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Closed for Memorial Day
In honor of Memorial Day we will be closed Monday, May 19th

The Library and campus are closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

 
Apply to be an Intern in Special Collections!
Library Scholar Internship for Special Collections

The Library's Special Collections invites current students to submit an application for the Humboldt State University Library Scholar Internship. This internship offers students an opportunity to work with the Humboldt Room and Redwood National Park to gain valuable experience processing collections, creating finding aids, and designing both physical and digital exhibits. Applications are due June 8, 2017 for the fall semester.

 
What's Next? Check Out the Vocation Station!
Vocation Station book cart

College of Professional Studies Librarian, Kimberly Stelter, with the help of the Academic and Career Advising Center, has pulled together resources for students that could help after graduation and beyond.  Some topics include seeking out jobs, applying to graduate school, how to write and get published, and many more.  There are also lots of ebooks available, so information on how to find them including some suggested search terms is also available. Come see the Vocation Station in the Library Lobby in front of the Checkout Desk today!

 
CouRaGeouS Cuentos Launch Party Tuesday!

Humboldt State University Press invites you to join us for the launch of CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives, Volume 2 on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:30-5pm in the Scholars Lab, 3rd floor of the Library. This journal is full of creative writing from students in classes offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Hear powerful readings and enjoy light refreshments as we celebrate the students' hard work.

 
Wildlife Seniors' Capstone Poster Session

Wildlife Seniors will exhibit their Capstone Project posters and present on their research in the Authors Hall area outside of the Fishbowl on the 2nd floor on Friday, April 28th from 3-5pm

Stop by and see what interesting research has been conducted and to congratulate graduating seniors on their achievements.

 
New Book Release: American Prometheus by Dr. Tom Gage

HSU Press presents the release of American Prometheus: Carnegie's Captain, Bill Jones by Dr. Tom Gage with a public lecture and book signing on Monday, May 8th from 4-5pm in the Library Fishbowl.

Come meet the author, get your book signed, and enjoy light refreshments.

Read more about it on Humboldt State Now: Historical Look at a Steel Industry Giant.

 
Paws for Doggy Therapy
petting dog

Meet the teams from Therapy Dogs International bringing their wonderful dogs to campus for your enjoyment.  Take a break from studying or reward yourself after your final to relax with a retreiver, love a lab, hug a husky, or pet a pug.  They are here for you to enjoy!  Come to the Library Lawn or Lobby on Monday, May 8 from 1-2:30pm or Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30-8pm.

 
Mental Health Awareness Week Activities May 1-5
Mental Health Awareness Week

Peer Health Education presents Mental Health Awareness Week May 1-5.

Need some stress reduction going into finals week?  Check out the following schedule of events:

Monday, 5/1

  • 10am-5pm: Drop in chair massages in Library lobby
  • Noon-2pm: Guided meditation on Library first floor
  • 1-3pm: Gardening for your mind on the UC Quad

Tuesday, 5/2

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Tea & Cupcakes in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Legal Name and Gender Change Workshop in Library Fishbowl, L209

Wednesday, 5/3

  • 10:30-11:30am: Yoga Nidra in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 12-2pm: DIY Slime in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 2-3pm: DIY Soap in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 5-6pm: Mental Health Stigma Reduction in NHE113
  • 6-8pm: New State of Mind Movie Screening & Panel Discussion in SH108

Thursday, 5/4

  • 1:30-3pm: Hatha Yoga in Library Fishbowl, L209

Friday, 5/5

  • 1:30-3pm: DIY Bath Bombs in Library Fishbowl, L209
  • 3-4:30pm: Activists Self Care in Library Fishbowl, L209
 
Faculty - Sustainable Learning Workshops 5/22

HSU faculty are invited to participate in the following HSU Sustainable Learning workshops:

  • Monday, May 22nd 9am-Noon  OR  1pm-4pm

As part of the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions, we know that making a college education more affordable for students is important for their success.

If you want to learn how to find high-quality free online educational resources, free library ebooks, or affordable textbook options from the bookstore, please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/oyPo2woEgN2tqKet1.

More information can be found on the HSU Sustainable Learning website and the Open Educaitonal Resources research guide.

 
Donate Your Textbooks!

Don't want your old textbooks? Donate them to the Library's Textbooks on Reserve program!

Bring them to the Checkout Desk when you are done with them and we'll take them off your hands.  You can have a donation label put inside the book, leaving your mark for the next user. 

Any books not accepted are sold to Better World Books with proceeds going to purchase more books!  It's a win-win for all involved and future students will thank you for your generosity.

 
CalFresh/OhSNAP! Informational Workshop Friday

Come to the Library Fishbowl on Friday morning, Aprll 14th at 9:30 to learn more about Calfresh and the work of OhSnap!

 
Poetry Open Mic in Library Cafe

Celebrate Poetry Month by sharing your work (all genres welcome!) on Wednesday, April 19th at 5pm in the Library Cafe.  There will be complimentary coffee and snacks.

To guarantee your time slot, please email cd1770@humboldt.edu.

 
HSU unConference April 11th

Come to all or part of the Spring HSU unConference being held in the HSU Scholars Lab, 3rd floor of the Library, from 11:30am to 2pm on Tuesday, April 11.

This semester's casual forum consists of lightening (brief) talks and breakout sessions on projects and research related to digital scholarship, publishing, and sustainable learning. Check out the schedule for the many interesting topics.

There will be free food and prizes for attendees. We hope you can join us!

 
ideaFest is Coming!

More than 100 students, faculty, and staff from all areas on campus will showcase research, performances, digital projects, and more at the 2017 ideaFest.

Casually stroll through the posters from 12-3pm with the formal reception and presentations running from 3-5pm on all floors of the Library.

Catch musical performances in the Library lobby and film screenings in the Digital Media Lab L120. Move up to the 2nd floor for theater and dance performances outside of the CoLab L205 and posters and presentations outside of the Fishbowl L209. Even more posters will also be on display on the 3rd floor in the Scholars Lab area.

Refreshments will be served.  Come be impressed by your peers and colleagues!

 

 
College of Professional Studies Librarian Candidates on Campus

The Library is inviting the following candidates to campus to interview for the College of Professional Studies Librarian position. You are invited to attend all open forums and meet these candidates. Each open forum will be from 10am-10:50am in Library Lab 121. Please see the flyer for more information along with their bios, photos and links to provide feedback. Thank you!

Monday, April 3 - Paola Ceccarini

Monday, April 10 - Theresa Westbrock

Friday, April 14 - Kimberly Franklin

 
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.

 
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

 

 
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

 

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