Library Hours for August

July 30th, 2015

Summer classes end Friday, August 7!

All Library materials are due August 7!

Classes start Monday, August 24!

Interim Session Hours: August 8 – 23

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sat. Aug.22 – Sun. Aug.23 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

July 1 Changes to Idaho Code

July 21st, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015:

Title 74:  Transparent and Ethical Government takes effect.  The link to this new title is now live.

• Idaho Code §§ 9-335 through 9-352:  Idaho Code relating to Public Records Act are replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-101 through 74-126
• Idaho Code §§ 67-2340 through 67-2347:  Idaho Code relating to Open Meeting Law are replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-201 through 74-208
• Chapter 7, title 59, Idaho Code, relating to ethics in government, is replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-401 through 74-406
• Chapter 2, title 59, Idaho Code, relating to prohibitions against contracts with officers, is replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-501 through 74-511

Chapter 13, title 18, Idaho Code, relating to Bribery and Corruption, has not been renumbered.

If you have questions or concerns about this renumbering, please do not hesitate to contact your area field consultant:
• Eastern Idaho: Patrick Bodily
• Northern Idaho: Jan Wall
• Southwestern and South Central Idaho: Kevin Tomlinson

June 30, 2015 blog post from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

Safe Handling of Books

July 10th, 2015

A headcap is the fold of binding material found at the top of the spine. While it may look strong, it is one of the most vulnerable parts of the book.  During the bookbinding process, headcaps are created by turning the binding material onto itself.

Here are examples of damaged headcaps awaiting repair. This could  easily have been prevented by removing them more carefully from the shelf.

Learn more from The Metropolitan Museum of Art blog In Circulation / The Fragility of Headcaps and the Safe Handling of Books posted Wednesday May 27, 2015.

New Resources for Research

July 9th, 2015

From: Writing on the Stall / v.6, no.7, July 2015

Introducing our newest research tool collections covering more humanities, engineering and health sciences fields.  We are pleased to add important American Geological Society publication databases as well.  They are funded by the Eli M. Oboler Library, available to more than one user at a time and available both on and off campus.

  • Classical Music Scores II & III
  • CRCNetBase Engineering eBooks
  • Dance in Video II
  • Ethnographic Video III
  • GSA Field Guides
  • GSA Memoirs
  • GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
  • GSA Special Papers
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences X, XIII & XIV
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Nursing Assessment in Video

Go to the Library homepage and explore these resources!  Click on >>Library Quick Links, and go to >>Databases – Alphabetic.


July 8th, 2015

Kwikboost Courtesy Charging Stations are installed and ready for use at the Library!

They are equipped with 8 different charger plug-ins and conveniently located on the first floor in the computer work station area and in the student lounge.


American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

July 7th, 2015

New database added to the ISU Library research collections

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 is a free database providing access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing nearly 100,000 citations, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides full page images of the original print index, and may be searched by author, title, subject and university. The database was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.”

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.