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Need to Return a Laptop or Chromebook?
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Beginning January 4th, the Parking Kiosk on Rossow Street will accept the following items that you have checked out from the Library on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am-3pm.

  • Laptops and Chromebooks
  • Class equipment and supplies
  • Headsets
  • Webcams
  • Any other equipment but not books*

Please box/bag the items and be sure to include your name and student id number.

*Library books should be returned to the Book Return Box on the Library Circle.

Questions or need to extend the borrowing time? Please contact libcirculation@humboldt.edu

 
Atkinson Family Library Scholar Internships on Tourism & Travel

Are you interested in the tourism and travel industry? Apply to be an Atkinson Family Library Scholar Intern!

HSU Library is seeking two Library Scholar Interns to work as a team on a Tourism & Travel Project that runs from February to May 20, 2021. This paid internship provides a stipend of $500 upon the completion of the internship project, consisting of:

  • Developing an exhibit May 5-11 and an event for National Tourism Day on May 7.
  • Performing research and gathering information and data about tourism and travel for Humboldt County.
  • Developing a resource guide.

Team roles and duties will be tailored to the talents and interests of the interns.

In addition to developing a resource guide, the Library Scholars will:

  • Maintain an internship log, including experiences and challenges that they encountered over the course of their project. Meet together at least one hour each week.
  • Perform research and interviews to gather resources, develop a resource guide and suggested resources on tourism and travel, eco- and edu- tourism, and other related resources.
  • Gather information from a variety of sources - web pages, news sources, interviews, etc, - to understand the tourism and travel interests at HSU and in the region.
  • Evaluate existing travel apps and how Humboldt County is represented.
  • Write a brief reflection of the internship.

HSU students will work individually and as a team to gain hands-on experience researching, evaluating resources, and developing a resource guide of recommended readings for tourism and travel.

For more information or to apply, please send a brief resume, availability schedule, and brief cover letter expressing your interest for this unique opportunity to Cyril Oberlander, Dean of HSU Library at Cyril.Oberlander@Humboldt.edu by Friday, January 28, 2021.

 
Wrapping up the Seismic Retrofit - Installing Sprinklers

The Library Seismic Retrofit is in the final stretch. The outside is done but there are a few more tasks to take care of inside including abatement and the addition of sprinkler systems and LED lights. Taking advantage of the building closure this spring, sprinklers will be added to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd floors, and new LED lights will help to make the Library a brighter and more sustainable learning environment. Access Services (temporarily relocated in the ground floor Library 25) will continue to ship laptops, lab kits, and other resources to students during spring semester. Due to the abatement work, the Library’s print books, CDs, DVDs, and most periodicals will be unavailable between December 15 through approximately the end of February.

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In January 2021, the Library will become a member of the HathiTrust. This service will provide ebook access to approximately 80% of the print books in our collection. Links to HathiTrust will be added to our library catalog, and we will provide SkillShops on the latest great resources available to you for spring semester. Additionally, we plan to continue to borrow books from other libraries and send them to you, subject to the available operations at the other libraries during the pandemic.

We are looking forward to our grand reopening of the HSU Library in the Fall of 2021 when we will be able to show you all the wonderful changes that have been made to improve the spaces and services.

Other news about HSU Library:

  • We recently added 27 more etextbooks to the list of ebooks HSU Library subscribes to so students don’t have to purchase these textbooks. Check out our catalog to see if your textbook is free online @HSULibrary.
  • By late December, a new book return box will be installed at the Library Circle since the book return at the main entrance will be closed during the sprinkler project. If you need to return items in other ways, please contact us. Equipment checked out to current and spring students will be automatically renewed and due May 28, 2021.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, or need assistance. Find ways to contact us at http://library.humboldt.edu/about/contactus.html or telephone 707-826-3431.

We wish everyone a wonderful new year and good health!

Cyril Oberlander Dean,
University Library

 
Let's Talk about the Middle East Returns!
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Leena Dallasheh, Associate Professor in HSU's History Department, continues with Let's Talk about the Middle East film series and discussions beginning Friday, Feb. 4th at 5pm.

See the flyer for more information and register at the links below to receive the Zoom link to attend.

You can also check out their Facebook page for the most current information.

 
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

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Join us for the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, January 30th, 2021 from 3-4:30pm. ADPIC will provide a Bento Box meal for the first 100 HSU students who register for this event. Bento Boxes will be prepared by Obento (see more information below).

