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Student Feedback Needed for Librarians

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluations of tenure-track librarians Bri Hagen (Discovery & Metadata Services Librarian) and Tim Miller (Digital Media & Learning Librarian).

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If you have experience working with Bri or Tim, we welcome your feedback.

Your comments should be address to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and sent via an HSU email to lfpc2021@humboldt.edu

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 17th.

Thank you!

 
Returning Library Material? Need Equipment?

Do you need to return items to the Library?

Drop off books 24/7 Library Circle Book Return Drop items off at the book return on the Library Circle photo of south entrance to lower level of library, entry to room 28 Call 707-826-3431 Mail Returns The HSU Library can supply a prepaid UPS label, call or email libcirculation@humboldt.edu to get what you need
  • Drop it off at the book return on the Library Circle.
  • If the item(s) or box is too large, drop it off at the Lower Level of the Library (LIB-028) (see photo of south entry above).
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
    • Please remember to wear your mask
  • If you are returning a book, laptop, chromebook, hotspot kit, or other equipment, and cannot do so in-person, please use this form to get a prepaid mailing label.

Do you need to extend the borrowing time?

Do you need technology equipment for class?

  • Please fill out the form so we can help you get what you need.
 
New Special Collections Website!
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After much hard work from our library web team, HSU Library Special Collections has launched its new website.

The new site is an update from the previous website to a more user friendly design, and has migrated to the URL: specialcollections.humboldt.edu. Make sure to update your links! It’s also in-line with the university style guidelines, mirroring other HSU websites, and has a rotating header of historical photographs from HSU Special Collections. If you would like to learn more about a specific featured photograph, there is additional information under the “About” section in the drop down menu.

The accordion style search menu takes users to all of the Special Collections items in the Library catalog, has the ability to search the Digital Archives site that houses our digitized collections, and to search HSU finding aids from the Online Archive of California. All 13,000 digital photographs have migrated to a new Humboldt State Digital Archive making searching and finding historic Humboldt images even easier. We look forward to making more digital content available in the near future.

Special Collections hopes this new site will make finding items in our collections easier, and assist student and community researchers. If you have any questions, please contact archives@humboldt.edu for more information.

 
Weekly Wellbeing & Stress Management SkillShops

flyer for brain booth's skillshop on wellbeing and stress management The Brain Booth presents weekly SkillShops on Wednesdays 12-12:50pm and 2-2:50pm to learn about wellbeing and stress management.

Zoom registration

Find out more about the Library's Brain Booth at https://libguides.humboldt.edu/brainbooth where you can find online resources and see what will be available when the building opens up again.

 

 
Looking for a Lab, Printing Kiosk, or Study Space?

While the upper floors of the Library building are closed for fall semester, we still want to help you find computer labs and printing kiosks and study space on campus! These annotated campus maps will show you those spaces available August 12-December 17, 2021. Click on an image for the larger PDF versions.

Computer Labs OPEN Saturday and Sunday 7am-6pm: Founders Hall 202, Harry Griffith Hall 115, and Siemens Hall 118

Please note: Things are always changing, so check ITS' Computer Lab list for the most up-to-date availability for computer labs.

campus map showing study spaces for fall semester campus map of computer labs on campus for Fall 2021

 
Need Your ID? No Problem!

Need your HSU ID card? We can help!

ID Services are available in multiple ways this semester. Please fill out the appropriate Google form linked below to have your ID made. You can then either pick it up in the lower level of the Library (Library 28, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm) or use the form to have the ID sent to your mailing address. You can also stop by room 28 during open hours to have an ID made. Please wear a mask.

Students -  Please request an ID card or replacement ID card using the Google form.

Are you a new staff, faculty, or administrator at HSU? Please request an ID card using the Google form.

If you have any trouble accessing the form, please email us at libcirculation@humboldt.edu.

For more information, see the Campus ID website.

photo of south entrance to lower level of library, entry to room 28photo of lower library level room 28 temporary home to library services

 
We are Diversifying Our Collection!

graphic of bookplate for ODEI grant funded purchasesThanks to your feedback and requests, we've added even more titles to support diversity and inclusion.  The research guide Diverse Collections - Recent Acquisitions highlights these additions and is updated periodically as new titles become available.

We thank the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for supporting library collection development in 2020-2021. Look for the ODEI bookplate in our catalog for items purchased with ODEI grant funds and please continue to make suggestions!

