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Help us evaluate our temporary librarians

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee needs your help in evaluating our four temporary librarians, Lucy Ingrey, Katie LaSala, Carly Marino, and Tim Miller. If you have had experience working with any of these librarians and would like to share your experiences with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, please send your input via email to jeremy.shellhase@humboldt.edu, Chair of the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, before the end of February 27, 2015. You may also choose to deliver your information in person, from 9 to 10 AM on Friday, February 27th in Room 206 of the Library.

 
Gamelan Instruments on Display
Complete Gamelan instruments

Dr. Eugene Novotney, professor of music, has loaned his Gamelan instruments to the University and the Library is pleased to display them in Library 204, 2nd floor, by the Media Collection.  Read the incredible story of how he acquired the instruments, see photos of how they were made, and listen to a sampling of Gamelan music then come visit them in person!

 
Whiteboards available throughout the Library!
Fatima

You've asked and we've provided dry erase boards throughout the building. Move them, use them, bring your own whiteboard markers or borrow a bag from the Checkout Desk. They are here for you!

 
Raina J. León Poetry Reading
Raina J. Leon

Raina J. León is the author of two prize-wining poetry collections, Canticle of Idols, and Boogeyman Dawn.  Her third book, dis(locate), will be released in 2016.  She will read in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, March 4 at Noon.  She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online journal devoted to Latino and Latina arts.  She is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, and a fellow of Cave Canem and CantoMundo.  She is an assistant professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California.   This event is sponsored by Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) Department, The HSU Diversity Program Funding, the HSU Library, and the English Department.  Refreshments will be provided!

 
OpenStax College Textbooks
OpenStax College Textbooks on Display

Humboldt State is one of thirteen CSU libraries highlighting OpenStax College textbooks as part of CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions.  The textbooks, located at the west end of the library's checkout desk, are available for review and evaluation by faculty in hard copy form or online at openstaxcollege.org/books.  Submit a review and the HSU Library is entered to win $2,500 to help fund expensive course reserve textbooks.  Support for this project is from the Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), advancing "the use of innovative technologies to create more affordable, accessible and effective opportunities for all learners in higher education" and OpenStax College, "committed to improving student access to quality learning materials."  Read more on Humboldt State Now.

 
Kanopy Streaming Trial through February 28
Kanopy Streaming Videos

Through Feb. 28, the HSU Library is participating in Kanopy Streaming Trial. Here’s your chance to watch entire films or preview many interesting titles!

KANOPY offers a broad selection of over 12,000 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from thousands of producers with new releases launched daily. Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, DER, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy.net, Symptom Media, National Film Board of Canada and many more. Please explore. This free trial includes the entire Kanopy collection including brand new titles such as: TRANSGENDER TUESDAYS and other popular titles such as RACE: POWER OF AN ILLUSION, UNNATURAL CAUSES, TOUGH GUISE 2 and much more! We would love to hear from you after you have a chance to evaluate the quality and the usability. Please send comments to Kumi Watanabe-Schock. Thank you!

 
Textbooks On Reserve!
Biology textbook

Great News! The Library has textbooks on Reserve. Thank you to all instructors who brought in items to place on Course Reserves. Please check the Course Reserves webpage for your class to see a list of books on reserve. If you don't see your class listed, ask your Professor to place the textbook on reserve and Professors may request the library purchase a copy for Reserves. Some popular titles on Reserve are:

 
Spring HSU UnConference is Coming!
HSU unConference

Have a tool or strategy for teaching with technology?  Have you found a novel way to use technology to support your learning?

Be part of the Spring 2015 HSU UnConference by submitting your proposal by February 23.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to this casual forum hosting a series of brief (~5 minutes each), low- risk, high-return, participant-driven presentations/discussions revolving around teaching and learning with technology held on Wednesday, April 15 from noon to 2pm in the Library Fishbowl

Check out videos of unConference 2014, join the conversation and add topics that you would be interested in seeing in April.

 
MBEU YOSINTHA Film Screening
Mbeu Yosintha

Please join us for a screening of MBEU YOSINTHA (SEEDS OF CHANGE), a film for the farmers of Malawi, with director Colin Stevens from U.K. Screening will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 5 in Siemens Hall 108. This is a drama portraying rural village life in Malawi as the village copes with the effects of climate change. The film is in Chichewa with English subtitles. Stevens previously directed MAWA LANGA (MY TOMORROW), also for Purple Field Productions, a UK based film charity creating films for international development. After the film screening, there will be a Q & A and a dialogue about the film including Stevens’ experience making films in Malawi. You can watch the trailer here.

 
Beyond the Hour of Code
Beyond the Hour of Code

Sparked by requests following the Library’s Hour of Code events last December, we will be starting a coding/web development workshop series to help students, staff & faculty learn to build their own personal websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

This workshop will be an introduction to HTML, CSS & JavaScript following a guided tutorial.

Please bring your own device - only a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.

 
We Deliver!
Scan and deliver

The Interlibrary Loan Department is pleased to offer Document Delivery services to all faculty, students and staff. The staff will scan any articles or book chapters from items in our collection. Just submit the request through ILL and it will be delivered electronically.

 
NBC Learn Higher Ed
NBC Learn Higher Ed

NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of more than 15,000 videos, documents, and images that can be incorporated into classroom lectures and online teaching materials. The in-depth stories found on NBCLearn Higher Ed have all been subject to the highest journalistic standards of NBC News and are designed so that faculty can give their students access to digital content that is engaging, inspiring, and relevant to their daily lives.

