's on the Menu?
Choose your instruction menu

Check out our new Library Instruction Menu! This is a guide to planning and making instruction requests for a librarian to visit your class.

Step 1: Choose How Much Time You Have For Library Instruction
Step 2: Choose Your Learning Outcomes to Customize a Lesson or Choose from Our Library Instruction Options
Step 3: Visit To Make Your Instruction Request

Each session is customizable and can include pre-classroom assignments for heightened impact!

Fall Library Newsletter Now Available
image of top of Fall 2018 Library Newsletter

Read the latest Library Newsletter and learn about SkillShops, Brain Booth, ideaFest Journal, Textbooks on Reserve, Archive Interns, SpaceUse, Open Education, and Kindness Rocks, plus upcoming events! The Seismic Edition insert explains how the Library continues to improve, maps where offices have been moved, and invites you to Pints to Support the HSU Library at Redwood Curtain Brewery on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5-9pm.

Where are They Now?
Campus Events Field Temporary Building Directory

Due to Library's Seismic Retrofit Project, many offices on the north and south ends of the building and in the basement have moved elsewhere in the building or out to the Campus Events Field this summer in anticipation of the work beginning this fall.  

The following departments have moved to the Campus Events Field:

The Tech Help Desk has moved from the 1st floor to Library 208 on the 2nd floor.  The computers from L122 have moved to the 2nd floor, near the center of the building.

Read more about this year-long project in our special edition Seismic Newsletter or on the webpage Library Seismic Retrofit Project and feel free to contact the Library Dean, Cyril Oberlander for more information.

Pints to Support the HSU Library
Pints to support the HSU Library Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 5-9pm Redwood Curtain Brewery 550 S G st. Arcata For every pint sold: $1 goes to supporting HSU Library, student internships, special collections, textsbooks on reserve, etc.

Come to the Redwood Curtain Brewery, 550 S. G Street, Arcata, for games, trivia, and more fun while raising money for the HSU Library's student internships, special collections, textbooks on reserve, and other services.  $1 of every pint sold will go to your library.  Activities start at 5pm on Wednesday, September 19th.

Seismic Retrofit Project Update

This fall semester, we mark the beginning of the construction for our much anticipated Seismic Retrofit Project. To accommodate the necessary structural work on the Library building, several programs currently in the Library are temporarily moving to the Campus Events Field as the final phase of the Seismic Retrofit Project starts this fall and wraps up in the Fall of 2019. The upcoming year of relocations are an opportunity to undergo required structural improvements and repairs and expand the footprint of the Library lower floor, providing spaces that more effectively serve the needs of the University. You can read more from Humboldt State Now: Major Construction, Relocation Coming to Campus.

What does all this mean? The following programs will be temporarily relocated and returning Fall 2019: Testing Center, Learning Center, Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), Veterans Enrollment & Transition Services (VETS), Writing Studio, and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). The map of the Campus Events Field is on back of this flyer, and more details available online at:

There will be some internal movements as well. The computer lab Library 121 will be relocated to Library 308, and the computers on the first floor in Library 122 will be moved to the second floor. Technology Help will temporarily move into Library 208, and the Research Help Desk will move into the Access Services Checkout Desk.

In addition to enhancing the strength and flexibility of the building, the Seismic Retrofit Project enlarges the lower floor of the Library, helping us to better meet the current needs of the University. The Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) and Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) will move into the Library building, and we are happy to be able to expand spaces for existing programs as well. In addition, Library 121 will be reconfigured to better meet the needs of faculty and students, and Library 308 will be converted to an active learning classroom in Fall 2019.

Directional signs in the Library will indicate the relocations, and we sincerely appreciate your patience, feedback, and suggestions. Although you may see fencing around the building, the path into the Library will always be open, and we will continue making this the welcoming and inclusive space you love for studying, collaboration, research, and creativity.

Lastly, please join us for the wonderful educational programs provided by the SkillShops, and various library events: Welcome Back Open House August 23rd from 3-5pm, and the HSU Authors Celebration February 14, 2019. While you are visiting, please stop by the Administration Office in Library 108, I am happy to share any updates and answer questions you may have about the Library. Have a wonderful 2018-2019 academic year!

Welcome Back Open House
Welcome Back Open House

Come find out the latest information about your Library and library partners while meeting wonderful people and enjoying yummy refreshments. Pick up a passport and visit all the tables to win prizes!

There will be tabling by:

Japanese Tea Ceremony - June 27, 2018
Holly at Tea Ceremony

Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient and mysterious art of Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and learn about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association, presented by Harvey II and the Horai Center, Wednesday, June 27, from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Limited seating is available, so register now!

Cha-no-yu, is a cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involving the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha.

