Library Cafe Break Hours
Library Cafe closed 12/15-1/15 flyer

The Library Cafe's semester break hours are:

December 15 - January 15  CLOSED
January 16-18  OPEN 8am-12:30pm
January 19-21  CLOSED

Spring semester hours start January 22, 2019.

See this pdf document for more information about the Library Cafe's hours and other food services on campus during the semester break.

Feeling Stressed? Get a Free Chair Massage!
Finals Week 2018 Free Massage First Floor of the Library 12/11 10am-2pm, 12/12 11am-3pm, 12/13 10am-2pm

Peer Health and OhSNAP! is bringing free massages to the Library Lobby this week!

  • Tuesday 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 11am - 3pm
  • Thursday 10am - 2pm


Faculty: Did You Assign SkillShops Fall Semester?

If you assigned SkillShop attendance as part of your course during Fall semester, we'd like to know about it so we can streamline and improve the experience for students.  We'd also like to better coordinate with you to schedule SkillShops that work with your course needs and timeline. 

Please help us by taking this survey:

Thank you!

AS / Learning Center Study Lounge
AS/Learning Center Study Lounge Opens Sunday

All students are welcome to the Associated Students / Learning Center Study Lounge!

University Center South Lounge
Sunday, December 9 - Tuesday, December 11

Enjoy a concentrated atmosphere, with mixed seating and supportive features:

  • Learning Center Tutors available:
    • Sunday: BIOL 105, BIOL 340, BOT 105, CHEM 109, PHYX 107, STAT 108, ZOOL 110
    • Monday: CHEM 107, PHYX 106
    • Tuesday: BIOL 105, BOT 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 109, CHEM 110, STAT 108, STAT 109
  • Free printing for schoolwork
  • Free hot food, fruit, snacks, ants on the log, and hot beverages!
  • A drawing will be held each night at 6:30pm with test-taking materials for prizes
Publish Your Work in the ideaFest Journal!
Deadline Extended December 14, 2018 ideaFest Journal flyer

You've done the work now publish it in a peer-reviewed journal!  The ideaFest Journal is looking for submissions from HSU undergraduates, graduates, staff, faculty, and alumni.  For more information, including submission guidelines, see the journal website or contact the HSU Press.  Deadline has been extended to December 14th!

After Hours Study Space Available!
Need an all night study area? Nelson Hall East 113 Open 10pm to 7:30am

Need a quiet study area after the library closes? Nelson Hall East 113 is open from 10pm until 7:30am for a warm, dry, secure study space.

Webinar: Lessons in Systems Change Through an Equity Lens

Join us for Lessons in Systems Change Through an Equity Lens Webinar hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review in Library Room 114* on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 11am to Noon.

This webinar will cover

  1. how different organizations in different communities define equity in the context of systems change,
  2. ways to effectively integrate an equity lens into systems change initiatives, and what that looks like at different stages of a community change initiative, and
  3. practical experiences of community organization leaders. 

For more info:

*In case of seismic retrofit noise, there is a chance that this webinar may be moved to Library Room 317 CTL Classroom. Signs will be posted.

Make a Promo Video with the DML Equipment!

Using Digital Media equipment that one can check out for free, student Ahtziri and library staff Bernard Fosnaugh and Aimee Ramirez created this beautiful promotional video for Ahtziri's Senior Recital on Decembr 13th at 8pm in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

What will you create?

Canned Food Creations & Food Drive
Canned Food Creations & Food Drive flyer

You’re invited to watch and contribute as student teams compete to build the most amazing snow-person creation out of canned food on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the University Library Lobby.

The building begins at 2 p.m. and is expected to last until 7 p.m., with creations remaining on display until Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. The festive fun will be featured in this year’s HSU holiday video.

You can vote for your favorite creation by donating canned food to the specified “ballot boxes.” 1 can = 1 vote. The winning student team will receive $150 to designate to a campus organization.

Forever Humboldt is sponsoring the event by donating the first 2,000+ cans to build the snow-people.

All donated food will be given to the Oh SNAP! student food pantry. The program currently has a need for healthy canned soup. Other preferred canned food items include: meat (chicken, fish), stews, chili, beans, fruit (in water).

Those wishing to help with lower cost food purchases, and to help the Oh SNAP! Student Food Program continue, may make one-time or recurring donations by following the link at


Hour of Code
Hour of Code December 3rd to 7th at 5pm

As part of Computer Science Education Week and the national "Hour of Code" movement, the HSU Library is hosting a week-long series of fun coding events for anyone looking to take a break from the rigors of finals preparations. Join us from 5-6pm, Dec. 3-7. We will also provide snacks and drinks. To see a full list of workshops, visit the event calendar. You can also preview the courses and learn more about coding with our guide on Creating for the Web and our Hour of Code sites.

Paws & Relax with Therapy Dogs
Paws & relax with therapy dogs Monday, Dec 10 1-2:30pm and Tuesday, Dec 11 6:30-8pm in Library Lobby

Therapy Dogs International bring their canine companions to the Library for your enjoyment on Monday, December 10 from 1-2:30pm and Tuesday, December 11 from 6:30-8pm in the Library Lobby.

