Library News

Live long and prosper, Voyager. It's time to make room for the Next Generation!

CSU library collections to be unified in new Discovery System: OneSearch

This summer, all 23 of the California State University (CSU) library collections will be integrated into new Library Discovery System called OneSearch. Migrating to OneSearch improves the interface and collection access to students, faculty, and staff. As a joint effort led by the CSU Council of Library Deans, the primary goal of this upgrade is to enrich the research experience of students while assisting faculty and staff in their scholarly and professional pursuits.

OneSearch features an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface that makes it easy to find, cite, save, and share books, ebooks, ejournals, articles, and streaming video from the CSU Libraries. OneSearch includes CSU+, a new book sharing system for the entire CSU. CSU+ service will begin later in July, using CSU+, students and faculty will have direct access to over 29 million books held by the CSU Libraries; they will be able to request a book from any other campus to be delivered to their home campus within 2-3 days. Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor, Academic Technology Services for the CSU said, "Our big and important goal is to support equity across all campuses so all CSU students, faculty and staff have equally successful, innovative, and powerful library services for learning, teaching, and scholarly activities.”

For more information, please visit and the Humboldt State Now article: CSU Library Collections to be Unified in New Discovery System.

As we transition to a new library management system, you may notice a few changes to how you access our materials. HSU Library's legacy Voyager catalog will no longer be available early September. This means any permanent links to materials for your courses will no longer work. We encourage you to copy all citations for materials you want your students to use, so that they may find it later in our new catalog, OneSearch.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Shellhase, the Project Manager via the Implementation Team email: or for by phone at 826-3144.


Full-Time Temporary College of Professional Studies Librarian Wanted

Apply now to be a full-time, temporary librarian for the College of Professional Studies!  Work with a great group of librarians and staff at the bustling and innovative HSU Library. The first review of applications will be July 9, 2017.

Alma Migration

The library is undergoing improvements through upgrading to a new library management system

Due to the transitions the following services will not be available on Monday June 19th, but all services are expected to resume Tuesday June 20th.

-updates of patron records and expiration dates

-new Community Internet User accounts

-new ID cards




Circulation of library materials will not be interrupted! Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.

Get Research Help 24/7!
24/7 Service

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 that can be found under Ask a Librarian at the top of our webpages. You will get professional assistance with your question day or night.

Film Screenings, Infographics, D&D, & Much More!

So many interesting offerings this summer through L4HSU!  The program runs through August 7th and new events are still being added.  Check out the calendar and register now to get a reminder!

And that's just for June!  Make sure to check out all the offerings in July and August, too!  There's something for everyone!

Apply to be an Intern in Special Collections!
Library Scholar Internship for Special Collections

The Library's Special Collections invites current students to submit an application for the Humboldt State University Library Scholar Internship. This internship offers students an opportunity to work with the Humboldt Room and Redwood National Park to gain valuable experience processing collections, creating finding aids, and designing both physical and digital exhibits. Applications are due June 8, 2017 for the fall semester.

What's Next? Check Out the Vocation Station!
Vocation Station book cart

College of Professional Studies Librarian, Kimberly Stelter, with the help of the Academic and Career Advising Center, has pulled together resources for students that could help after graduation and beyond.  Some topics include seeking out jobs, applying to graduate school, how to write and get published, and many more.  There are also lots of ebooks available, so information on how to find them including some suggested search terms is also available. Come see the Vocation Station in the Library Lobby in front of the Checkout Desk today!

CouRaGeouS Cuentos Launch Party Tuesday!

Humboldt State University Press invites you to join us for the launch of CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives, Volume 2 on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:30-5pm in the Scholars Lab, 3rd floor of the Library. This journal is full of creative writing from students in classes offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Hear powerful readings and enjoy light refreshments as we celebrate the students' hard work.

Wildlife Seniors' Capstone Poster Session

Wildlife Seniors will exhibit their Capstone Project posters and present on their research in the Authors Hall area outside of the Fishbowl on the 2nd floor on Friday, April 28th from 3-5pm

Stop by and see what interesting research has been conducted and to congratulate graduating seniors on their achievements.

New Book Release: American Prometheus by Dr. Tom Gage

HSU Press presents the release of American Prometheus: Carnegie's Captain, Bill Jones by Dr. Tom Gage with a public lecture and book signing on Monday, May 8th from 4-5pm in the Library Fishbowl.

Come meet the author, get your book signed, and enjoy light refreshments.