This is a multi-faceted streamed event and facilitated discussion including a condensed version of Swingposium on the Road featuring San Jose Taiko and the music of the Humboldt State University Jazz Orchestra.

Presented by Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI, formerly Taiko Swing Humboldt) and co-sponsored by ADPIC (Asian Desi Pacific Islander Collective, HSU), the Humboldt State University Library, and the Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department.

Performances by San Jose Taiko, and Gary Ronne of Humboldt Taiko.

Bento Boxes will be provided to the first 100 currently enrolled HSU students (staying in the local area on 1/30) who register for the event by January 22nd. Students should select their entree (see choices on Zoom Registration form) and pick-up location (HSU campus, Arcata, or Eureka, between 11am - 2pm on Saturday, January 30th, 2021). Please contact ADPIC@humboldt.edu with questions, or for more information.

Facilitated by Christina Hsu Accomando, Ph.D., Department of English, and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies (CRGS) and Michihiro C. Sugata, Ph.D, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies at Humboldt State University.

Zoom Registration

 
Finals Week De-Stressing Resources

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As we enter Finals Week, you may be looking for ways to de-stress before, during and after. The following list is a partial compilation of library, campus, and external resources to help you unwind.
Good luck with your finals!

Library Resources

  • Brain Booth - The Library Brain Booth is an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind body connection, reduce stress and optimize learning.
  • Makerspace - A space dedicated to making, the Makerspace offers online resources on topics including getting started with knitting and crochet.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video - Stream films and documentaries for free. Use your HSU username and password to access.
  • Naxos Music Library - Stream individual songs and entire albums from genres including classical, jazz, opera, and more. Use your HSU username and password to access.

Campus Resources

External Resources

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It's the Final Stretch

The Learning Center is offering a Final Stretch calendar full of events including Guided Review sessions, tutoring, Writing Studio hours, and drop-in Study Week Planning sessions with the academic peer coaches.

Check them out to get help so you can finish strong!

 
De-Stress with Skribbl.io!

Join us Thursday, December 12th at 5pm for a pre-finals de-stress and have fun in a game of drawing and guessing what the word is. The game (skribbl.io) works best on a computer browser (you can play on a browser on your phone, but it's not formatted to fit the screen). During this session, you will also hear some tips from a librarian about where to get help for research, if you still need support, plus some other information that you might find useful while you finish your final assignments.

 
Help Build the Library!
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Join HSU's PC Gaming Club in creating the campus and library in the world of Minecraft!  Started by Wildlife senior Sarah Kanga Livingstone (who helped bring the flight simulator to the Library) and supported by Enrollment Management and IT, this interactive world is open to the HSU community and beyond.

Want to learn more and help build? Read about the project and follow the links at Minecraft: Humboldt State Edition.

 
Help the Library Diversify the Collection

The Library was fortunate to receive ODEI grant funding this year to develop "a program of acquisitions that will enhance the Library’s collection of contemporary scholarship and creative works related to diversity, equity, and inclusion."  In the spirit of inclusion, we seek participation from across campus and welcome your recommendations for titles to purchase. Submit recommendations for books and videos through this Google form. Selections will be finalized in January and we will showcase the materials throughout the spring. Thank you for helping to create a more inclusive and diverse library.

 
Pet Parade - 12/4 @ 1pm

This is the time of year when the therapy dogs come to visit but since we're all virtual, we are inviting EVERYONE to share their pets online.

Show off your pet or a photo of a loved animal on Friday, December 4th at 1pm. No pet, no problem - join us anyway as we use this time to destress together!

Other helpful campus resources:

 
Thank you Jerry & Gisela Rohde!

Jerry and Gisela Rohde have generously donated to create the Rohde Library Scholar Internship, supporting paid internships for HSU students working with HSU Press and Special Collections. The Rohdes will work with student interns interested in publishing or researching local history collections, giving interns hands-on learning experiences in those areas.

For more information on how you can sponsor an intern or donate to the HSU Library, see Giving to the Library.

 

 
Discovering Humboldt with Yelp

In this L4HSU workshop, offered Monday 11/16 @ 1pm and Friday 11/20 @ 12pm, you will learn helpful tips including how to make your Yelp reviews more prominent in the algorithm. You will also learn how contributing to review sites like Yelp benefits Humboldt County tourism. See Discovering Humboldt: Getting Humboldt County on the Map & Social Media for more information.