The Horai Center is a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts of Eureka, Calif. Our mission is to to increase understanding, harmony and cultural exchange through the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture, especially Cha-no-yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea).

The Horai Center is also involved in promoting the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. This relationship was originally founded in 1991 with the port city of Kamisu on Japan's east coast and offers an opportunity for the two cities to gain valuable benefits through exchanges of art, culture, education, and commerce.

Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

How ideaFest Helps Our Students

Please enjoy this short video illustrating the many benefits of participating in HSU's annual ideaFest held in April.  Also, check out HSU's Flickr site for more photos of past events!

Seismic Edition of the Library Newsletter Now Available!
Students say We love the library because...

The Seismic Edition of the Library's Newsletter is out with a description and maps of the relocations happening for 2018/19. There are also several links to more information about the Seismic Retrofit Project.  In addition, get a taste of the exciting programming  being offered through L4HSU this summer, and read a few comments from students who say "We love the library because..."


Learning Center Moving This Summer
The Learning Center is moving to the Campus Events Field

The Learning Center is moving to the Campus Events Field during the summer of 2018 for the Library Seismic Retrofit.  All regular tutoriing services will be available in the new temporary spaces during the 2018/19 academic year.  Please see the Learning Center's website for more information.

Faculty - Have you joined the Sustainable Learning Program yet?
Affordable Learning Solutions

Over the past 2 years, the switch to open education resources and more affordable classroom materials has saved HSU students over $1 million and counting!  Learn how you can be a part of the exciting and valuable program by attending a 3-hour workshop (lunch included) on Tuesday, May 15th or Thursday, May 17th from 12-3pm.  Participants will also receive a $300 stipend thanks to a CSU Affordable Learning Solutions grant.

Register at and see the HSU Sustainable Learning webpage for more information.

L4HSU Launch Lock-In Thursday, 6/7
L4HSU Lock-in Launch June 7

This summer's L4HSU (Library Lifelong Learning Lounge) starts with a Lock-in Launch on Thursday, June 7th at 9:45am.  Join us for part or all day of this fun and interesting event focusing on communication.  There will be videos, discussions, activities, tweeners, music, and lunch in the Library Fishbowl.

Starting the following week, staff, faculty, students, administrators, and community members are invited to join the Library Lifelong Learning Lounge (L4HSU). This summer's theme is Communication with a focus on both Personal and Professional Communication. In addition, each week we will have a variety of Wisdom Wednesday offerings for other topics for personal growth such as ukelele jams, escape rooms, rock painting, role playing games, Japanese tea ceremony, and much, much more. Check out the calendar for several discussions on microagressions, racial identity, and adversity.  Michael Le shares his love for data with the Data Democracy series on Fridays and Jessica Citti saves grandma with commas.  Get the lastest on the campus dog policy with Kevin O'Brien before he retires and help build community with the 2-part Day of Solidarity.  With so much being offered, you are bound to find something of interest.

L4HSU supports the personal and professional development needs of all HSU community members and runs June 11 - July 27, 2018.

Contact Sarah Fay Philips with any questions.

Can Emu Really Sing Jambo? New Book from HSU Press!
Can Emu Really Sing Jambo? flyer

South Bay and Pine Hill Schools' music teacher Peter Jain (son of retired HSU librarian Betty Jain) has written a bilingual children's book with illustrations from South Bay and Pine Hill students.  Come celebrate Can Emu Really Sing Jambo?/ ¿Puede Emu Cantar Realmente Jambo?, published by HSU Press, at three free events:

For Everyone:

  • Thursday, May 3, 7-8:30pm - A dramatization of the book by elementary school students, accompanied by songs especially written for the occasion, followed by a book signing at South Bay Elementary School, 6077 Loma Avenue, Eureka.
  • Friday, May 11, 5:30-7pm - A reading and signing accompanied by live music and free snacks, at Wrangletown Cider Company, 1350 9th Street, Arcata.

For Kids:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 6:30-8pm - A playful reading and book signing accompanied by live music at the Humboldt County Library's "Family Fun Night Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 1313 3rd Street, Eureka.

50% of sale proceeds go to the art, music, and library programs at South Bay and Pine Hill Schools.  Read more on Humboldt State Now: HSU Press Presents Bilingual Children's Book.

1-IN-10 Video Showcase
1 in 10 bring change video showcase!

Please join us as a team of students in HSU's Media Production Department showcases their video series entitled "1-IN-10," which aims to raise awareness across campus about students with disabilities and accessibility issues here at HSU. This includes interviews with students, faculty, and staff.

"One in Ten students at HSU lives day to day with a disability."

Learn more about how you can support the 1 in 10 on Friday, May 4th from Noon to 1pm in the Library Fishbowl.

Refreshments provided.

Funding provided by the California Lottery Project.

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%"

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Additional Resources

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.