Library News (last 6 months)
Library Break Hours
The HSU Library will have limited hours December 21 - January 20 for semester break. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for a complete listing or this printable flier
2013-12-06 to 2014-01-20
Library Prefinals/Finals Hours
Extended prefinals/finals hours start Wednesday, December 11. Please see the Library Hours webpage
for details or this flier
for a printable copy. Good luck on your finals!
2013-12-02 to 2013-12-20
Expanded Weekend Hours
Starting Saturday, November 30
, through Sunday, December 8, 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!
2013-11-22 to 2013-12-08
Library Computer Cleaning 11/25-27
ITS will be closing labs & areas in the Library to clean computer stations & printers on the following days:
- Monday, Nov. 25 - L121 & L310
- Tuesday, Nov. 26* - L122
- Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Public area stations
Each closure should only take 2-3 hours. Please use other computers in the library during that time. Thank you for your cooperation.
*Note: Wireless access will not be available on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 26
2013-11-22 to 2013-11-27
Wireless Unavailable November 26
The demand for wireless access across campus has grown exponentially, and ITS needs to shut the wireless network down for approximately 8 hours in order to increase capacity. To minimize the number of wireless users impacted, work is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26th.
From 8:30am to 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 26th 2013, all official campus wireless networks will be offline.
Internet and network access will only be available via the wired network during this time.
Once the wireless networks have been reactivated, all devices will need to be re-registered on the campus wireless network.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Technology Help Desk at www.humboldt.edu/tech-help, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (707) 826-HELP (4357).
2013-11-20 to 2013-11-26
For the Love of a Book November 21
FOR THE LOVE OF A BOOK
workshop will take place in the Library Fishbowl (Room 209) 4:30-6:30pm, Thursday, 11/21. In this hands-on art making session, participants will learn how to make a miniature book and will leave the workshop with one or more original books! If you wish, bring small photos (no larger than 2x2 inches), poems, favorite quotes, beads, shells, or ribbon. Prof. Patty Yancey from Education Dept. (and a mixed-media visual artist) will be providing instruction and materials.
2013-11-20 to 2013-11-21
Manuel Paul Lopez Reading 12/4
Manuel Paul Lopez
will read from his work in the Library Fishbowl (Room 209) on Wednesday December 4 at 3pm. The event's co-sponsors are the HSU Library and CRGS and is part of the English Department's Visiting Writers' Series. Manuel Paul López was born and raised in El Centro, California, and received degrees from the University of California, San Diego and San Francisco State University. He is a CantoMundo fellow and was recently awarded a Creative Catalyst Fund grant from the San Diego Foundation in 2012, making him 1 of 15 inaugural fellows. His work has been published in Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue
, The Bitter Oleander
, Hanging Loose
, and ZYZZYVA
, among others, and anthologized in Roque Dalton Redux
(Cedar Hill Publications). His first book Death of a Mexican and other Poems
was published by Bear Star Press in 2006, and was awarded the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. His new collection, The Yearning Feed
, won the University of Notre Dame Press 2013, Ernest Sandeen Prize for Poetry. With his wife, he lives in San Diego, California. Check out his poem 1984 on YouTube
. Refreshments will be provided.
2013-11-15 to 2013-12-04
Library Thanksgiving Break Hours
International Education Week 11/18-11/22
HSU will celebrate international education and exchange
Nov. 18-22 during International Education Week. Now in its 12th year at HSU, the annual event includes an international fashion show, lectures, a keynote speaker and panels on studying, living and working abroad. The week kicks-off with an opening ceremony, featuring a drum and dance performance by Samba da Alegria and an international flag parade at noon on the UC Quad on 11/18. There will be a display of international flags in the Library following the opening ceremony. The flags represent the international students who attend HSU.
2013-11-12 to 2013-11-22
Veterans Day Closure
The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 11
in observance of Veterans Day.
2013-11-01 to 2013-11-11
HSU History: Did You Know?
Madonna donated stage equipment and props to HSU's Theater Arts department?
Assorted items from Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl?” world tour made its way to Humboldt State University via Paris, France in 1987. Negotiations for the gift were set in motion by HSU Alumn Dave Knopf, a professional roadie who had been a part of Madonna’s stage crew during the tour. In conversations with Madonna’s staff over what to do with unwanted equipment after the tour ended, Knopf suggested donating materials to his alma mater… and the rest is history!
Included in the donation were platforms, stairs and a portable stage, projection screens, Levelor blinds, scrims, black drapes, a treadmill, 10 remote-controlled cutouts of gangsters, and a teddy bear with a black lace garter.
