Film Platform Trial until May 4

Film Platform is a cutting-edge global digital streaming platform, supplying premium curated documentary films. Film Platform strives to integrate films into academic settings to create robust educational curriculums, provoke debate and inspire change. Films are central to evolving academic curriculums, to match new engagement and viewing trends by students. Film Platform is committed to advancing the next generation of activists by enhancing media literacy.

Check it out until May 4th at

ideaFest - Last Call for Entries!
poster for entering your project for ideaFest

Have you heard about ideaFest: A Showcase of Research and Projects? You can be a part of this amazing event happening on Friday, May 3rd, by entering your research or project for the 6th Annual HSU ideaFest!

Join HSU students, faculty, and staff in showcasing research, performances, digital projects, and more.

New or previously presented professional posters or mulimedia presentations are welcome.

If needed, Marketing & Communicatino will print your posters free of charge prior to the event. Contact for more information.

For information about project submissions and to see past participants, check out the website and the flickr page or contact Kacie Flynn at or (707) 826-4189.

Deadline to enter is Friday, April 5, 2019.


Book Reading by Margot Genger: Shift Happens

Join us on Thursday, April 11 at 4pm in the Library Fishbowl to hear Margot Genger read from her debut book Shift Happens - Breakdowns During Life's Long Hauls.  

HSU English Professor Emeritus Susan Bennett writes, "Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver. Shift Happens will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margo navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners. She criss-crosses the U.S. delivering everything from Hustler Magazines to Washington State apples - sees both the beauty and the meanness that is America - and eventually realizes what she values in 'home'."

To learn more about Margo and her work, visit her website at

Meet the FYE & Student Success Librarian Candidates

The HSU Library is pleased to invite you to meet each of the three candidates for the First-Year Experience and Student Success Librarian position. Each candidate will be presenting a teaching demonstration in the Library and you are invited to attend and provide feedback.

Candidates have been asked to provide an open forum teaching demonstration followed by a Q&A session.

Open forums will take place from 10:00-11:00am in the Library Fishbowl, L209. Please plan to attend and meet the candidates (download PDF for candidate bios):

  • Friday, March 15 -- Kimberly Stelter
  • Monday, March 25 -- Christina Holm
  • Friday, April 5 -- Megan Donnelly

Your feedback is important.  Feedback forms will be available at the open forum or online:

 Please contact the search committee chair, Brianne Hagan ( if you have any questions.

Library Scholar Internship on Tourism & Travel

Are you interested in the tourism and travel industry? Apply to be a Library Scholar Intern!

HSU Library is seeking two Library Scholar Interns to work as a team on a Tourism & Travel Project that runs from March to the end of May, 2019. This paid Library Scholar Internship project will provide a stipend of $300 upon the completion of a short-term project; primarily research and gathering of information and data about tourism and travel for Humboldt County, and developing a resource guide. Team roles and duties will be tailored to the talents and interests of the intern.

In addition to developing a resource guide, the Library Scholars will:

  • Maintain an internship log, including experiences and challenges that they encountered over the course of their project. Meet together at least one hour each week.
  • Perform research and interviews to gather resources, develop a resource guide and suggested resources on tourism and travel, eco- and edu- tourism, and other related resources.
  • Gather information from a variety of sources; web pages, news sources, interviews, etc, to understand the tourism and travel interests at HSU and in the region.
  • Write a brief reflection of the internship.

Students will work individually and as a team to gain hands-on experience researching, evaluating resources, and developing a resource guide of recommended readings for tourism and travel.

For more information or to apply, please send a brief resume, availability schedule, and brief cover letter expressing your interest for this unique opportunity to Cyril Oberlander, Dean of HSU Library at by March 8, 2019.

Let's Talk About the Middle East Film Series: Born in Deir Yassin
Let's talk about the Middle East

As part of the Let's Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Born in Deir Yassin (2017). This screening will be at Richards' Goat, March 7 (Thu) @ 5:30pm.

On the night of April 9th 1948, Deir Yassin, a Palestinian village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, was attacked by the Stern Gang and Irgun. They proceeded to commit a massacre that has left a huge mark in the history of the conflict. This film sets to tell the story of the village in its various incarnations, including interviewing some of those who directly involved in the massacre and its aftermath.