Read more about it on Humboldt State Now: Historical Look at a Steel Industry Giant.

Mental Health Awareness Week Activities May 1-5
Mental Health Awareness Week

Peer Health Education presents Mental Health Awareness Week May 1-5.

Need some stress reduction going into finals week?  Check out the following schedule of events:

Monday, 5/1

  • 10am-5pm: Drop in chair massages in Library lobby
  • Noon-2pm: Guided meditation on Library first floor
  • 1-3pm: Gardening for your mind on the UC Quad

Tuesday, 5/2

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Tea & Cupcakes in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Legal Name and Gender Change Workshop in Library Fishbowl, L209

Wednesday, 5/3

  • 10:30-11:30am: Yoga Nidra in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 12-2pm: DIY Slime in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 2-3pm: DIY Soap in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 5-6pm: Mental Health Stigma Reduction in NHE113
  • 6-8pm: New State of Mind Movie Screening & Panel Discussion in SH108

Thursday, 5/4

  • 1:30-3pm: Hatha Yoga in Library Fishbowl, L209

Friday, 5/5

  • 1:30-3pm: DIY Bath Bombs in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 3-4:30pm: Activists Self Care in Library Fishbowl, L209
Paws for Doggy Therapy
petting dog

Meet the teams from Therapy Dogs International bringing their wonderful dogs to campus for your enjoyment.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retreiver, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug.  They are here for you to enjoy!  Come to the Library Lawn or Lobby on Monday, May 8 from 1-2:30pm or Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30-8pm.

Faculty - Sustainable Learning Workshops 5/22

HSU faculty are invited to participate in the following HSU Sustainable Learning workshops:

  • Monday, May 22nd 9am-Noon  OR  1pm-4pm

As part of the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions, we know that making a college education more affordable for students is important for their success.

If you want to learn how to find high-quality free online educational resources, free library ebooks, or affordable textbook options from the bookstore, please RSVP at

More information can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website and the Open Educaitonal Resources research guide.

Donate Your Textbooks!

Don't want your old textbooks? Donate them to the Library's Textbooks on Reserve program!

Bring them to the Checkout Desk when you are done with them and we'll take them off your hands.  You can have a donation label put inside the book, leaving your mark for the next user. 

Any books not accepted are sold to Better World Books with proceeds going to purchase more books!  It's a win-win for all involved and future students will thank you for your generosity.

CalFresh/OhSNAP! Informational Workshop Friday

Come to the Library Fishbowl on Friday morning, Aprll 14th at 9:30 to learn more about Calfresh and the work of OhSnap!

Poetry Open Mic in Library Cafe

Celebrate Poetry Month by sharing your work (all genres welcome!) on Wednesday, April 19th at 5pm in the Library Cafe.  There will be complimentary coffee and snacks.

To guarantee your time slot, please email

HSU unConference April 11th

Come to all or part of the Spring HSU unConference being held in the HSU Scholars Lab, 3rd floor of the Library, from 11:30am to 2pm on Tuesday, April 11.

This semester's casual forum consists of lightening (brief) talks and breakout sessions on projects and research related to digital scholarship, publishing, and sustainable learning. Check out the schedule for the many interesting topics.

There will be free food and prizes for attendees. We hope you can join us!

ideaFest is Coming!

More than 100 students, faculty, and staff from all areas on campus will showcase research, performances, digital projects, and more at the 2017 ideaFest.

Casually stroll through the posters from 12-3pm with the formal reception and presentations running from 3-5pm on all floors of the Library.

Catch musical performances in the Library lobby and film screenings in the Digital Media Lab L120. Move up to the 2nd floor for theater and dance performances outside of the CoLab L205 and posters and presentations outside of the Fishbowl L209. Even more posters will also be on display on the 3rd floor in the Scholars Lab area.

Refreshments will be served.  Come be impressed by your peers and colleagues!


College of Professional Studies Librarian Candidates on Campus

The Library is inviting the following candidates to campus to interview for the College of Professional Studies Librarian position. You are invited to attend all open forums and meet these candidates. Each open forum will be from 10am-10:50am in Library Lab 121. Please see the flyer for more information along with their bios, photos and links to provide feedback. Thank you!

Monday, April 3 - Paola Ceccarini

Monday, April 10 - Theresa Westbrock

Friday, April 14 - Kimberly Franklin

Closed for Cesar Chavez Day, 3/31
Cesar Chavez

The HSU Library and campus will be closed on Friday, March 31, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.