Copyright Office News

October 27th, 2016

Maria Pallante refuses digital strategy job

US register of copyright Maria Pallante has declined to take up her new role as senior advisor for digital strategy.

Pallante resigned as the register of copyright and declined the offer of a new role on 24 October, just three days after her reassignment was announced.

In her letter of resignation, Pallante said it had been a “tremendous privilege” to lead the US Copyright Office for six years.

House judiciary committee chairman Bob Goodlatte and ranking member John Conyers Jr issued a statement reacting to her departure. They said: “We have had the pleasure of working closely with Maria Pallante over the last few years. We have welcomed her thoughtful testimony on copyright law and policy a number of times and closely studied the reports produced by her office.”

“As Maria transitions from the Copyright Office, it is the perfect opportunity to examine the selection process for the new register. America’s creativity is the envy of the world and the Copyright Office is at the centre of it. We must ensure that any new register is fully qualified to lead this important office as it continues to directly advise Congress on copyright policy and law.”

“The new register of copyright should be dedicated to protecting creative rights and modernising the Copyright Office.”

Karyn Temple Claggett was installed as acting register of copyright on 21 October, following Pallante’s move to senior advisor for digital strategy.

Source: | October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale

MLA Tutorials

October 26th, 2016
The MLA International Bibliography is pleased to announce the relaunch of our tutorial video series. Vendor-specific tutorials are now available, each providing overviews or advanced searching techniques for using the Bibliography and Directory of Periodicals on one of the three available vendor platforms.

About 3 1/2 minutes in length, our introductory tutorial provides basic information for endusers on the scope and use of the bibliography. This tutorial is now available in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, in addition to English.

A large number of additional concise tutorials on specific types of searches are available in English.

You can find links to the tutorials on the MLA website:


Please feel free to link to our tutorials, embed them in your syllabus or LibGuides, and share them with anyone who might find them useful. And let us know if there are additional topics you would like to see addressed!

From: Mary Onorato, Associate Director of Bibliographic Information Services, Modern Language Association, October 7, 2016.

Print Reading Preferences

October 26th, 2016

From College & Research Libraries News, October 2016:

“Print books continue to be more popular than e-books or audio books. Fully 65 percent of Americans have read a print book in the last year, more than double the share that has read an e-book (28 percent) and more than four times the share that has consumed book content via audio book (14 percent). Some 73 percent of Americans report that they have read at least one book (in any format) in the last year.” When reading e-books, more Americans are reading them on tablets and cellphones rather than dedicated e-readers.

Andrew Perrin, “Book Reading 2016,” Pew Research Center, September 2016, (retrieved September 15, 2016).

Artist Reception October 25

October 21st, 2016

Please join us and meet Joe Keller! 

ISU Oboler Library will host a reception for artist Joe Keller on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served!

Keller’s art exhibit features 24 oil paintings and is currently on display through the end of December in the Library’s first floor art exhibit area.

Keller is a lifelong resident of Idaho Falls and is proud to call it home. He began painting as a child. Keller paints mostly on canvas, but is an avid experimenter and some of his later works are done on an ultra-smooth, warm white plastic surface.

Keller is a member of the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Gallery 12, Eagle Rock Art Guild, Bonneville Art Association, and the Snake River Plein Air Painters, and is the owner of Aspen Grove Art in Idaho Falls.

The exhibit is free and may be viewed any time the library is open.

For more information on the exhibit and reception, contact Kristi Austin at (208) 282-4073 or

For more information on Keller and to purchase his work, contact him at, (208) 522-0579, or via his website at

New eBooks 10-21-16

October 21st, 2016

Author:     Petusevsky, Steven.
Title:     The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook : Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes from the Garden.
Publisher:     New York : American Diabetes Association, 2013.
Description:     1 online resource (227 pages)

Title:     Aromatherapy, massage and relaxation in cancer care [electronic resource] : an integrative resource for practitioners / edited by Ann Carter and Peter A. Mackreth; forward by Anne Cawthorn and Deborah Costello.
Publisher:     London : Singing Dragon, 2017.
Description:     1 online resource (234 p.)

Author:     Berriedale-Johnson, Michelle,
Title:     Cooking gluten, wheat and dairy free / Michelle Berriedale-Johnson.
Publisher:     London : Grub Street, 2011.
Description:     1 online resource (240 pages) : color illustrations

Author:     Hickey, Rebecca Wallace,
Title:     Saunders math skills for health professionals / Rebecca Wallace Hickey.
Edition:     Second edition.
Publisher:     St. Louis, Missouri : Saunders/Elsevier, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource

COMM 1101 Library Workshops Start Sept.27

September 21st, 2016

Information literacy is key to student success in finding accurate and relevant sources for speeches and other writing assignments.

All ISU students are welcome!

Click  here to REGISTER

All classes meet in Library Room 212, Pocatello Campus

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Phil Homan Instruction Workshops Scheduled

September 20th, 2016

Literature Reviews for Research Papers, Theses, & Dissertations: A Series of Library Workshops for the Serious Researcher.


