Stand Up for Your Right to Read!
Banned Books Week Sept. 24-30: Words Have Power

Celebrate Banned Books Week, September 24-30, by joining the Journalism & Mass Communication Department and the Library as we host a Banned Books Read-Out in the Library Lobby on Wednesday, October 4 from 4:30-6:30pm.  Register now to guarantee a participation slot!

Need ideas? Go to the HSU Library's Banned Books Week website for more information including the link of most challenged books for 2016, videos, and infographics.  See the display in the wall case by the 1st floor restrooms running through October 2. Find a book on the list and Stand Up for Your Right to Read!

Need a Replacement ID?

You no longer need to go to the cashier's window to prepay for a replacement ID card!  The Library can charge your account so you can pay online or at the Student & Business Services Building at your convenience.

ID services are available at the Library Checkout Desk Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and weekends 12-9pm.

For more information, see the ID Services webpage.

General Reference/Instruction Library Temp Pool Open

The Humboldt State University Library invites applications for a full-time, through May 28, 2018, temporary Instruction & Research Librarian to provide outstanding instruction and reference services. In collaboration with the Coordinator of Instruction and Reference and the Instructional Working Group, this position will provide creativity in the design and delivery of library programs designed to support undergraduate success. The emphasis of this position is to support serving the general education, freshman/sophomore courses, workshops, and international students. For more information , see General Reference/Instruction Librarian (Job #7227).

First review September 28, 2017.

Call for Evaluation of Librarian Katia Karadjova
Katia Karadjova

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of tenure-track Librarian Katia Karadjova, Librarian for the College of Natural Resources & Sciences.

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

  • Submit written comments addressed to: Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline: 5 P.M., Tuesday, September 19th.
  • Email the Committee Chair at Deadline: 5 P.M., Tuesday, September 19th (please include “Katia Karadjova” in the subject line.)

Thank you.

Library Brain Booth Space Now Open!
Brain Booth area on 2nd floor

An area on the 2nd floor of the Library has been set up for the Brain Booth - an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind-body connection and optimize learning.  Studies have shown how important taking intentional brain breaks can have on students' academic success and now we have the space and tools to help with that.

In this space you will find FitDesks (exercise bikes with mounted desks allowing users to read or use a device while pedalling), books and DVDs of interest, meditation space, and areas to use equipment that can be borrowed from the Checkout desk.  Check out a biofeedback machine, virtual reality goggles, or light and sound therapy equipment to use in the Brain Booth area. Instructions are provided and people are encouraged to explore the area and contents.

Read more about the Brain Booth or contact Katia Karadjova for more information.

Do You Know the DML?

The HSU Digital Media Lab (DML) is here to help you create video, audio, photo, and web-based projects. We have equipment to borrow, including cameras, microphones, virtual reality, 3D scanner, and many accessories. We also have computers with production and editing software available to all students, all day.

The DML also offers workshops to learn about the equipment and programs needed to create your projects- from 3D scanning to zines. Through regular SkillShops and special events, the DML is the place on campus to learn about digital media. Interested in creating digital projects? Not sure where to start? Looking for some inspiration?

The DML is the place to get new ideas, get your hands on great equipment and software and learn about new tools. Contact us to learn more or to set up a one-on-one tutoring session. Tim Miller, Digital Media & Learning Librarian:, x4959.

See the Digital Media Lab Research Guide for more information and start creating today!

Toyon Wants Your Work!

The Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art wants your submissions. All writers and artists are welcome and you do not need to be an HSU student to see your work in Toyon. Run by students since its inception in 1954, Toyon exists to encourage creative writing in Humboldt County and to provide hands-on learning opportunities in literary publishing for Humboldt State University students.  Many noteworthy authors, including Raymond Carver and Jim Dodge, made their first publications through Toyon before achieving greater acclaim.  You could be next!

Please follow the submission guidelines and get your work in by September 30, 2017.

Get Research Help 24/7!
24/7 Service

Not sure how to cite a web resource at 2am? Need to find some peer-reviewed articles after the research help desk has closed? Use our 24/7 chat service!. You will get professional assistance with your question day or night.

Silent Study Sundays
Silent Study Sundays

You've asked for silent study spaces and you've got it!

Room 208 is reserved on Sunday for all day silent study.  Use of the room is first come, first served and it's up to you to ensure it stays a silent study space during th escheduled time.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Stelter at

Publish Your Work in the ideaFest Journal!
ideaFest Journal - publish your research article or creative work in a peer-reviewed journal Deadline: September 29th

HSU undergraduates, graduates, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to publish their research articles or creative works in a peer-reviewed jounal produced by the Humboldt State University Press.  See the ideaFest Journal website for submission guidelines or email for more information. Deadline is September 29th for the 2017 volume.

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.

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.
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.

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.


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!