Project Rebound 3rd Annual Reentry Forum Presents Reginald Dwayne Betts
banner with 3 panels - first panel Reginald Dwayne Betts: Felon: An American Washi Tale Wednesday April 20th 6:30pm-8:30pm Great Hall 260, next panel image of Reginald Dwayne Betts, next panel image of FISC and Project Rebound logos

Project Rebound at Cal Poly Humboldt presents the 3rd Annual Reentry Forum: Let's Talk About Mass Incarceration with several workshops in March and April and Reginald Dwayne Betts in person on April 20th in the Great Hall.

Click on links below for more information and to register*:

  • Wednesday, March 23 @ 6:30pm: Jimmy Santiago Baca, Chicano-American Poet (in the Great Hall, but please register in advance)
  • Monday, April 11 @ 6pm: Abolition Ecologies with Dr. Renee Byrd (via Zoom, register for Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, April 13 @ 6pm: Project Rebound SW Students & Alumni Panel (via Zoom, register for Zoom link)
  • Wednesday, April 20 @ 6:30pm: Reginald Dwayne Betts: Felon: An American Washi Tale (in the Great Hall, but please register in advance)

*Registration for in-person events is requested to assess attendance size and in case we need to contact you. Thanks!

Student Newspaper Digital Archives Now Available!

The Cal Poly Humboldt Library recently completed the Student News Digital Archive. This project makes available on Digital Commons all editions of two award-winning student newspapers: The Lumberjack and El Leñador. The editions for the two newspapers span 1929 to December 2021. Future editions of each publication will be added at the conclusion of each semester.

Click on the links above to access the archives for each publication. Use the search bar on the left side of the screen to search through the digitized editions of each publication. Alternatively, you can browse based on year of publication. All editions available in the archives can be downloaded free of charge. No login is required to access these archives. Due to limitations with the scanning and quality of the microfilm, not all text will be searchable.

Thanks to everyone that made this project possible. A special thank you goes to the library student assistants that worked on the project: Kayla Garcia, Lisa Salcido, Veronica Koomson Maiden, Danielle Kirkland-Shatraw, Reanne Meighan, and Adam Mellot.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian Garrett Purchio at

8th Annual Authors Celebration Continues all Week!

Informational Panels Continue for the 8th Annual Authors Celebration

Please note: recordings of the main event and the week-long panels will be available at Watch for the links being added soon!

Join us in celebrating Cal Poly Humboldt students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have published in 2021! 

This year we are expanding the celebration with hour-long virtual panels of people sharing knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing.

  • Tuesday, 2/15 @ 12pm: How to Market a Fiction or Non-Fiction Book
    • Cyndy Phillips (publisher at SequoiaSong Press)
    • Lonny Grafman (author of To Catch the Rain and To Catch the Sun)
    • Kathy Wollenberg (author of Far Less)
    • Maximillian Heirich (author of Azure Adventures)
  • Tuesday, 2/15 @ 3pm: Polishing Your Publication: Redwood Roots Digital Magazine - Join Redwood Roots staff members for a workshop that focuses on developing and workshopping future submissions to the digital magazine. This workshop will be a crash course in conceptualizing your work, developing content, and publishing your story. You will leave this workshop better prepared to articulate your community-based learning projects for potential publication with Redwood Roots Digital Magazine.
  • Wednesday, 2/16 @ 12pm: How to Self-Publish or Publish with The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt - Learn how to publish a book with The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, publish an article with a Press affiliated journal, or publish a book on your own
    • Kyle Morgan, Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Press @ Humboldt
    • Sarah Godlin, Archivist and Digital Publishing Specialist, Press @ Humboldt
    • Aaron Laughlin, Publishing Specialist, Press @ Humboldt
  • Thursday, 2/17 @ 12pm: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book
    • Erika Andrews (Author of Toyon: Seven Decades of Student Driven Publishing and YES: 50 Years of Community Building)
    • Jerry Rhode (Author of Both Sides of the Bluff and Humboldt Bay Shoreline)
    • Nick Malloy (Author of Geospatial Concepts and Essential Modeling Techniques for Geospatial Analysis Using ArcGIS)
  • Friday, 2/18 @ 12pm: Hosting a Journal at Cal Poly Humboldt: A Panel Discussion

Did YOU publish in 2021? Submit your information now!

We are excited to unveil our new list of Authors & Publications by Humboldt faculty, staff, students, and alumni currently under development. If you don't see your information, please submit the form or contact us at

More information about the Cal Poly Humboldt Authors Hall and Annual Celebration available at

2022 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution

This year's Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties 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.

Zoom registration

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.

Meditation Room Moved to SJEIC

The Library's Meditation Room was removed during the Seismic Retrofit Project, however, a Prayer/Meditation Room is now available on the 2nd floor of SJEIC (Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Center formerly Multicultural Center) located in Balabanis House #55, on the south side of the Library.

Find out more information on the SJEIC Resources webpage.


Streaming Video Resources @ Humboldt Library - Spring '22
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Have some time on your hands? Check out these 10 video streaming tips and recommendations from the Cal Poly Humboldt Library:

Kanopy Streaming

Spotlight: Bell Hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation, In Whose Honor?

Titles streamed by Kanopy are available either directly from the library catalog or from the HSU Kanopy interface linked above to the Humboldt 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 is 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 the 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


Spotlight: CDOR 2021 Workshops/Featured Speaker

Developed at Carnegie Mellon University, Panopto is a lecture capture and video management system. Offering standalone and Canvas integrations, Panopto is available for HSUumboldt users to create, view, andstream content in our searchable database.

Humboldt Digital Scholar/CSU Scholarworks

Spotlight: MARVEL-ous Times on Campus: Race(bending), Whitewashing & Representation

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

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.