 
Get books through CSU+, now using CSU and SUNY libraries

image of book going into mailbox with Golden Gate bridge in background. Text is CSU+ & SUNY Two of the largest public university systems in the US are collaborating to get you books! CSU+ a way to get books quickly and for free! CSU+ is now expanding beyond our CSU libraries. Materials will come to us from NY if they aren't available in CA. bottom image of book going into mailbox with New Yorkc City skyline in backgroundLibrary services expanded via new partnership!

The libraries of the two largest public university systems, CSU and SUNY, are partnering to provide you library materials. This expansion of CSU+ means that if a book you request can't be sourced by one of the Cal States, then a partner from NY within the SUNY system will help out. Students, staff, and faculty can utilize CSU+ to get library books quickly and for free!

While the library collections remain closed, the resource sharing service is here to acquire books for you from our library partners.

With questions related to this service please contact libill@humboldt.edu

 
New First-Year or Transfer Student? Get a Tablet!
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New first-year and transfer students are eligible for an iPad, free to use through the completion of your degree.

Sign up now!

HSU is participating in CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) and are providing:

  • 64 GB iPad Air (iPad Air - Apple)
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (iPad Keyboards - Apple)
  • Apple Pencil 2nd Generation (Apple Pencil - Apple)
  • Excellent technology support from the Technology Help Desk

Note: With a keyboard attachment and pencil, this technology bundle is comparable to a laptop.

Read more, including FAQs at https://its.humboldt.edu/csuccess and register by August 27th.

An Information Technology Services (ITS) representative will connect with you soon after to schedule a pick-up date and time or arrange for your iPad to be shipped to you. You can contact them directly at 707-826-HELP (4357) or email help@humboldt.edu.

 
Fall Course Materials
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Do you plan to require course materials for Fall 2021? The HSU Library can check to see if materials are available to purchase in an eBook format.

The ARC can scan up to 15% of a textbook so get your requests in!

Make purchase and scanning requests with this form.

Have you thought about using an Open Educational Resource or lower cost options for your course instead of a commercial textbook? There are many free online resources through Open Educational Resources. Email librarians@humboldt.edu to speak with a librarian who can help you locate OER that might work for your class.

 

 
We Have a New Blog!
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If you've been in the Library, you know our love of whiteboards. (OK, Cyril's love of whiteboards, but we have discovered how truly useful they are, too!)  Students use them to study, play, and create. We use them to direct, inform, and interact.

As a way to share more information between newsletters, we introduce you to Our Whiteboard, a new Library blog!

Contributions will be written by staff, faculty, students, and administrators, keeping you informed on the lastest Library and library-related happenings. Check out our first article about L4HSU, still offering free, online workshops through August 14th!

Have questions or want to suggest something for us to write about? Want to write something for the Library blog? Contact us at libmarketing@humboldt.edu.

 
10 Video Streaming Tips & Recommendations
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Have some time on your hands? Check out these 10 video streaming tips and recommendations from the HSU Library:

Kanopy Streaming

Spotlight: KRUDAS, MORE THAN A WORD, WAKING DREAM,

Titles streamed by Kanopy are available either directly from the library catalog or from the HSU Kanopy interface linked above to HSU community. Those titles for which we do not hold streaming rights could be requested by filling in a request form. This form would appear on your screen and forwarded to a staff member for consideration. Given our limited funds, we emphasize study and research needs when making purchase decisions.

Google Media Library A to Z

A searchable video database Google Media Library A to Z is available for all faculty and staff located in Google Share Drive. It's a collection of captioned videos that have been digitized for use in coursework. The database can be accessed via Canvas.

A short tutorial can be found at https://hsu.link/GoogleAtoZMediaLibrary

NETFLIX

Spotlight: WE THE PEOPLE, 13TH, CHASING CORAL

Netflix Educational Videos YouTube Channel provides some videos to those without subscription.

Humboldt Digital Scholar/CSU Scholarworks

Campus lectures by HSU faculty and visiting speakers including Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, and many others are available from this archival repository.

PBS

PBS Learning Media POV Documentary Watch Club

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting: a multi-station archive of a lot of PBS material from years back. It's a good place to start if you are looking for a streaming option for something you have on VHS.

PBS LearningMedia: a free streaming platform specifically for educators. There are many clips from a ton of programs. You might not find that full episode of NOVA but you might find the clip that you actually want to use.

