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Artist Reception October 25

Friday, 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

Library Blood Drive Aug.25

Friday, 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!

New Library Website

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Changes are coming to the ISU Library!  We have a new website that has simplified navigation, streamlined content, and will make it simpler to get to the resources that you need to do the excellent research that ISU students and faculty are known for.

The site will be fully live on August 1st, but you can check it out during the beta period from July 14 to August 1st

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at

Thanks and happy researching!

New Art Exhibit at the Oboler Library

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University is pleased to announce a new exhibit of art by Ginger Kramer and Bernadette Regnier of Idaho Falls. The exhibit, which includes watercolors, collages, mixed media, prints, ink, and more, went up today and will be on display through September 30, 2016 in the Library’s 1st floor art exhibit area.

Ginger Kramer, Urban Development

Ginger Kramer, Urban Development

Ginger Kramer moved to Idaho Falls from Minnesota in 1967, serving as a teacher here for many years before following her dream to be an artist.  Her work has been widely exhibited through the region and she is a member of the Gallery 12 Artist Group, the local Art Guild, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and the Idaho Watercolor Society. She writes, “Since I create most of my present art work using many kinds of water media and collage materials, I consider myself an experimental artist.  My early paintings were mainly watercolor which I enjoyed doing for many years.  Then it seemed exciting and challenging to incorporate more kinds of papers and different types of paint to create texture and other unique and interesting effects. This led to doing a more abstract and impressionistic style of art . . . My style of painting will probably continue to evolve as I experiment and discover new ways to create and display my art.”

For more information about Ms. Kramer, and to purchase her work, please contact her at  or call (208) 522-8677.

Bernadette Regnier, Poppy Season

Originally from Colorado, Bernadette Regnier holds degrees in agriculture and has studied watercolor and acrylic painting, printmaking, fiber arts, and figure drawing.  Her interest in nature and work as an agronomist are reflected in her work.  This exhibit includes limited-edition prints and original watercolor paintings.  Of printmaking, she writes: “Printmaking is a thought-provoking process involving inks, printing plates, presses and shapes.  In each print I strive to convey what has captured my interest through the use of light, shapes and color.  The prints in this exhibit are linocuts printed from linoleum plates.  These prints are from small limited editions in which each print is considered an original print as the plate cannot be inked and printed exactly the same resulting in slight differences between pieces.  I invite you to enjoy this exhibit and celebrate with me, life on our unique planet, Earth.”

For more information on Ms. Regnier and her artwork, please see her website at, send an email to, or call (208) 745-5912.  Her work may also be seen at her studio in the Artist’s Studio Gallery of the Willard Arts Center, 496 A Street in Idaho Falls.

The art exhibit is free and open to the public, and may be viewed at any time the Oboler Library is open; see the library’s webpage at for the library’s hours. The Oboler Library is located on the corner of 9th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th Avenue in Pocatello, ID.

The Library will host a reception for the artists in September.  For more information about the exhibit and the reception, please contact Kristi at or (208) 282-4073.

Brexit Scholarly Resources

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

“International Documents Librarian Jim Church has prepared a brief Library guide to scholarly sources on the Brexit as part of his existing European Union guide. Jim notes “that the circumstances of the ‘Brexit’ or Referendum of the United Kingdom’s Membership of the European Union are rapidly evolving. At present most scholarly communication has been published by think tanks and governments.” Rather than pointing to popular news analyses, Church has collected here official government statements and publications along with responses from a variety of think tanks.”


First Folio Workshop

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

As part of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, we are excited to let you know about a free teacher workshop:

August 27, 1-5 pm

Shakespeare’s Text Demystified: An Exploration of the First Folio and its Significance with Dr. Matt Hansen and Dr. Jennifer Black (Boise State University)

We invite Idaho schoolteachers to come together for this interactive workshop to explore the First Folio during its visit to Boise State. During this four-hour workshop facilitated by Boise State English faculty, we’ll look at a variety of aspects of Shakespeare’s plays through activities and discussions. Participants will come away with greater knowledge about Shakespeare’s language and early modern printing practices, as well as activities for immediate classroom use.

Workshop is limited to 30 participants. Advance registration is required.  Professional development credit for “Shakespeare’s Text Demysified” is  available through Boise State University. Click here to register and pay for credit.

