Computer Labs Open on Campus
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Information Technology Services has opened the following labs for the summer (until August 13), Monday-Friday 8am-7pm:

Find more information and contact ITS at

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!
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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.

Need Equipment? Returning Library Material?

Do you need equipment for class?

Please fill out the form so we can help you get what you need.

Do you need to extend the borrowing time?

If you are taking an HSU summer course or are continuing HSU courses in the fall you can renew your item. Please contact with any questions.

Do you need to return items to the Library?

Call 707-826-3431 Mail Returns The HSU Library can supply a prepaid UPS label, call or email to get what you need Drop off books 24/7 Library Circle Book Return Drop items off at the book return on the Library Circle Call 707-826-3431 Library Returns If the item(s) or box is too large, call for an appointement to drop off at LIB25 in the Lower Level of the Library. Please wear a mask


  • Drop it off at the book return on the Library Circle.
  • If the item(s) or box is too large, drop it off at  LIB-025 in the Lower Level of the Library.
    • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-5:30pm; Thursday & Friday 10am-6:30pm
    • Please knock and we will come to the door
    • Please remember to wear your mask
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.

Make purchase and scanning requests with this form. The ARC can scan up to 15% of a textbook.

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!

Humboldt Asian Histories & Futures Panel
Humboldt Asian Histories & Futures Panel a reading, panel, & community conversation organized by HAPI May 14 5-6:30pm cosponsored by L4HSU, the Clarke Historical Museum, & the Eureka Chinatown Project

Humboldt Asian Histories & Futures: a reading, panel, and community conversation organized by HAPI

Join us on Friday, May 14 from 5-6:30pm. Zoom registration here.

In this program, community members, historians, and local artists come together to remember Humboldt’s Chinese expulsions and their reverberations today. The 90-minute event features a reading from Chinese American poet Daryl Ngee Chinn, a background of the anti-Chinese exclusions and expulsions in Northern California from historian Jean Pfaelzer, and a panel discussion about contemporary challenges the Asian community faces in Humboldt. We hope that the open discussion can spark conversations around what racial solidarity and support can look like today and into the future.

Organized by HAPI (Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity)
Co-sponsored by the HSU Library (L4HSU), the Eureka Chinatown Project, and the Clarke Historical Museum

Are you artistic? The Eureka Chinatown Project is looking for a muralist for the Eureka Chinatown: Lost & Found Mural. Read more about it here.

In addition, HAPI would like to learn about the northcoast community and invite you to fill out a short survey to help shape HAPI's priorities and focus. Thank you!

Participants' Bios

Ali Ong Lee, M.A., M.S., is a Chinese and Vietnamese writer and project manager for nonprofits. She relocated to Humboldt for both love and less expensive warehouse space, in 1998. One of her children is a fifth generation San Franciscan with roots in Toisan, while the other is a fifth generation Eurekan. Ali is currently working to preserve open space and agricultural land by serving on the Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission as its Public Member. She collaborates with local grassroots activists reclaiming space at the Eureka Chinatown Project and with Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity.

Daryl Ngee Chinn is a poet, poet teacher, bookmaker, and editor. His book and book-related publications include Soft Parts of the Back (University of Central Florida, 1989); artist books; collaborative books; self-published chapbooks; and school and statewide poetry anthologies in Nevada and California. He published his first book of poems and color photographs in 1973 and has worked or volunteered for poetry teaching and related activities including fundraising, board membership, and mentoring. He was a founding member of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild and served as Humboldt County Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools.

Jean Pfaelzer is a Professor of English, Asian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at University of Delaware. She is author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, which made the New York Times 100 Best Books of the Year, consulted for "1882: The Chinese Exclusion Act" on PBS, and is currently working on The Stolen People: A History of Slavery in California and the American West (Yale University Press). She speaks on issues of immigration on NPR, Pacifica, CNN, CSPAN, and CTGN. Jean has taught at Humboldt State University and UC San Diego and was director of the National Labor Law Center.