Internet Archive

Spotlight: CHINESE EXPERIENCE IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. KEET-TV has numerous programs uploaded to this archive in addition to their YouTube Library.

ALA/FMRT hosted Digital Video Collections Guide

This guide includes licensed and freely available quality online resources.

Wabash Lily Library Open Streaming Video Collection

Offers quality, freely accessible collections of online video.

IMDb TV

These feature films could only be used individually, rather than for the classroom, but in some cases it could avoid the dilemma of students who don’t have subscriptions to Prime, Hulu, etc.

National Theatre Collection (Bloomsbury's Drama Online)

Free trial thru August 1, 2021. The National Theatre Collection makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector. The Collection is available on Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online.

 
Learn How to Use HathiTrust for Electronic Access to HSU Titles
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HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service is currently providing electronic access to students, staff, and faculty for over 230,000 books held by the HSU Library!

Watch this short video and Learn How to Use HathiTrust for Electronic Access to HSU Titles (1:12) or follow along with the directions below.

Access HathiTrust to "check out" a copy for a limited period of time with an auto-renew feature for books still in use. Click the yellow "LOG IN" button on the top right of the screen.

Start typing Humboldt State University in the "Find your partner institution:" search box, then choose "Continue."

Login.

Start searching! You can limit your search to titles that we have access to by choosing the "Full-text" option in your search.

Please check out an item only when you plan to use it. Each Temporary Access book has an initial check-out period of 60 minutes. If you remain active in the book during the session, access time will be extended. If you do not remain active, it will be released for use by others on campus.

For more information, see HathiTrusts's How to Use ETAS.

 
HSU Press Book Receives Nautilus Book Award!
image of cover page for Far Less a Novel by Kathy Wollenberg

Congratulations to Far Less written by Kathy Wollenberg and published by HSU Press for winning two silver medals from the Nautilus Book Awards: "Young Adult Fiction" category and "Self-Published/Small Press" category. This book, set in the Arcata Community Forest, touches on the many problems that young people face.

Read more from Humboldt State NOW and find other publications from HSU Press in their new catalog and online.

 
Archivist & Digital Publishing Specialist Wanted
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The Library is looking for an Archives and Digital Publishing Specialist (LSIII) to support the work of the Special Collections and the Scholarly Communications Offices. This is an internal search and more information can be found at Job #21-18. Deadline to submit application materials is Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

 
Read up on the Library with the Spring Newsletter
image of the front of the Spring 2021 Check Out the Library Newsletter

Check out the Spring 2021 Library Newsletter featuring articles on:

  • Discovering Humboldt
  • Circulation on the Go
  • Add a Dash of Library to Spice up Your Teaching and Learning
  • Project-based Learning: Citing Insights
  • Course Reserves
  • Building Bridges & Connecting Communities
  • Upcoming Events: Fred Korematsu Day, Authors Celebration, and ideaFest

 

 
Humboldt Asian Histories & Futures Panel
Humboldt Asian Histories & Futures Panel a reading, panel, & community conversation organized by HAPI May 14 5-6:30pm bit.ly/humboldtasianfutures cosponsored by L4HSU, the Clarke Historical Museum, & the Eureka Chinatown Project

Humboldt Asian Histories & Futures: a reading, panel, and community conversation organized by HAPI

Join us on Friday, May 14 from 5-6:30pm. Zoom registration here.

In this program, community members, historians, and local artists come together to remember Humboldt’s Chinese expulsions and their reverberations today. The 90-minute event features a reading from Chinese American poet Daryl Ngee Chinn, a background of the anti-Chinese exclusions and expulsions in Northern California from historian Jean Pfaelzer, and a panel discussion about contemporary challenges the Asian community faces in Humboldt. We hope that the open discussion can spark conversations around what racial solidarity and support can look like today and into the future.

Organized by HAPI (Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity)
Co-sponsored by the HSU Library (L4HSU), the Eureka Chinatown Project, and the Clarke Historical Museum

Are you artistic? The Eureka Chinatown Project is looking for a muralist for the Eureka Chinatown: Lost & Found Mural. Read more about it here.

In addition, HAPI would like to learn about the northcoast community and invite you to fill out a short survey to help shape HAPI's priorities and focus. Thank you!

