Library will be closed July 3rd through 5th

July 1st, 2015

The Library will be closed (July 3rd-5th) for the Independence Day Holiday weekend, reopening July 6th at 7:00 a.m.

Be Safe and Enjoy the Holiday!

Freedom on the Internet

June 3rd, 2015

From Fast Facts / College & Research Libraries News / April 2015

“Internet freedom around the world has declined for the fourth consecutive year, with a growing number of countries introducing online censorship and monitoring practices that are simultaneously more aggressive and more sophisticated in their targeting of individual users. Freedom on the Net 2014—the fifth annual comprehensive study of Internet freedom around the globe, covering developments in 65 countries that occurred between May 2013 and May 2014—finds Internet freedom around the world in decline for the fourth consecutive year, with 36 out of 65 countries assessed in the report experiencing a negative trajectory during the coverage period.”

Freedom House, “Freedom on the Net 2014,” (retrieved March 2, 2015).

Library Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

May 19th, 2015

The Library will be closed

Saturday, May 23th -  Monday, May 25th.

Regular summer hours resume Tuesday May 26th.

New GVRL Title

May 19th, 2015

American Decades Primary Sources 2000-2009 is now available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library e-reference book collection.

The Volume covers the first decade of the 21st century. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religious, science and technology, and sports.  Find the this new title in the “history” books in GVRL or search by keyword.  This title continues the American Decades series already available covering similar content from the 20th century.

Explore the Gale Virtual Reference Library e-reference book collection!  Go to the Library Homepage, then to >> Library Quick Links and click on >> Databases – Alphabetic.


May 18th, 2015

2nd Floor Construction Update!

Call number ranges HF – PR are now blocked off  for the earthquake bracing / new carpet project. Please ask for help at the circulation desk if you need an item from this area.

New eBooks

May 14th, 2015

Our newest eBooks are available (one ISU user at a time).  Look them up in OneSearch or the catalog (Books and More tab) to download the content.

Values clarification in counseling and psychotherapy: practical strategies for individual and group settings / Howard Kirschenbaum.

Congress and the nation. Volume XIII, 2009-2012, politics and policy in the 111th and 112th Congresses / volume editor,  David R. Tarr.

The psychology of diversity: beyond prejudice and racism / James M. Jones, John F. Dovidio, and Deborah L. Vietze.      

Changing aging, changing family therapy: practicing with 21st century realities / edited by Paul R. Peluso, Richard E. Watts, Mindy Parsons.

Internalized oppression : the psychology of marginalized groups / edited by E.J.R. David, Ph.D.

Human behavior : a cell to society approach / Michael G. Vaughn, Matt DeLisi, Holly C. Matto.

Consciousness and the social brain / Michael S.A. Graziano. 

Cyberpsychology and new media: a thematic reader / edited by Andrew Power and Gráinne Kirwan. 

Attachment-based clinical work with children and adolescents / Joanna Ellen Bettmann, Donna Demetri Friedman, editors.

Interventional radiology cases / Anne M. Covey [and three others].

Library Closed May 9th – 17th

May 8th, 2015

Because of regular, end of semester weekend closing and ongoing construction, the Library will be closed from Saturday, May 9th – Sunday, May 17th.

Although the Library building will be closed, our website and databases will be available and we’ll be here to answer questions via Ask a Librarian or by phone at (208) 282-3152 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday May 11 through Friday May 15.

My Favorite Book Winners!

May 1st, 2015

National Library Week My Favorite Book Drawing winners are:

Theresa G. / Title:  The Alliance / Author:  Gerald Lund

Bibek K. / Title:  The Tao of Physics / Author: Fritjof Capra

Hayli W. / Title:  The Great Divorce / Author:  C.S. Lewis

Victoria C. / Title:  Wild Rover No More / Author:  L.A. Meyer

Our winners receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate.  Thanks to all of the participants!

New Art Exhibit: The Snow Apple Collection

April 29th, 2015

The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library is pleased to present the art exhibit “The Snow Apple Collection” by Helen Farrell and Stacy Beazer-Rogers May 4-July 31 in the art exhibit area on the Library’s first floor.

The Library will host a reception for the artists and their work on Tuesday, May 5, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshment during ISU finals week.

Both Beazer-Rogers and Farrell said they are enjoying the exploration of various nooks and crannies at the edge of the frontier of the visual arts at the beginning of the 21st century. Though both work independently and often come at problems from different directions, they have often been surprised and pleased to find that they are working on similar problems or issues, according to the artists. Based on these similarities and differences, they have developed “The Snow Apple Collection.”

The art exhibit may be viewed at any time the Library is open.  For more information please contact Kristi Austin at the Oboler Library (208) 282-4073.

The Oboler Library is located on the corner of 9th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th Avenue in Pocatello.

Academic Library Trends and Statistics

April 27th, 2015

From: College & Research Libraries News / News from the Field / April 2015.

ACRL announces the publication of the 2013 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications.

In the past three years, 62.6% of the libraries surveyed reported repurposing space. Space was most often repurposed for group study, student success areas (writing/tutoring centers), quiet study space, technology learning spaces, and more seating.

On the topic of repurposing . . .

The ISU Library moved the Arthur P. Oliver Law Library to the 3rd floor creating collaborative learning space on the first floor.  We’re currently selecting furniture. The Roger B. Humberger Reading Room is under construction on the 3rd floor and we are investigating technology upgrades to our quiet study room and group study rooms.

And check out our new carpet!  The student lounge is finished. Public areas and staff offices are scheduled.

2nd floor carpeting is on-going.  Remember,  QH – Z classified materials are only available by staff retrieval between 5 – 6 pm weeknights.