March 2022

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The Cal Poly Humboldt Library is looking for two librarians to join us during this exciting time of change:

College of Professional Studies Librarian

Sustainability Librarian

Both are full-time, 12-month, tenure-track positions. Review of applicants start April 15, 2022. Click on the links above for more information including how to apply.
Monday, March 21, 2022 to Friday, April 15, 2022
photo of blueberry pie with text Pi Day Tuesday, March 14 Humboldt Scholars Lab / Library, 3rd floorA mathematical and gourmet constant at the Cal Poly Humboldt Library is celebrating Pi Day with local pies and engaging conversations. Please join us for an opportunity to celebrate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Let us know or share your recommended inspiring or fun book or movie on the topic of mathematics like those mentioned below. We will also have trivia and brief presentations about the 3D Digital Herbarium project and the Humboldt GIS Data Archive project.
We hope to see you in the Humboldt Scholar Lab, 3rd floor, on March 14 at 1:59pm to celebrate Pi Day by eating delicious pie! 
In the meantime, please enjoy these recommendations:

Eugenia Cheng, How to Bake Pi : an Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics. NY, NY: Basic Books, 2015. In the Library at. QA9.C4862 and online

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

TEDx: An unexpected tool for understanding inequality: abstract math

Conrad Wolfram

TED: Teaching kids real math with computers

The Math(s) Fix: Question Time with Conrad Wolfram

Abbott, Edwin Abbott, William F. Lindgren, & Thomas. Banchoff. Flatland. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010. In the Library at QA699 .A13 2010

Please RSVP at so we get enough pies!
Thursday, March 2, 2023 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023
image of Jerry and Gisela Rohde outside
Jerry and Gisela Rohde have created three endowed charitable funds to support staff positions in the Library's Special Collections, The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, and OLLI for over $2 million. This is in addition to their previous donations which pays for student internships in the Library and OLLI.
As writers and teachers, they have numerous ties with the Library and OLLI. Gisela worked in Periodicals for almost 30 years and Jerry has used the archives for his many presentations and their multiple books. Both have been teaching classes on hiking, history, and more through OLLI for the past 20 years. The Library will also be the beneficiary of Jerry's extensive archives, the Rohde Research Papers Collection, that will continue to educate future students and scholars.
Read more about this impactful gift at Local Couple Donates $2 Million to Cal Poly Humboldt.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 to Friday, May 27, 2022

banner with 3 panels - first panel Reginald Dwayne Betts: Felon: An American Washi Tale Wednesday April 20th 6:30pm-8:30pm Great Hall 260, next panel image of Reginald Dwayne Betts, next panel image of FISC and Project Rebound logos
Project Rebound at Cal Poly Humboldt presents the 3rd Annual Reentry Forum: Let's Talk About Mass Incarceration with several workshops in March and April and Reginald Dwayne Betts in person on April 20th in the Great Hall.
Click on links below for more information and to register*:

Wednesday, March 23 @ 6:30pm: Jimmy Santiago Baca, Chicano-American Poet (in the Great Hall, but please register in advance)

Monday, April 11 @ 6pm: Abolition Ecologies with Dr. Renee Byrd (via Zoom, register for Zoom link)

Wednesday, April 13 @ 6pm: Project Rebound SW Students & Alumni Panel (via Zoom, register for Zoom link)

Tuesday, April 19 @ 12pm: Root&Rebound: Free Legal Advocacy (drop-in at the Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St., Eureka, but please register in advance)

Wednesday, April 20 @ 6:30pm: Reginald Dwayne Betts: Felon: An American Washi Tale (in the Great Hall, but please register in advance)

*Registration for in-person events is requested to assess attendance size and in case we need to contact you. Thanks!
Friday, March 4, 2022 to Wednesday, April 20, 2022