Brieanne Mirjah is the organizer of the Eureka Chinatown Project, which started as a passion project to help raise AAPI awareness and culture in our community. She is of Chinese and West Indian descent and believes we can all do our part to make a difference. As she expects her first baby in June, it is important to her that she helps create a community where everyone feels welcomed, especially those that have historically not been welcomed here in Humboldt. In her day job, Brieanne works in non-profit fundraising and marketing for the Breast & GYN Health Project in Arcata.

Marylyn Paik-Nicely was the Director of the MultiCultural Center at Humboldt State University (HSU) for almost 20 years. She has always described her work at the MCC as a “job made in heaven just for me!” Social justice programs, community building, cultural celebrations, mentoring students, leadership development, exploration of identity and so much more shaped Marylyn’s life forever. She retired from HSU in 2015 and loves having time with her three grandchildren. Marylyn is a “Founding Mother” of Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI), on the Board of Directors of Humboldt Area Foundation, and an active participant of the Eureka Chinatown Project. Marylyn is a third generation Okinawan/Korean born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii.

Chisato (Chisa) Hughes (organizer) is a half-Japanese filmmaker who grew up in Humboldt County and recently returned during Covid to work on a documentary here. The film asks questions about ghosts and placemaking today, looking at the history of the expulsions in the county and the Chinese people that continued to live here surreptitiously despite the threat of white violence. Chisa is an artist and organizer with HAPI (Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity), and hopes to be part of building racial solidarity here in Humboldt.

Read up on the Library with the Spring Newsletter
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Check out the Spring 2021 Library Newsletter featuring articles on:

  • Discovering Humboldt
  • Circulation on the Go
  • Add a Dash of Library to Spice up Your Teaching and Learning
  • Project-based Learning: Citing Insights
  • Course Reserves
  • Building Bridges & Connecting Communities
  • Upcoming Events: Fred Korematsu Day, Authors Celebration, and ideaFest


Stress Less Events Through May 9th
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Register for workshops on:

Good luck on your finals! Congratulations to all graduates!

ideaFest 2021!
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HSU's 8th annual ideaFest symposium was May 3-7, 2021, but you can still watch the presenters, listen to the performances, and peruse the posters by entering Platform Q.


Last Call to Submit to ideaFest!
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During the week of May 3-7th, the 8th Annual ideaFest Symposium will be hosted online through a new site called “Platform Q.” HSU students, staff, and faculty can still participate in ideaFest by sharing their research & creative activities in the following ways:

  • Online registration deadline for ideaFest is this Friday April 23rd, 2021. Participants can submit their projects online at You can submit digital posters or pre-recorded video presentations (including artistic performances, photography, digital art presentations, and more!)
  • If your classes have live zoom presentations already scheduled for the week of May 3-7th and you’d like them to be “featured events” in ideaFest to draw in a broader audience let us know! Email Erika Andrews at with the details of your research presentations, talks, live events, performances, etc. and we can cross-promote them in Platform Q that week.
  • Anyone from the HSU community can also submit their academic essays or research articles for the next issue of ideaFest Journal, HSU’s own peer-reviewed academic journal. The deadline to submit your publication proposals is December 31, 2021. For more information about ideaFest Journal contact Kyle Morgan at

If you or your students are interested in presenting, registration for ideaFest 2021 is now open! Click Here for more information or to sign up. This will be a great venue to display previously presented professional posters or multimedia presentations at this campus-wide research & creative activities symposium.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs by emailing Sally Hang at

Feedback needed for Librarian Leah Gazan
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The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the periodic evaluation of temporary CPS Librarian, Leah Gazan.

If you have experience working with Leah, we welcome your feedback.

Your comments should be address to the Library Faculty Personnel Committee and sent via an HSU email to

The deadline is noon on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Thank you!

HSU Library Virtual Support: Live Research Help in the Learning Center Discord
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Thursday from 3-5pm (April 15, 22, 29; May 6)

Look for the Channel #Meet with a Research Librarian

Join the HSU Learning Center Discord at:

HSU Learning Center's Discord server is a virtual platform for connecting with other students in study groups and for sharing resources. Live video research help with a librarian is one way to engage in this space, but you can also chat and share resources on the different channels or ask questions about different topics. Learn more about using the Learning Center Discord on their Study Groups page.

