2022 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution

This year's event will take place via zoom on Thursday, January 27 from 3:00 to 4:30pm. Stan is the coauthor of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. He is the co-editor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley (1996) and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (1988). His essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and academic journals and anthologies. He co-curated the traveling exhibits Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake and Wherever There’s a Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California. He is a co-chair of Okaeri, a group of LGBTQ+ identified Japanese Americans, and he is also a co-curator of Seen and Unseen: Queering JA History Before 1945 online exhibit about LGBTQ+ Japanese American history.

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 with partnership from Asian Desi Pacific Islanders Collective (ADPIC), Student Life, HSU Library, and Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity.

Student Employees Needed!

flyer for library job reading Now Hiring! Library Project Technician: $15.25/hour - closes 11/19 Access Services SAI: $14.50/hour - closes 11/23 Handshake Humboldt State University Library

Project Technician: $15.25/hour, starting January 3, 2022. Position closes November 19, 2021

This is a one-of-a-kind job, providing support to various library projects, events, and facilities. Tasks include, but are not limited to, event set-up and support, adjusting shelves, building whiteboards, moving furniture, inventory maintenance, photography, space use inventory, and some cleaning duties. Read the linked job description for more information.

Shifts are offered typically during morning and afternoon (e.g. 8am-5pm) for 10-20 hours/week. Anticipate that all three floors of the HSU Library will be open in Spring 2022.

Access Services Student Assistant: $14.50/hour, starting January 18, 2022. Position closes November 23, 2021

Be a part of the wonderful team who works the check-out desk, shelves materials, answers questions, and generally, run the Library building! Read the linked job description for more information.

Shifts are offered Sunday-Friday, 8am-7pm

Check out these jobs and others on HSU's Handshake!

Save the date! 8th Annual Authors Celebration
The Humboldt State University Library cordially invites you to the 8th Annual Authors Celebration

Join us in celebrating HSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have published in 2021!

We will have the in-person gathering on Monday, February 14th from 3-4:30pm with an open mic from 4:30-5pm. This event will also be available via Zoom.  In addition, there will be virtual panels of people sharing knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing that week, Tuesday-Friday from 12-12:50. More details to follow.

Did YOU publish in 2021? Submit your information!

More information about the HSU Authors Hall and Annual Celebration available at

New Gratitude & Mindfulness SkillShop!
Wellness & Stress Management with the Brain Booth

Join us for a special workshop and learn about gratitude and mindfulness and how they can help your mental wellbeing and academic success!

Zoom registration

Workshops take place at 12pm and 2pm on Wednesday, November 17th and will continue on the last Wednesday of each month during spring semester . You will not be able to use the registration link from the ongoing Wellbeing & Stress Management Brain Booth SkillShops to join these gratitude and mindfulness sessions, so please register using the link above!

Learn more at the Library Brain Booth, which seeks to introduce the Humboldt State community to international scientific research on the effects of mindfulness, attention, and contemplation through hands-on tools and activities in an experiential setting.

Facilitated by Megan Boucher, Library Brain Booth

Campus/Community Dialogue on Race (Oct. 25-29)
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The Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at Humboldt State University that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Our objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change.

The vision of Campus & Community Dialogue on Race is to achieve racial, social, and environmental justice. The program's purpose is to promote and facilitate social and environmental change by engaging a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints to explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression. In addition, students can earn a unit of credit in ES 480, Campus & Community Dialogue on Race. This year's theme is Dismantle & Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division.

Celebrating 23 years of CDOR, this year's Dialogue will run from October 23 (Sat) through October 29 (Fri) featuring Hari Kondabolu and Dr. Lisa Nakamura.

Go to the CDOR Events Calendar to read more about the workshops and register!

It's Banned Books Week!
Banned Books Week banner graphic from ALA September 26-October 2, 2021

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

This year's theme is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

(from ALA's Banned & Challenged Books website)

Read more at the Banned Books Week libguide.

New Special Collections Website!
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After much hard work from our library web team, HSU Library Special Collections has launched its new website.

The new site is an update from the previous website to a more user friendly design, and has migrated to the URL: Make sure to update your links! It’s also in-line with the university style guidelines, mirroring other HSU websites, and has a rotating header of historical photographs from HSU Special Collections. If you would like to learn more about a specific featured photograph, there is additional information under the “About” section in the drop down menu.

The accordion style search menu takes users to all of the Special Collections items in the Library catalog, has the ability to search the Digital Archives site that houses our digitized collections, and to search HSU finding aids from the Online Archive of California. All 13,000 digital photographs have migrated to a new Humboldt State Digital Archive making searching and finding historic Humboldt images even easier. We look forward to making more digital content available in the near future.

