Join our team - multiple staff positions available!

photo of library front in fallJoin our Cal Poly Humboldt Library Team!

We are seeking to fill the following important positions:

Reserves & Event Coordinator manages the Library's Textbooks on Reserve Program, provides daily oversight for Access Service operations, including opening the Library, coordinating circulation desk activities, and directing student projects and assignments, and coordinates educational programming and events held in the library. Closes August 16, 2022.

User Experience & System Services Specialist leads user experience and services activities for the Library, overseeing resource sharing and other access services systems, and operations and planning and implementing associated policies, services and programs. Closes August 17, 2022.

Cal Poly Humboldt Library is committed to empowering community, lifelong learning, research and scholarship, connecting people and ideas to inspire learning through curiosity and creativity. We promote teaching, learning, research, and scholarship by integrating information resources with innovative programs and services.

OneSearch Updates

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:

Welcome Back Open House

Library Open House

Come find out the latest information about your Library and library partners while meeting wonderful people and enjoying free coffee and cookies from the Library cafe. Pick up a passport and visit all the tables to win prizes!

There will be tabling by:

Meet College of Professional Studies Librarian Amanda Dinscore

Amanda Dinscore, the new College of Professional Studies Librarian, joins the library staff on August 15th to help with your research and instructional needs.

Read more about her on Our Whiteboard Blog and please welcome her to campus!

New Resources to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!

The Library is very pleased to provide new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) resources to support research in Ethnic Studies and other disciplines. Explore 200 years of Indigenous print journalism, 70+ years of the African-American owned L.A. Sentinel weekly newspaper, the history of race relations, records related to Japanese-American incarceration during WWII, and more in the following databases:

  • Ethnic Diversity Source
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
  • American Indian Newspapers
  • Race Relations in America
  • Historical Newspapers - Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005
  • History Vault - Japanese American Incarceratoin, Records of the War Relocation Authority 1942-1946

Read more about these valuable resources available through the Cal Poly Humboldt Library on the blog, Our Whiteboard.



New Blog Post: Library Scholar Internships

Library Scholar interns lead projects such as researching and writing for the web, curating exhibits and engagement programs, creating presentations, and text layout and digitization for the Press@Humboldt. Students benefit from project-based learning and undergraduate research opportunities that produce hands-on learning in Special Collectins, Digital Media, or Scholarly Communication.

Read more in our blog at Library Scholar Internships: Experiential Learning in the Library.

Library Cafe Open This Summer!
image of cup on pile of books with text Library Cafe open this summer

The Library Cafe is open Monday-Friday 8am-1pm for your hot and cold beverages, pastries, and other snacks. On Fridays, between 11am and 1pm, get free drip coffee!

The College Creek Marketplace will have hot food and salad bar choices everyday from 7:30am-5:30pm, plus regular market items.

More information can be found on the Summer Dining information page.



Meet Library Staff Rio Nicholson

Check out our newest blog post on Rio Nicholson, the new Access Services Support Specialist working with Course Reserves, events, and more!

Go to Our Whiteboard for more information about our other fabulous staff, new items in your library, and other exciting news.

An Artist's Process: Discussion with Melitta Jackson

flyer for workshop An Artist's ProcessOn Tuesday, June 14th from 1-2pm in the Library Fishbowl, L209, local Yurok artist and member of our own staff member, Melitta Jackson, will discuss the process of her art, from sketch to final piece. She will go through a couple finished pieces and share how she got into being an artist.


Please join us for this interesting talk and come to her Art Hour on Fridays from 1-2pm on the following dates (subject to change):

Registration is encouraged, just click on the links above.  Drop-ins are always welcome and we may add other dates so be sure to check the calendar.  Bring your lunch and let your creativity flow or just come and relax for an hour.

Meet the Sustainability Librarian Candidates

Please join us for presentations by the Sustainability Librarian Candidates.

Each candidate will be presenting on a prompt related to teaching and engaging students in sustainability related research. Candidates will have 30 minutes for their presentation and 20 minutes for questions.

All presentations will be at 9:00 am- 9:50 am in the Humboldt Scholars Lab, 3rd floor, for the dates below:

  • June 21 – Candidate 1
  • July 6 – Candidate 2

Candidate bios and feedback forms are available. Please submit your feedback.

Please contact the search committee chair, Kimberly Stelter, with any questions at

Community and Innovation at Cal Poly Humboldt Library

Cyril Oberlander, Dean of the Cal Poly Humboldt Library shares the Library's transformation into a place with more than books during this OLLI Brown Bag Lunch Presentation on May 16, 2022. Take a virtual tour to see how smart space changes have increased the use and popularity of the University Library and hear what other exciting things are happening here! Some examples from the slideshow are below:

Transformation of the 3rd floor, north, after seating study

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Images of other interactive areas found in the building: Flight Simulator, Anatomage Table, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality

Images of other things found in the building: Flight Simulator, Anatomage Table, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality areas

For more information about OLLI and their Brown Bag Presentations go to

Meet the College of Professional Studies Librarian Candidates

The Cal Poly Humboldt Library is pleased to invite you to meet the candidates for the College of Professional Studies Librarian position. Each candidate will present a teaching demonstration in the Library, which will be followed by a Q&A session. You are invited to attend and provide feedback.