CouRaGeouS Cuentos Volume 4 Celebration Event
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The Celebration Event for Volume 4 of CouRaGeouS Cuentos is Monday, April 26th, 6-8pm.

Register through Zoom at and enjoy this community celebration with open mic, live music by DJ Sizzle Fantastic, and much more!


We are Diversifying Our Collection!

graphic of bookplate for ODEI grant funded purchasesApril is Diversity Month! Celebrate with the Library's recent acquisitions exploring race, gender, identity, and inclusion. The research guide Diverse Collections - Recent Acquisitions highlights these additions and will be 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.

Save the Date - Humboldt Rural Tourism Summit

flyer for Humboldt Rural Tourism Summit May 3, 2021 11-1:30pmSave the date and join us for the first Humboldt Rural Tourism Summit on Monday, May 3rd, 11-1:30pm.

The goal of this summit is to get Humboldt hospitality stakeholders excited about rural tourism, and learn what works and how to collaborate on promoting tourism in rural areas. This summit will also be an opportunity to foster connections between the local Humboldt community and outside tourism professionals. REGISTER NOW!

Featured speakers are:

*Tami Reist, President & CEO of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
*Niki Brown, Program Director for Siskiyou Economic Development
*Julie Benbow, Executive Director of Visit the Redwoods

Facilitated by Annika Slattery.

Learn more about this project at Discovering Humboldt!

Toyon Volume 67 Virtual Release
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Toyon Volume 67 De Dos Lados Virtual Release Party

Toyon Literary Magazine will be hosting a release party for its 67th volume on Zoom on Thursday, April 29th, from 3-5pm. The event will feature readings from volume 67, a recognition of 2021 award recipients, and a short Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Register for the event:

The special theme for this volume of Toyon is De Los Lados, which translates to “two-sided” or “from two sides.” Volume 67 recognizes and celebrates Latinx artists and their contributions to US culture and literature. As part of volume 67’s theme, multiple pieces have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, or both, by translators Kirk Lua and Yuan Changming. The release of this volume is supported by HSU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Make sure to sign up to our mailing list when you register for the event! Those on Toyon’s mailing list will receive a free physical copy of the new volume. Volume 67 will also be available digitally in both print and audiobook formats. A digital copy of the book will be made available on HSU Digital Commons, Amazon Kindle, and Amazon print-on-demand at the time of release. The volume 67 audiobook can be found on both YouTube and Soundcloud and can be accessed via the Toyon website. ​​

Toyon is Humboldt State University English department’s annual literary magazine. Run entirely by students since its first issue in 1954, Toyon showcases the work of established and emerging writers and artists from Humboldt County and all over the world.

Learn more at
Instagram and Twitter: @toyonhsu
Facebook: @toyonmagazine
Youtube and Soundcloud: Toyon Literary Magazine

CA-NAME Conference May 1st

The California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME) invites everyone to participate in the 10th Annual Statewide Conference, "Abolishing the Colonial Project: Sharing, Examining, and Reflecting on our Practices" (flyer). The conference will be held online Saturday, May 1, 2021 9am-1pm. HSU is honored to share sponsorship with Merritt Community College who have been at the heart of the resistance against the colonial project by the Black Panther Party’s leaders Huey Newton and Bobby Seal. Keynote speakers include Dr. Bettina Love and Dr. Dulcinea Lara.

The conference theme expands on Althusser’s notion of the ideological and repressive state apparatus and Ruiz, Lara, and Greene’s (2018) argument that schools mirror a repressive state apparatus in order to sustain a colonial project. We seek contributions that value the spirit of resistance and organizing in order to dismantle the colonial project, and that honor the community cultural wealth of all peoples and practitioners dedicated to critical multicultural, ethnic studies education. Also, what can we do to change the curriculum to make it more liberatory?