Citation: Humboldt State News Releases, Special Collections Department, Humboldt State University Library.
2013-10-24 to 2013-11-07
Jim Dodge Reading at HSU & CR
College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University’s 2013/14 Book of the Year
author Jim Dodge will read selections from his novel Fup
twice in November. Dodge will read first at HSU on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30p.m. in Goodwin Forum. And at CR, he will read in the New Theater on Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:00a.m. A book signing will follow both readings which are free and open to the public. Fup
, originally published in 1983, is a work of fiction that tells the story of Jake Santee, his grandson “Tiny,” and Fup, their adopted mallard living on a farm in the hills of western Sonoma County. The Los Angeles Times described Fup
as a “contemporary California fable of transcendent charm, wisdom, and beauty.” The book was re-released in 2011 in a new, updated edition and can be found in both the HSU and CR bookstores.
2013-10-16 to 2013-11-15
Campus Dialogue On Race 11/1 - 11/8
The Campus Dialogue on Race
(CDOR) is an annual event at HSU 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. This year's CDOR takes place Nov. 1 - Nov. 8 and the theme is (In)Justice and Resistance: Past, Present and Potential
and this theme encompasses Body Justice, Racism in a "Post-Racial" Society, Justice for Trayvon(s): Stand Whose Ground? and many others. Featured keynote speaker will be Tim'm West who will read in the Library Fishbowl 1-2:30 on Monday, November 4.
2013-10-14 to 2013-11-08
Library Map Sale 10/31
Come to the Library's huge map sale on Halloween, October 31. Over 10,000 topo, aeronautical, nautical, and other maps will be available just off the Library lobby from 9am to 7pm. For only 25 cents each or 5 for $1.00, these maps make great wall coverings, gift wrap, art or scratch paper, or use them as maps!
2013-10-14 to 2013-10-31
Check the calendar
for a variety of workshops designed to help you use your library. Start with understanding and using call numbers, evaluating websites, and finding and using e-Books. Learn how to use Zotero, a free citation management tool that will help you organize your research sources. Check back often for additional free, drop-in workshops that will be offered during the semester to help you succeed with your studies.
2013-10-10 to 2013-11-30
Register For Zotero Workshop
This hands-on workshop will introduce students, faculty and staff to the free citation management tool Zotero. Workshops are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22nd or 10 a.m. on October 30th. Pre-registration
is required for the workshop which will cover importing citations, creating your own reference libraries, exporting bibliographies, and using a wide variety of citation styles.
2013-10-09 to 2013-10-31
Scientific Instrument Museum Talk 10/15
Dr. Richard Paselk will give an overview of the Scientific Instrument Museum
detailing Humboldt's history in science and natural history education from 7pm to 8:30pm on October 15. This presentation will begin in the Library Fishbowl (room 209) and then move to the museum where a guided tour will be given. This is part of the October Showcase Month
hosted by College of Natural Resources & Sciences.
2013-10-07 to 2013-10-15
The Shutdown Breakdown
If you are currently conducting research using government-provided statistics, reports, articles, images, or other information, you might hit some roadblocks due to the U.S. Government shutdown. Effective Oct. 1, many of the government websites and databases we take for granted are now unavailable or available in a more limited way. This could impact your research, as well as the research of faculty and students across the country. Here’s a short list of some government-based databases and websites affected by the shutdown.
Government websites unavailable:
Government websites with limited functionality or limited updates:
- AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control), including National Center for Health Statistics
- HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- National Archives
- NIH (National Institutes of Health)
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is offline but you can still get to weather.gov
- USFS (United States Forest Service)
- USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Government websites with full functionality:
- THOMAS – This government website contains a fully searchable database of congressional bills and legislation. The site continues to be updated as events in Congress unfold.
- HealthCare.gov – This site features information for the new national health insurance program provided by Affordable Healthcare Act. The first day to sign up for the service was October 1st, and while there have been reports of glitches and crashes, the site appears to be functioning… for the moment.
- All websites and information necessary to protect lives and property.
2013-10-03 to 2013-10-16
Government Shutdown Impact
With the federal government now shut down, many government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise impacted. Here is a list of offices and agencies
that are affected until congressional leaders and the President reach an agreement on a continuing resolution to reopen the government, along with the potential number of employees affected. This list represents the latest guidance provided to CNN by federal agencies. Some of the numbers could change as agencies identify ways to divert funding from other projects to keep their workers employed. You can also sort each column or search for specific information, such as "FCC" or "defense."
