October 2018

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!
Monday, October 29, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Flyer for Animated Gif Contest
The HSU Library is hosting an animated gif contest. Participate by following these steps:

Take the SkillShops on Finding Historic Photos and Making Animated Gifs (offered several times in October)

Submit an original gif using an image from Special Collections

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.
Monday, October 15, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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.
Monday, October 15, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018

flyer for Skillshop
This professioal development presentation is facilitated by the Interim Dean of Students, Christine Mata, and Interim Assistant Dean of Students, Roger Wang for student staff and others. Come learn how to manage up, not lose yourself in a job, and much more.
Friday, October 5, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018

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.
Friday, October 5, 2018 to Friday, October 12, 2018

Online SkillShops
SkillShops are available on Canvas!

Getting Started with WordPress - Create a basic blog with your first post and About page. Length: 1 hour

Getting Started with Camtasia - Create a short screen capture with several edits to enhance your video. Length: 1.5 hours

Research Basics - Learn how to get started with searching in online databases. You will create a short bibliography of the sources you find. Approximate length: 1.5 hours

APA Citations Tutorial - Learn about paraphrasing, quoting and how to create citations properly in APA format. Length: 1 hour

MLA Citations Tutorial - Learn about paraphrasing, quoting and how to create citations properly in MLA format. Length: 1 hour

Video Storytelling & Project Planning - Learn the basics of shooting and editing a short video. Length: 1.5 hours
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018

Access Humboldt
Come to the Authors Hall, Library 2nd Floor on Wednesday, October 3 from 4-5:30pm to have a conversation about community media, local news, and information.
What is the future of Community Media?
This World Cafe conversation seeks a better understanding of your interest in community information and use of media outlets. Where do you find local information or news? What is the impact of social media and news syndication on local news? What role do you have in local information; reader, listener, viewer or writer, videographer, community journalist?
Access Humboldt, a non-profit community media organization serving Humboldt County has initiated a strategic planning process that includes a community needs assessment, and the HSU Library planning process is similarly interested in this discussion because it informs our information literacy, digital literacy, and L4HSU educational programming. Please join us to help shape the services that meet your needs today and tomorrow.
Light refreshments will be available.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to Wednesday, October 3, 2018

photo of library exterior
HSU Library is committed to its mission of connecting people and ideas, supporting research and scholarship, and inspiring learning through discovery, inquiry, and creativity. HSU Library joins and leads the evolution of university libraries to support research and scholarship with collaborative workspaces, access to equipment and technology, digital publishing, internships, workshops, and a variety of services. Building creative learning environments and curating meaningful experiences is essential to student success and for a sustainable intellectual and entrepreneurial culture.
For more information about HSU Library, flip through our Annual Report (pdf).  Why Humboldt? Discover Yourself at Humboldt State.
HSU Library invites applications for three excellent librarian positions at Humboldt State University:

First Year & Student Success Librarian (Job #1920-02)

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian (Job #1920-03)

College of Professional Studies Librarian (Job #1920-04)
First review is November 16th.  Apply today to join this innovative and exciting team!
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018

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