Library News (last 6 months)
Memorial Day Closure
The Library and campus are closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day
2013-05-23 to 2013-05-27
Library Cafe Open for Summer
The Library Café will be open during the summer, Monday-Thursday, 8:10am-12:30pm. Come by for coffee, pastries, and other goodies. Other food services
on campus have limited hours.
2013-05-20 to 2013-08-23
Summer Library Hours
The Library's summer hours start Saturday, May 18
. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for details or this flier
for a printable copy.
2013-05-13 to 2013-08-25
Prefinal/Finals Extended Hours
Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, May 8
. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for details or this flier
for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals and congratulations to those graduating!
2013-05-01 to 2013-05-17
Library Cafe Extended Hours
Through the rest of spring semester, the Library Cafe has extended its hours! Starting Monday, April 29, the cafe will be open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday 7:30am-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm, and Sunday 12-8pm. Come by for a drink or snack while you study in the Library.
2013-04-26 to 2013-05-17
Outliers: The Book of the Year, Live!
The students of Humboldt State University's Advanced Oral Interpretation class proudly present "Outliers" on stage! The performance will be an oral interpretation/reader's theater of Malcolm Gladwell’s "Outliers: the Story of Success." The show begins at 7 pm on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27, in the studio theater located on the second floor of the theater arts building on the HSU campus. "Outliers" is an examination of what truly makes people successful and how they differ from the rest of us. The show is entirely student run and free for the whole community. Doors will open 6:45 and seating is limited!
There will be an open dress rehearsal on April 25 that is open to the public. Come by and watch the cast practice this unique, reader’s theater version of Outliers. The following two nights, Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th will be official performances.
This creative interpretation of Outliers was scripted and will be performed by the students of the Advanced Oral Interpretation, Comm 480. Come down and support HSU's communication department and the HSU/CR Book of the Year program.
2013-04-23 to 2013-04-27
Watch Age of Champions
Local Screening - AGE OF CHAMPIONS Wednesday, April 24, 10:30am, at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Age of Champions
tells the story of 5 competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You'll meet a 100-year-old champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, annd hard-hitting grandmothers who triumph over the limitations of age. The filmmakers have partnered with organizations including the National Institute on Aging, Osher Center, and President's Council on Fitness to share the entire documentary for free! You are invited to watch this new PBS documentary between April 18 and April 28, 2013.
2013-04-18 to 2013-04-28
Try Archives Unbound Online
Throughout April the HSU Library provides trial access to Archives Unbound
, an online collection of historical documents supporting research and study needs of scholars and college students. Archives Unbound
covers a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward—from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Please try it and let us know
what you think.
2013-04-03 to 2013-04-30
Celebrating Barbara Curiel
Dr. Barbara Curiel, professor of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies and English recently won the 2012 Philip Levine Prize for her forthcoming poetry collection MEXICAN JENNY AND OTHER POEMS (to be published in Fall 2013). Dr. Curiel has recently published poems in the journals: KWELI, HUIZSACHE, and THE ACENTOS REVIEW, as well as in the chapbook anthology MIRAGE. Her poems are included in the 2011 collection CANTAR DE ESPEJOS: POESIA TESTIMONIAL CHICANA POR MUJERES published in Mexico. Please join us for a poetry reading
, Q & A, and refreshments to celebrate Dr. Curiel's accomplishment, 3-4pm, Friday, April 19 in the Library's Fishbowl (Room 209)
2013-03-27 to 2013-04-19
Pan-Asian Pacific Islander Perspectives
The Pan-Asian Pacific Islander Perspectives Festival
, sponsored by HSU APASA (Asian Pacific Islander American Student Alliance) is a weeklong celebration of API people in our area, their perspectives and experiences. There will be Hmong, Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian and Indian music, dance, art installation and more Monday, March 25 through Saturday, March 30. Full schedule is available here
. Check it out!
