Library

March 2020


graphic with photos and text - Intentional Brain Breaks, Emotional Self-Regulation, Singular, thoughtful focus, Library Brain Booth etc.
At the Brain Booth, our purpose is to help students manage stress, optimize learning, and promote overall wellness. In this time of major changes, we are working on finding new ways to support our campus community through Virtual Brain Booth Hours.
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm the Brain Booth Student Assistants will be going live on Instagram to share ways of how you can manage stress at home. Join us to start a conversation on how to cope with this crisis and be our best selves overall.
The Brain Booth Student Assistants will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-3 pm to answer questions and speak individually for “virtual drop-in hours.”  Email us at hsubrainbooth@gmail.com or dm us at @hsubrainbooth on Instagram to start a conversation with an assistant.  We are here to help!
Stay safe,
Katia & the Brain Booth Student Assistants
Friday, March 27, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020
Dear Campus Community,
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the HSU Library, including the Library Cafe, will close on Friday, March 27 at noon until further notice. We remain committed to supporting your learning and growth and will continue to offer several remote resources and services, listed below:

Information Services

Library Instruction Online: Available upon request. Please email Librarians@humboldt.edu

Library Virtual Services: Chat with a research librarian 24/7

Research Help Desk: To reach HSU librarians email librarians@humboldt.edu, 10am-4pm

SkillShops Online: Workshops for academic and professional growth

Special Collections: Digital collections are available anytime, email consultations are available Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, please email special@humboldt.edu

Textbook access: Please check our online Textbooks resources

You can also find a full list of resources and services the Library offers.

Computer Resources

Students who have technology needs should submit a help ticket to ITS here.

Laptops: The library has a limited number of Chromebook computers available for students long term checkout. To have a laptop shipped to you while they last, please email libadmin@humboldt.edu and include your name, student ID#, and mailing address.

Please call the ITS Help Desk (707) 826-4357 or humboldt.edu/techhelp for technical support.

Remote Instruction, Learning & Working

Keep Teaching: Center for Teaching & Learning support to faculty for alternative modes of instruction.

Keep Learning: Center for Teaching & Learning resource on how students can prepare for remote learning.

Also please note overdue fines have been suspended until June 1. The date is subject to change if needed.
Thank you for your understanding. Please email the Library at libadmin@humboldt.edu or call (707) 826-3431 and leave a message if you need assistance. We will get back to you as soon as possible!
Sincerely,
Cyril Oberlander
HSU Library DeanCyril.Oberlander@Humboldt.edu
Friday, March 27, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020

student interns who worked on Citing Insights Software
On Pi Day, March 14, 2020, Humboldt State University Library announced the release of Citing Insights, open source software designed to streamline the assessment of student papers. Five HSU undergraduate students working at HSU Library have successfully developed this powerful and unique software for information literacy and other assessments.
Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean shared, “Thanks to one-time funding from the California State University Graduation Initiative 2025 and the support of HSU, we employed amazing students to build Citing Insights. This software provides much needed automation to support assessment of information literacy and other competencies, including the evaluation of sources of citations used in student papers featuring standard or customized rubrics.”
What can Citing Insights do? It streamlines assessment of student papers. Just upload one or a set of papers, and Citing Insights automatically detects the citations in the paper, enabling one click access to the sources of citations via Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar, or a library’s discovery system. You can also evaluate the paper and citations using the built in Information Literacy or Critical Thinking Value rubrics from the AAC&U, or create and edit your own rubrics, and even add annotations. Lastly, you can output the results for assessment, or provide feedback to students.
HSU faculty, librarians, and staff contributed feedback during several software sprints and alpha testing of this innovative prototype during fall semester. Thanks to everyone’s feedback, the Citing Insights Team; Cindy Batres, Elizabeth Lujan, Ben Miller, Kyle Smith, and Mitchell Waters, are sharing Citing Insights with the world on this Pi day, with a planned full version release this May. You can find and download Citing Insights Beta at: github.com/hsu-library-project-x/citing-insights-beta
HSU Library internships and project-based student employment opportunities are designed to empower effective learning to solve challenges faced by higher education and the community at large. One of the key questions for Citing Insights is how can we make assessment easier. The first phase of development for Citing Insights answers that question by reducing the workload of assessment. Once the full version is released, the next version of Citing Insights will support students research and writing; answering our second key question: how can we assist student research and writing anytime and anywhere? Building this tool will be as ambitious as the supporting assessment with automation software.
Ben Miller … “This experience at the library improved our ability to work in teams, develop a product to meet client needs, and expanded our knowledge – we had to acquire new programming languages, learn project management and agile development skills… working at the library was an invaluable experience.”
The Citing Insights team and Cyril Oberlander, Dean of the Library, will co-present Citing Insights and student software development projects, at the American Library Association Annual Conference (LITA program) in Chicago June 2020, showcasing the importance of engaging students in solving grand challenges. Cyril adds “I am excited to see the additional features planned for the Version 1 release, advancing assessment features for groups and adding inter-rater reliability norming and analytics will significantly make assessment easier and more powerful. Libraries are innovative engines in higher education, as we engage students in project-based learning, we provide practical and powerful strategies to rapidly prototype, test, effectively iterate, and thereby shape the future of higher education.”
For more information, please contact Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean at: Cyril.Oberlander@Humboldt.edu
Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020

cover of book The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome

This event has been postponed and may possibly be presented during L4HSU this summer.
The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home by Lori Dengler and Amya Miller is the first publication from the Humboldt State University Press. HSU emeritus Professor Lori Dengler will present this special event to highlight California Tsunami Week. Discover the sequence of extraordinary events that began with a great earthquake, followed by a tsunami and the voyage of a small boat called Kamome. This presentation will walk you through what happened and how Kamome became a miracle boat, bringing out the best in people and showing that acts of kindness really do matter. Amy Uyeki, illustrator of this wonderful book will share her animated film for the first time at HSU.
Friday, March 6, 2020 to Tuesday, March 24, 2020

logo and graphic for Food for Thought

This event will be rescheduled for Fall Semester
HSU Library, Oh SNAP!, and two filmmakers, Jessica Eden and Jennifer Bell, invite you to join this fun evening of films and food.
GOING WITH THE GRAIN describes the resurgence of locally grown grains in Humboldt County including wheat and quinoa. Learn from several entrepreneurs how they have incorporated local grains into their products.
COASTAL FOODS: SOWING THE SEEDS OF SUSTAINABILITY explores Humboldt's coastal local food movement including Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs), Native community health, and how important young people are to the future of local foods.
Come meet the filmmakers, learn about Oh SNAP!, and eat delicious local food! This is a FREE event.
"Food for Thought" is a DreamMaker project of the Ink People Center for the Arts. These films recognize the outstanding work of local food enthusiasts. Come celebrate our community and food connections!  
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020

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