You've seen them around campus but now Xandra Gradine is the new Reserves and Events Support Specialist for the Library!
Read more about their extensive educational background, interests, and more on Our Whiteboard, Cal Poly Humboldt's Blog.
The Library Faculty Personnel Committee welcomes your assistance in the evaluations of tenure track librarians Amanda Dinscore and Morgan Barker. If you have experience working with Amanda or Morgan, we invite you to share your feedback with the Committee.
Amanda Dinscore (she/her)
Morgan Barker (she/her)
Please address your comments to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and submit via your campus email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Feedback on [name] in the subject line.
The deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
Peruse the otter sculptures created for the North Coast Otters Public Arts Initiative in Cal Poly Humboldt Digital Archives. This celebration of otters consisted of 3-foot sculptures, decorated by a variety of artists, displayed throughout Humboldt and surrounding counties, and then auctioned off to support otter studies and student internship projects. See 4 images of each of the 108 beautiful sculptures.
(photo of Na:'ndiyay-ch'e' (return: she [girl] came back [home]) by Melitta Jackson)
The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt is pleased to announce publication of the latest ideaFest Journal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Cal Poly Humboldt!
The Library Diversity & Social Justice Team would like to hear from you!
Find the listening ear and answer these prompts:
What do libraries mean to you?
¿Qué significan las bibliotecas para ti?
What makes you feel welcome in the Library?
¿Qué te hace sentir vienvenido/a/x en la Biblioteca?
Write down your answers and drop them into the ear!
Thank you for your participation!
Access to textbooks and other required readings is essential to student success in our courses. However, that access is not always available, as these items can sometimes be prohibitively expensive for our students to access. Cal Poly Humboldt Library's Textbook on Reserves Program helps to improve student success on campus by providing free, easy access to textbooks and other required readings. Our Course Reserves Collection includes physical books, eBooks, and other course materials available for free check out to students enrolled in those classes. Learn more about our program by clicking here.
Faculty & Instructors: now is the time to get your requests for textbooks in for the Spring 2023 semester! We can accept instructor copies, will place books from the Library stacks on reserves, and we can purchase new texts as well, both physical and digital. Get your request in by Tuesday, January 3rd to give us the best opportunity to have materials available for students by the time instruction begins.
CDOR was established in 1998 when former President Bill Clinton challenged universities and communities across America to hold critical forums on race. Cal Poly Humboldt responded to the call and held its first dialogue on race on the first floor of The J, with approximately 80 people in attendance. Ever since, CDOR has been committed to creating safe spaces for this important annual dialogue to continue and to evolve.
This year, CDOR will present keynote speaker Dr. Cornelius Minor whose latest book, We Got This, explores ways to create more equitable school spaces, will present Teaching in the Age of Impossible via zoom, along with featured speaker Udodiri Okwandu, a doctoral candidate and a Presidential Scholar at Harvard University who will present Moving from Racism and Medicine: Reconciling the Past and Present via zoom.
Additional keynote speakers were invited by the College of the Redwoods (CR), thanks to the collaboration with Dr. Kintay Johnson, Director of Multicultural & Equity Center at CR. Saul Flores will present The Walk of the Immigrants focusing on advocacy, social good, and complex intersections of the Latinx community and Na Eun “Jiggy” Yoon, who is a youth motivational speaker, high-performance coach, and creator of WITHIN academy. They will appear in person on CR campus and via zoom.
Additionally, students, staff, faculty, and community members will present various workshops during the week, including a staged reading of Twilight: Los ANgeles, 1992 which is part of Rooted & Rising Staged Reading Series, collaboration between the Umoja Center and CPH Theatre Arts Program that spotlights Black playwrights and Black stories.
Check Out the Library, Cal Poly Humboldt's Newsletter is out with the Fall 2022 edition. Read about innovation at the Cal Poly Humboldt Library, plus new people, services, and collections:
- Innovation & Makerspace @ Cal Poly Humboldt Library
- The Press Offers Free eBook Downloads of Fiction Titles
- Two New Librarians Join the Cal Poly Humboldt Library Team
- The Brain Booth is Back
- Library Welcomes Back Open House!
- Welcome to the New Makerspace
- SkillShops Help Students Take Control of their Academic Careers
- Stay Connected with Us Through Social Media
- The Brian D. Tripp Papers
- Events: CDOR, Fred Korematsu Day, Authors Celebration
- Voter Education at Cal Poly Humboldt
Cal Poly Humboldt's 29th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Week (IPW) honors Native American history, culture, and art and focuses on issues that impact Indigenous communities. It will be held Monday, October 10th through Monday, October 17th.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first adopted in 1992 in the city of Berkeley, California in place of Columbus Day. The recognition brings awareness to the injustices that took place against Native Americans as a result of Columbus’s false narrative of “discovering America.”