Meet the CAHSS Librarian Candidates

The HSU Library is pleased to invite you to meet each of the five candidates for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Librarian position. Each candidate will be presenting a teaching demonstration in the Library and you are invited to attend and provide feedback.

Candidates have been asked to provide an open forum teaching demonstration followed by a Q&A session.

Open forums will take place from 10:00-11:00am. Please plan to attend and meet the candidates (download PDF for candidate bios):

  • Tues., March 5, 2019 - Leah Gazan (Library Fishbowl, room 209)
  • Tues., March 12, 2019 - Garrett Purchio (Library Fishbowl, room 209)
  • Thurs., March 14, 2019 - Phil Hoeft (CTL Classroom, room 317)
  • Tues., April 2, 2019 - Kimberly Stelter (Library Fishbowl, room 209)
  • Thurs., April 4, 2019 - Megan Donnelly (Library Fishbowl, room 209)

Your feedback is important.  Feedback forms will be available at the open forum or online:

 Please contact the search committee chair, Carly Marino ( if you have any questions.

Startup Weekend Humboldt 3/8-10
2019 Startup Weekend Humboldt March 8th-10th flyer

Calling all entrepreneurs, students, designers, programmers, inventors, developers, and community members! Join the School of Business and partners in an action-packed weekend starting at 5pm on Friday, March 8 and running through Sunday, March 10th at the HSU Library.

For only $45 for students prior to 2/28 or $50 for community members, you will receive:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • New network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager to change the world
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume

To see more details and to purchase tickets, go to

Student Feedback Needed for Evaluation
photos of Kelly Hangauer CPS librarian, Lucy Ingrey cataloging librarian, Louis Knecht special collections instruction librarian, Kimberly Stelter first year experience librarian, Garrett Purchio teaching and learning librarian

The Library Faculty Personnel Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of the following temporary librarians:

  • Kelly Hangauer, College of Professional Studies Librarian
  • Lucy Ingrey, Cataloging Librarian
  • Louis Knecht, Special Collections Instruction Librarian
  • Kimberly Stelter, First Year Experience Reference/Instruction Librarian
  • Garrett Purchio, Teacing and Learning Librarian

If you have experience working with these librarians, we invite you to share your feedback with the Committee.

You may contact the Committee in the following ways:

  • Submit written comments addressed to: Library Faculty Personnel Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline: 5pm, Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • Email the Committee at Please use your HSU email and include “Feedback on [Librarian Name]" in the subject line.  Deadline: 5pm, Friday, March 1, 2019

Thank you.

Social Justice Summit
25th annual social justice summit february 25th-March 2nd, 2019

The HSU Multicultural Center presents the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit from Feb. 25 to March 2, 2019. See the full schedule to find all the presentations.

The Social Justice Summit theme this year is “BREAK THAT WALL.” There is a one-unit course offered in Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies that coincides with the Social Justice Summit. The Summit is free to HSU Students and the community. Registration for the Summit and for the class is through Extended Learning.

This year's summit presents featured speaker Barbara Curiel and keynote speaker Kimberly Davalos. Our stories are power sites for understanding and building relationships. In the era of our current world, we need to understand how we arrived here because how we remember the past, defines our present, and molds our future. We are thousands of years of resistance from oppression, from the silencing power of domination.

Throughout history, we have become disconnected from our story, our people, and the earth around us. We live in a time where we are forced to sell our bodies to live, a time where our identities give us access to power but strip us of our voice. Our vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit was to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme ‘BREAK THAT WALL’ seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, finding yourself in this time of commodified bodies, and active ways to change the complicated world around us through the words we use. We look forward to seeing you at the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit.

If you have any questions, please contact the MultiCultural Center at 707.826.3364 or email

Book Talk by Tom Gage Feb. 27 @ 4pm

Please join the HSU Library's celebration of author John Steinbeck's birthday by hearing a presentation by Tom Gage on February 27, 4-5pm in the Fishbowl (Room 209). Eleven years before the opening of Humboldt Normal School, John Steinbeck, California's only Nobel Laureate in Literature, was born in Salinas. Steinbeck wrote EAST OF EDEN, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, poetry, drama, and essays on ecology, like THE SEA OF CORTEZ. Steinbeck's screen play VIVA ZAPATA was nominated for an Oscar in 1952. Tom Gage's presentation explains the connections between John Steinbeck and Captain Bill Jones, and Gage's family who lived in the Salinas Valley during World War I. Tom Gage, while researching his HSU Press publication for AMERICAN PROMETHEUS, discovered a kinship with John Steinbeck.