It has been clinically proven that through petting, touching, and talking with animals, blood pressure is lowered, stress is relieved, and depression is eased.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retriever, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug. They are here for you to enjoy!

These trained and certified dogs will be the only animals allowed. Please leave your pets at home.

Library Art Tour 2.0

Did you know HSU has an extensive permanent collection of art, consisting of over 1000 objects? And that many of the artworks in the collection are on display in the HSU Library? Artworks on display in the library include pieces by widely known artists such as Martin Wong and Julian Stanczak, to locally beloved artists like Jim McVicker and Lien Truong. There is even one piece by Salvador Dalí! Please join Kumi Watanabe-Schock, Britt Sheldon (HSU Gallery Director), and gallery interns Gabby Reisz and Michelle Sommer for a tour of art in the Library on Tuesday, December 4th at 2pm! We’ll meet in the lobby and go from there. This event is free and all are welcome to join!

Atkinson Family Library Scholar Internship Available!
flyer with internship information

Library Special Collections invites currently enrolled HSU students to apply for the Atkinson Family Library Scholar Internship for Spring 2019. This semester-long internship offers students an opportunity to:

  • Work with Special Collections and the Marching Lumberjacks Alumni Association to gain invaluable hands-on experience in work involving public history, university archives, and museum studies as a professional.
  • Conduct archival research to actively document the band’s 50 years as a student run and student organized college band.
  • Learn the breadth of a digitization project, including the proper handling and care of fragile objects to be scanned and organizational skills with digital files.
  • Develop a website as an online exhibit using the Omeka digital platform; an online content management system for digital collections. This will include writing for the web.
  • Build a portfolio that meets archival professional standards of arrangement, description, and access.

This is a semester long, paid academic internship. where students will receive a scholarship after successfully completing the internship. Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate Humboldt State University students are eligible to apply. With their academic advisor's approval, interns may have the option to receive internship course credit.

Deadline for applications submission with all necessary materials is December 7, 2018. Please email Louis Knecht all application material at  Link to the internship position flyer is found here and more information can be found here.

GIS Day Events

Lots of events happening on campus for GIS Day Wednesday, November 14, 2018:

  • Map Trivia (Library 1st floor) - 12pm-4pm
  • Speaker Series (Library 3rd floor) - 12pm-5pm
    • Aaron Traveras @ 12pm
    • Silas Toms @ 1pm
    • Paulina Close & Monica Moreno-Espinoza @ 2pm
    • Stacey McNeil @ 3pm
    • James Graham @ 4pm
  • Big Map Display (Founders Hall 166, Green & Gold Room) - 11am-2pm
  • Augmented Reality Sandbox (Library 3rd floor) - 12pm-5pm
  • Student Map and Poster Competition and Gallery (Library 3rd floor) - 12pm-5pm

Free pizza included!

Closed for Veterans Day
Honoring those who served Veterans Day - we will be closed Monday, Nov. 12th

The library is closed for Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2018.

Global Cafe takes you to France!
flyer for Global Cafe: France

Come hear a presentation from a French student about their perspective of studying in the United States, cultural differences between France and United States, and some information about France. The presentation will end with a Q&A session, allowing the audience to ask about anything that is related to France.  Event starts at 5pm on Wednesday, November 7 in the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor.

Halloween Painted Rocks
67 rocks painted with Halloween themes

The Library's Rock'n HSU group has painted rocks and is putting them out (in plain sight - no need to move anything!) around the library on Monday and Tuesday. Find a rock, take it to the 3rd floor office with a pumpkin on the door, and show for a Halloween treat on Wednesday from 7:30am-4pm.  One rock per person and one treat per rock, please!  Goodies are also available to anyone finding a "Rock'n HSU" rock this semester and members of the Rock'n HSU FB group!

Campus & Community Dialogue on Race 10/29-11/2
Campus & Community Dialogue on Race October 29-November 2, 2018

The Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is celebrating its 20th year as an annual event 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. The objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change. This year's Dialogue will run from October 29 – November 2, 2018, and will highlight Denice Frohman, an award-winning queer Latinx poet, educator, performer, and speaker on Monday, October 29.  

See the full schedule of events and the poster for more information.

Animated Gif Contest!
Flyer for Animated Gif Contest

The HSU Library is hosting an animated gif contest. Participate by following these steps:

  1. Take the SkillShops on Finding Historic Photos and Making Animated Gifs (offered several times in October)
  2. Submit an original gif using an image from Special Collections
  3. Win a fabulous prize!

Deadline: 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 30th

How to enter: Submit* your gif to Teaching and Learning Librarian Garrett Purchio at by the deadline. Include the name of the collection that you retrieved the image from, as well as the photo ID number. Winner(s) will be notified by email on Friday, November 2nd.

*By submitting to this contest, you agree to give the HSU Library permission to use your gif on its website, social media, and other platforms.

2018 Indigenous Peoples Week
2018 Indigenous Peoples Week Oct. 8th thru Oct. 12th

ITEPP, INRSEP, NAS, and other campus departments present 2018 Indigenous Peoples Week October 8-12 with films, panel discussions, open houses and more.  See the schedule for more information.