Special Collections hopes this new site will make finding items in our collections easier, and assist student and community researchers. If you have any questions, please contact for more information.

Weekly Wellbeing & Stress Management SkillShops

flyer for brain booth's skillshop on wellbeing and stress management The Brain Booth presents weekly SkillShops on Wednesdays 12-12:50pm and 2-2:50pm to learn about wellbeing and stress management.

Zoom registration

Find out more about the Library's Brain Booth at where you can find online resources and see what will be available when the building opens up again.


Returning Library Material? Need Equipment?

Do you need to return items to the Library?

Drop off books 24/7 Library Circle Book Return Drop items off at the book return on the Library Circle photo of south entrance to lower level of library, entry to room 28 Call 707-826-3431 Mail Returns The HSU Library can supply a prepaid UPS label, call or email to get what you need
  • Drop it off at the book return on the Library Circle.
  • If the item(s) or box is too large, drop it off at the Lower Level of the Library (LIB-028) (see photo of south entry above).
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
    • Please remember to wear your mask
  • If you are returning a book, laptop, chromebook, hotspot kit, or other equipment, and cannot do so in-person, please use this form to get a prepaid mailing label.

Do you need to extend the borrowing time?

Do you need technology equipment for class?

  • Please fill out the form so we can help you get what you need.
Looking for a Lab, Printing Kiosk, or Study Space?

While the upper floors of the Library building are closed for fall semester, we still want to help you find computer labs and printing kiosks and study space on campus! These annotated campus maps will show you those spaces available August 12-December 17, 2021. Click on an image for the larger PDF versions.

Computer Labs OPEN Saturday and Sunday 7am-6pm: Founders Hall 202, Harry Griffith Hall 115, and Siemens Hall 118

Please note: Things are always changing, so check ITS' Computer Lab list for the most up-to-date availability for computer labs.

campus map showing study spaces for fall semester campus map of computer labs on campus for Fall 2021

Need Your ID? No Problem!

Need your HSU ID card? We can help!

ID Services are available in multiple ways this semester. Please fill out the appropriate Google form linked below to have your ID made. You can then either pick it up in the lower level of the Library (Library 28, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm) or use the form to have the ID sent to your mailing address. You can also stop by room 28 during open hours to have an ID made. Please wear a mask.

Students -  Please request an ID card or replacement ID card using the Google form.

Are you a new staff, faculty, or administrator at HSU? Please request an ID card using the Google form.

If you have any trouble accessing the form, please email us at

For more information, see the Campus ID website.

photo of south entrance to lower level of library, entry to room 28photo of lower library level room 28 temporary home to library services

We are Diversifying Our Collection!

graphic of bookplate for ODEI grant funded purchasesThanks to your feedback and requests, we've added even more titles to support diversity and inclusion.  The research guide Diverse Collections - Recent Acquisitions highlights these additions and is updated periodically as new titles become available.

We thank the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for supporting library collection development in 2020-2021. Look for the ODEI bookplate in our catalog for items purchased with ODEI grant funds and please continue to make suggestions!

Get books through CSU+, now using CSU and SUNY libraries

image of book going into mailbox with Golden Gate bridge in background. Text is CSU+ & SUNY Two of the largest public university systems in the US are collaborating to get you books! CSU+ a way to get books quickly and for free! CSU+ is now expanding beyond our CSU libraries. Materials will come to us from NY if they aren't available in CA. bottom image of book going into mailbox with New Yorkc City skyline in backgroundLibrary services expanded via new partnership!

The libraries of the two largest public university systems, CSU and SUNY, are partnering to provide you library materials. This expansion of CSU+ means that if a book you request can't be sourced by one of the Cal States, then a partner from NY within the SUNY system will help out. Students, staff, and faculty can utilize CSU+ to get library books quickly and for free!

While the library collections remain closed, the resource sharing service is here to acquire books for you from our library partners.

With questions related to this service please contact

Fall Course Materials
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Do you plan to require course materials for Fall 2021? The HSU Library can check to see if materials are available to purchase in an eBook format.

The ARC can scan up to 15% of a textbook so get your requests in!

Make purchase and scanning requests with this form.

Have you thought about using an Open Educational Resource or lower cost options for your course instead of a commercial textbook? There are many free online resources through Open Educational Resources. Email to speak with a librarian who can help you locate OER that might work for your class.


New First-Year or Transfer Student? Get a Tablet!
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New first-year and transfer students are eligible for an iPad, free to use through the completion of your degree.

Sign up now!

