July 2021

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New first-year and transfer students are eligible for an iPad, free to use through the completion of your degree.

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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 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
Monday, July 26, 2021 to Friday, August 27, 2021

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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
Monday, July 12, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021

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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
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

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 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
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.

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.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 to Friday, August 27, 2021

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