An Evening All About the Pacific Crest Trail with Rees Hughes

flyer for Crossing Paths book reading and discussionNew Date - Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30-7pm!


Rees Hughes, co-editor of CROSSING PATHS: A PACIFIC CREST TRAILSIDE READER will celebrate the release of this book, talk about the trail, and show a few photos, read a couple of stories, and answer questions. .

This event is sponsored by the Cal Poly Humboldt Library.


Parking Permit will be required. For more info:

For the latest campus covid restrictions, please visit:

For other questions, please email Kumi at or call (707) 826-5656.

Therapy Dogs are Coming!

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Come paws for a study break and see the dogs from Therapy Dogs International on Monday and Tuesday, May 9 & 10, from 1-2:30pm in front of the Library.

ITEPP Students & Staff create MMIWG2 Awareness Display

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Visit the impactful display created by ITEPP students and staff bringing awareness to the community and in honor of the families of Missing & Murdered, Indigenous Women, Girls & Two Spirit People.

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Missing & Murdered, Indigenous Women, Girls & Two Spirit People informational sign Students Alesha Manriquez, Cassandra May, Char Valencia,with ITEPP staff Advisor Marlette Grant-Jackson


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To learn more about MMIWG2 in Northern California, please check out TO’KEE SKUY’ SOO NEY-WO-CHEK’.

Watch Rosali Fish's TEDxYouth@ Seattle Talk: Running for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

CouRaGeouS Cuentos Vol. 5 Release Celebration

flyer for Courageous Cuentos Volume 5 release celebration Wednesday April 27CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives has published Volume 5 and want you to join in the celebration on Wednesday, April 27 from 4-5:30pm via Zoom and 6-7pm in person in the Library Fishbowl, L209.

There will be live readings, music, raffles, and more. Celebrate the writers, artists, and production team virtually and in-person and then conclude the night at the Chicano Batman concert at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Purchase tickets at Arcata Theatre Lounge.

Relax with a Rock Painting Party

Rock Painting Party 3rd floor of Library April 28th 5-7pm Presented by the Library MakerspaceIt's a Rock Painting Party on Thursday, April 28th, 5-7pm on the 3rd floor of the Library!

Hang out in the Library Makerspace for a little rock painting, to talk about maker projects, and to destress with a makerspace student assistant.

We'll provide the rocks and paint.

Bring yourself and a friend, the more the merrier! You can also bring your own rock(s) if you have a particular project in mind.

Learn more about the Library Makerspace at or contact

The Teapot Show

Come by the large glass case to the left of the main Library lobby to see The Teapot Show! These whimsical creations by students in Cal Poly Humboldt's ceramics class will be on display until April 18th. Don't miss them! (Click on image for larger version)

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ideaFest 2022 is Here!
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What is ideaFest?

Held throughout the Library building on Friday, May 6th from 3pm-5pm, it is an afternoon celebrating research and creative projects from Cal Poly Humboldt's students, staff, and faculty. There are posters to peruse, students to talk with, live music and dance to enjoy, and much, much more! Check out the website for resources to get you prepared, the schedule of events as they takes shape, past photos and participants.

I've registered for the event but I want to share my project more widely!

  • As a now published author - submit your information to the digital Authors Hall!
  • Submit your poster for publication in Humboldt Digital Commons. Browse previous submission here.
  • Publish your research paper in the ideaFest Journal, an annual, peer-reviewed journal showcasing ideaFest works. Deadline to submit publication proposals is December 31, 2022. For more information about ideaFest Journal contact Kyle Morgan at

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to ideaFest!

Read more on Humboldt Now ideaFest: A Celebration of Humboldt's Scholarly and Creative Talents

Looking for 2 New Librarians!
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The Cal Poly Humboldt Library is looking for two librarians to join us during this exciting time of change:

Both are full-time, 12-month, tenure-track positions. Review of applicants start April 15, 2022. Click on the links above for more information including how to apply.

Thank you Jerry and Gisela Rohde!

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Jerry and Gisela Rohde have created three endowed charitable funds to support staff positions in the Library's Special Collections, The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt, and OLLI for over $2 million. This is in addition to their previous donations which pays for student internships in the Library and OLLI.

As writers and teachers, they have numerous ties with the Library and OLLI. Gisela worked in Periodicals for almost 30 years and Jerry has used the archives for his many presentations and their multiple books. Both have been teaching classes on hiking, history, and more through OLLI for the past 20 years. The Library will also be the beneficiary of Jerry's extensive archives, the Rohde Research Papers Collection, that will continue to educate future students and scholars.

Read more about this impactful gift at Local Couple Donates $2 Million to Cal Poly Humboldt.

Project Rebound 3rd Annual Reentry Forum Presents Reginald Dwayne Betts
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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.