April 2021

flyer for Vol 4 release of Courageous Cuentos
The Celebration Event for Volume 4 of CouRaGeouS Cuentos is Monday, April 26th, 6-8pm.
Register through Zoom at and enjoy this community celebration with open mic, live music by DJ Sizzle Fantastic, and much more!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to Monday, April 26, 2021

flyer for Live Research Help in Learning Center Discord events
Thursday from 3-5pm (April 15, 22, 29; May 6)
Look for the Channel #Meet with a Research Librarian
Join the HSU Learning Center Discord at:
HSU Learning Center's Discord server is a virtual platform for connecting with other students in study groups and for sharing resources. Live video research help with a librarian is one way to engage in this space, but you can also chat and share resources on the different channels or ask questions about different topics. Learn more about using the Learning Center Discord on their Study Groups page.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to Thursday, May 6, 2021

photo of Leah Gazan
The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the periodic evaluation of temporary CPS Librarian, Leah Gazan.
If you have experience working with Leah, we welcome your feedback.
Your comments should be address to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and sent via an HSU email to
The deadline is noon on Monday, April 26, 2021.
Thank you!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to Monday, April 26, 2021
graphic of bookplate for ODEI grant funded purchasesApril is Diversity Month! Celebrate with the Library's recent acquisitions exploring race, gender, identity, and inclusion. The research guide Diverse Collections - Recent Acquisitions highlights these additions and will be 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.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 to Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Save the date and join us for the first Humboldt Rural Tourism Summit on Monday, May 3rd, 11-12:30pm.
The goal of this summit is to get Humboldt hospitality stakeholders excited about rural tourism, and learn what works and how to collaborate on promoting tourism in rural areas. This summit will also be an opportunity to foster connections between the local Humboldt community and outside tourism professionals. Register now!
Featured speaker is Tami Reist, President/CEO of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association.
Facilitated by Annika Slattery.
Learn more about this project at Discovering Humboldt!
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 to Monday, May 3, 2021

flyer for Toyon release
Toyon Volume 67 De Dos Lados Virtual Release Party
Toyon Literary Magazine will be hosting a release party for its 67th volume on Zoom on Thursday, April 29th, from 3-5pm. The event will feature readings from volume 67, a recognition of 2021 award recipients, and a short Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.
Register for the event:
The special theme for this volume of Toyon is De Los Lados, which translates to “two-sided” or “from two sides.” Volume 67 recognizes and celebrates Latinx artists and their contributions to US culture and literature. As part of volume 67’s theme, multiple pieces have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, or both, by translators Kirk Lua and Yuan Changming. The release of this volume is supported by HSU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Make sure to sign up to our mailing list when you register for the event! Those on Toyon’s mailing list will receive a free physical copy of the new volume. Volume 67 will also be available digitally in both print and audiobook formats. A digital copy of the book will be made available on HSU Digital Commons, Amazon Kindle, and Amazon print-on-demand at the time of release. The volume 67 audiobook can be found on both YouTube and Soundcloud and can be accessed via the Toyon website. ​​
Toyon is Humboldt State University English department’s annual literary magazine. Run entirely by students since its first issue in 1954, Toyon showcases the work of established and emerging writers and artists from Humboldt County and all over the world.
Learn more at
Instagram and Twitter: @toyonhsu
Facebook: @toyonmagazine
Youtube and Soundcloud: Toyon Literary Magazine
Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Thursday, April 29, 2021

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