May 2019

It has been another successful summer for L4HSU and there are still more workshops being offered through Friday, August 16th.  These 1-hour long workshops will have you thinking, engaging, and helping to build a stronger community. 
Check the calendar, sign up or drop in, and we hope to see you soon!
Friday, May 31, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019
Three faculty librarians are joining the HSU Library this summer! Please welcome...
Leah Gazan will serve as the College of Professional Studies Librarian. Ms. Gazan holds an MLISc from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and is currently completing a master's degree in educational psychology. Her thesis research focuses on open educational resources and academic librarians’ professional identity and practice. As Instruction Librarian at Leeward Community College, Leah implemented student centered approaches to information literacy instruction, and as Information Services Assistant at the John A. Burns School of Medicine Health Sciences Library, she instituted a "Brain Breaks" program where members of the medical school community used the library as a relaxing and creative space. Leah Gazan will join us July 31, 2019.
Garrett Purchio will serve as the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian. Garrett Purchio is the Teaching and Learning Librarian at Humboldt State University. A graduate of the San Jose State University School of Information, Garrett is passionate about preparing students for academic, professional, and personal success. He is excited to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and others in capacities that create dynamic learning experiences and promote a commitment to lifelong learning. Garrett Purchio will join us July 31, 2019.
Kimberly Stelter will serve as the First Year Experience & Student Success Librarian. Ms. Stelter earned her MLIS from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis in Special Collections. Her research interests include co-curricular learning experiences that promote lifelong learning, gamification, and makerspaces. Kimberly has held several instruction and research librarian positions at Humboldt State University Library. In her current position, she has collaborated with first year courses and STEM Place Based Learning Communities to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum. She is eager to collaborate with new and existing courses and learning communities across the disciplines and to provide co-curricular programming to support student success throughout college, particularly for first years, transfers, and students transitioning into their second year. Kimberly Stelter will start in the new position on July 1, 2019.
Please join us in welcoming Leah, Garrett, and Kimberly!  Suggestions for their introduction to campus and campus programs or departments, can be made to Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean at or 707-826-3441.

Librarian Leah Gazan

Librarian Garrett Purchio

Librarian Kimberly Stelter

Leah Gazan,
College of Professional Studies Librarian

Garrett Purchio,
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian

Kimberly Stelter,
First Year Experience & Student Success Librarian
Monday, May 20, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019

Wacky Sock Wednesdays @ 2pm in Library Lobby
Everyone is invited to join in Wacky Sock Wednesdays at 2pm in the Library Lobby.
Join in the summer fun and wear your wackiest socks - they don't have to match!  
Last day to show off your wacky socks is Wednesday, August 21st - don't miss out!
Thursday, May 16, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Lumberjack Digitization Project poster for ideaFest 2019
Thanks to librarian Garrett Purchio and students Adam Mellott, Danielle Kirkland-Shatraw, Reanne Meighan, and Veronica Koomson-Maiden, you will soon be able to look back at Humboldt State University history online thanks to the Lumberjack Newspaper Digitization Project!
Humboldt State University’s student newspaper has published continuously since 1929. The newspaper has been known as The H.S.T.C. Rooter (1929-1930), The Humboldt Lumberjack (1930-1951) and The Lumberjack (1951-present). The newspaper is produced by students in the HSU Journalism and Mass Communication Department. Stories, images, and multimedia content appear on the Lumberjack Newspaper website.  Physical copies are maintained in Special Collections and Archives and on microfilm located outside of the Periodicals Office.
Once this project is done, nearly 90 years of campus and community coverage will be accessible and searchable online through Humboldt Digital Scholar. 
Friday, May 17, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019

News Archive