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Extra Tutoring for Spring Finals
Help

Extra tutoring help is available from the Learning Center - Math Lab, Writing Center, Drop-in Science Lab, and AS Study Lounge are all offering extra tutoriing hours to help you prepare for finals.

 
Summer Library Hours
Lazy lions in the library

The Library's summer hours run through August 23. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

 
Creation & Relaxation Station
Creation & Relaxation Station Play wit LEGOs. Improve your finals. Next to the cafe 5/4-5/15

Creative play helps improve memorization, problem-solving and critical thinking. Come play with LEGOs(R) in the library, next to the cafe. Post photos of your creations with #HSULibraryPlay.  More activities and programs to help ease stress of finals is available in the library and throughout the campus.  Good luck!

 
Extended Prefinals/Finals Hours
Spring Library Prefinals/Finals Hours

Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, May 6. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals!

 
Sustainable Learning Program
Welcome to the CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions AL$

The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative has funded HSU’s Sustainable Learning Program to support faculty adoption and evaluation of open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), or self-authored materials that faculty are willing to openly license. The HSU Sustainable learning Program will support faculty through its partnership with the Library, College of eLearning & Extended Education, Student Disability Resource Center, Bookstore and others to help faculty decrease the cost of an education for our students with high-quality, peer-reviewed learning materials.  More information, including deadlines and requirements can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website.

 
Snacks! Drinks! Casual Conversation!
What do you want to see in your library?

Student, staff, and faculty - Join us in the Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 28 from 2:30-5pm as we collaborate on great changes for the Library!  We want your input and the World Café is a safe, comfortable place to do that.  Can't make it?  Send us your anonymous comments online or add your ideas to whiteboards that will be popping up in various spaces in the building.  Thanks for your contribution in making this YOUR library!

 
Edit Wikipedia. Enjoy Pizza 4/14
Wikipedia globe

Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas, and join us Tuesday, April 14 from 5-7pm in the Library Fishbowl to update Wikipedia entries about Humboldt.  Tutorials, reference materials, and refreshments will be provided.  Sign up here:  http://humboldt.libcal.com/event.php?id=952682.

 
Criterion Videos Free Trial to 5/10
Criterion Collection

Now through May 10th, the HSU Library is participating in the free streaming video trial through Alexander Street Press. The Criterion Collection showcases 315 seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists. Content within The Criterion Collection covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro. Alongside a wealth of feature films, The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street includes seminal documentary films such as Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955), Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), and Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens (1975). It also features works in popular subgenres of film including French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, and New German Cinema. Please peruse and enjoy the wonderful world of international cinema now!

For more information see http://alexanderstreet.com/products/criterion-collection.

Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
Study Skills Workshops Offered

Need some motivation?  Looking for primary research or scholarly articles?  Want help prepping for tests?  All these and more are offered in short (less than an hour), free (with snacks) workshops presented by your librarians. Reserve your spot today!

 
Beyond the Hour of Code: Web Design Series
Web Design Series

The workshops will focus on: web developer tools (4/2/15), basic web design & accessibility (4/9/15), responsive design & mobile first (4/16/15). The workshops meet Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm in the Fishbowl (second floor of the library). See the library calendar of events for more information.

 
Sherman Alexie Program in VanDuzer Thursday at 7pm

All available tickets have been distributed.
The VanDuzer Lobby will open at 6:20 p.m.
The Theatre will open at 6:30. All seats are General Admission.

Shortly before 7 p.m. all remaining seats will be made available for folks who do not have tickets.

 
Gamelan Instruments on Display
Complete Gamelan instruments

Dr. Eugene Novotney, professor of music, has loaned his Gamelan instruments to the University and the Library is pleased to display them in Library 204, 2nd floor, by the Media Collection.  Read the incredible story of how he acquired the instruments, see photos of how they were made, and listen to a sampling of Gamelan music then come visit them in person!

 
Help us evaluate our temporary librarians

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee needs your help in evaluating our four temporary librarians, Lucy Ingrey, Katie LaSala, Carly Marino, and Tim Miller. If you have had experience working with any of these librarians and would like to share your experiences with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, please send your input via email to jeremy.shellhase@humboldt.edu, Chair of the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, before the end of February 27, 2015. You may also choose to deliver your information in person, from 9 to 10 AM on Friday, February 27th in Room 206 of the Library.

 
Whiteboards available throughout the Library
Fatima

You've asked and we've provided dry erase boards throughout the building. Move them, use them, bring your own whiteboard markers or borrow a bag from the Checkout Desk. They are here for you!

 
Raina J. León Poetry Reading
Raina J. Leon

Raina J. León is the author of two prize-wining poetry collections, Canticle of Idols, and Boogeyman Dawn.  Her third book, dis(locate), will be released in 2016.  She will read in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, March 4 at Noon.  She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online journal devoted to Latino and Latina arts.  She is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, and a fellow of Cave Canem and CantoMundo.  She is an assistant professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California.   This event is sponsored by Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) Department, The HSU Diversity Program Funding, the HSU Library, and the English Department.  Refreshments will be provided!

 
OpenStax College Textbooks
OpenStax College Textbooks on Display

Humboldt State is one of thirteen CSU libraries highlighting OpenStax College textbooks as part of CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions.  The textbooks, located at the west end of the library's checkout desk, are available for review and evaluation by faculty in hard copy form or online at openstaxcollege.org/books.  Submit a review and the HSU Library is entered to win $2,500 to help fund expensive course reserve textbooks.  Support for this project is from the Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), advancing "the use of innovative technologies to create more affordable, accessible and effective opportunities for all learners in higher education" and OpenStax College, "committed to improving student access to quality learning materials."  Read more on Humboldt State Now.

 
Textbooks On Reserve!
Biology textbook

Great News! The Library has textbooks on Reserve. Thank you to all instructors who brought in items to place on Course Reserves. Please check the Course Reserves webpage for your class to see a list of books on reserve. If you don't see your class listed, ask your Professor to place the textbook on reserve and Professors may request the library purchase a copy for Reserves. Some popular titles on Reserve are:

 
Spring HSU UnConference is Coming!
HSU unConference

Have a tool or strategy for teaching with technology?  Have you found a novel way to use technology to support your learning?

Be part of the Spring 2015 HSU UnConference by submitting your proposal by February 23.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to this casual forum hosting a series of brief (~5 minutes each), low- risk, high-return, participant-driven presentations/discussions revolving around teaching and learning with technology held on Wednesday, April 15 from noon to 2pm in the Library Fishbowl

Check out videos of unConference 2014, join the conversation and add topics that you would be interested in seeing in April.

 
MBEU YOSINTHA Film Screening
Mbeu Yosintha

Please join us for a screening of MBEU YOSINTHA (SEEDS OF CHANGE), a film for the farmers of Malawi, with director Colin Stevens from U.K. Screening will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 5 in Siemens Hall 108. This is a drama portraying rural village life in Malawi as the village copes with the effects of climate change. The film is in Chichewa with English subtitles. Stevens previously directed MAWA LANGA (MY TOMORROW), also for Purple Field Productions, a UK based film charity creating films for international development. After the film screening, there will be a Q & A and a dialogue about the film including Stevens’ experience making films in Malawi. You can watch the trailer here.

 
Beyond the Hour of Code
Beyond the Hour of Code

Sparked by requests following the Library’s Hour of Code events last December, we will be starting a coding/web development workshop series to help students, staff & faculty learn to build their own personal websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

This workshop will be an introduction to HTML, CSS & JavaScript following a guided tutorial.

Please bring your own device - only a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.

 

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