November 2019

Ever wondered what amazing images are popularized to help depict the California Pacific Northwest?
Postcards are a tremendous way of communicating landmarks, natural landscape, cityscapes, artwork, and tourist attractions to a larger populace through correspondence with friends, family, and penpals. The Tim McKay Postcard Collection currently on display outside HSU Library Special Collections serves as a way to follow “Tim McKay’s lifelong interests in the natural world and in the ways that people and communities use their surroundings for livelihood and solace.” (Tim McKay Postcard Collection Finding Aid)
As an environmental advocate, writer, scholar and historian, Tim McKay dedicated a majority of his life to the natural world that beautifies Humboldt County and the complexities of reducing human impact in the region. Through his persistence in environmental conservation and drive for knowledge, Tim McKay served as executive director for the Northcoast Environmental Center for three decades until his passing in 2006. The legacy that McKay leaves behind embodies advocacy in many prominent local issues related to environment and community including PG&E’s Humboldt Bay nuclear facility, expansion of Redwood National Park, California’s first Wilderness bill, the Siskiyou Mountains and its infamous G-O Road, and National Forest management. (Biography by Susie Van Kirk, 2009)
Themes and imagery that range from the Prairie Creek Roosevelt Elk to the forest clear cutting beside lumber mills provide a pictorial narrative that help relate Tim McKay’s career in local environmental advocacy to the postcards on display. Come up to the third floor and check out these postcards on display for yourself!
This display was curated and made possible by Drew Ahlberg.
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Wildlife Senior's Research Poster Session Friday December 6th 2019 4:30-6:30pm 2nd floor HSU Library (outside the fishbowl) open to all! Cookies and refreshments served
The Wildlife Senior Students Poster Session will be held on Friday, December 6th, from 4:30-6:30 pm in Authors Hall at the library (2nd floor). We will have about 60 graduating students presenting on their research.
As always, you are welcome to stop by and see what interesting research the senior wildlife students conducted and to congratulate them on their achievements.
Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, November 18, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019

Library Makerspace Meet Up and Make Hours Monday - Saturday 12-2pm and 5-7pm
The Library Makerspace is open for use at any time, but sometimes you need a meeting time to get other makers together. Starting Spring semester, during Meet Up and Make Hours, Monday through Saturday 12-2pm & 5-7pm, you can meet with a librarian the first hour, or with other makers (like yourselves), or work on self-directed projects. 
Come to Meet Ups to chat about projects, ideas, and troubleshooting for all kinds of maker topics, or just to get connected with other people interested in being creative. Some Meet Ups will feature maker-related SkillShops with time to work on a related project or practice skills that you explored in the SkillShop. Other Meet Ups will be thematic or open for free play.
Thursdays from 12-2pm, join us for the fiber craft focused meet up Stitching Together.
See the Makerspace guide for more event information and come on up to the 3rd floor and join us!
Thursday, December 19, 2019 to Friday, February 14, 2020

cover graphic for ideaFest Journal
You're already doing the work for class. Now share it out! Get a peer-reviewed publication to your name! Publish in HSU's own peer-reviewed journal. Submit your article today at Deadline: January 6, 2020. Remember: You only regret the opportunities that you didn't take.
Monday, November 18, 2019 to Monday, January 6, 2020

Help the Library be Better banner
Let us know what you think about how the Library can be better for you and the HSU campus and community. Tell us about your experiences here in the library and help us advocate for change in identifying and addressing issues around diversity and equity for other HSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as the local community. Your participation is fully voluntary and information will be kept confidential.
There are three ways you can participate:

Survey options (5 minutes):

Online survey at

Printed survey (located in the Library Lobby)

Focus Groups are one hour. Register now at Snacks and drinks provided!

World Cafe group dialogues will be held later this Spring 2020 (80 minutes). Snacks and drinks provided!
We look forward to hearing what you have to say and hope to be able to turn your thoughts into actions here at the HSU Library. Thank you in advance for your participation!
For more details and links, visit
Monday, February 17, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020

flyer for training workshop
The Student Health & Wellbeing Services present a free workhop - Wellbeing Resources Training for Faculty, Staff and Students - on Thursday, November 14th from 9-11:30am in the Library Fishbowl.
Learn how to better understand suicide risk and key prevention helping skills
Friday, November 8, 2019 to Thursday, November 14, 2019

Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served
The Library and Campus will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Monday, November 11, 2019

flyer for Sustainable Travel Workshop
Did you know that your travel can leave a significant impact on a destination and the people who live there? This workshop will explore a variety of practical ways we can become more responsible tourists and still have a fun vacation!
Learn more at the Sustainable Travel Workshop on Wednesday, November 13th 3:30-4:15 in the Library Fishbowl, brought to you by the Sustainable Tourism Class.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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