2013-10-02 to 2013-10-16
Banned Books Week
Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 22 - 28, by reading a book that has been banned or challenged. Go to the HSU Library's Banned Books Week website
for more information including the list of most challenged books for 2013. See the displays
in the wall case by the 1st floor restrooms and in the lobby running through September 30. Discover What You're Missing.
2013-09-18 to 2013-09-30
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.
2013-08-30 to 2013-09-30
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!
2013-08-30 to 2013-09-30
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.
2013-08-30 to 2013-09-30
Library Closed for Labor Day
The HSU Library and campus will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
2013-08-27 to 2013-09-02
Library Orientation & Tour
Want to learn more about the Library and how its resources and services can benefit your academic and research needs? Join these thirty-minute introductory tours to see the locations of books, journals, special collections, maps, and reference resources; discover the best study spaces to fit your study style; find out the locations of printers, scanners, and photocopiers; learn about technology offered in the library; and meet a librarian or staff member. Meet at the electronic map by the Check Out Desk in the lobby of the Library:
Tuesday, September 3 at noon
Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 5 at 3 p.m.
2013-08-21 to 2013-09-05
Exhibit Case Reservations
Applications for the Library's exhibit cases are available online
. Go to the Services section from the Library's homepage where you will see the link
to reserve one of the several exhibit cases the Library has to offer. No paper applications will be accepted and because of Centennial Celebration exhibits, there are no cases available before September 10.
2013-08-12 to 2013-09-30
HSU Centennial: From the Library Perspective
Special Collections, aka the Humboldt Room, has provided photos and research for the book Humboldt State University (2010) by alumna Katy Tahja and since then for the HSU Centennial Celebration, including materials used on the website and in other publications.
"New Reflections of Arcata's History" is on display in the Library Lobby. The exhibit features recent donations to the Humboldt Room with major emphasis on the Arcata Historical Resources Survey 2012, our first "born-digital" collection, donated by the Historical Sites Society of Arcata. See the exhibit through Sept 9, then online.
2013-08-12 to 2013-09-15
Library Media News
Are you familiar with HSU Library’s video/DVD collection
? We have over 9000 titles including rare documentaries and popular movies. They are arranged by call number on open shelves in the Media Resources Area
(MRA), located on the 2nd floor of the Library. MRA has 11 stations containing a variety of video and audio equipment and 6 study carrels with power plugs. HSU faculty, students, and staff can use MRA or Rooms 208, 311, 312, 314 which are equipped with TV/VCR/DVD units and can be reserved online
. Faculty and staff can check out an unlimited number of Media materials for one week. Students may check out up to 3 titles for 3 days and community borrowers may check out up to 3 titles overnight. There is a $1/day overdue fine per title. Faculty members may renew videos/DVDs or request extended checkout, if necessary, and are encouraged to reserve videos/DVDs in advance by calling x5656 or sending e-mail to Kumi Watanabe-Schock
2013-08-09 to 2013-08-30
Depository Library Turns 50
Humboldt State University became a congressionally designated selective federal depository in 1963, but the collection can date back to the 1860s. On behalf of our 50th year anniversary as a federal depository, the Government Documents department would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of the interesting and useful documents that we hold. Come check us out
on the third floor!
2013-07-17 to 2013-07-31
Catalog down Thu. and Fri. 7/18-19
The Library Catalog, including ONCORES, will be unavailable this Thursday and Friday for a software upgrade.
2013-07-16 to 2013-07-20
Humboldt Theses and Projects - View Them Online!
Although the option to submit HSU theses online through the Library's Humboldt Digital Scholar (HDS) has been available since 2005 - and about 90% of students submitting theses have done so - it is now mandatory that all theses and projects be submitted digitally via HDS. Take a look
- and also get more detail on Humboldt theses and projects.
2013-07-03 to 2013-09-09
Centennial News Resource Covering 1967-2002
HSU prepared print News Releases
to inform the public media about events and activities related to Humboldt State from 1967 through 2002. These releases
are matched by clippings from local newspapers indicating how those releases
reached their public. The table of contents
of the Releases
is online and searchable - then come in to the Humboldt Room to view the text, as put out by the institution and then as it appeared in the media. Searches might range from "salmon" to "music" - and more! You might also want to check the Lumberjack
for the date range to see what was capturing the student perspective at the same time!
2013-07-03 to 2013-08-31
Independence Day Closure
The Library and campus will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day.
2013-07-02 to 2013-07-04