Learning Center Launch!
Learning Center Launch

The Learning Center Labs will now be on one floor! Come celebrate the newly expanded space and services on Thursday, August 31 from 3-5pm on the Library's 1st floor.  You can now find the Learning Lab (general tutoring), Science Tutoring Lab, Math Tutoring Lab, and Writing Studio in one location between the Tech Help Desk and Research Help Desk. 

Light refreshments and prizes will be available.

Welcome Back Open House
Welcome Back Open House Celebrate with us as we welcome the new school year! Thursday, August 24, 2017, 3-4:45pm in the Library Lobby

Please join us for the Library's Welcome Back Open House as we celebrate the new school year and show you all the exciting changes and events happening in your library!

Stop by the Library Lobby between 3-4:45pm on Thursday, August 24th, to meet library staff and our partners, hear about free workshops, tutoring sessions, and much more!  Refreshments will be provided.

Pints to Support the HSU Library
Pints to Support the HSU Library Wed August 9 6-9pm at HumBrews in Arcata

Join us at Humboldt Brews, 856 10th Street in Arcata, on Wednesday, August 9 from 6-9pm to raise money for the HSU Library.  $1 for every pint sold will help support the HSU Library's student internships, special collections, textbooks on reserve, and more.  Hope to see you there!

Two Access Services Staff Positions Now Available!

Work with a great group of students, staff, and faculty at the busy and innovative HSU Library in one of two positions:

Access Services Coordinator (Job #17-65) - provide oversight of library operations, coordinate student assistant activities and collection maintenance operations, and collaborate with other services in the library.  First review is August 2, 2017.

Resource Sharing Coordinator (Job #17-66) - oversee resource sharing operations, working closely with the borrowing coordinator and other Access Services staff to effectively and efficiently process Interlibrary loan and Alma requests. First review is August 4, 2017.

Click on the links above for pdf versions of the job descriptions and go to the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services website for more information on how to apply.

Leadership Toolkit Series

The Leadership Toolkit Series will focus on helping leaders motivate and develop the people they lead. Throughout the series, we will highlight a specific leadership skill to discuss and practice together. The following topics will be part of this series: Providing Feedback, Listening, Coaching and Storytelling. Each session in the series will focus on how to apply the skills as a leader, however, anyone interested in the topic may attend any or all in the series. Sessions facilitated by Julia Heatherwick, Training Specialist, HR & APS

July 21, 11am-12pm - Providing Feedback: Do you dread giving feedback? Do you wish you had a simple way to organize your thoughts and feedback? We will discuss a feedback framework and practice it in small groups.

July 28,​ 11am-12pm - Listening: Does your mind sometimes wander or rehearse what you are going to say while someone else is talking to you? We live in a busy and distracting world. You are not alone. Listening is a skill we can practice to help us be more present with others. In this session, we will practice listening deeply to others through a series of activities. Come prepared to listen and be listened to in this interactive session.

August 1, 11am-12pm - Coaching: Do people come to you to solve their problems? Are you occasionally overwhelmed with the need to have all the answers? Using a coach approach can help your employees or peers come up with their own answers to fix problems they face. Bring something you want to be coached on during the session. You will practice coaching and being coached in this session. Session facilitated by a credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation.

August 4, 11am-12pm - Storytelling: Have you heard a leader share an inspirational story and wish you could tell stories like they do? Storytelling helps you connect to your employees and illustrates points in a way they can be remembered and retold. In this session we will talk about the art of storytelling and how to find and capture your motivational stories.

Diversity and Bias Intervention Workshops Available

Recognizing the importance of awareness and education on issues surrounding macro and microaggressions, explicit and unconscious bias, and culturally inclusive pedagogy the library and campus are offering these educational opportunities during the summer through L4HSU. Staff, students, faculty, and community members are all welcome to attend any of these free workshops. Watch for more details on events scheduled for the school year.

