The Library Faculty Personnel Committee needs your help in evaluating our four temporary librarians, Lucy Ingrey, Katie LaSala, Carly Marino, and Tim Miller. If you have had experience working with any of these librarians and would like to share your experiences with the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, please send your input via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair of the Library Faculty Personnel Committee, before the end of February 27, 2015. You may also choose to deliver your information in person, from 9 to 10 AM on Friday, February 27th in Room 206 of the Library.
You've asked and we've provided dry erase boards throughout the building. Move them, use them, bring your own whiteboard markers or borrow a bag from the Checkout Desk. They are here for you!
Raina J. León is the author of two prize-wining poetry collections, Canticle of Idols, and Boogeyman Dawn. Her third book, dis(locate), will be released in 2016. She will read in the Library Fishbowl on Wednesday, March 4 at Noon. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online journal devoted to Latino and Latina arts. She is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, and a fellow of Cave Canem and CantoMundo. She is an assistant professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. This event is sponsored by Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) Department, The HSU Diversity Program Funding, the HSU Library, and the English Department. Refreshments will be provided!
Humboldt State is one of thirteen CSU libraries highlighting OpenStax College textbooks as part of CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions. The textbooks, located at the west end of the library's checkout desk, are available for review and evaluation by faculty in hard copy form or online at openstaxcollege.org/books. Submit a review and the HSU Library is entered to win $2,500 to help fund expensive course reserve textbooks. Support for this project is from the Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), advancing "the use of innovative technologies to create more affordable, accessible and effective opportunities for all learners in higher education" and OpenStax College, "committed to improving student access to quality learning materials." Read more on Humboldt State Now.
Great News! The Library has textbooks on Reserve. Thank you to all instructors who brought in items to place on Course Reserves. Please check the Course Reserves webpage for your class to see a list of books on reserve. If you don't see your class listed, ask your Professor to place the textbook on reserve and Professors may request the library purchase a copy for Reserves. Some popular titles on Reserve are:
- BIOL 104: Biology: Guide to the Natural World (student savings potential is $43.9K each semester)
- PSYC 321: Biological Psychology (student savings potential is $24K each semester)
- STAT 109: Statistics for the Life Sciences (student savings potential is $37K each semester)
- BA 210: Business Law Today (student savings potential is $22.7K each semester)
- GEOG 105: Human Geography (student savings potential is $12.7K each semester)
- MATH 115: Precalculus (student savings potential is $55K each semester)
- HIST 110: Give Me Liberty (student savings potential is $17K each semester)
- ENGL 102: Norton Field Guide to Writing (student savings potential is $17.5K each semester)
Have a tool or strategy for teaching with technology? Have you found a novel way to use technology to support your learning?
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to this casual forum hosting a series of brief (~5 minutes each), low- risk, high-return, participant-driven presentations/discussions revolving around teaching and learning with technology held on Wednesday, April 15 from noon to 2pm in the Library Fishbowl.
Check out videos of unConference 2014, join the conversation and add topics that you would be interested in seeing in April.
Please join us for a screening of MBEU YOSINTHA (SEEDS OF CHANGE), a film for the farmers of Malawi, with director Colin Stevens from U.K. Screening will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 5 in Siemens Hall 108. This is a drama portraying rural village life in Malawi as the village copes with the effects of climate change. The film is in Chichewa with English subtitles. Stevens previously directed MAWA LANGA (MY TOMORROW), also for Purple Field Productions, a UK based film charity creating films for international development. After the film screening, there will be a Q & A and a dialogue about the film including Stevens’ experience making films in Malawi. You can watch the trailer here.
Please bring your own device - only a limited number of laptops will be available to borrow.
The Interlibrary Loan Department is pleased to offer Document Delivery services to all faculty, students and staff. The staff will scan any articles or book chapters from items in our collection. Just submit the request through ILL and it will be delivered electronically.
NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of more than 15,000 videos, documents, and images that can be incorporated into classroom lectures and online teaching materials. The in-depth stories found on NBCLearn Higher Ed have all been subject to the highest journalistic standards of NBC News and are designed so that faculty can give their students access to digital content that is engaging, inspiring, and relevant to their daily lives.
Besides its rich collection of historic primary-source newscasts from the NBC News archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio. The resources will enable faculty to enliven instruction and use real-world examples to bring subjects to life for students.
Read more on Humboldt State Now.
Please join us for HSU’s 3rd annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties from 5 to 8pm in the Kate Buchanan Room on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested for refusing to go to a WWII incarceration camp for Japanese-Americans. He appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled against him. The court said the incarceration was justified due to military necessity. Forty years later, the discovery of new evidence allowed Korematsu to re-open his case with pro-bono lawyers. In 1983, a federal court in San Francisco overturned Korematsu's conviction. It was a pivotal moment in civil rights history. In 1998, Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, the nation’s highest civilian award. Mr. Korematsu passed away in 2005 at the age of 86.