2013-03-25 to 2013-03-30
Expanded Weekend Hours
Starting Saturday, April 22
, through Sunday, May 5, the HSU Library will be open more hours on the weekends! Saturday hours will be 10am-7:45pm and Sunday hours will be 10am-10:45pm. See the Library Hours
calendar for more information and watch for even more open hours for prefinals and finals!
2013-03-22 to 2013-05-05
Lab Computer Clones available on 2nd & 3rd Floors
Two computers on the 2nd floor
outside of the Periodicals and Media Assistance window and 4 on the 3rd floor
outside of the L310 lab have been turned into clones of the L121 Lab computer stations. Students, staff, and faculty can now access the same software available in the 1st floor labs but in less crowded and quieter environments.
2013-03-15 to 2013-05-17
Library Spring Break Hours
The Library's Spring Break hours start Saturday, March 16. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for details or this flier
for a printable copy.
2013-03-08 to 2013-03-24
2013 Social Justice Summit 3/1 & 3/2
Web of Science Trial
The HSU Library is providing a 30 day trial to Web of Science February 18 – March 17 in anticipation of a system-wide offer to subscribe to this major multidisciplinary citation database. Although named Web of Science scholarly research in all disciplines is covered. The database indexes cover to cover papers 12,000 high impact research journals and papers from 12,000 conference proceedings on an annual basis. Beyond subject keyword and cited reference searching the database offers a unique set of application tools:
- “Analyze Tool” allows you to discover research trends and patterns; gain insight into emerging fields of research; and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals.
- “Citation Report” creates formatted reports to view citation information for individuals or institutions.
- “Citation Maps” allows you to visualize citation connections and discover an article's citation relationships.
The Library hosted a 50-minute introductory webinar on the search features and research applications of Web of Science on Tuesday, February 26. To see the recording of this webinar please go to http://preview.tinyurl.com/dyvgs2x. For additional information see the Web of Science Factsheet.
2013-02-19 to 2013-03-17
Book of the Year Event February 22
What helps an addict recover? Or allows an abused child to love and trust again? How do today’s college students definte “success?” And who are the real “outliers” in our community?
For the answer to these questions, everyone is invited to hear the winning Student “Story of Success” presentations on: Friday evening, 2/22/13, at 7pm in the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka.
And the following evening in Crescent City: Saturday, 2/23/13, at 6pm in the library on CR’s Del Norte campus, 883 W. Washington Blvd. in Crescent City.
These events celebrate the CR/HSU 2012/13 Book of the Year, Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Topics range from publishing a novel through Kickstarter through making a life and a living by joining a band in a foreign country to surveying fellow students about their definitions of success and creating an original zine from those responses. Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the blog. Or contact the HSU English Department at 707-826-3758 or email@example.com or at College of the Redwoods, Vinnie Peloso at 707-476-4565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-02-18 to 2013-02-23
Zotero Information Management Workshop
On Monday, February 18, 12-1pm in the Lib 121 Computer Lab
Robert Sathrum will offer a training workshop on the use of Zotero
, a free web-based tool for saving and organizing citations and creating bibliographies. With Zotero
, you can:
- Collect citations from article databases and websites.
- Organize your sources into collections with tags to quickly sort and search for articles.
- Capturing related PDFs, files, or images; or linking to available fulltext.
- Cite with ease as you effortlessly create bibliographies in Word.
For additional information on the workshop contact Robert Sathrum
or Sarah Fay Philips
2013-02-08 to 2013-02-18
Social Justice Summit Seeking Proposals!
2013 Social Justice Summit
is "United, Undocumented, Unafraid!" and it will take place on March 1st & 2nd. The organizers are looking for dynamic and interactive workshops. If you would like to host a workshop to raise awareness on a specific issue, please submit a proposal
. The deadline is this Friday, but it can be extended a bit. Also, if you are interested in attending, you can register
early and students can register for a unit in Women's Studies or Ethnic Studies through February 18th or through Extended Education through the 25th or onsite. Check out SJS on Facebook
also! Any questions? Please contact email@example.com
2013-02-07 to 2013-02-15
Library Bolsters Quieter Surroundings
Responding to student requests for a quieter study environment, the HSU Library is taking a series of measures to manage noise levels in key locations.