This workshop is open to educators and librarians at all grade levels, though most activities are geared at 6th-12th grade students (since that’s when you might usually study Shakespeare.)  The workshop is free, but attendees seeking Continuing Education Units, will need to pay a credit fee.  You do not need to seek CEU’s to attend, they are just something we are offering.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Heather Grevatt Librarian, Assistant Professor Liaison: Business, Economics, ITM/SCM, Management, Albertsons Library, Boise State University (208) 426-3737,

Research Published by Library Faculty

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Showcasing Faculty Research Through the Creative and Scholarly Work Celebration at Idaho State University

This is the feature article in the Spring 2016 issue of The Idaho Librarian by Sandra Shropshire, Jenny Lynne Semenza, Charissa Brammer, and Regina Koury, librarians at the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University.  Research!  It’s what we do!

Abstract:  Faculty scholarship and creative activities represent enormous intellectual capital and contribute to the advancement of the humanities and sciences. To recognize and honor ISU (Idaho State University) faculty authors, to foster communication and good will between faculty and the ISU Library, library staff spearheaded creative and scholarly work celebration event. This article details the ISU Library’s experience and offers “how- to” ideas and insights on identifying scholarly works, planning celebration venue, and working collaboratively with university units. To date there is no research addressing such a comprehensive step by step plan. This article contains new and significant information and will be a helpful guide to libraries pondering how to plan an event such as this. The response to this event has been overwhelmingly positive, and the ISU Library will continue to host it in future years.

Keywords– faculty scholarship celebration, collaboration, scholarly works database

Read the entire article:

Artifact Preservation Workshop April 11, 7 pm

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

“What’s in Your Attic? Decoding the Past Through Cultural Artifacts” presentation and workshop set April 11 at ISU Oboler Library.

The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University will host a presentation and workshop with Randy Silverman April 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., based on the question, “What’s in Your Attic?,” to help the community learn more about caring for their artifacts and family heirlooms. Everyone is invited to bring their personal books, photographs, and artifacts for a free preservation consultation with Mr. Silverman as part of the discussion. This workshop is guaranteed to be of interest to anyone wishing to preserve their family history and other artifacts.

Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, is offering this free workshop in Pocatello to help people care for their artifacts and family heirlooms. With over 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Silverman’s workshops engage people in discussions that help them improve the care of their personal collections, to safeguard the primary source material on which we build our history.

Please join us for this FREE Preservation lecture and workshop, in the Oboler Library on the ISU campus, at the corner of 9th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Pocatello, ID.

No registration required!

Parking at the Oboler Library on the Idaho State University campus is free after 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Silverman will be on the ISU campus to perform a preservation assessment of the Library’s Special Collections and Archives, made possible by the Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) which Ellen M. Ryan, Head of Special Collections and Archives, was awarded earlier this year.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Ryan at 208-282-3608.

Inaugural Latino Symposium Mar.31-Apr.2

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Join The Department of Global Studies and Languages for ISU’s

3/31      Little Wood River Room SUB
12 – 1 PM Film screening: “Prejudice & Pride.” Open discussion
6 – 8 PM Keynote address: Dr. Melanie M. Domenech-Rodríguez

4/1         Little Wood River Room SUB
11 AM – 1 PM Roundtable discussion: “Teaching & Learning about
Culture, Ethnicity, & Race”

4/2         ABS Suites, RENDEZVOUS
2 PM 1st Annual ISU Cesar Chávez Commemoration: Renee Rodriguez
 2:30 PM Guest speaker: Lynn Cameron (UU). Open discussion
 3 PM Latino Student Citizen/Scholar & Cesar Chávez Faculty Awards
 3:50 – 4 PM Zumba finale – audience participation encouraged!

For more information contact Carmen Febles:

Celebrate Shakespeare 400 at ISU April 5

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

In honor of Shakespeare 400, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s life (1564-1616), the Department of English and Philosophy at Idaho State University is sponsoring a public lecture titled:

“Editorial Re-Fashioning, Or What Have We Done to Shakespeare?”

The lecture will be held April 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Suites on the ISU campus, and it will explore the subtle and surprising ways that editors shape how we read and make sense of Shakespeare’s works.

The speaker is Cathy Shrank, professor of English at the University of Sheffield, and an award-winning author of books and articles on 16th- and 17th-century English literature. The talk will draw from her experience editing Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” for the “Norton Shakespeare,” third edition, and from her recent project editing Shakespeare’s sonnets.

The lecture is free and open to all members of the ISU campus community and the public.

For further information, contact Jessica Winston, ISU professor of English,

In addition to the lecture, Shrank will also discuss the early publication history of Shakespeare’s sonnets in the Department of English’s 17th-century literature class at 7 p.m. April 4 in the ISU Liberal Arts Building, Room 152. 

Auditors are welcome and encouraged to obtain reading in advance from Curtis Whitaker, ISU professor of English,

Source: ISU Headlines, March 28, 2016