Zoom Registration

Facilitated by Annika Slattery

 
HSU Press Does it Again!

Humboldt State University Press continues to publish peer-reviewed research journals, fiction and non-fiction books, and now three more open-access textbooks: Spanish 1: Beginning Spanish Language and Culture; The American LGBTQ Rights Movemeent: An Introduction; and Geospatial Concepts: The Fundamentals of Geospatial Science to help make learning affordable.

Read more at Humboldt State Now and check out other open access textbooks and other HSU Press Collections.

 
Library Workshops Continue!

Skills4HSU workshops continue into December!  Here are the workshops still to come via Zoom (see complete calendar) and don't forget to check out the online ones available anytime:

  • Discovering Humboldt with Yelp
  • Getting Involved at HSU
  • Tenant Rights
  • Ixcanul Film Screening
  • Database Dive: Exploring HSU Databases
  • Paying for College: Scholarships and Grants
  • How to Organize (Advocacy)
  • How Credit Cards Work
  • Resume 101 Workshop
  • Nurture Your Nature
  • Shameless Sexual Health
  • Drip like Honey - An Empowerment Journey
  • Relfection Friday
  • Reading for Understanding
  • Interviewing Tips and Tricks
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Feeling Left out of the FUNgus
  • Love Yourself to the Cottege Core
  • Let's Talk about Diabetes
  • Calfresh & Medi-Cal 101
  • Green Burial: Options & Aspirations
  • Addressing COVID Realities in Humboldt

 

 
Campus & Community Dialogue on Race

This year's theme for the 22nd Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race was Global Justice for Black Lives: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future.

Last week over 900 people attended and participated in workshops, round tables, book circles, and more. This Saturday, November 7th, will be the keynote address with Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric.

BTW, free copies of the book are still available by filling out this request form.

See the CDOR website for more information.

 
Interested in joining a Transfer Student Organization?

Are you a transfer student and looking for ways to stay connected and engaged?

Are you interested in joining other transfer students as part of an organization/club?

Take this brief survey from Clubs & Organizations. Thanks!

For more information, reach out to Molly Kresl (Molly.Kresl@humboldt.edu).

 
Discovering Humboldt!

Join us in looking for and sharing wonderful places in Humboldt County. This presentation/workshop on Google Maps focuses on writing reviews and the benefits from contributing photos, reviews, and other information.

Facilitated by Annika Slattery

See the Discovering Humboldt webpage for more information and join us for a workshop on Friday, October 16 @ 11am or Tuesday, October 20 @ 12pm.

 
Be a Smart Voter - Learn about Candidates & Ballot Initiatives!

November 3rd is rapidly approaching. Check out these upcoming online events and workshops before casting your vote in this year’s election.

In the first full week of October, students will have opportunities to ask questions of candidates for Congress and the California State Senate in two town halls organized by the Associated Students Lobby Corps. State Senator Mike McGuire will meet with the HSU community on Monday, October 5 at 4pm while Jared Huffman will meet with the HSU community on Thursday, October 8 at 3pm. Both town halls will be moderated by Dr. Aaron Donaldson from the Department of Communication. Students can attend these events through the following links:

The Library is offering voter education SkillShops beginning on Friday, October 2. One SkillShop will focus on researching the California state ballot initiatives while the other will cover voting down-ballot on elected officials and initiatives at the local and state level. Each workshop will be offered multiple times and will be held on Zoom. You can register for these SkillShops by clicking on the links below. Each link will list the days and times that the SkillShop is offered and you can choose to attend one or more sessions:

The Humboldt County Library, as part of their Vote Smarter campaign, is offering the following online programs. Please pre-register on the Google form and you will be emailed a Zoom invite with the event link:

  • Monday, October 5 at 7pm: The Pros and Cons of Propositions, with the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County
  • Saturday, October 17 at 3:30pm: How to Vote in the time of COVID-19, with Kelly Sanders from the Humboldt County Elections Office
  • Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30pm: Making Informed Choices When Voting Locally, with Garrett Purchio from the Humboldt State University Library

Additionally, the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement and OLLI's Brown Bag Lunch Presentations will be offering the following workshop. Read more about it and RSVP here.

  • Monday, October 12 at 12pm: November Election Issues with the League of Women Voters

 

 
Printing available on Campus

Beginning Saturday, November 7th, only the print kiosk in the JGC (Housing Lobby, 3rd floor) will be available to all students (living on campus or not).

See ITS Student Printing for more information.

 

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