CNRS/INRSEP Undergraduate Scientific Research Symposium
poster for symposium

Please join us on Friday, September 28 from Noon-4pm, 2nd floor of the Library, for an afternoon of scientific research presentations by undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources & Sciences.

  • 12-2pm - Poster presentations and casual conversation with each student presenter
  • 2-4pm - Oral presentations in the Library Fishbowl 

Research topics may include:

  • Greenhouse gas fluxes
  • Sudden oak death
  • Sturgeon DNA
  • Leaf litter in forests
  • Water infiltration rates
  • Climate issues
  • and more...

Hosted by the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, INRSEP (Indian Natural Resources, Science and Engineering Program), and the University Library.

After Hours Study Space Available!
map of after hours study space in NHE 113

After a successful pilot project in Spring 2018, Nelson Hall East will continue to be open through the night for after-hours studying, from 10pm - 7:30am.  Please check out this space for your late night studying needs!


What's on the Menu?
Choose your instruction menu

Check out our new Library Instruction Menu! This is a guide to planning and making instruction requests for a librarian to visit your class.

Step 1: Choose How Much Time You Have For Library Instruction
Step 2: Choose Your Learning Outcomes to Customize a Lesson or Choose from Our Library Instruction Options
Step 3: Visit To Make Your Instruction Request

Each session is customizable and can include pre-classroom assignments for heightened impact!

Fall Library Newsletter Now Available
image of top of Fall 2018 Library Newsletter

Read the latest Library Newsletter and learn about SkillShops, Brain Booth, ideaFest Journal, Textbooks on Reserve, Archive Interns, SpaceUse, Open Education, and Kindness Rocks, plus upcoming events! The Seismic Edition insert explains how the Library continues to improve, maps where offices have been moved, and invites you to Pints to Support the HSU Library at Redwood Curtain Brewery on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5-9pm.

Where are They Now?
Campus Events Field Temporary Building Directory

Due to Library's Seismic Retrofit Project, many offices on the north and south ends of the building and in the basement have moved elsewhere in the building or out to the Campus Events Field this summer in anticipation of the work beginning this fall.  

The following departments have moved to the Campus Events Field:

The Tech Help Desk has moved from the 1st floor to Library 208 on the 2nd floor.  The computers from L122 have moved to the 2nd floor, near the center of the building.

Read more about this year-long project in our special edition Seismic Newsletter or on the webpage Library Seismic Retrofit Project and feel free to contact the Library Dean, Cyril Oberlander for more information.

Seismic Retrofit Project Update

This fall semester, we mark the beginning of the construction for our much anticipated Seismic Retrofit Project. To accommodate the necessary structural work on the Library building, several programs currently in the Library are temporarily moving to the Campus Events Field as the final phase of the Seismic Retrofit Project starts this fall and wraps up in the Fall of 2019. The upcoming year of relocations are an opportunity to undergo required structural improvements and repairs and expand the footprint of the Library lower floor, providing spaces that more effectively serve the needs of the University. You can read more from Humboldt State Now: Major Construction, Relocation Coming to Campus.

What does all this mean? The following programs will be temporarily relocated and returning Fall 2019: Testing Center, Learning Center, Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), Veterans Enrollment & Transition Services (VETS), Writing Studio, and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). The map of the Campus Events Field is on back of this flyer, and more details available online at:

There will be some internal movements as well. The computer lab Library 121 will be relocated to Library 308, and the computers on the first floor in Library 122 will be moved to the second floor. Technology Help will temporarily move into Library 208, and the Research Help Desk will move into the Access Services Checkout Desk.

In addition to enhancing the strength and flexibility of the building, the Seismic Retrofit Project enlarges the lower floor of the Library, helping us to better meet the current needs of the University. The Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) and Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) will move into the Library building, and we are happy to be able to expand spaces for existing programs as well. In addition, Library 121 will be reconfigured to better meet the needs of faculty and students, and Library 308 will be converted to an active learning classroom in Fall 2019.

Directional signs in the Library will indicate the relocations, and we sincerely appreciate your patience, feedback, and suggestions. Although you may see fencing around the building, the path into the Library will always be open, and we will continue making this the welcoming and inclusive space you love for studying, collaboration, research, and creativity.

Lastly, please join us for the wonderful educational programs provided by the SkillShops, and various library events: Welcome Back Open House August 23rd from 3-5pm, and the HSU Authors Celebration February 14, 2019. While you are visiting, please stop by the Administration Office in Library 108, I am happy to share any updates and answer questions you may have about the Library. Have a wonderful 2018-2019 academic year!

Japanese Tea Ceremony - June 27, 2018
Holly at Tea Ceremony

Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient and mysterious art of Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and learn about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association, presented by Harvey II and the Horai Center, Wednesday, June 27, from 12-1pm in the Library Fishbowl.  Limited seating is available, so register now!

Cha-no-yu, is a cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involving the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha.

The Horai Center is a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts of Eureka, Calif. Our mission is to to increase understanding, harmony and cultural exchange through the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture, especially Cha-no-yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea).

The Horai Center is also involved in promoting the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. This relationship was originally founded in 1991 with the port city of Kamisu on Japan's east coast and offers an opportunity for the two cities to gain valuable benefits through exchanges of art, culture, education, and commerce.

Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

How ideaFest Helps Our Students

Please enjoy this short video illustrating the many benefits of participating in HSU's annual ideaFest held in April.  Also, check out HSU's Flickr site for more photos of past events!

Seismic Edition of the Library Newsletter Now Available!
Students say We love the library because...

The Seismic Edition of the Library's Newsletter is out with a description and maps of the relocations happening for 2018/19. There are also several links to more information about the Seismic Retrofit Project.  In addition, get a taste of the exciting programming  being offered through L4HSU this summer, and read a few comments from students who say "We love the library because..."