In 2010, California passed a bill marking every January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties. It is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American.
- The 3rd Annual Fred Korematsu Day Event Schedule:
- 5:00-5:15 Welcome and introduction
- 5:15-7:00 Screening of documentary: Toyo’s Camera: Japanese American History During WWII (Director Junichi Suzuki, featuring George Takei and Daniel Inouye, 2009, 98min)
- 7:00-8:00 Discussion facilited by Ben Morles
Presented by the MultiCultural Center, Associated Students, and the HSU Library.
Now the HSU community can pin-point exactly where a historic photographs were captured. As part of her internship in Special Collections, Grace Rotwein created a HistoryPin profile for the Library. HistoryPin is a free social media platform that allows users to pin historical content to Google maps. Just a couple of fun features:
- Each image is pinned on a map. Click on the image to see more information about the image or place. Videos and audio are also pinned.
- You can go on virtual tours and explore digitized collections.
- Check out the street view tab, which you can use to fade between Google street view and the historic image.
- There is a mobile app for HistoryPin. Great feature if you are giving friends or potential students tours of the campus and would like to incorporate historic images.
- HistoryPin encourages crowd-sourcing because it allows users to view content across archival collections and personal accounts. All pins appear on the Google map when you search Humboldt County.
Interested in pinning Humboldt History? Contact Special Collections for more information.
Join faculty, staff, and students come together and share ideas about their expertise, interests, and other exciting topics (with refreshments!) Friday, Dec. 12 from 3-4:30pm in the Library's Fishbowl, L209. Enjoy short (5 minutes or less) talks on:
- Evernote Forever!
- Mapping Humboldt History using History Pin
- Screen-Capturing Software
- Phinish that Masters Thesis with Phinished.org
- Time Travel Using the Internet Archive
- Facilitating Access to Course Readings in Moodle
- Using Google Forms
- Using Creative Commons Images
Everyone is invited to attend and plans are in the works for the Spring unConference.
The HSU Library's Special Collections is currently processing the Center for Indian Community Development Collection to make it available for research. This exhibit is on display to encourage use of this forthcoming resource.
The Center for Community Development (CCD) was established in 1966 to provide services and outreach to American Indian communities in Indian Country on behalf of HSU. The name was changed to the Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) in 1991. CICD was closed in 2013. The exhibit reflects CICD's primary service areas: American Indian (primarily Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa and Yurok) language development, economic development and community development.
Please contact Susan Gehr at (707) 826-5770 or Susan.Gehr@humboldt.edu for more details.
As part of Computer Science Education Week and the national "Hour of Code" movement, the HSU Library is hosting a week-long series of fun coding events for anyone looking to take a break from the rigors of finals preparations. Join us in the Fishbowl (2nd floor) from 5-6pm, Dec. 8-12. We will also provide food and drinks. To see a full list of workshops, visit the event calendar and to see the daily activities, see this libguide.
International flags are now on display throughout the Library as part of the International Education Week (IEW). These flags represent the international students who are attending HSU currently. IEW celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. If you'd like to find out more about our international students on campus and international exchange programs, visit Center for International Programs and CSU International Programs!
Printers in the library are now set to print 2-sided to help save resources: paper, money, and trees. You can still print single-sided by following the directions posted in the labs.
Based on her article recently published in portal, Kelly E. Miller will discuss a variety of initiatives at UCLA on the changing nature of teaching and learning and the role of libraries on Friday, November 14 from 9-10am in the Library Fishbowl (donuts provided) and 12-2pm in L114 (pizza lunch provided).
Kelly Miller, Ph.D., is the Director of Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library at UCLA, where she is leading efforts to adapt library services and collections to meet campus priorities for education in the digital age. In January, Kelly will be joining the University of Miami Libraries in Coral Gables, Florida, as their new Associate Dean for Learning and Research Services.
Trained as a humanist, Kelly holds a doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan (2002), and has taught at Michigan, Dickinson College, and the University of Virginia. In 2004-2005, she held a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia Library, where she subsequently served as Research Associate for the Scholarly Communication Institute, Special Assistant to the Deputy University Librarian, and Head of Programs and Public Outreach for the Harrison Institute. Her work in libraries focuses especially on the use of special collections and new digital technologies in teaching and learning environments.
Come to one of these workshops on November 13th or 18th to discover how to avoid plagiarism by properly using citations. As a college student, plagiarism is an important concept to keep in mind- it can result in bad grades or disciplinary action. But citations are also an important part of scholarship- a tradition of recognizing the work of others and collaborating on the development of your discipline. This workshop will also focus on the basic aspects of creating APA citations and references and will introduce you to invaluable reference resources.
Participants will explore the mechanics of constructing in-text citations and reference list entries. It is recommended that you complete the citation tutorial before attending this workshop.