Besides its rich collection of historic primary-source newscasts from the NBC News archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio. The resources will enable faculty to enliven instruction and use real-world examples to bring subjects to life for students.

Read more on Humboldt State Now.

 
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties
Fred Korematsu

Please join us for HSU’s 3rd annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties from 5 to 8pm in the Kate Buchanan Room on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested for refusing to go to a WWII incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. He appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him. The court said the incarceration was justified due to military necessity. Forty years later, the discovery of new evidence allowed Korematsu to re-open his case with pro-bono lawyers. In 1983, a federal court in San Francisco overturned Korematsu's conviction. It was a pivotal moment in civil rights history. In 1998, Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, the nation’s highest civilian award. Mr. Korematsu passed away in 2005 at the age of 86.

In 2010, California passed a bill marking every January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties. It is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American.

The 3rd Annual Fred Korematsu Day Event Schedule:
5:00-5:15 Welcome and introduction
5:15-7:00 Screening of documentary: Toyo’s Camera: Japanese American History During WWII (Director Junichi Suzuki, featuring George Takei and Daniel Inouye, 2009, 98min)
7:00-8:00 Discussion facilited by Ben Morles

Presented by the MultiCultural Center, Associated Students, and the HSU Library.

 
Where Does History Happen?
Founders Hall at Humboldt State University

Now the HSU community can pin-point exactly where a historic photographs were captured. As part of her internship in Special Collections, Grace Rotwein created a HistoryPin profile for the Library. HistoryPin is a free social media platform that allows users to pin historical content to Google maps. Just a couple of fun features:

  • Each image is pinned on a map. Click on the image to see more information about the image or place. Videos and audio are also pinned.
  • You can go on virtual tours and explore digitized collections.
  • Check out the street view tab, which you can use to fade between Google street view and the historic image.
  • There is a mobile app for HistoryPin. Great feature if you are giving friends or potential students tours of the campus and would like to incorporate historic images.
  • HistoryPin encourages crowd-sourcing because it allows users to view content across archival collections and personal accounts. All pins appear on the Google map when you search Humboldt County.

Interested in pinning Humboldt History? Contact Special Collections for more information.

 
Inaugural HSU Authors Celebration

The HSU Library and Office of the Provost invite you to celebrate HSU authors and their work on Thursday, January 29 from 4-5:30pm in the Helen Everett Reading Room 2nd floor of the Library.  We will also dedicate the HSU Authors Hall, a permanent, physical collection of books, CDs, and DVDs of scholarship and creative work from faculty, staff, students, and alumni published in 2014 and earlier.  Please help us compile the bibliography for the first annual celebration. Any member of the Humboldt State University community, including authors themselves, may submit the names of faculty, staff, students, and alumni using this form.

 
HSU unConference

Join faculty, staff, and students come together and share ideas about their expertise, interests, and other exciting topics (with refreshments!) Friday, Dec. 12 from 3-4:30pm in the Library's Fishbowl, L209.  Enjoy short (5 minutes or less) talks on: 

  • Evernote Forever!
  • Basecamp
  • Mapping Humboldt History using History Pin
  • Screen-Capturing Software
  • Phinish that Masters Thesis with Phinished.org
  • Time Travel Using the Internet Archive
  • Facilitating Access to Course Readings in Moodle
  • Using Google Forms
  • Using Creative Commons Images

Everyone is invited to attend and plans are in the works for the Spring unConference.

 
Course Reserves Reminder for Faculty
Course Reserves

It's that time of year again! Please submit Print Reserves and e-reserves/ONCORES requests by the end of the semester to allow time to prepare materials by the first week of Spring '15. Please remember that due to copyright restrictions only ONE part (chapter/article) from the SAME SOURCE (book/periodical) can be on reserve at one time. Request forms and more information here.

As you may know, the national average annual cost of textbooks is $1,200 per student. Fall semester at HSU, there were six textbooks that cost over $300. The more titles we can place on reserve, the more difference we can make to students impacted by the high price of textbooks. Please consider lending or donating any copies of required textbooks you want to place on reserve. Students greatly appreciate your assistance, and we sincerely appreciate your support. In addition, this spring semester the HSU Library will purchase $1,200 worth of textbooks from a donation.

We look forward to joining you in contributing to student success at HSU. We're here to help if you have questions or need assistance. Contact us at 826-4401/3431 or by email.

 
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 Lobby on Monday, December 15 between 6:30 and 8pm.

 
Hour of Code
Hour of Code

As part of Computer Science Education Week and the national "Hour of Code" movement, the HSU Library is hosting a week-long series of fun coding events for anyone looking to take a break from the rigors of finals preparations. Join us in the Fishbowl (2nd floor) from 5-6pm, Dec. 8-12.  We will also provide food and drinks. To see a full list of workshops, visit the event calendar and to see the daily activities, see this libguide.

 
Center for Indian Community Development Collection Exhibit
CICD Logo

The HSU Library's Special Collections is currently processing the Center for Indian Community Development Collection to make it available for research. This exhibit is on display to encourage use of this forthcoming resource.

The Center for Community Development (CCD) was established in 1966 to provide services and outreach to American Indian communities in Indian Country on behalf of HSU. The name was changed to the Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) in 1991. CICD was closed in 2013. The exhibit reflects CICD's primary service areas: American Indian (primarily Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa and Yurok) language development, economic development and community development.

Please contact Susan Gehr at (707) 826-5770 or Susan.Gehr@humboldt.edu for more details.

 

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