Learning Center Moving This Summer
The Learning Center is moving to the Campus Events Field

The Learning Center is moving to the Campus Events Field during the summer of 2018 for the Library Seismic Retrofit.  All regular tutoriing services will be available in the new temporary spaces during the 2018/19 academic year.  Please see the Learning Center's website for more information.

Faculty - Have you joined the Sustainable Learning Program yet?
Affordable Learning Solutions

Over the past 2 years, the switch to open education resources and more affordable classroom materials has saved HSU students over $1 million and counting!  Learn how you can be a part of the exciting and valuable program by attending a 3-hour workshop (lunch included) on Tuesday, May 15th or Thursday, May 17th from 12-3pm.  Participants will also receive a $300 stipend thanks to a CSU Affordable Learning Solutions grant.

Register at and see the HSU Sustainable Learning webpage for more information.

1-IN-10 Video Showcase
1 in 10 bring change video showcase!

Please join us as a team of students in HSU's Media Production Department showcases their video series entitled "1-IN-10," which aims to raise awareness across campus about students with disabilities and accessibility issues here at HSU. This includes interviews with students, faculty, and staff.

"One in Ten students at HSU lives day to day with a disability."

Learn more about how you can support the 1 in 10 on Friday, May 4th from Noon to 1pm in the Library Fishbowl.

Refreshments provided.

Funding provided by the California Lottery Project.

Prefinals & Finals Weeks Stress Reducers
girl reading a book - "Did you know that reading for just 6 min a day can reduce stress levels by 68%"

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Additional Resources

Wildlife Senior Student Research Symposium
Wildlife Senior Student Research Symposium Friday, May 4th 4-6pm HSU Library 2nd floor

Join us for the Wildlife Senior Student Research Symposium on Friday, May 4th, 4-6pm outside of the Library Fishbowl on the 2nd floor.  Come see what interesting research the senior wildlife students conducted.  Cookies and refreshments will be served.

Special Collections Instruction Librarian Wanted
students researching in the HSU Library's Special Collection space

Humboldt State University Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic Special Collections Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will design hands-on instruction incorporating primary source material into course curricula from a variety of disciplines, with additional support for the Native American Studies and History departments. Included in this work is some collection processing during off-peak instruction time. This temporary 10-month position carries faculty rank. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply. Please view the Job Description: Library (Pool Job #7227) for complete details about the duties of the position.

HSU Library offers opportunities to be creative in instruction and programming, and encourages librarians to develop projects related to their individual goals. Check out our Annual Report to learn how the Library is fostering and supporting scholarship, creativity, and innovation on campus. On March 1, 2018, the Special Collections moved to a beautiful new reading room designed to support instruction and digitization projects. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team of librarians, interns, and students dedicated to sharing collections related to northwestern California.

Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. HSU has over 7,500 students and offers a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Humboldt State is surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world—with ancient redwood forests, pristine coastline and wild rivers.

First review of applications will begin on May 14th and will be accepted until the position closes. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Application instructions:

Submit your application by email to:
Subject Line: University Library (Job #7227)
Submit by mailing application materials to:
University Library (Job #7227)
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: 707-826-3441

Poetry Open Mic, Wed 4/25 @ 5pm

Join us as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month!  Read or listen to all genres of poetry in the Library Lobby on Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm, while enjoying complimentary coffee and snacks. 

Bao Phi Poetry Reading & Book Signing, Monday 4/30 @ 3pm
Bao Phi headshot

Join us in the Library Fishbowl on Monday, April 30th from 3-5pm for a poetry reading and book signing by Bao Phi.

Bao Phi has two acclaimed volumes of poetry, Sông I Sing and Thousand Star Hotel, as well as a 2017 children's book, A Different Pond, and numerous recordings, including Refugeography and The Nguyens. In addition to his creative work, he is the Program Director of the Loft Literary Center, where he created a spoken word series that won the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Anti-Racism Initiative Award. This event is sponsored by Departments of English, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Library Dean Cyril Oberlander, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, ADPIC, and Quynh & John Schafer.

Poetry Reading by Zev Levinson, Wednesday 4/18 @ 7pm
Song of Six Rivers poetry and photograph by Zev Levinson

Local author, poet, and educator Zev Levinson explores the colorful history, rich diversity, and stunning geography of the Humboldt Bay/Six Rivers region through a blend of lyrical poetry and archival photography in his new book, Song of Six Rivers.  Join us on Wednesday, April 18th at 7pm in the Library Fishbowl as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library.

For more information, see HSU Press' 1st Fiction and Poetry publication: Song of Six Rivers by Zev Levinson and the Humboldt State Now article, Poetic, Vivid Exploration of North Coast History.

Book Reading by Bryan Radzin, Friday 4/13 @ 6pm
Bryan Radzin holding one of his books

Setting goals comes easy for most folks, but accomplishing them is another thing altogether. Bryan Radzin, a graduate of Humboldt State University and local resident has accomplished his goal of publishing a book each year by his birthday in July. For seven consecutive years, this goal has been successfully met. Radzin’s first three books were precursors to his novel, Search for Truth…the seeker begins and his latest book titled Search for Truth…A rude awakening originates in the south, dealing with a lot of racial issues and a new president, based on #45. The fifth sequel is currently in the working stages, due out summer 2018. The series will contain seven books in total. For more information go to his website at

Please join Bryan in the Library Fishbowl, 6-8pm on Friday, April 13th for a book reading, discussion, and signing!

New Special Collections Space Now Open!

The new Special Collections room was opened with a trumpet fanfare and ribbon cutting on March 1st.  Please enjoy the photos taken at the event and come to the 3rd floor to see it in person!