Meet the CPS Librarian Candidates - Update 2/25

--Please note that candidate Robert Shapiro has withdrawn his application and will not be on campus on February 28th.--

The HSU Library is pleased to invite you to meet the final candidate for the College of Professional Studies Librarian, Leah Garzan. She will be presenting a teaching demonstration in the Library and you are invited to attend and provide feedback.

Candidates have been asked to provide an open forum teaching demonstration followed by a Q&A session. 

Open Forums will take place from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Please plan to attend and meet the candidates (download PDF for candidate bios): 

  • Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 -- Kelly Hangauer (Library Fishbowl, room 209)
  • Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019 -- Garrett Purchio (Library Fishbowl, room 209)
  • Fri., Mar. 1, 2019 -- Leah Gazan (CTL Classroom, room 317)

Your feedback is important.  Feedback forms will be available at the open forum or online:

Please contact the search committee chair, Tim Miller ( if you have any questions.

Brain Booth Drop-In Hours
Brain Booth Designated Open Space Drop-in Hours

Activity stations are set up in the Brain Booth Designated Open Space outside of Library 208 on the 2nd floor for drop-in hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-3pm

Come to relax and try out the equipment -  biofeedback, sound and light therapy, VR goggles, coloring, meditation, and other activities that promote intentional brain breaks and support emotional self-regulation and singular thoughtful focus.

Let's Talk About the Middle East Film Series: The Insult
flyer for The Insult movie

Join Prof. Leena Dallasheh for this special screening of THE INSULT (2017) with the lead actor, Kamel El Basha at the Minor Theater on Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 7pm. 25 years after the Lebanese civil war, its wounds linger. In today's Beirut, a small incident between a Palestinian refugee, Yasser, and a Lebenese-Christian, Tony, turns into a complicated trial, in which the personal becomes political. Competing narratives and mutual accusations of that war are laid out to show, as one laywer etates, "no one has a monopoly on suffering." Kamel El Basha is a Palestinian actor from al-Quds (Jerusalem). He has had an impressive career in theatre, including serving as artistic director of the Palestinian National Theatre, as well as a film actor. His performance in THE INSULT won him the award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.

International Education Week Feb. 11-15
photo of students in a classroom

The College of Extended Education and Global Engagement is hosting International Education Week February 11-15.  There wil be faculty and student presentations plus social events all free to campus and community members.

See the complete schedule for list of events.

Global Cafe takes you to Guatemala!
global cafe - Guatemala march 6 5:30-6:30, library fishbowl

Come learn about Guatemala and enjoy free food on Wednesday, March 6 @ 5:30pm in the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor.

5th Annual HSU Authors Celebration
photo of HSU Authors Hall book shelf and celebratory cakes

The HSU Library and Office of the Provost invite you to celebrate works published in 2018 by HSU faculty, staff, student, and alumni authors.  Join us on Thursday, February 14 from 3-5pm in the Authors Hall on the 2nd floor for readings, photos, refreshments, and music performed by the Fusilli Brothers!

Congratulations to all publishers!

For more information and to see photos from previous celebrations, go to

Have you published? Please let us know!  Submit the form or contact Cyril Oberlander, Library Dean.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
flyer for Wikipedia edit a thon

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians will be provided along with reference materials, and refreshments.

Drop in to the Library Learning Lab, 3rd floor, L308 from 10am-5pm on Monday, March 4.

See the flyer for more information.

Global Cafe takes you to China!
flyer for global cafe China

Come to the Library Fishbowl, 2nd floor, on Wednesday, February 6th from 4-5pm to learn more about China!

The presenter from China will talk about the experience studying in the United States, culture differences, landscape, issues, etc.

Cider to Support the HSU Library
Cider for Non-Profits: HSU Library flyer for Feb 5, 2019, 5-9pm

Join the HSU Library at the Humboldt Cider Company Taproom at 517 F Street, Eureka, on Tuesday, February 5.

A percentage of all tap sales from 2pm-10pm will be donated to the HSU Library for student internships, special collections, textbooks on reserve, and much more! Trivia and prizes begin at 5pm.

Come and have fun while enjoying delicious, locally-made cider!