  • Exploring the Asian American Student Experience at Predominately White Institutions - 3 Part Series - We will be exploring the Asian American student experience at predominately-white institution. This three-part workshop will explore various aspects of Asian American identity to help participants develop cultural competency when working with Asian American students. Part 1 will explore the current and historical context and background of the Asian American experience in the United States, as well as, Asian American's in Higher Education.
    • Part 1, July 10, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - Expore the current and historical context and background of the Asian American experience in the United States, as well as, Asian Americans in Higher Education.
    • Part 2, July 17, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - Explore Jean Kim's Asian American Racial Identity Development (AARID) Model (2001) as one model/theory to understand Asian American experience in the United States. We will have a discussion/dialogue on how racial identity development occurs in a higher education setting and what participants can do to help students develop a health sense of self.
    • Part 3, July 24, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - We will take what we have learned from part 1 and 2 and apply it to the needs of Humboldt State University. We will discuss intersectionality and how that impacts Asian American student experience. This session will be primarily discussion/dialogue based, focused on problem solving/strategies for student, staff, faculty advocacy.
  • Me & Whiteness; What's the Connection?, July 13, 11-Noon with Tracy Smith - This workshop will offer participants a chance to explore what people mean by the term "whiteness", how and why our society must commit to this exploration, and to review recommended writings addressing whiteness (please bring your own recommendations too!). All levels of familiarity with issues surrounding whiteness are welcome. This workshop is offered in the hopes it will contribute to meaningful dialogue around the role of whiteness and its impact on striving to create a more race-conscious campus community.
  • Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - 2 Part Series
    • Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - Part 1, July 19, Noon-1pm with Christine Mata and Roger Wang - We will be facilitating a session on microaggressions and bystander intervention and how it impacts our on and off campus community. Part 1 of this session will go over how microaggressions enforce modern systems of oppression and ways to address them.
    • Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - Part 2, August 2, Noon-1pm with Christine Mata and Roger Wang - Part 2 of this session will go over how to be an active bystander and practice with scenarios.
  • Racial Battle Fatigue Webinar,  Shift Your Campus Culture to Better Support Students, Faculty & Staff of ColorJuly 26, 11am-12:30pm + 1/2 hr debrief - Students, faculty and staff members of color are counting on HSU to provide them with the support they need to avoid experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue. For many people of color, persistent and degrading racial microaggressions have taken a physical, psychological and emotional toll. Manifesting as fatigue, generalized anxiety, stress and a myriad of other ills, Racial Battle Fatigue is a very real problem for not only students at predominately white institutions, but for faculty and staff of color, as well. Join us with experts Dr. Kathy Obear and Dr. Tanya Williams and learn how to help shift the culture on your campus so you can better support racially marginalized groups and challenge racism on your campus.
  • Practice Makes Perfect; No More Silence, August 3, 1-2pm with Tracy Smith - There has been repeated calls for opportunities to build up our anti-racist vocabulary and skill development in the ability to interrupt micro and macroaggressions. Through small group and large group role plays as well as reviews of written scenarios, participants will have a chance to practice breaking the silence. We will provide a supportive, authentic, and brave space, which welcomes all levels of experience with interrupting the silence. We strongly recommend attendance at one or both of the Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention sessions (Part 1 and Part 2), because this session will not cover background information about micro and macroaggressions.
Live long and prosper, Voyager. It's time to make room for the Next Generation!

CSU library collections to be unified in new Discovery System: OneSearch

This summer, all 23 of the California State University (CSU) library collections will be integrated into new Library Discovery System called OneSearch. Migrating to OneSearch improves the interface and collection access to students, faculty, and staff. As a joint effort led by the CSU Council of Library Deans, the primary goal of this upgrade is to enrich the research experience of students while assisting faculty and staff in their scholarly and professional pursuits.

OneSearch features an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface that makes it easy to find, cite, save, and share books, ebooks, ejournals, articles, and streaming video from the CSU Libraries. OneSearch includes CSU+, a new book sharing system for the entire CSU. CSU+ service will begin later in July, using CSU+, students and faculty will have direct access to over 29 million books held by the CSU Libraries; they will be able to request a book from any other campus to be delivered to their home campus within 2-3 days. Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor, Academic Technology Services for the CSU said, "Our big and important goal is to support equity across all campuses so all CSU students, faculty and staff have equally successful, innovative, and powerful library services for learning, teaching, and scholarly activities.”

For more information, please visit and the Humboldt State Now article: CSU Library Collections to be Unified in New Discovery System.

As we transition to a new library management system, you may notice a few changes to how you access our materials. HSU Library's legacy Voyager catalog will no longer be available early September. This means any permanent links to materials for your courses will no longer work. We encourage you to copy all citations for materials you want your students to use, so that they may find it later in our new catalog, OneSearch.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Shellhase, the Project Manager via the Implementation Team email: or for by phone at 826-3144.


Full-Time Temporary College of Professional Studies Librarian Wanted

Apply now to be a full-time, temporary librarian for the College of Professional Studies!  Work with a great group of librarians and staff at the bustling and innovative HSU Library. The first review of applications will be July 9, 2017.

Alma Migration

The library is undergoing improvements through upgrading to a new library management system

Due to the transitions the following services will not be available on Monday June 19th, but all services are expected to resume Tuesday June 20th.

-updates of patron records and expiration dates

-new Community Internet User accounts

-new ID cards




Circulation of library materials will not be interrupted! Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.

Data Visualization, Leadership Skills, Fantasy Football, & Much More!

So many interesting offerings this summer through L4HSU!  The program runs through August 7th and new events are still being added.  Check out the calendar and register now to get a reminder!

