5th Annual HSU Authors Celebration
photo of HSU Authors Hall book shelf and celebratory cakes

The HSU Library and Office of the Provost invite you to celebrate works published in 2018 by HSU faculty, staff, student, and alumni authors.  Join us on Thursday, February 14 from 3-5pm in the Authors Hall on the 2nd floor for readings, photos, refreshments, and music performed by the Fusilli Brothers!

Congratulations to all publishers!

For more information and to see photos from previous celebrations, go to

Have you published? Please let us know!  Submit the form or contact Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
flyer for Wikipedia edit a thon

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians will be provided along with reference materials, and refreshments.

Drop in to the Library Learning Lab, 3rd floor, L308 from 10am-5pm on Monday, March 4.

See the flyer for more information.

Global Cafe takes you to China!
flyer for global cafe China

Come to the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor, on Wednesday, February 6th from 4-5pm to learn more about China!

The presenter from China will talk about the experience studying in the United States, culture differences, landscape, issues, etc.

Cider to Support the HSU Library
Cider for Non-Profits: HSU Library flyer for Feb 5, 2019, 5-9pm

Join the HSU Library at the Humboldt Cider Company Taproom at 517 F Street, Eureka, on Tuesday, February 5.

A percentage of all tap sales from 2pm-10pm will be donated to the HSU Library for student internships, special collections, textbooks on reserve, and much more! Trivia and prizes begin at 5pm.

Come and have fun while enjoying delicious, locally-made cider!

Do You Plan to Assign SkillShops this Spring?

Many instructors offer extra credit or even require students to attend SkillShops as a way to supplement their learning and increase their skill set. We can help you connect SkillShops to your course content and learning outcomes. Submit your request and a librarian will work with you to plan and schedule SkillShops that focus on skills you want students to develop.  Read more at

Offer a Skillshop this Spring!
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Would you like to offer a SkillShop for Spring Semester?  These free, 50-minute drop-in workshops are very popular with our students so now is the time to get involved!  We welcome your submissions at  Please email if you have any questions.


Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution
photo of Fred Korematsu

HSU will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution with a documentary film RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion of the history of Japanese American World War II internment camps by Prof. Christina Accomando, CRGS and Prof. Michihiro Clark Sugata, Sociology, on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 5pm in Library's Fishbowl.

The public is invited. Fred Korematsu was an average 23-year-old California native working as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order 9066, which sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment campus, he became something extraordinary -- a civil rights champion. This film follows Korematsu's story from the moment he first resisted confinement to the hard-won victory he finally achieved 39 years later, with the help of a new generation of Japanese-American activists seeking vindication and the assurance that such a terrible injustice would never occur again. This observance marks the state of California's decision in 2010 to designate January 30 as the annual anniversary honoring Korematsu for his lifelong fight for civil rights. In the years before Korematsu's death in 2005, he served on the Constitution Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee. The project is a think tank that advocates rule of law and criminal justice programs.

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
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.

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!

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.

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


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?

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!
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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.