ISU.EDU/LIBRARY >> How do I? >> Request Instruction

Call for more information:  282-3250

1. Principles of Library Research

Sep.7, Wed., 2-5 pm

Sep.10, Sat., 10 am-1 pm

Sep.13, Tues., 6-9 pm

2. Keyword Searching Bibliographic Databases

Oct.17, Mon., 6-9 pm

Oct.19, Wed., 2-5 pm

Oct.22, Sat., 10 am-1 pm

3. Subject Searching Bibliographic Databases

Nov.2, Wed., 2-5 pm

Nov.5, Sat., 10 am-1 pm

Nov.7, Mon., 6-9 pm

4. Academic Documentation

Nov.28, Mon., 6-9 pm

Nov.30, Wed., 2-5 pm

Dec.3, Sat., 10 am-1 pm

Library Blood Drive Aug.25

August 19th, 2016

TIME: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

WHERE: ISU Pocatello Library 1st Floor Student Lounge

SIGN UP: Stop by the Library and sign-up at the Circulation Desk, or Call 282-3248

Fast Facts about donors

  • The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they “want to help others.”
  • Two most common reasons cited by people who don’t give blood are: “Never thought about it” and “I don’t like needles.”
  • Half of Red Cross donors male, and half are female.
  • The Red Cross only accepts blood donations from volunteer donors.
  • Among Red Cross donors in a given year, 24 percent donate occasionally, 26 percent are first-time donors, and 50 percent are regular, loyal donors.
  • Only 7 percent of people in the U.S. have type O negative blood. Type O negative donors are universal red cell donors as their blood can be given to people of all blood types.
  • Type O negative blood is needed in emergencies before the patient’s blood type is known and with newborns who need blood.
  • Forty-eight percent of people in the U.S. have type O (positive or negative) blood. This percentage is higher among Hispanics – 57 percent, and among African Americans – 51 percent.
  • Only 3 percent of people in the U.S. have AB positive blood type. AB positive type blood donors are universal donors of plasma, which is often used in emergencies, for newborns and for patients requiring massive transfusions.

Learn more!

Idaho Book of the Year Announced

August 18th, 2016

August 2016

The Idaho Library Association is pleased to announce that the book, Idaho Microbes: How Tiny Single-celled Organisms Can Harm, or Save, Our World by Steve Stuebner, published by Boise State University, has been selected to receive the Idaho Library Association Book of the Year Award for 2015.

The award, established in 1985, is given annually to encourage excellence in writing and to recognize the book that has made an outstanding contribution to literature by an Idaho author or made an outstanding contribution to materials about Idaho.

In addition to the Idaho Book of the Year Award, this title also received a silver medal in the “science” category from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, also known as an IPPY.

Author Steve Stuebner has written widely about environmental issues and has published more than 10 books. Editor and co-author Todd Shallat is a Professor of History at Boise State University. Both writers reside in Boise, Idaho.

The award will be presented at the Idaho Library Association’s annual meeting October 6-7, 2016 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Honorable mention was awarded to Encounters With the People: Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858, edited by Dennis W. Baird, Diane Mallickan, and William Swagerty, published by Washington State University Press.

For additional information, please contact:
Heather Stout
Chairperson, ILA Book of the Year Award,

Research, Writing, Narrative and More!

August 16th, 2016

Check out a few of our newest print resources! 

Find them in the New Books area on the 1st floor!

Author:     Johnson, Andrew P. (Andrew Paul),
Title:     Academic writing : process and product / Andrew P. Johnson.
Publisher:     Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Description:     xii, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     P301.5.A27 J44 2016

Author:     Coppens, Katie, 1979-
Title:     Creative writing in science : activities that inspire / Katie Coppens.
Publisher:     Arlington, VA : National Science Teachers Association, [2016]
Description:     vii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     PE1066 .C59 2016

Title:     Doing research within communities : stories and lessons from language and education field research / edited by Kerry Taylor-Leech and Donna Starks.
Publisher:     Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Description:     xv, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     P53.755 .D65 2016

Author:     Ewald, Jennifer, 1970-
Title:     The inbox : understanding and maximizing student-instructor email / Jennifer D. Ewald.
Publisher:     Sheffield, UK ; Bristol, CT : Equinox, 2016.
Description:     x, 149 pages ; 24 cm
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     P211.4 .E93 2016

Author:     James, B. H., 1978-
Title:     Method to the madness : a common core guide to creating critical thinkers through the study of literature / B.H. James and Elizabeth James.
Publisher:     Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Description:     xv, 183 pages ; 23 cm
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     PN59 .J36 2016

Author:     Ryan, Marie-Laure, 1946-
Title:     Narrating space/spatializing narrative : where narrative theory and geography meet / Marie-Laure Ryan, Kenneth Foote, and Maoz Azaryahu.
Publisher:     Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2016]
Description:     viii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     PN56.S667 R93 2016

Author:     Badiru, Adedeji Bodunde, 1952-
Title:     Project management for research : a guide for graduate students / Adedeji B. Badiru, Christina F. Rusnock, and Vhance V. Valencia.
Publisher:     Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
Description:     xvii, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
Location:     - Main Book Collection (2nd Floor)
Call Number:     P302.18 .B34 2016