Go to the ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK where you can choose one of the workshops and one of the dialogue circles. Full schedule is below:

  • 9:00am - Welcome and Land Acknowledgement by Dr. Lilia Chavez and Dr. Marisol Ruiz
  • 9:05am - Welcome by President Dr. David M. Johnson, Merritt College
  • 9:10am - Spoken Word by Aminah Adcock
  • 9:20am - Keynote by Dr. Bettina Love
  • 10:20am - Workshops (breakout rooms)
    • #What's Normal Anyway? Exploring Stories by Restorying: The Power of Narrative: This paper examines the narrative of a first-generation Latina with a younger brother with a developmental disability. Being bicultural and of diverging “ableness,” their challenges in education stem from the same thing - an intersection of their cultural upbringing, identity, ability, and, dare I say… their unique brilliance? #whatisnormalanyway? Facilitated by Denia Bradshaw
    • Teaching Social Issues through Ethnic Studies: This presentation will provide a framework for understanding what Ethnic Studies means in terms of pedagogical processes, and what it can afford educators intent on addressing the logic of deculturalization. We provide concrete curricular examples of YPAR in the context of Ethnic Studies to think through how these courses approach anti-colonialism in the classroom and beyond. Facilitated by Miguel Zavala & Jose Paolo Magcalas
    • Teaching "One Crazy Summer by Rita Willams" to fourth and fifth graders: This presentation will provide frameworks and strategies to teaching about the Black Panthers through the literature book "One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams Garcia.  Facilitated by Dr. Marisol Ruiz (HSU)
    • The Fight for Quality and Accessible Mental Health Services in 9-12: In this presentation we will give personal testimonials on the poor and punitive non existent mental health services we received in the different high schools throughout CA. We will share what we would like to see as an alternative. Facilitated by HSU PromotorX: Chelsea Rios Gomez, Jonni Segura, Milagros Ortega, Anayeli Auza, Angelica Alvarez, Martha Flores
    • Ethnic Studies Collectives: Sources of Truth-Telling, Regeneration, and Solidarity: Learn about the design, delivery, and outcomes of K-12 Ethnic Studies Collectives. With a focus on community building, Ethnic Studies frameworks, pedagogy, and resource sharing, these collectives welcome all educators and inspire hopeful outcomes for district-wide or site-based implementation. Facilitated by Ricardo Medina, Ph.D., Ratha Kelly, Brian Batugo
    • Ethnic Studies: An Anti-Colonial and Abolitionist Project: Using a critical race lens, the educator activists who against the neoliberal discourse that has systematically deconstructed the original draft of California’s framework and are now engaged in the construction of the “Liberated Ethnic Studies Curriculum” will describe how Ethnic Studies challenges colonial ideology, conversely constructing a BIPOC model of abolitionist teaching. Facilitated by Theresa Montaño, Members of The Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition
    • Seeds of Resistance: Ethnic Studies Pedagogy in Elementary Classroom: This session applies an ethnic studies pedagogy across subject matter in the elementary classroom. An ethnic studies framework and examples of ways to develop and practice anti-racist, intersectional justice and community-grounded praxis in K-6 classrooms will be shared. Facilitated by Cathery Yeh, Gloria Gallardo, Nicky Meindl
    • Making Sense of Ethnic Studies Pedagogy in Emergency Virtual Environments: This research investigated how high school ethnic studies teachers made sense of their pedagogy in the context of the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings explore how critical pedagogy was adapted for the virtual realm, and how we might rethink educational priorities to support teaching and learning. Facilitated by Kay Flewelli
    • DACA: actualización y círculo de diálogo: Este taller proporcionará información sobre DACA y consistirá en un círculo de diálogo donde la audiencia puede compartir sus historias. This workshop will provide information about DACA as well as consist of a dialogue circle where the audience can share their stories. Facilitated by HSU PromotorX: Anayeli Auza, Jonni Segura, Keila Moran
    • Empowering Multicultural Students' Learning Through Cognitive Neuroscience and Gestalt Personal Development Principles: Dr. Rivas will share his practical teaching knowledge gained from 45+ years of research, teaching, and community work in empowering diverse students. emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally to be successful in achieving cherished pesonal, academic, and career goals. Facilitated by Dr. Mario Rivas (Merritt College)
    • Healing the Healer and Our Students from Educational Academic Susto: Too often our educational spaces are sites of trauma particularly for students of color. Our formative interactions with teachers and other educational entities can also induce pain both consciously and unconsciously in the everyday process of schooling and further perpetuate systemic racism. Ironically, these same learning contexts can also serve as spaces for hearing. In this session, participants will consider the PUENTE Program as a healing model as we continue to work within students who have been deeply impacted by both personal and global unrest. Using storytelling, cuentos, poetry, and indegenous knowledge as praxis, participants will explore ways to embark on a journey of healing from educational academic susto both for themselves and for their students. Facilitated by Maria Figueroa, Isela Gonzalez Santana
  • 11:10am - Keynote by Dr. Dulcinea Lara
  • 12:00pm - Dialogue Circles (breakout rooms)
    • Creating diverse and inclusive curriculum: Thinking of the institution of schooling as a Repressive State Apparatus reveals the homogeneous nature of the curriculum, alienating and manipulating alternative experiences to further advance colonial perspective. This session will take the shape of a dialogue circle, in which we will engage in discourse regarding the whitewashing of the American curriculum. Facilitated by PromotorX: Elijah Moore, Veronica Perez, Syd Lyons, Josie Licavoli, and Jaycob Warren
    • Alternative learning in K-12 to Higher Education: Understanding the Struggles, Triumphs, and Setbacks of conventional learning: This Dialogue circle will focus on alternative educational model such as project based learning and how it was implemented in higher education. Are there other models that working better for college students? Facilitated by PromotorX: Georgina Rose Ruiz, Aiszellyn Alvarez, Elizabeth Owens, Gregorio Yarasca, Mia Page
    • Ethnic Studies grades K-2: This Dialogue Circle is a space where educators K-2 and community members will be invited to share their questions, how we center BIPOC voices, what tensions exist and what strategies reflect effective and successful implementation of authentic Ethnic Studies. Facilitated by Ruchi Rangnath
    • Ethnic Studies grades 3-6: This Dialogue Circle is a space where educators 3-6 and community members will be invited to share their questions, how we center BIPOC voices, what tensions exist and what strategies reflect effective and successful implementation of authentic Ethnic Studies. Facilitated by Tricia Gallagher, Susan Warren
    • Ethnic Studies grades 7-12: This Dialogue Circle is a space where educators 7-12 and community members will be invited to share their questions, how we center BIPOC voices, what tensions exist and what strategies reflect effective and successful implementation of authentic Ethnic Studies. Facilitated by Bryan Bowens, Marisol Ruiz
  • 12:50pm - Closing by Dr. Lilia Chavez and Dr. Marisol Ruiz
Leadership in Uncertain Times Speaker Series
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Youth Educational Services (YES) and the Center for Community Based Learning present the Leadership in Uncertain Times Speaker Series:

