Library Scholar Internships

Library Scholar interns benefit from project-based learning and undergraduate research opportunities that produce hands-on learning in Special Collections, Digital Media, or Scholarly Communications. Library Scholar interns lead projects such as: researching and writing for the web, curating exhibits and engagement programs, creating presentations, and text layout and digitization for the Humboldt State University Press. Interns are paid and receive course credit as well as credit for their online productions. Their work results in digital publications shared globally, and the experience transforms lives.

Malcolm Buchanan

Thanks to a bequest from Malcolm Buchanan ‘50, HSU Library provides paid credit-based student internships to HSU students. This powerful digital humanities experience with hands-on research and project based learning combines work with archives, manuscripts and rare books. You can support this valuable program, too!

Fundraising Need: $500 awarded per Library Scholar Intern. Options: Create a named endowment for $30,000 (that means 1 intern each semester forever), or support a particular project or discipline of your interest.

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I had a clear goal for my transfer year - I took Foreign Relations and the Library Scholar internship. Working with local history gave me a path to a different career that I haven’t thought about before. Library Sciences has become a Plan B for my History degree. Maybe I wasn’t looking, but I definitely found it.
--Jorge Ambriz (History major, Political Science minor, Spring 2016)
The internships in the library are good for getting students used to doing work with online databases and websites in a library setting with the public. This experience can be helpful for future studies, a dissertation. It never hurts to learn.
--Zack Payne, Library Student Assistant (Religious Studies, Spring 2017)


Current Projects

Digitizing the Lumberjack Newspaper - 90 years of the campus newspaper will be scanned by students and made searchable online through HSU's Digital Commons.

Portrait of Redwood Loggers

Researching the Redwoods is our latest digital exhibition that connects the journals and slides of Lucille Vinyard, with the variety of Redwood National Park exhibits about activism, logging, photograph and other collections of; Rudolf W. Becking, Boyle, Lynwood Carranco, Ericson, Peter E. Palmquist, Roberts, Hover, Schoenrock, Merle Shuster, Swanlund-Baker, Susie Van Kirk, and others, including; the Becking Redwood National Park Collection, and Rare Books from HSU Library Special Collections.

The Humboldt Redwoods Project is a digital exhibition created by HSU students in partnership with the HSU Library Special Collections, Redwood National Park, and the HSU Museum & Gallery Practices Certification Program to celebrate our community's relationship with the redwood forests that surround us. Current exhibits include; historic logging, activism, tourism, and redwood art.

Lucille Vinyard

The Lucille Vinyard Collection exhibit explores Lucille Vinyard's life and activism through her journals and field notes. This exhibit is meant to highlight Lucille's struggles and show her determination in creating the Redwood National Park. Our goal is to encourage researchers and curious minds to experience the life and work of Lucille Vinyard and explore her journey of creating one of the most awe inspiring national parks.