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

Sunshine Week: Surveillance, Privacy & Free Speech
Shahid Buttar

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Humboldt, and the Humboldt State University Library are collaborating with local media outlets this month to explore the frontiers of surveillance, privacy and free speech during a series of Sunshine Week events in Arcata and Eureka from March 16-21.

Shahid Buttar from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will be the keynote speaker for a forum on “Surveillance, Privacy and Free Speech” at the HSU Library on Monday, March 20, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Shahid Buttar is the director of grassroots advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the event will feature practical workshops on topics including Web Browser Privacy Settings, Smartphone Encryption, Virtual Private Networking, Encryption and Security, Digital Rights Management and more.

Buttar graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003 and became immersed in the movement to stop the war in Iraq. He is a constitutional lawyer “focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.”

From 2009 to 2015, he led the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as executive director, and he has also championed causes including campaign finance reform, marriage equality for same-sex couples, and combatting racial and religious profiling of Muslims.

Outside of work, Buttar also “DJs and produces electronic music, writes poetry and prose, kicks rhymes, organizes guerilla poetry insurgencies, plays capoeira, speaks truth to power on Truthout, occasionally elucidates legal scholarship, and documents counter-cultural activism for the Burning Man Journal.”

Spring Break Library Hours
Spring Break Library Hours

The Library's Spring Break hours start Saturday, March 11. Please see the Library Hours webpage for details or this flier for a printable copy.

SkillShop: Discussing White Privilege
White Privilege

Join us for an ongoing discussion Thursday at Noon in the Fishbowl.  This is part of a series of discussions that are intended to inform people about the issues surrounding whiteness (white privilege, white fragility, white spaces, etc.) and to bring up questions and challenge us about our role in our communities and in our day-to-day lives.

These discussions are uncomfortable and challenging by design- beware of triggers and emotionally-charged content. However, you are encouraged to get uncomfortable. By engaging in these honest discussions you will exercise your 'racial stamina' and become more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Register at

Transformation & Healing Workshop
Transformation & Healing Workshop

Dr. Lilia Chavez will lead this workshop to help recognize yours and your students strengths, gifts, and talents and utilize your talents to empower yourself. The workshop will be in the Library Fishbowl from 2:30-6:30 on Thursday, March 9.

23rd Social Justice Summit March 3-4
23rd Social Justice Summit poster

Art as Social Activism - Voices for Change is the theme of this year's Social Justice Summit.  Registration and activities start at 3pm on Friday and continue through Saturday with speakers, workshops, panels, and more.  The final program is now available online.

Then come to Library 205 on Sunday between noon and 5pm to edit Wikipedia during the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Call for Evaluation of Jeremy Shellhase
Jeremy Shellhase

Students, Faculty, Staff, and interested members of the community:

The Library’s Post-Tenure Review Committee is seeking your input to assist in the evaluation of tenured Librarian Jeremy Shellhase.

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

You may contact us in one of two ways:

  • Submit written comments addressed to: Post-Tenure Review Committee, Library, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521. Deadline for receipt: 5pm, Monday, March 6, 2017.
  • Email the Committee Chair at Deadline: 5pm, Monday, March 6, 2017.  Please include Jeremy Shellhase in the subject line.)

Thank you from the Post-Tenure Review Committee.

Raina J. León Poetry Reading - 3/6
Poet Raina J. León

Join us at noon on Monday, March 6 in the Fishbowl to hear poet Raina J. León.

Raina J. León, member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her first collection of poetry, Canticle of Idols, was a finalist for both the Cave Canem First Book Poetry Prize (2005) and the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2006). Her second book, Boogeyman Dawn (2013, Salmon Poetry), was a finalist for the Naomi Long Madgett Prize (2010). Her third book, sombra: dis(locate), was published in 2016. She has received fellowships and residencies with Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annamaghkerrig, Ireland and Ragdale. She also is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latin@ arts. She is an Associate Professor of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California. This reading is co-sponsored by CRGS and the Library.

Latino Film Festival 2/28 - 3/2
Made in L.A.

The 19th Annual International Latino Film Festival will be held February 28 through March 2 at the Minor Theatre in Arcata from 6pm to 10:20pm.

This long standing community event is the collaboration of College of the Redwoods Humanities Department and HSU's World Languages and Cultures Department. Students and the general public are invited to view three outstanding films relating to the theme "Immigration to the United States": WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?, DREAM: AN AMERICAN STORY, and MADE IN L.A. All films will be shown in Spanish and English with English subtitles. The festival is free to students enrolled in SPAN/HIST/ES 396 and SPAN 99A courses. Due to limited space this year, seating is limited. A limited number of tickets will be available to community members. This event is co-sponsored by HSU's Department of History, Department of CRGS, and the Library.

International Education Week is Here!

This FREE annual event is open to campus and community members alike. Sponsored by the Academic and Career Advising Center, Center for International Programs, the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement, the International Advisory Committee, Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Global Connections Club, this week offers a variety of fun and interesting events:

  • Keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations
  • Panel discussions on current events and global topics
  • Workshops on studying, working and living abroad
  • Food, fun and more from around the world

A unit of credit is available for attending this event. Please see the Participate section for more information. 

WASC Town Hall Feb. 3, Library 2nd floor

On February 3, you have an opportunity to help ensure that the WASC Self-Study Report is an accurate reflection of Humboldt State University's student learning and success progress and challenges. This will be the final opportunity to provide feedback on the Self-Study report before the WASC Steering and Self-Study Committee begins finalizing it for submission to WASC this July. You can also provide feedback and read the report on the WASC website at

At this town hall, we will provide an overview on progress and responses to previous feedback, and then we will hold a round table for feedback to each chapter group. Your input is very valuable.