April 5th, 5-6:30pm: Kevin Malone will speak about True North Organizing Network, an organization that supports families, elders, and youth of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities—using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model—to courageously challenge social, economic and environmental injustice in our region.

April 19th, 5-6:30pm: Karen Young (HSU class of 1990 and YES Alumna) will return to share more about her community building pathway from HSU to Boston. Loren Collins, Career Advisor for ACAC, will provide a short resume building clinic for student volunteers and leaders.

Learn more and register to attend at

Project Rebound Presents Reentry Forum: Let's Talk about Mass Incarceration
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Join HSU's Project Rebound and the Formerly Incarcerated Students Club for the 2nd Annual Reentry Forum: Let's Talk About Mass Incarceration (flyer) during the month of March.  In partnership with Sacramento State Project Rebound, The Yurok Tribe, and West Side Community Improvement Association, Root and Rebound: Reentry Advocates will be available with free legal advocacy for Humboldt, Sacramento, Lake, Del Norte, Mendocino and San Joaquin County residents.

Watch the highlight video (~7min) at Reentry Forum: Let's Talk about Mass Incarceration 2021 and click on a link below for a recording of an event, where applicable:

For more information, see the Project Rebound webpage, the Formerly Incarcerated Students Facebook page, and their Instagrams (FISC, Project Rebound)