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Leadership Week SkillShops

Are you student leader? Have you ever wanted to be?  Student Engagement and Leadership Support (SEALS) brings a week of SkillShops created to improve your leadership skills and gain confidence.

Monday, March 27th:

  • Resilience & Adversity (10am, L114) - teaching students the importance of building and utilizing resiliency in the face of adversity
  • Getting Organized - the Perfect Week (11am, L208) - go over what smart scheduling is and how student leaders can develop their own perfect week as a scholar, student leader, and HSU community member

Tuesday, March 28th:

Wednesday, March 29th:

Thursday, March 30th:

  • Micro-Aggressions & Bystander Intervention (10am, L114) - introduce the concepts of micro-aggressions and it's various forms, explore the impact of micro-aggressions on campus communities, build a shared common understanding of micro-aggressions, and introduce True Jacks Stand concept and how student leaders can address micro-aggressions
  • On-Campus Event Planning 101 (2pm, L121) - go over all the things you need to consider in putting on a good event: Collaboration, Delegation, Advertisement and the Nitty-Gritty details

 

 
Closed for Cesar Chavez Day, 3/31
Cesar Chavez

The HSU Library and campus will be closed on Friday, March 31, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

 
New E-Reserve Procedures for Summer & Fall 2017

INSTRUCTORS, PLEASE NOTE – New E-Reserves Procedure for Summer & Fall 2017

After the Spring 2017 semester, the Library will be moving to a new LMS (Library Management System) called ALMA. The current e-reserves system, ONCORES, is not compatible with ALMA, so there will be some changes. Library Reserves will continue to offer digitization and accessibility processing and provide files to the requesting instructor, but the ONCORES site will no longer function. The instructor can then post files to Canvas or share via Google apps.

Follow this link for information on linking readings to your Canvas course: ONCORES to ALMA Resource.

For additional assistance, contact Canvas Support:

  • Canvas 24/7 Premier Support: 1-844-334-0177 or use Live Chat within Canvas
  • Canvas support: 707-826-4461 or help@humboldt.edu

Library Reserves: 707-826-4401 or 826-3431

 
Learn Canvas, Get Pizza
Canvas Student Pizza Party

HSU students are invited to dive in and get started learning and collaborating in Canvas, HSU’s new learning management system (LMS). The Canvas Pizza Party will take place in the HSU Scholar’s Lab (HSU Library, Third Floor) on Thursday, March 23 from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.

The two hour kick start into Canvas includes presentations, a variety of learning stations, access to computers and laptops, hands-on assistance, raffle prizes including Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, and, of course, pizza.

After a successful January 2017 HSU Faculty Canvas Spring Migration event, the HSU Canvas Project Team is now widening its scope to include students in Canvas workshops.

With a focus on Canvas tools for increased student engagement, empowerment, access, collaboration and feedback, the Canvas Student Event will provide an open space for students to share their Canvas experiences and showcase valuable Canvas features and functionalities with their peers and faculty.

The Canvas Project Team is planning the event in conjunction with a Canvas Student Contributor Group, as well as by using data collected from students surveys and focus groups in the Canvas Pilot Program, which took place in Spring 2016 to help make this decision to switch from Moodle to Canvas. The results can be read in the HSU LMS Canvas Evaluation Report from June 2016.

At the March 23 event, there will be numerous stations around the HSU Scholars Lab where students will be able to advance their integration of Canvas into their HSU coursework, including the following:

Create Canvas Profile and edit notification settings

After a successful January 2017 HSU Faculty Canvas Spring Migration event, the HSU Canvas Project Team is now widening its scope to include students in Canvas workshops.

With a focus on Canvas tools for increased student engagement, empowerment, access, collaboration and feedback, the Canvas Student Event will provide an open space for students to share their Canvas experiences and showcase valuable Canvas features and functionalities with their peers and faculty.

The Canvas Project Team is planning the event in conjunction with a Canvas Student Contributor Group, as well as by using data collected from students surveys and focus groups in the Canvas Pilot Program, which took place in Spring 2016 to help make this decision to switch from Moodle to Canvas. The results can be read in the HSU LMS Canvas Evaluation Report from June 2016.

At the March 23 event, there will be numerous stations around the HSU Scholars Lab where students will be able to advance their integration of Canvas into their HSU coursework, including the following:

  • Create Canvas Profile and edit notification settings
  • Download and set-up the mobile Canvas app
  • Utilize What-if Grades to approximate potential final grade scenarios
  • Walk through the Dashboard overview
  • Locate upcoming Assignments
  • Manage Calendar
  • Utilize the Inbox for communications
  • Learn about Collaboration, Discussions and Peer Reviews

Students will receive a punch card to be validated at each station. The punch cards will be placed into a raffle drawing for $10 gift certificates for Los Bagels, Ramones, Stars Hamburgers and more, with a grand prize drawing for Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones! All participants will walk away with a Canvas USB drive, free pizza, and a new start with HSU’s dynamic teaching and learning tool, Canvas.

