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 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.)
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.
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.
Recognizing the importance of awareness and education on issues surrounding macro and microaggressions, explicit and unconscious bias, and culturally inclusive pedagogy the library and campus are offering these educational opportunities during the summer through L4HSU. Staff, students, faculty, and community members are all welcome to attend any of these free workshops. Watch for more details on events scheduled for the school year.
Exploring the Asian American Student Experience at Predominately White Institutions - 3 Part Series - We will be exploring the Asian American student experience at predominately-white institution. This three-part workshop will explore various aspects of Asian American identity to help participants develop cultural competency when working with Asian American students. Part 1 will explore the current and historical context and background of the Asian American experience in the United States, as well as, Asian American's in Higher Education.
- Part 1, July 10, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - Expore the current and historical context and background of the Asian American experience in the United States, as well as, Asian Americans in Higher Education.
- Part 2, July 17, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - Explore Jean Kim's Asian American Racial Identity Development (AARID) Model (2001) as one model/theory to understand Asian American experience in the United States. We will have a discussion/dialogue on how racial identity development occurs in a higher education setting and what participants can do to help students develop a health sense of self.
- Part 3, July 24, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - We will take what we have learned from part 1 and 2 and apply it to the needs of Humboldt State University. We will discuss intersectionality and how that impacts Asian American student experience. This session will be primarily discussion/dialogue based, focused on problem solving/strategies for student, staff, faculty advocacy.
- Me & Whiteness; What's the Connection?, July 13, 11-Noon with Tracy Smith - This workshop will offer participants a chance to explore what people mean by the term "whiteness", how and why our society must commit to this exploration, and to review recommended writings addressing whiteness (please bring your own recommendations too!). All levels of familiarity with issues surrounding whiteness are welcome. This workshop is offered in the hopes it will contribute to meaningful dialogue around the role of whiteness and its impact on striving to create a more race-conscious campus community.
Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - 2 Part Series
- Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - Part 1, July 19, Noon-1pm with Christine Mata and Roger Wang - We will be facilitating a session on microaggressions and bystander intervention and how it impacts our on and off campus community. Part 1 of this session will go over how microaggressions enforce modern systems of oppression and ways to address them.
Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - Part 2, August 2, Noon-1pm with Christine Mata and Roger Wang - Part 2 of this session will go over how to be an active bystander and practice with scenarios.
Racial Battle Fatigue Webinar, Shift Your Campus Culture to Better Support Students, Faculty & Staff of Color, July 26, 11am-12:30pm + 1/2 hr debrief - Students, faculty and staff members of color are counting on HSU to provide them with the support they need to avoid experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue. For many people of color, persistent and degrading racial microaggressions have taken a physical, psychological and emotional toll. Manifesting as fatigue, generalized anxiety, stress and a myriad of other ills, Racial Battle Fatigue is a very real problem for not only students at predominately white institutions, but for faculty and staff of color, as well. Join us with experts Dr. Kathy Obear and Dr. Tanya Williams and learn how to help shift the culture on your campus so you can better support racially marginalized groups and challenge racism on your campus.
- Practice Makes Perfect; No More Silence, August 3, 1-2pm with Tracy Smith - There has been repeated calls for opportunities to build up our anti-racist vocabulary and skill development in the ability to interrupt micro and macroaggressions. Through small group and large group role plays as well as reviews of written scenarios, participants will have a chance to practice breaking the silence. We will provide a supportive, authentic, and brave space, which welcomes all levels of experience with interrupting the silence. We strongly recommend attendance at one or both of the Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention sessions (Part 1 and Part 2), because this session will not cover background information about micro and macroaggressions.