Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

New eBooks

Thursday, 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

Friday, 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!

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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 austkris@isu.edu (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

Monday, 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.

My Favorite Book Drawing Submissions Due

Friday, April 24th, 2015

As part of National Library Week (April 12-18), the Library is hosting our annual “My Favorite Book Drawing“. Four winners will be drawn on April 28, to receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  Submit your entry using the link above, or fill-out an entry form and leave it in the drop box at one of our service counters.

Submissions will be accepted April 12-25, so don’t miss out!

Free Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Starting Monday, April 27, the Library is again serving free hot coffee, tea and cocoa during Closed Week and Finals Week.  And we’ve extended our building hours as follows:

Closed & Final Exam Week Hours: April 27 – May 7

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday  May 8 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.  May 9 – 10 CLOSED

College Students Prefer Print?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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

A fall 2014 “survey found students spent an average of $320 to get 5.3 textbooks. Eighty-seven percent of these were print books. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print versions of e-textbooks that they were given for free.”

Michael S. Rosenwald, “Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right,” The Washington Post, February 22, 2015, www.washingtonpost.com/local/why-digital-natives-prefer-reading-in-print-yes-you-read-that-right/2015/02/22/8596ca86-b871-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html (retrieved March 2, 2015).

Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair April 18

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The 2015 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair seeks to present information, resources, services, and products that promote healthier, more ecologically sound lifestyles, as well as educate attendees about the environmental impacts of widespread consumer actions and choices.

Nearly 100 businesses, agencies, and organizations will be providing activities, information, and goods for sale that make it easy to be green. Come enjoy great music, food, and hands-on activities at this popular community festival.

The fair is FREE and has something for everyone—just ask one of the over 5,000 attendees from last year. Bring your friends and family and enjoy dozens of hands-on activities, pick up green goodies, listen to great live music, and enjoy a free Idaho baked potato, hot dog, or freeze-dried ice cream. This community event is sponsored by local businesses, organizations, and local government agencies.

Our Health Science Librarians Ruiling and Loretta will be representing the National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town website, an excellent source of information about toxic substances around the home, farm, and city.  (Rumor has it that they will have chocolate at their booth)

See you there!

More New Trials

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Some great new trial subscriptions have been set up.  Research On!

British Periodicals (until 05-13-2015)
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports (until 05-13-2015)
The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H Jacobs (until 05-13-2015)
Historical Statistical Abstracts 1970-2012 (until 05-13-2015)
Human Rights Studies Online  (until 12-18-2015)
C19: The Nineteenth Century Index (until 05-13-2015)
Nursing Assessment in Video  (until 06-09-2015)
Nursing Assistant Education in Video  (until 06-09-2015)
Nursing Education in Video  (until 06-09-2015)
Play Index (H.W. Wilson) (until 07-05-2015)