For more information about Canvas, contact elearning@humboldt.edu or call 707-826-4461.

 
Digital Media & Learning Librarian On-Campus Candidates

The Library is inviting the following candidates to campus to interview for the Digital Media & Learning Librarian position on these dates. Everyone is invited to attend all open forum presentations at 10am in the Humboldt Scholars Lab on the 3rd floor and meet these candidates.  Please see the attached flyer for their bios and photos.  Thank you!

Thursday, March 16 - Tim Miller

Monday, March 27 - Natalie Wright

Tuesday, March 28 - David LaCrone

 
Sunshine Week: Surveillance, Privacy & Free Speech
Shahid Buttar

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Humboldt, and the Humboldt State University Library are collaborating with local media outlets this month to explore the frontiers of surveillance, privacy and free speech during a series of Sunshine Week events in Arcata and Eureka from March 16-21.

Shahid Buttar from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will be the keynote speaker for a forum on “Surveillance, Privacy and Free Speech” at the HSU Library on Monday, March 20, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Shahid Buttar is the director of grassroots advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the event will feature practical workshops on topics including Web Browser Privacy Settings, Smartphone Encryption, Virtual Private Networking, Encryption and Security, Digital Rights Management and more.

Buttar graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003 and became immersed in the movement to stop the war in Iraq. He is a constitutional lawyer “focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.”

From 2009 to 2015, he led the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as executive director, and he has also championed causes including campaign finance reform, marriage equality for same-sex couples, and combatting racial and religious profiling of Muslims.

Outside of work, Buttar also “DJs and produces electronic music, writes poetry and prose, kicks rhymes, organizes guerilla poetry insurgencies, plays capoeira, speaks truth to power on Truthout, occasionally elucidates legal scholarship, and documents counter-cultural activism for the Burning Man Journal.”

 
SkillShop: Discussing White Privilege
White Privilege

Join us for an ongoing discussion Thursday at Noon in the Fishbowl.  This is part of a series of discussions that are intended to inform people about the issues surrounding whiteness (white privilege, white fragility, white spaces, etc.) and to bring up questions and challenge us about our role in our communities and in our day-to-day lives.

These discussions are uncomfortable and challenging by design- beware of triggers and emotionally-charged content. However, you are encouraged to get uncomfortable. By engaging in these honest discussions you will exercise your 'racial stamina' and become more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Register at http://humboldt.libcal.com/event/3183539.

 
Transformation & Healing Workshop
Transformation & Healing Workshop

Dr. Lilia Chavez will lead this workshop to help recognize yours and your students strengths, gifts, and talents and utilize your talents to empower yourself. The workshop will be in the Library Fishbowl from 2:30-6:30 on Thursday, March 9.

 
Spring Break Library Hours
Spring Break Library Hours

The Library's Spring Break hours start Saturday, March 11. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

 
23rd Social Justice Summit March 3-4
23rd Social Justice Summit poster

Art as Social Activism - Voices for Change is the theme of this year's Social Justice Summit.  Registration and activities start at 3pm on Friday and continue through Saturday with speakers, workshops, panels, and more.  The final program is now available online.

Then come to Library 205 on Sunday between noon and 5pm to edit Wikipedia during the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

 
Call for Evaluation of Jeremy Shellhase
Jeremy Shellhase

Students, Faculty, Staff, and interested members of the community:

The Library’s Post-Tenure Review Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of tenured Librarian Jeremy Shellhase.

If you have experience working with Jeremy, we invite you to share your feedback with the Committee.

You may contact us in one of two ways:

  • Submit written comments addressed to: Post-Tenure Review Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline for receipt: 5pm, Monday, March 6, 2017.
  • Email the Committee Chair at Laura.Hahn@humboldt.edu. Deadline: 5pm, Monday, March 6, 2017.  Please include Jeremy Shellhase in the subject line.)

Thank you from the Post-Tenure Review Committee.

 
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: tim.miller@humboldt.edu, x4959.

