The following information contains links to HSU Library services and resources important to faculty in their instruction and research.
Work with your librarian to design the best level of instruction for your course:
- Basic research skills introduction
- Course-integrated instruction
- Special topics workshops
While some library instruction can be conducted in a one-time class meeting, librarians are available to meet with your class over multiple sessions throughout the semester/research process. All library instruction must be contextualized with a specific assignment the students will be completing for the course.
Librarians will work with faculty to develop Research Guides as well as instructional materials for use in face-to-face or online/hybrid courses.
Please use this form to request librarian assistance in collaborating on classroom instruction, integrating library resources into Canvas, using primary source material in your course, using Zotero, and providing Library instruction. If you would like to reserve a room in the Library (Lab 308, L114, L205, or the Fishbowl) without library instruction, please use 25Live to submit your request for approval.
Library Labs Policy for Use
The primary purpose of the L121/L308 lab is to provide instruction for library and research skills. The primary purpose of the L205 Collaboration Lab (CoLab)* is for students, faculty, and staff to collaborate! Priorities and types of use for the labs:
- Library instruction by librarians. These sessions may be single events or a series. These may be affiliated with a scheduled course or drop-in workshops.
- Computer lab, open for students and faculty to use on a drop-in basis when not otherwise scheduled for instruction.
- Library instruction taught by non-librarians. These sessions, typically taught by the course instructor, are for the purpose of orienting students to the use of online resources. Instructors will be limited to two sessions per semester for each class section starting week six. Requests for the lab before week 6 will be considered on a case-by-case basis with confirmation the week before the class is held.
*Please note that the instructor's station in the CoLab (L205) is a touch screen Mondopad. Please familiarize yourself with the technology prior to your class. The keyboard, mouse and stylus are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. You must have an HSU ID card for checkout.
Request that course reserve material be held at the Reserve Desk for your classes. This is a great opportunity to support affordable learning options for your students.
Each semester, the HSU Library offers workshops designed to strengthen students' research skills and use of online tools. Faculty and instructors can encourage student attendance at library workshops, and even offer credit for students that attend a workshop (proof of attendance available to students upon request).
Workshops are free, but we ask that you RSVP for planning purposes. Walk-ins are always welcome if space is available. Workshops are held in various locations in the Library.
Do you have a group interested in a workshop at another time? Are you an instructor who would like us to keep track of student attendance for course credit? Contact the SkillShop Facilitators with any questions.
The loan period for books and other materials vary. A current HSU ID card must be presented at the Checkout Desk for all checkouts. Interlibrary Loan and Hold/Recall services, as well as remote access to our licensed databases are available to HSU faculty.
The CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative is designed to enable faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students.
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 OER Guide and the Affordable Learning Solutions link above 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!
- Library Faculty by College - contact the librarian responsible for collection development and instruction in your curricular area.
- Purchase Request Form
- Choice Reviews Online - reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.
- New Titles - search new materials added to the HSU Library in the last four months. Limit by collection or time period; search by keyword; sort by call number, author or title.
- E-Books - purchasing options and using eBooks in class.
- Copyright Information - HSU Library guide on copyright
- SHERPA/RoMEO Publishers' Copyright Policies - provides information on copyright policies of 95 major scholarly publishers.
Add a digital copy of your scholarly research to Humboldt's growing collection of institutional scholarship. Increase its visibility worldwide.
- CSU Catalog - search the combined CSU Catalog of all 23 libraries and request items using the built-in interlibrary loan system.
- Database links - most databases available in Articles and Databases include linking at the article level to an interlibrary loan form if the article is not available locally.
Includes directions for reserving videos/DVDs for classroom instruction.
In addition to presentations and poetry readings that are scheduled throughout the year, the HSU Library hosts annual events which faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend.
The annual HSU Authors Celebration honors HSU authors for their scholarship and creative work, including published articles, books, book chapters, special issues of journals, substantive encyclopedia entries, poetry, musical compositions, audio recordings, film/video recordings, and art exhibition catalogs. A bibliography will be compiled annually. Any member of the Humboldt State University community, including authors themselves, may submit the names of faculty, staff, students, and alumni using this form.
The HSU Authors Hall, a circulating collection of books, CDs, and DVDs, is located in the Helen Everett Reading Room on the Library’s second floor. Copyright permitting, articles and other digital works may be added to Humboldt Digital Scholar.