Please join us for all, or part, of this important meeting in the Library’s Authors Hall (2nd floor) on February 3, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Learning Center Offers Help

Do you know about the Learning Center and all the help you can get from them?

  • The Science Tutoring Lab is now located on the Library First Floor (in addition to the times the lab is held in the Mad River Room of the Jolly Giant Commons.) We have expanded hours and more subjects offered!
  • The Writing Studio, also located on the first floor of the library, offers students one-on-one consultations. Appointments are encouraged but there are limited walk-in times also available. Students can now go online to self-schedule their appointments!
  • Supplemental Instruction has seats available for MATH 115; BIOL 102; & BIOL 104 sections. Visit our website for a complete list of SI course offerings.
  • The Math Tutoring Lab offers drop-in assistance for more than a dozen math & stats courses.
  • The Learning Center continues to offer Group Tutoring to students at no-charge for more than 50 courses. Students can pick up applications for group tutoring at the reception desk, LIB 56.
  • For students needing individual assistance, tutors are available from 10-5 M-F in the Learning Lab, located in the lower level of the Library, LIB 55. Many courses are offered - appointments are on a first-come/first-serve basis.

For more information about all our services, visit:

3rd Annual HSU Authors Celebration
HSU Authors Hall

Please join us on the 2nd floor in the Authors Hall to celebrate scholarship and creative works produced by HSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni this past year.  Some of the many examples include CouRaGeouS Cuentos, Toyon, and Võ Phiến and the Sadness of Exile.

The Third Annual HSU Authors Celebration starts at 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 14. There will be refreshments.

Y.E.S. Tabling Fair in Library Lobby 1/26 12-2pm

Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities through their 16 programs including environmental education, elderly companionship, ESL tutoring and much more. Meet the program directors in the Library Lobby on Thursday, January 26 from 12-2pm and learn more!

Course Reserves Reminder for Faculty
Course Reserves

It's that time of year again! Please submit Print Reserves and E-Reserves/ONCORES requests as soon as possible to allow time to prepare materials by the first week of Spring '17 classes. Please remember that due to copyright restrictions only ONE part (chapter/article) from the SAME SOURCE (book/periodical) can be on reserve at one time. See the Reserves page for more information or go directly to the ONCORES Request Form or the Print Reserve Request Form.  For additional information, contact the ONCORES/Reserves staff by email or call 826-4401/3431, or stop by the Library Checkout Desk.

As you may know, the national average annual cost of textbooks is $1,200 per student. In Fall semester 2015 at HSU, there were six textbooks that cost over $300. The more titles we can place on reserve, the more difference we can make to students impacted by the high price of textbooks. Please consider lending or donating any copies of required textbooks you want to place on reserve. Students greatly appreciate your assistance, and we sincerely appreciate your support.

We look forward to joining you in contributing to student success at HSU. We're here to help if you have questions or need assistance. Contact us at 826-4401/3431 or by email.

History Day February 11

Each February, students in 4th grade through high school compete in Humboldt County History Day, held at Humboldt State University. Through the rigorous process of researching and preparing creative and original History Day projects, students learn and analyze issues, ideas, people, and events in history and apply that knowledge to their projects. The projects must reflect this year’s National History Day theme which is "Taking a Stand in History."

Come early to the Library to see posters, websites, videos, and more.  History Day events will be on the 2nd floor from 8am-1pm

For more information and History Day 2017 resources, please visit

Canvas Drop-In Training This Week!
HSU Faculty Canvas Spring Migration

The HSU Canvas Project Team is hosting all-day, drop-in support to help faculty set up their courses in the Canvas LMS. Come by for 15 minutes or 3 hours. No registration is necessary but bring your laptop/mobile device and course materials.

Canvas Spring Migration Week is January 17-20 from 8am to 5pm in Library 310. Enjoy cookies and coffee.

For more information, contact or 826-4461.

Librarian Positions Available

Full-time tenure-track faculty applications for Librarian for College of Professional Studies and Digital Media & Learning Librarian will have first review on January 25, 2017.

Applications for a temporary full-time position for General Reference & Instructional Librarian will have first review on January 12, 2017.

Join the wonderful staff and faculty at the HSU Library!  More information can be found on the Academic Personnel Services website.

Book Launch Gathering, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm
Richard Edward Benoit, Author of Pinch of Powder

Author Richard Edward Benoit will read from his book A Pinch of Powder in the Fishbowl from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday, February 8, followed by a discussion and a book signing. A Pinch of Powder is the first book in the Pulvology series. Dr. Benoit studied chemistry and biology in college. He went on to get a doctorate in dental surgery. While working in Guatemala, he was captivated by a local story and felt it needed to be recorded. And so began his love of writing. Let's gather in the Fishbowl to celebrate this book launch!

Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties Jan. 30

HSU will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution with documentary films and a discussion of the history of Japanese American World War II internment camps on Monday, Jan. 30 at 4pm in Library's Fishbowl. The public is invited. The documentaries are "Pilgrimage" directed by Tadashi Nakamura, "Days of Waiting" directed by Steven Okazaki, and "Children of the Campus" directed by Stephen Holsapple. This observance marks the state of California's decision in 2010 to designate January 30 as the annual anniversary honoring Korematsu for his lifelong fight for civil rights. In the years before Korematsu's death in 2005, he served on the Constitution Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee. The project is a think tank that advocates rule of law and criminal justice programs.