IPW events are coordinated by Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program, which has supported Native American Indian students for more than 50 years.
See the full schedule of events at itepp.humboldt.edu/indigenous-peoples-week.
Looking for a quiet study area? Need an individual or group study space? You can find all kinds of space to meet your needs in the Library. Get more information at Finding Study Space in the Library.
In addition to the spaces, all other rooms are available for use unless reserved, as shown by the schedule posted outside the door. Please help yourself to a room as long as use is compatible with Library functions and does not interfere with normal Library operations.
We are constantly striving to make the best possible spaces to ensure student success, including collecting and analyzing seating use, and encourage comments and suggestions on how to do so.
Try the Library's new 24/7 chat for research help. Chat with a librarian and get help with your research - anytime of the day or night!
Learn more at libguides.humboldt.edu/help/chat
On Wednesday, September 21 at 3pm on the steps of the Library, we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony where Provost Jenn Capps, Library Dean Cyril Oberlander, and Associated Students President Juan Giovanni Guerrero will speak about the reopening of the Library, the remarkable collaboration by all that made this milestone possible and what it means to our students.
Following the ribbon cutting, come inside the Library and take a self-guided passport tour of all four floors and rediscover your favorite places. See what spaces have changed, the new services we provide and what remains ever a classic. Start your tour in the newly renovated lower level, home to vital student support services and make your way all the way to the third floor where Special Collections and the Center for Teaching & Learning support researchers and teachers. During your journey be sure to explore the digital dissection table, the Makerspace, the augmented reality sandbox, the flight simulator and the Brain Booth, as well as, the Learning Center, The Press, and the Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Hall.
As you travel around the Library enjoy coffee, cookies and brownies and fill your passport with stamps from our eight student-inspired spaces to be eligible for a Library souvenir that will remind you why the Cal Poly Humboldt Library is a favorite destination for all.
Join us to try out a few maker projects, learn about the equipment we have in the space and other tools you can use in-house or borrow to take home, and about programming that will be available this semester. Partners across campus joining us for tabling include ROSE, CCAT, Brain Booth, and YES.
Activity stations will include: Button Making, Collage and Zines, Virtual Reality Collaborative Drawing, circular knitting, and more!
Cal Poly Humboldt graduate and former library student assistant, Rawan Almakhloog, has joined the Library staff as a Resource Sharing and Acquisitions Support Specialist. That means she can help you find the resources you need through Interlibrary Loan from other libraries in the CSU and around the world!
Read more about Rawan on the Library blog, Our Whiteboard.
Did you know that you can get FREE gently-used career clothing at the Academic and Career Advising Center? The Career Clothing Closet is now open in the lower level of the Library Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm.
This service is available to all Cal Poly Humboldt students with a current student ID. If you are unable to visit the Closet during regular open hours, please email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
We love our Cal Poly Humboldt Authors and celebrate them every February 14th in the Authors Hall, Library 2nd Floor!
Did you publish in 2022 or before? Do we have you on the Authors & Publications Lists? If not, please fill out the form letting us know that you are an author! If you are already on the list, thank you and feel free to add more titles or correct the information that we have.
Books, journal articles, music scores, CDs, DVDs, and other published items are eligible for entry. Links to publications are greatly appreciated and added. Thank you to all who have submitted their work and please keep them coming!
More information can be found on the Authors Hall website at authors.humboldt.edu.
Please welcome Morgan Barker, Cal Poly Humboldt's new Sustainability Librarian!
Morgan joins us from the Center for Teaching & Learning and you can read more about her on Our Whiteboard Blog.
We are updating OneSearch, the library's discovery layer and catalog, to help you more easily meet your research goals. Cal Poly Humboldt Library's collections are now available in a one-stop search experience, making this the easiest way to discover our local, unique resources. OneSearch is your place to find books (both physical and digital), CDs and DVDs, articles, microfilm, local history, and more. We've updated the experience to begin your search of all of Humboldt's materials, with the option to expand your search to include materials from other libraries worldwide that you can request, free of charge to current students, faculty, and staff.
For more information about how to use OneSearch, get search tips, and request materials from other libraries via Resource Sharing, and more, visit our OneSearch Help Guide: https://libguides.humboldt.edu/searchhelp