  • World of Needlecraft (every Friday at noon in the Fishbowl)
  • Do more with Data: Explore the New World of Data Visualization (July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27)
  • Video Conferencing 101 & 102 (July 6, July 12)
  • Young Adult Book Circles - Social Justice in Young Adult Literature (July 6, July 13
  • Creating & Editing Video with Camtasia (July 10)
  • Exploring the Asian American Student Experience at Predominately White Institutions (July 10, July 17, July 24)
  • Film Screening - Wild Russian Animated Shorts (July 11, August 1)
  • Evolving Economic Models for Higher Ed (July 11)
  • Schedule Events with 25Live (July 12, August 7)
  • Me & Whiteness: What's the Connection (July 13)
  • NEWLY ADDED: Found and Recycled Art Creativity Session! (July 14)

And that's just for the first part of July!  Make sure to check out all the offerings for the rest of July and August, too!  There's something for everyone!

What's Next? Check Out the Vocation Station!
Vocation Station book cart

College of Professional Studies Librarian, Kimberly Stelter, with the help of the Academic and Career Advising Center, has pulled together resources for students that could help after graduation and beyond.  Some topics include seeking out jobs, applying to graduate school, how to write and get published, and many more.  There are also lots of ebooks available, so information on how to find them including some suggested search terms is also available. Come see the Vocation Station in the Library Lobby in front of the Checkout Desk today!

CouRaGeouS Cuentos Launch Party Tuesday!

Humboldt State University Press invites you to join us for the launch of CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives, Volume 2 on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:30-5pm in the Scholars Lab, 3rd floor of the Library. This journal is full of creative writing from students in classes offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Hear powerful readings and enjoy light refreshments as we celebrate the students' hard work.

Wildlife Seniors' Capstone Poster Session

Wildlife Seniors will exhibit their Capstone Project posters and present on their research in the Authors Hall area outside of the Fishbowl on the 2nd floor on Friday, April 28th from 3-5pm

Stop by and see what interesting research has been conducted and to congratulate graduating seniors on their achievements.

New Book Release: American Prometheus by Dr. Tom Gage

HSU Press presents the release of American Prometheus: Carnegie's Captain, Bill Jones by Dr. Tom Gage with a public lecture and book signing on Monday, May 8th from 4-5pm in the Library Fishbowl.

Come meet the author, get your book signed, and enjoy light refreshments.

Read more about it on Humboldt State Now: Historical Look at a Steel Industry Giant.

Mental Health Awareness Week Activities May 1-5
Mental Health Awareness Week

Peer Health Education presents Mental Health Awareness Week May 1-5.

Need some stress reduction going into finals week?  Check out the following schedule of events:

Monday, 5/1

  • 10am-5pm: Drop in chair massages in Library lobby
  • Noon-2pm: Guided meditation on Library first floor
  • 1-3pm: Gardening for your mind on the UC Quad

Tuesday, 5/2

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Tea & Cupcakes in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Legal Name and Gender Change Workshop in Library Fishbowl, L209

Wednesday, 5/3

  • 10:30-11:30am: Yoga Nidra in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 12-2pm: DIY Slime in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 2-3pm: DIY Soap in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 5-6pm: Mental Health Stigma Reduction in NHE113
  • 6-8pm: New State of Mind Movie Screening & Panel Discussion in SH108

Thursday, 5/4

  • 1:30-3pm: Hatha Yoga in Library Fishbowl, L209

Friday, 5/5

  • 1:30-3pm: DIY Bath Bombs in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 3-4:30pm: Activists Self Care in Library Fishbowl, L209
Faculty - Sustainable Learning Workshops 5/22

HSU faculty are invited to participate in the following HSU Sustainable Learning workshops:

  • Monday, May 22nd 9am-Noon  OR  1pm-4pm

As part of the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions, we know that making a college education more affordable for students is important for their success.

If you want to learn how to find high-quality free online educational resources, free library ebooks, or affordable textbook options from the bookstore, please RSVP at

More information can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website and the Open Educaitonal Resources research guide.

Donate Your Textbooks!

Don't want your old textbooks? Donate them to the Library's Textbooks on Reserve program!

Bring them to the Checkout Desk when you are done with them and we'll take them off your hands.  You can have a donation label put inside the book, leaving your mark for the next user. 

Any books not accepted are sold to Better World Books with proceeds going to purchase more books!  It's a win-win for all involved and future students will thank you for your generosity.

CalFresh/OhSNAP! Informational Workshop Friday

Come to the Library Fishbowl on Friday morning, Aprll 14th at 9:30 to learn more about Calfresh and the work of OhSnap!

Poetry Open Mic in Library Cafe

Celebrate Poetry Month by sharing your work (all genres welcome!) on Wednesday, April 19th at 5pm in the Library Cafe.  There will be complimentary coffee and snacks.

To guarantee your time slot, please email

HSU unConference April 11th

Come to all or part of the Spring HSU unConference being held in the HSU Scholars Lab, 3rd floor of the Library, from 11:30am to 2pm on Tuesday, April 11.

This semester's casual forum consists of lightening (brief) talks and breakout sessions on projects and research related to digital scholarship, publishing, and sustainable learning. Check out the schedule for the many interesting topics.

There will be free food and prizes for attendees. We hope you can join us!