February 2023

Open Educaitonal Week flyerCelebrate Open Education Week March 6-10, and learn about maximizing the power of the internet to make education more affordable, accessible, and effective with Open Educational Resources (OER) Sustaninable Learning. Find available OERs for your discipline or learn how to create your own.
Read about the Cal Poly Humboldt's Sustainable Learning Program as we work to reduce the need for costly textbooks through peer-reviewed open textbooks, online teaching and learning materials, and textbooks on reserve.
Monday, February 27, 2023 to Friday, March 10, 2023
group photo of authors from cal poly humboldt library's 9th annual authors celebration
We love our authors and we love our readers!
Congratulations and thank you for celebrating with us at our 9th Annual Authors Celebration on February 14, 2023.
It's never too late to submit your work!  Published articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, poetry, recordings, musical compositions, theses, special projects, posters, and more, are accepted. Search for yourself in the Authors & Publications List and send us any corrections, links, or additions.
More information on the Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Hall website with this year's photos coming soon!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 to Thursday, March 23, 2023
graphic of Library makerspace meetupsMeet other makers with a variety of interests and skill levels at the Makerspace MeetUps. These are informal working times connected to a maker topic where you can chat with a student assistant in the makerspace, work on an existing project you've started, or get inspired by what other people are working on in the space. Ask the Makerspace Student Assistants to help get you started if you're new to the topic of the MeetUp, or share what you know about the topic with others.

Music Production, Mondays, 4-6pm

Practicing Stitch Craft, Thursdays, 2-4pm

All the Small Things: Making Miniature, Fridays, 2:30-4pm

Green Screen MeetUp (Library 120, first floor) on Friday 2/24 and 3/10 from 1-2pm

*MeetUps are not scheduled for Spring Break Week (3/13-3/17)
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 to Friday, May 12, 2023
flyer for social justice summit 2023The Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Center presents the 29th Annual Social Justice Summit, March 1-3, 2023.
The Social Justice Summit is an educational and safe space that allows us to question and challenge the narratives instilled within us. Our purpose is to amplify BIPOC, queer, disabled, and other intersectional voices and experiences and to hold safe & compassionate spaces for dialogue.
The theme for this year's event is Surviving & Thriving, a changed version of the phrase “thrive, not survive.” Marginalized students generally live in a state of survival where they simply exist without being able to flourish, creating and worsening mental health conditions. Thriving is growth, flourishing, and prospering- the standard of living that everyone should have. This year's theme will discuss these topics, how they can co-exist, provide opportunities for thriving, and more.
Speakers include Dr. Melina Abdullah and PJ Raval, plus a drag panel, and many more events Wednesday through Friday. See the full schedule at
Monday, February 20, 2023 to Friday, March 3, 2023
Green Screen Meetup Interested in learning how to use a green screen? Come by The Studio (Library 120) on Fridays from 1-2pm for drop in green screen lessons where you can learn how to shoot and edit a green screen scene for any video project. No equipment or experience necessary. Email any questions about the event to
Scheduled dates: February 24 and March 3 (more dates may be added and/or time may change after Spring Break)
Monday, February 13, 2023 to Friday, March 31, 2023
Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) will share the exhibit, Pieces of Our Lives: Family Artifacts from Behind Barbed Wire, returning to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library for the 3rd time. The exhibit will be up February 14-26, 2023,  in recognition of the Day of Remembrance (February 19th, the signing of EO 9066). It explores the social and personal impact of the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. On display in the large case off of the lobby will be family objects from the Humboldt County Japanese American Community who were either forcibly removed from their home and incarcerated as children or whose grandparents, mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts were imprisoned in incarceration camps during WWII. There will be ten large banners about the ten camps and different aspects about the camps in the Library's Nordstrom Lobby.
Additional events of interest:
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30pm in the Great Hall (CCC260) - Akemi Kochiyama, grandaughter of civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, will speak on The past, present, and future of solidarity between Black and Asian communities
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4pm by the Library's large case exhibit - Pieces of Our Lives: Family Artifacts from Behind Barbed Wire - family members will share stories about the artifacts and answer questions
For more information, see

Reflections of My Grandma Yuri, Malcolm X, and the Past, Present, and Future of Black-Asian Solidarity by Akemi Kochiyama

Yuri and Malcolm (video)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Sunday, February 26, 2023

Join Josh Nelson on Tuesdays at noon in Library 208 (by the Brain Booth) for free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Meditation. Sessions run February 28th to April 25, excluding Spring Break Week.
Drop-in to learn how to mitigage stress, improve concentration, and improve awareness. No prior experience necessary.
Learn more from the Brain Booth libguide.
Friday, February 3, 2023 to Tuesday, April 25, 2023
photo of Authors Hall and cakes for celebrationOn Valentines Day, Cal Poly Humboldt celebrates the 9th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Celebration at the Library. We love authors and we love readers!
The Office of the Provost and Library invite you to join us to celebrate the Cal Poly Humboldt Authors who have published works in 2022, including over 600 authored works published by The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt. We will also enjoy cake, sparkling cider, and trivia plus an opportunity to win the Staff Council Cookbook 2020-2021.
Hear from guest author and alumna Meg Godlewski, Cal Poly Humboldt class of 1987. Meg has been practicing the craft of journalism since her undergrad days beginning at KHSU when she broke the news of the Challenger explosion to Humboldt County. Enamored with aviation since childhood, her goal was to find a career that combined both aviation and journalism. Meg spent 10 years as a broadcast journalist while she learned to fly. She then spent 15 years as a reporter at General Aviation News, a national publication, while she earned her pilot certificates through multi engine instructor rating. Today, she is the Technical Editor of the internationally known FLYING Magazine and specializes in simulation instruction helping aspiring aviators to acquire the skills they need to be safe in the skies.
Hear about The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt and our goal to provide opportunities for every student to publish before they graduate. All authors are welcome to share about their works during the open mic following the event.
9th Annual Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Celebration February 14, 2023 from 3 - 4pm, will be located on the 2nd floor of the Cal Poly Humboldt Library, in the Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Hall. Event details at
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to Tuesday, February 14, 2023
photo of display case containing International Education Week itemsInternational Education Week runs Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10, 2023. There are 37 events scheduled, including featured speakers, a keynote speaker, faculty research presentations, informational sessions on study abroad, the Peace Corps, and the State Department, and interesting evening events like Diaspora Day, International Film Night, and Global Dance night! The theme this year is Global Futures: Envisioning a Sustainable, Equitable, and Transcultural Tomorrow
The Welcome Ceremony and Flag Parade is at noon on Monday, February 6 on the SAC Quad. You can see more flags in the Library's 2nd floor and a great exhibit in the large case on the 1st of country flags hung in library
Keynote speaker Dr. Lonny Brooks will speak to, "Leveraging our Ancestral Intelligence with Afrofuturism: Searching for our undiscovered stories with the Megascope" on Tuesday, February 7 from 5-7pm in the Great Hall and includes refreshments!
Daytime events are in the Library Fishbowl (LIB209) and evening events are in Goodwin Forum (NHE102). See the full schedule of IEW events here and enjoy the poster of daily highlights.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to Friday, February 10, 2023