Information Technology Services is posting signs in the Library computer labs reminding users of courteous cell phone use. The signs are the same as those posted campus-wide at other computer labs.
Students have access to the Silent Study Room, L205, and the surrounding Quiet Study area on the second floor and students consider the Library’s second and third floors to be quieter than the first level. Accordingly, six computer work stations are being installed with library computer lab software: 2 on the second floor and 4 on the third floor. Installation is scheduled to be completed the week of February 11.
Please visit the HSU Library home page and click on "Suggestions/Comments" at the bottom to share your questions and ideas.
2013-02-05 to 2013-03-31
Math Tutoring Lab Opens Tuesday
The Math Tutoring Lab
in Library 208, opens Tuesday, January 29 at 11am for FREE walk-in tutoring. Hours are Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday 10am-2pm, and Sunday 3pm-8pm.
2013-01-25 to 2013-02-25
Wireless Printing is Available!
You don't have to wait for an open lab station. Now you can print over the wireless network to the printers in Library 122 and on the 3rd floor of the BSS building (outside of BSS 313) as easily as if you were in a computer lab. Your C-Card will be charged in the usual way, and the same provisos apply about refunds and making sure to print the correct documents. Install the software
and follow the directions
to print from your laptop. Need help? See the Help Desk in Library 120.
2013-01-24 to 2013-05-31
Fred Korematsu Day @ HSU
California's Fred Korematsu Day
of Civil Liberties and the Constituion is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. It is celebrated every January 30th on Mr. Korematsu's birthday. Fred Korematsu was a national civil rights hero, who argued that the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII was unjust. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton. To remember the importance of preserving civil liberties, come to HSU's first Fred Korematsu Day celebration
on Thursday, 1/31 from 4 to 7:30pm in the Kate Buchanan Room. OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: FRED KOREMATSU STORY
and SEARCHLIGHT SERENADE
will be screened. There will be a panel discussion with several Japanese-Americans interned during WWII as well. Food and Snack will be provided and this is a free event hosted by the HSU's Multicultural Center
2013-01-24 to 2013-02-01
Library has Lost & Found!
Lose your textbook, scarf, or umbrella in the Library? Leave behind your water bottle or coffee mug after studying? Drop an earring or misplace your backpack? All these and more may be found the Library's Lost & Found! See the friendly staff at the Circulation/Checkout Desk
to find your stuff.
2013-01-23 to 2013-05-31
Silent Study Room Available!
We've heard your requests
and have created a Silent Study Room
on the 2nd floor. This room is intended to provide a silent space to study without the distractions of conversation, cell phones, or other extraneous noise. We ask users to find a study area
that is compatible with their particular activity and to respect others who are researching or studying. Thank you and let us know
what you think!
2013-01-20 to 2013-04-20
Student Message Board Now Available
Need to leave a message for a student or group in the Library? Looking for a message from your group studying in the building? Check out the new Student Message Board now available as part of the bulletin board across from the vending machines off the lobby. All messages will be cleared each weekday morning unless otherwise noted.
2013-01-14 to 2013-02-25
Library Break Hours
The HSU Library will have limited hours December 15 - January 21 for semester break. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for a complete listing or this printable flier
2012-12-03 to 2013-01-21
Library Prefinals/Finals Hours
Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, December 5. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for details or this flier
for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals!
2012-12-03 to 2012-12-14
More Redwoods Photos Command Interest
Historical logging photos from the Library Humboldt Room
continue to fuel newspaper articles. The latest is Ericson photo Korbel School on stump #2 which is featured in the Portland Oregonian
as clones from this Fieldbrook stump will be planted near Port Orford on December 4.
2012-11-27 to 2012-12-31