January 2022

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Have some time on your hands? Check out these 10 video streaming tips and recommendations from the Cal Poly Humboldt Library:

Kanopy Streaming
Spotlight: Bell Hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation, In Whose Honor?
Titles streamed by Kanopy are available either directly from the library catalog or from the HSU Kanopy interface linked above to the Humboldt 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 is 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 the 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

Spotlight: CDOR 2021 Workshops/Featured Speaker
Developed at Carnegie Mellon University, Panopto is a lecture capture and video management system. Offering standalone and Canvas integrations, Panopto is available for HSUumboldt users to create, view, andstream content in our searchable database.

Humboldt Digital Scholar/CSU Scholarworks
Spotlight: MARVEL-ous Times on Campus: Race(bending), Whitewashing & Representation
Campus lectures by Humboldt faculty and visiting speakers including Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, and many others are available from this archival repository.

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.

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.

Spotlight: WE THE PEOPLE, 13TH
Netflix Educational Videos YouTube Channel provides some videos to those without subscription.

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.
Saturday, January 22, 2022 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

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The Writing Studio, a program of the Learning Center, offers free writing support for Cal Poly Humboldt students at any state of the writing process, from brainstorming to final touches. Students of all levels in and in all majors can benefit from discussing their writing projects with the friendly, trained writing consultants. In-person sessions will be held in the Learning Center (Library 1st floor) and online sessions will be held over Zoom and email.
The Writing Studio opens in-person and online on Monday, January 24.

In-Person and Zoom consultations for live conversations about your ideas and your draft. Available days and evenings. Schedule a session.

Email consultations for written feedback. Make an appointment first and then submit your draft using the online submission form. You will receive feedback within 8 hours of your appointment.

Trained Writing Consultants are availble from a range of majors - including Engineering, Biology, English, Psychology, and Geology - to provide consultations on all types of writing projects.
We can help with:

Getting started on a writing project

Incorporating and analyzing sources

Organizing arguments and linking ideas

Using academic voice and style

Improving grammar and punctuation

And much more

Watch this video (3 min), created by Writing Studio Consultants that demonstrate what a brainstorming consultation might look like over Zoom.
The Writing Studio and the rest of the Learning Center look forward to working with you!
Friday, January 14, 2022 to Friday, February 25, 2022
image showing various photos from inside the building, the outside of the library building, and the words Humboldt State University University LibraryThe Cal Poly Humboldt Library is now open to the community. Guests must follow the campus visitor policy, which includes "All individuals over 12 years old who are not a student or employee of the University and are accesing campus facilities, will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result from a test taken within the last 72 hours."
Everyone entering the Library will need to show their current ID card. Masks are not required but are encouraged. Please respect your peers who choose to wear or not wear a mask. No one without a mask is to be excluded from a space or activity.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
For more information see, the Library Blog, and Library Reopens its Doors to Campus Community
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022
Spring 2022 Library Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30am-11p Friday 7:30am-8pm Saturday 11am-7pm Sunday 11am-11pmHSU Library reopens Monday, January 18, 2022, as the majority of the Seismic Retrofit and Sprinkler Project has been completed. This milestone would not have been possible without the collaboration of ITS, TNS, Library and Library Partners, and Facilities Management, all focused to achieve reopening for the spring semester start date.
HSU Library Seismic Retrofit started planning in 2015, and most of the reinforcing and strengthening occurred between 2017-2020, with the last two years focused on installing a fire sprinkler system throughout the building. New LED lights and ceiling tiles were installed in the north side of the building along with a modernization to the central elevator. Upgraded ADA parking and accessibility plus many other enhancements were made to the building. Everyone is looking forward to returning to a much strengthened and improved HSU Library.
You will see some remaining work, including small patching and painting to be completed in the stairwells, balancing of ventilation, and other minor work. Facilities Management will complete the final scope of work in the least intrusive way possible as to not impact the daily functions at the Library. Over the next few months, you will also see a small structure being erected on the east side of the Library to house the building's fire pump and as well as a new back-up generator.
We want to thank everyone for their support during this time, and to thank CSU for funding the Seismic Retrofit Project. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Baugh, Project Manager, or Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean.
Friday, January 7, 2022 to Monday, January 31, 2022
Check the Course Materials on Reserve list to see what is available to borrow before you buy your book or other class material. Check back often since this list will be updated as instructors continue to add content.
Students, don't see your text? Students, staff, faculty, and administrators can make requests for additions to the collection using this form.
See Course Reserves for more information.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 to Monday, February 28, 2022

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