Teaching demonstrations are scheduled for the following days and times:

  • Fri., May 27, 2022 -- Candidate 1 (10am in Lib 121 Computer Lab)
  • Tues., May 31, 2022 -- Candidate 2 (9am in Lib 121 Computer Lab)
  • Fri., June 3, 2022 -- Candidate 3 (10am in Lib 121 Computer Lab)

Candidate bios and feedback forms are available to the university community.

Please contact the search committee chair, Garrett Purchio, at if you have any questions.

Free Summer Learning with L4Humboldt!

L4Humboldt Building Bridges & Connecting Communities logo

Formerly L4HSU, L4Humboldt is excited to host in-person summer workshops, running June 6th-July 29th, 2022, offering fun opportunities to connect with the campus and community. L4Humboldt is short for LifeLong Learning Lounge at Cal Poly Humboldt and the theme continues with "Building Bridges & Connecting Communities." This is a campus and community social learning opportunity where people come together, share their knowledge, play while learning, and make meaningful connections with each other during the summer. Anyone can offer a workshop during this summer series of workshops!

Submit your proposal at

Previous workshop titles included:

  • Found and Recycled Art and Creativity Session
  • Me & Whiteness
  • Bullet Journaling 101
  • Leadership Tool Kit
  • Uke Jam
  • Rockin’ HSU
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Leader as Coach
  • Historical Walking Tour

Workshops will be offered in-person Monday - Friday for one hour from 12pm-1pm or 1pm-2pm, or for two hours from 12pm-2pm. If you would like to schedule something outside of those hours, please contact us at

Writing Studio Open for Summer!

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Free Writing Support over the Summer - Don't Write Alone!

The Writing Studio provides writing support for Humboldt students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final touches. Students at all levels and in all majors can benefit from discussing their writing projects with our friendly, trained writing consultants.

  • In-Person and Zoom consultations for live conversations about your ideas and your draft.
  • Email consultations for written feedback. Make an appointment first and then submit your draft using our online submission form. You’ll receive feedback within 8 hours of your appointment.

You can schedule a session through or through Learning Center Reception (call 707-826-5217, stop by the Front Desk on the Library 1st Floor, or pop into the Virtual Front Desk during open hours). Drop-ins welcome.

Questions? Contact Hope to see you soon!

An Evening All About the Pacific Crest Trail with Rees Hughes

flyer for Crossing Paths book reading and discussionNew Date - Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30-7pm!


Rees Hughes, co-editor of CROSSING PATHS: A PACIFIC CREST TRAILSIDE READER will celebrate the release of this book, talk about the trail, and show a few photos, read a couple of stories, and answer questions. .

This event is sponsored by the Cal Poly Humboldt Library.


Parking Permit will be required. For more info:

For the latest campus covid restrictions, please visit:

For other questions, please email Kumi at or call (707) 826-5656.

Therapy Dogs are Coming!

flyer for Therapy Dogs in the Library Monday & Tuesday, May 9 & 10, 1-2:30 in front of the Library

Come paws for a study break and see the dogs from Therapy Dogs International on Monday and Tuesday, May 9 & 10, from 1-2:30pm in front of the Library.

ITEPP Students & Staff create MMIWG2 Awareness Display

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Visit the impactful display created by ITEPP students and staff bringing awareness to the community and in honor of the families of Missing & Murdered, Indigenous Women, Girls & Two Spirit People.

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Missing & Murdered, Indigenous Women, Girls & Two Spirit People informational sign Students Alesha Manriquez, Cassandra May, Char Valencia,with ITEPP staff Advisor Marlette Grant-Jackson


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To learn more about MMIWG2 in Northern California, please check out TO’KEE SKUY’ SOO NEY-WO-CHEK’.

Watch Rosali Fish's TEDxYouth@ Seattle Talk: Running for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Student Feedback Needed for Librarians

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee welcomes your assistance in the evaluations of temporary librarians Janet Calderon and Naomi Hill, and of tenure-track librarians Garrett Purchio and Kimberly Stelter. If you have experience working with Janet, Naomi, Garrett, or Kimberly, we invite you to share your feedback with the Committee.

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Janet Calderon (Ella/she/her)
photo of Naomi Hill reading a book in a garden
Naomi Hill (She/her/hers)


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Garrett Purchio (He/him/his)
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Kimberly Stelter (She/her/hers)

Please address your comments to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and submit via your campus email to Please include Feedback on [Name] in the subject line.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Thank you!

Career Clothing Closet Now Open!
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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 to arrange an appointment.

CouRaGeouS Cuentos Vol. 5 Release Celebration

flyer for Courageous Cuentos Volume 5 release celebration Wednesday April 27CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives has published Volume 5 and want you to join in the celebration on Wednesday, April 27 from 4-5:30pm via Zoom and 6-7pm in person in the Library Fishbowl, L209.

There will be live readings, music, raffles, and more. Celebrate the writers, artists, and production team virtually and in-person and then conclude the night at the Chicano Batman concert at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Purchase tickets at Arcata Theatre Lounge.