Participants' Bios

Ali Ong Lee, M.A., M.S., is a Chinese and Vietnamese writer and project manager for nonprofits. She relocated to Humboldt for both love and less expensive warehouse space, in 1998. One of her children is a fifth generation San Franciscan with roots in Toisan, while the other is a fifth generation Eurekan. Ali is currently working to preserve open space and agricultural land by serving on the Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission as its Public Member. She collaborates with local grassroots activists reclaiming space at the Eureka Chinatown Project and with Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity.

Daryl Ngee Chinn is a poet, poet teacher, bookmaker, and editor. His book and book-related publications include Soft Parts of the Back (University of Central Florida, 1989); artist books; collaborative books; self-published chapbooks; and school and statewide poetry anthologies in Nevada and California. He published his first book of poems and color photographs in 1973 and has worked or volunteered for poetry teaching and related activities including fundraising, board membership, and mentoring. He was a founding member of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild and served as Humboldt County Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools.

Jean Pfaelzer is a Professor of English, Asian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at University of Delaware. She is author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, which made the New York Times 100 Best Books of the Year, consulted for "1882: The Chinese Exclusion Act" on PBS, and is currently working on The Stolen People: A History of Slavery in California and the American West (Yale University Press). She speaks on issues of immigration on NPR, Pacifica, CNN, CSPAN, and CTGN. Jean has taught at Humboldt State University and UC San Diego and was director of the National Labor Law Center.

Brieanne Mirjah is the organizer of the Eureka Chinatown Project, which started as a passion project to help raise AAPI awareness and culture in our community. She is of Chinese and West Indian descent and believes we can all do our part to make a difference. As she expects her first baby in June, it is important to her that she helps create a community where everyone feels welcomed, especially those that have historically not been welcomed here in Humboldt. In her day job, Brieanne works in non-profit fundraising and marketing for the Breast & GYN Health Project in Arcata.

Marylyn Paik-Nicely was the Director of the MultiCultural Center at Humboldt State University (HSU) for almost 20 years. She has always described her work at the MCC as a “job made in heaven just for me!” Social justice programs, community building, cultural celebrations, mentoring students, leadership development, exploration of identity and so much more shaped Marylyn’s life forever. She retired from HSU in 2015 and loves having time with her three grandchildren. Marylyn is a “Founding Mother” of Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI), on the Board of Directors of Humboldt Area Foundation, and an active participant of the Eureka Chinatown Project. Marylyn is a third generation Okinawan/Korean born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii.

Chisato (Chisa) Hughes (organizer) is a half-Japanese filmmaker who grew up in Humboldt County and recently returned during Covid to work on a documentary here. The film asks questions about ghosts and placemaking today, looking at the history of the expulsions in the county and the Chinese people that continued to live here surreptitiously despite the threat of white violence. Chisa is an artist and organizer with HAPI (Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity), and hopes to be part of building racial solidarity here in Humboldt.

 
Stress Less Events Through May 9th
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Register for workshops on:

Good luck on your finals! Congratulations to all graduates!

 
ideaFest 2021!
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HSU's 8th annual ideaFest symposium was May 3-7, 2021, but you can still watch the presenters, listen to the performances, and peruse the posters by entering Platform Q.

 

 
Last Call to Submit to ideaFest!
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During the week of May 3-7th, the 8th Annual ideaFest Symposium will be hosted online through a new site called “Platform Q.” HSU students, staff, and faculty can still participate in ideaFest by sharing their research & creative activities in the following ways:

  • Online registration deadline for ideaFest is this Friday April 23rd, 2021. Participants can submit their projects online at https://ideafest.humboldt.edu/. You can submit digital posters or pre-recorded video presentations (including artistic performances, photography, digital art presentations, and more!)
  • If your classes have live zoom presentations already scheduled for the week of May 3-7th and you’d like them to be “featured events” in ideaFest to draw in a broader audience let us know! Email Erika Andrews at Erika.Andrews@humboldt.edu with the details of your research presentations, talks, live events, performances, etc. and we can cross-promote them in Platform Q that week.
  • Anyone from the HSU community can also submit their academic essays or research articles for the next issue of ideaFest Journal, HSU’s own peer-reviewed academic journal. The deadline to submit your publication proposals is December 31, 2021. For more information about ideaFest Journal contact Kyle Morgan at Kyle.Morgan@humboldt.edu.

If you or your students are interested in presenting, registration for ideaFest 2021 is now open! Click Here for more information or to sign up. This will be a great venue to display previously presented professional posters or multimedia presentations at this campus-wide research & creative activities symposium.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs by emailing Sally Hang at Sally.Hang@humboldt.edu.

 

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