HSU is participating in CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) and are providing:

  • 64 GB iPad Air (iPad Air - Apple)
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (iPad Keyboards - Apple)
  • Apple Pencil 2nd Generation (Apple Pencil - Apple)
  • Excellent technology support from the Technology Help Desk

Note: With a keyboard attachment and pencil, this technology bundle is comparable to a laptop.

Read more, including FAQs at and register by August 27th.

An Information Technology Services (ITS) representative will connect with you soon after to schedule a pick-up date and time or arrange for your iPad to be shipped to you. You can contact them directly at 707-826-HELP (4357) or email

We Have a New Blog!
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If you've been in the Library, you know our love of whiteboards. (OK, Cyril's love of whiteboards, but we have discovered how truly useful they are, too!)  Students use them to study, play, and create. We use them to direct, inform, and interact.

As a way to share more information between newsletters, we introduce you to Our Whiteboard, a new Library blog!

Contributions will be written by staff, faculty, students, and administrators, keeping you informed on the lastest Library and library-related happenings. Check out our first article about L4HSU, still offering free, online workshops through August 14th!

Have questions or want to suggest something for us to write about? Want to write something for the Library blog? Contact us at

10 Video Streaming Tips & Recommendations
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Have some time on your hands? Check out these 10 video streaming tips and recommendations from the HSU Library:

Kanopy Streaming


Titles streamed by Kanopy are available either directly from the library catalog or from the HSU Kanopy interface linked above to HSU community. Those titles for which we do not hold streaming rights could be requested by filling in a request form. This form would appear on your screen and forwarded to a staff member for consideration. Given our limited funds, we emphasize study and research needs when making purchase decisions.

Google Media Library A to Z

A searchable video database Google Media Library A to Z is available for all faculty and staff located in Google Share Drive. It's a collection of captioned videos that have been digitized for use in coursework. The database can be accessed via Canvas.

A short tutorial can be found at



Netflix Educational Videos YouTube Channel provides some videos to those without subscription.

Humboldt Digital Scholar/CSU Scholarworks

Campus lectures by HSU faculty and visiting speakers including Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, and many others are available from this archival repository.


PBS Learning Media POV Documentary Watch Club

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting: a multi-station archive of a lot of PBS material from years back. It's a good place to start if you are looking for a streaming option for something you have on VHS.

PBS LearningMedia: a free streaming platform specifically for educators. There are many clips from a ton of programs. You might not find that full episode of NOVA but you might find the clip that you actually want to use.

Internet Archive


Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. KEET-TV has numerous programs uploaded to this archive in addition to their YouTube Library.

ALA/FMRT hosted Digital Video Collections Guide

This guide includes licensed and freely available quality online resources.

Wabash Lily Library Open Streaming Video Collection

Offers quality, freely accessible collections of online video.


These feature films could only be used individually, rather than for the classroom, but in some cases it could avoid the dilemma of students who don’t have subscriptions to Prime, Hulu, etc.

National Theatre Collection (Bloomsbury's Drama Online)

Free trial thru August 1, 2021. The National Theatre Collection makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector. The Collection is available on Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online.

Learn How to Use HathiTrust for Electronic Access to HSU Titles
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HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service is currently providing electronic access to students, staff, and faculty for over 230,000 books held by the HSU Library!

Watch this short video and Learn How to Use HathiTrust for Electronic Access to HSU Titles (1:12) or follow along with the directions below.

Access HathiTrust to "check out" a copy for a limited period of time with an auto-renew feature for books still in use. Click the yellow "LOG IN" button on the top right of the screen.

Start typing Humboldt State University in the "Find your partner institution:" search box, then choose "Continue."


Start searching! You can limit your search to titles that we have access to by choosing the "Full-text" option in your search.

Please check out an item only when you plan to use it. Each Temporary Access book has an initial check-out period of 60 minutes. If you remain active in the book during the session, access time will be extended. If you do not remain active, it will be released for use by others on campus.

For more information, see HathiTrusts's How to Use ETAS.

HSU Press Book Receives Nautilus Book Award!
image of cover page for Far Less a Novel by Kathy Wollenberg

Congratulations to Far Less written by Kathy Wollenberg and published by HSU Press for winning two silver medals from the Nautilus Book Awards: "Young Adult Fiction" category and "Self-Published/Small Press" category. This book, set in the Arcata Community Forest, touches on the many problems that young people face.

Read more from Humboldt State NOW and find other publications from HSU Press in their new catalog and online.

Archivist & Digital Publishing Specialist Wanted
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The Library is looking for an Archives and Digital Publishing Specialist (LSIII) to support the work of the Special Collections and the Scholarly Communications Offices. This is an internal search and more information can be found at Job #21-18. Deadline to submit application materials is Wednesday, May 19, 2021.