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

 
Call for Evaluation of Kimberly Stelter & Tim Miller

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of the following temporary librarians:

Kimberly Stelter Tim Miller
Kimberly Stetler, College of Professional Studies Librarian Tim Miller, Digital Media and Learning Librarian

If you have experience working with Kimberly or Tim, we welcome your feedback. You may contact us in one of three ways:

  • Submit written comments addressed to: Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
  • Email the Committee Chair at sarahfay@humboldt.edu. Deadline 3pm, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (please include “Feedback on [Librarian Name] in the subject line.)
  • Visit Library Room 107 (Next to the Library Administration Office), from 2:30-4 P.M. Tuesday, February 28, 2017. to meet with a representative of the Committee. Note: Student input must be in writing.

Thank you.

 
Latino Film Festival 2/28 - 3/2
Made in L.A.

The 19th Annual International Latino Film Festival will be held February 28 through March 2 at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6pm to 10:20pm.

This long standing community event is the collaboration of College of the Redwoods Humanities Department and HSU's World Languages and Cultures Department. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme "Immigration to the United States": WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?, DREAM: AN AMERICAN STORY, and MADE IN L.A. All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses. Due to limited space this year, seating is limited. A limited number of tickets will be available to community members. This event is co-sponsored by HSU's Department of History, Department of CRGS, and the Library.

 
Raina J. León Poetry Reading - 3/6
Poet Raina J. León

Join us at noon on Monday, March 6 in the Fishbowl to hear poet Raina J. León.

Raina J. León, member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her first collection of poetry, Canticle of Idols, was a finalist for both the Cave Canem First Book Poetry Prize (2005) and the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2006). Her second book, Boogeyman Dawn (2013, Salmon Poetry), was a finalist for the Naomi Long Madgett Prize (2010). Her third book, sombra: dis(locate), was published in 2016. She has received fellowships and residencies with Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annamaghkerrig, Ireland and Ragdale. She also is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latin@ arts. She is an Associate Professor of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California. This reading is co-sponsored by CRGS and the Library.

 
International Education Week is Here!

This FREE annual event is open to campus and community members alike. Sponsored by the Academic and Career Advising Center, Center for International Programs, the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, the College of eLearning and Extended Education, the International Advisory Committee, Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Global Connections Club, this week offers a variety of fun and interesting events:

  • Keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations
  • Panel discussions on current events and global topics
  • Workshops on studying, working and living abroad
  • Food, fun and more from around the world

A unit of credit is available for attending this event. Please see the Participate section for more information. 

 
WASC Town Hall Feb. 3, Library 2nd floor

On February 3, you have an opportunity to help ensure that the WASC Self-Study Report is an accurate reflection of Humboldt State University's student learning and success progress and challenges. This will be the final opportunity to provide feedback on the Self-Study report before the WASC Steering and Self-Study Committee begins finalizing it for submission to WASC this July. You can also provide feedback and read the report on the WASC website at wasc.humboldt.edu.

At this town hall, we will provide an overview on progress and responses to previous feedback, and then we will hold a round table for feedback to each chapter group. Your input is very valuable.

Please join us for all, or part, of this important meeting in the Library’s Authors Hall (2nd floor) on February 3, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 
Learning Center Offers Help

Do you know about the Learning Center and all the help you can get from them?

  • The Science Tutoring Lab is now located on the Library First Floor (in addition to the times the lab is held in the Mad River Room of the Jolly Giant Commons.) We have expanded hours and more subjects offered!
  • The Writing Studio, also located on the first floor of the library, offers students one-on-one consultations. Appointments are encouraged but there are limited walk-in times also available. Students can now go online to self-schedule their appointments!
  • Supplemental Instruction has seats available for MATH 115; BIOL 102; & BIOL 104 sections. Visit our website for a complete list of SI course offerings.
  • The Math Tutoring Lab offers drop-in assistance for more than a dozen math & stats courses.
  • The Learning Center continues to offer Group Tutoring to students at no-charge for more than 50 courses. Students can pick up applications for group tutoring at the reception desk, LIB 56.
  • For students needing individual assistance, tutors are available from 10-5 M-F in the Learning Lab, located in the lower level of the Library, LIB 55. Many courses are offered - appointments are on a first-come/first-serve basis.

For more information about all our services, visit: humboldt.edu/learning

 
3rd Annual HSU Authors Celebration
HSU Authors Hall

Please join us on the 2nd floor in the Authors Hall to celebrate scholarship and creative works produced by HSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni this past year.  Some of the many examples include CouRaGeouS Cuentos, Toyon, and Võ Phiến and the Sadness of Exile.

The Third Annual HSU Authors Celebration starts at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 14. There will be refreshments.

 
Y.E.S. Tabling Fair in Library Lobby 1/26 12-2pm

Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities through their 16 programs including environmental education, elderly companionship, ESL tutoring and much more. Meet the program directors in the Library Lobby on Thursday, January 26 from 12-2pm and learn more!

 

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