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.


Spotlight: WE THE PEOPLE, 13TH

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

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.

Did you Know you can Reserve a Display Case?

Space is available to set up displays - first-come, first-served. More information available here.

Cases available for reserving:

  • Large case - located south of the main lobby across from Library 120
  • Horizontal case - located in the main Library lobby between the exit and entrance doors
  • Upright case - located north of the lobby in the hallway next to the restrooms
  • Bulletin Board cases - located by entry and exit doors

Check the Case Reservation Calendar for dates, complete an application, then create a display to advertise your club, organization, special event, etc.!

Questions? Contact the Library Administration Office in L109 or at (707) 826-3441.

Accessing Your Library

image showing various photos from inside the building, the outside of the library building, and the words Humboldt State University University LibraryThe Cal Poly Humboldt Library is now open to the community. Guests must follow the campus visitor policy, which includes "All individuals over 12 years old who are not a student or employee of the University and are accesing campus facilities, will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result from a test taken within the last 72 hours."

Everyone entering the Library will need to show their current ID card. Masks are not required but are encouragedPlease respect your peers who choose to wear or not wear a mask. No one without a mask is to be excluded from a space or activity.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.


For more information see, the Library Blog, and Library Reopens its Doors to Campus Community

Cal Poly Humboldt Writing Studio opens January 24
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The Writing Studio, a program of the Learning Center, offers free writing support for Cal Poly Humboldt students at any state of the writing process, from brainstorming to final touches. Students of all levels in and in all majors can benefit from discussing their writing projects with the friendly, trained writing consultants. In-person sessions will be held in the Learning Center (Library 1st floor) and online sessions will be held over Zoom and email.

The Writing Studio opens in-person and online on Monday, January 24.

  • In-Person and Zoom consultations for live conversations about your ideas and your draft. Available days and evenings. Schedule a session.
  • Email consultations for written feedback. Make an appointment first and then submit your draft using the online submission form. You will receive feedback within 8 hours of your appointment.

Trained Writing Consultants are availble from a range of majors - including Engineering, Biology, English, Psychology, and Geology - to provide consultations on all types of writing projects.

We can help with:

  • Getting started on a writing project
  • Incorporating and analyzing sources
  • Organizing arguments and linking ideas
  • Using academic voice and style
  • Improving grammar and punctuation
  • And much more

Watch this video (3 min), created by Writing Studio Consultants that demonstrate what a brainstorming consultation might look like over Zoom.

The Writing Studio and the rest of the Learning Center look forward to working with you!

Your Library is OPEN!

Spring 2022 Library Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30am-11p Friday 7:30am-8pm Saturday 11am-7pm Sunday 11am-11pmHSU Library reopens Monday, January 18, 2022, as the majority of the Seismic Retrofit and Sprinkler Project has been completed. This milestone would not have been possible without the collaboration of ITS, TNS, Library and Library Partners, and Facilities Management, all focused to achieve reopening for the spring semester start date.

HSU Library Seismic Retrofit started planning in 2015, and most of the reinforcing and strengthening occurred between 2017-2020, with the last two years focused on installing a fire sprinkler system throughout the building. New LED lights and ceiling tiles were installed in the north side of the building along with a modernization to the central elevator. Upgraded ADA parking and accessibility plus many other enhancements were made to the building. Everyone is looking forward to returning to a much strengthened and improved HSU Library.

You will see some remaining work, including small patching and painting to be completed in the stairwells, balancing of ventilation, and other minor work. Facilities Management will complete the final scope of work in the least intrusive way possible as to not impact the daily functions at the Library. Over the next few months, you will also see a small structure being erected on the east side of the Library to house the building's fire pump and as well as a new back-up generator.

We want to thank everyone for their support during this time, and to thank CSU for funding the Seismic Retrofit Project. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Baugh, Project Manager, or Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean.

Spring Course Materials on Reserve!

Check the Course Materials on Reserve list to see what is available to borrow before you buy your book or other class material. Check back often since this list will be updated as instructors continue to add content.

Students, don't see your text? Students, staff, faculty, and administrators can make requests for additions to the collection using this form.

See Course Reserves for more information.

SkillShops Feedback Wanted!

SkillShops bannerWe are planning for Spring SkillShops (50-minute co-curricular workshops) and would love feedback from you!

Students, please fill out this very short survey to let us know your thoughts as we transition back to in-person SkillShops. Will you be attending via Zoom, face-to-face, or would you like the choice? Also, what kind of topics would you like to see offered?

Faculty, please fill out this short survey so we best meet your needs.

Want to know more about SkillShops? Please check out the SkillShops guide where you can find information about what we offer, including the self-paced Canvas SkillShops.

Love in the Valley - Documentary

Promo flyer for Project Rebound Humboldt State Presents Love in the Valley w/ Lonnie Anderson - a short documentary on Tuesday, December 14th at 6pmLove in the Valley: A Documentary on indigenous Albuquerque artist Lonnie Anderson

Join Project Rebound HSU for a special guest lecture presentation from artist Lonnie Anderson on Tuesday, December 14th at 6pm.

For more than 25 years, indigenous Albuquerque artist Lonnie Anderson has been performing inspirational acts of art and creativity on Valentine's Day for his wife, Anne. Anderson, affectionately dubbed “The King of Valentine’s Day” by news outlets, showcased some of his creations during LOVE: Valentine Art, an exhibition at the South Broadway Cultural Center earlier this year. The film was featured in the 46th American Indian Film Festival and Lonnie will be guest lecturing on personal experience of overcoming struggle and his work through art and healing with currently and formerly incarcerated youth and individuals.

Zoom registration

Facilitated by Tony Wallin, Programs Coordinator Project Rebound, HSU

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.


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