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Where Does History Happen?
Founders Hall at Humboldt State University

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 HistoryPin is a free social media platform that allows users to pin historical content to Google maps.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.

 
HSU unConference

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!
  • Basecamp
  • 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.

 
Center for Indian Community Development Collection Exhibit
CICD Logo

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.

 
Hour of Code
Hour of Code

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.

 
PASS: Personal Academic Success Skills Workshops
PASS: Personal Academic Success Skills Workshops

Free workshops on:

  • Time Management, Dec. 2, 1-2pm, L121
  • Evaluating Websites, Dec. 2, 4-5pm, L114
  • Citations & Plagiarism, Dec. 3, 4-5pm, L114
  • Motivation & Goal Setting, Dec. 4, 1-2pm, L114

Sign up or contact Tim Miller if interested but can't make those times.

 
International Flags
Japan and Brazil flags in Fishbowl

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!

 
Duplex Printing (2-sided) is Default Setting
Save paper and print 2-sided

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.

 
Imagine! On the Future of Teaching, Learning & Role of the Library
Dr. Kelly E. Miller

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.

 
Citations, Plagiarism & APA Style Workshop
Citations, Plagiarism and APA Style Workshop

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.

 
Kanopy Virtual Film Festival
Tough Guise 2

The HSU Library is participating in the Kanopy Virtual Film Festival that showcases over 120 new and award-winning films selected from 16 leading producers. This festival will run from Nov. 5 to Nov. 21. You can watch all films, and post and share reviews. Some of the featured films are produced by Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, PBS, and others. Here's your chance to watch and review wonderful titles like Under Our Skin, Tough Guise 2, Google & the World Brain, A Hard Day's Night, Just Gender, and The Great Dictator among many more feature films.

To start watching, click https://humboldt.kanopystreaming.com/s-category/825
Username: humboldt
Password: access

 
Campus Dialogue on Race Nov. 3-7
Turkey Creek 2003 by Leah Mahan

The Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at HSU that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Our objective is to create spaces and structures for reflection, analysis, dialogue and positive strategies for change.  This year’s Dialogue will run from November 3 – 7. The vision of CDOR is to achieve racial, social, and environmental justice. The program’s mission is to promote and facilitate social and environmental change by engaging a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints to explore the impact of racism and its intersections with all forms of oppression. This year’s theme is “HSU’s 101st Year: What Now? Continuing our Conversations on Race.” Check the online Event Schedule or this print-friendly schedule for details.

 
Created Equal Film Series Nov. 4-7
Freedom Riders
The HSU Library is one of 473 institutions across the country selected to host Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Loving Story, Slavery by Another Name, The Abolitionists, and Freedom Riders will be screened during Campus Dialogue on Race, November 3-7.  See the flyer for dates, times, and film descriptions, and Humboldt Now for more information.  All screenings and facilitated discussions will take place in the Kate Buchanan Room.
 
 
Christopher Richard Lecture Nov. 13
Christopher Richard

Join us on Thursday, November 13 at 3pm in the Library Fishbowl to hear Christopher Richard, former curator of aquatic biology at the Oakland Museum of California, discussing the historical ecology and hydrogeography of pre-contact San Francisco. Richard has been researching the history of the Anza expedition into Alta California and how the city's historical aquatic habitats determined where the Presidio and Mission were founded. He'll also be mythbusting, discussing the long-standing myth of a freshwater "Lake Dolores" in the Mission District. Richard has also done extensive work mapping some of the contemporary and historical watersheds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 
Faculty Guide - Free and Open Resources for the Classroom
Open Educational Resources Logo

Open Educational Resources (OER) such as open textbooks and lesson plans are a more sustainable way to include content in your course. They can help lower your students' costs and provide a forum for collaboration between colleagues and institutions. By using content that can be adapted and improved upon, you are participating in and contributing to the knowledge base in your discipline.

Visit our new OER Guide to find resources for your classes or help us by recommending your favorite. Working on your own OER? Share with us so that we can promote your work!

 
Campus Dialogue on Race - Submit your workshop proposals!
Leah Mahan

The Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR) is an annual event at HSU that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and the intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance.  CDOR will take place Nov. 3-7 this year. Proposal forms are due Monday, October 6. This year's theme is "HSU's 101st Year: What Now? Continuing our Conversations on Race".

 
Humboldt History in Motion
Bigfoot Welcomes the Nixons sign

Saturday, October 4, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Eureka Theater
612 F Street, Eureka
Free Admission

You are invited to a free evening of local history in action. Join us for this free screening of newly digitized historic films depicting North Coast life from daily small town doings from the 1930s to the 1950s to major events, including the dedication of Redwood National Park, a film of the 1964 flood damage with narration, and live footage of the 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquake. Take a step back in time at the Eureka Theater to celebrate Humboldt History on the big screen, while enjoying your favorite concessions, including popcorn, soda, candy, jerky, coffee, and local beer.

Presented by the  Humboldt State University Library, Humboldt County Historical Society, and the Eureka Theater.

Please contact Carly Marino at (707) 826-4955 or carly.marino@humboldt.edu for more details.

 
Janet Mock coming to HSU
Janet Mock

Janet Mock will read from her bestselling book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More in the Library Fishbowl, 2-3pm on Thursday, October 16.  Janet is an internationally known trans woman of color who launched #GirlsLikeUs, a social movement that celebrates the diversity of womanhood and empowers all women, particularly trans women. She has appeared on The Colbert Report, and was featured in the HBO Documentary The Out List.  After the reading, she will sign her books which will be available to purchase at the reading.  She will also speak 6:30-8pm in Kate Buchanan Room as part of HSU Philosophy Forum.

 
Faculty & Grad Student Workshops in Library
HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation Logo

This Fall the Library is sponsoring workshops & webinars for HSU faculty & graduate students.

Using Grant Databases to Find Potential Funding Sources
Friday, September 26, 2014
Workshop Co-Sponsor: HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Number to Teach!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Webinar Co-Sponsor: SSRIC and ICPSR

Navigating Copyright in Your Research
Friday, October 24, 2014
Workshop Co-Sponsor: HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation

Click on the workshop link for more information, including location.  Pre-registration is appreciated. Please contact Sarah Fay Philips with questions.

 
Look Up Books & Media on Your Smartphone
HSU Library Catalog QR Code

Try out our mobile interface to the Library Catalog at
http://voyager.humboldt.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=mobilejqGen.  The mobile
interface is designed for your smartphone's smaller screen and can help you
find the right book while you're up in the stacks.  Give it a try!

 
Check Google Scholar Library Links
Google Scholar

There is a problem with Google Scholar's library links that allow you to easily access the full text that your Library provides through Google Scholar. If you're not seeing the Full Text at HSU, check and re-set your Library Links.  How do you do this?  Check out this ultra-short movie that will show you how to do it.

 

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