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Between the Lines Spring 2013 Issue Available

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

This edition’s articles include: 

*The James Aho Collection on Right-Wing Extremism

*Dean’s column “Flat is the New Increase”

*Web of Science includes access to Arts and Humanities

*Hidden Treasurers: the Oxford University Press e-Resources

*The U.S. Congressional Serial Set (documents of the first 14 Congresses)

*The Edward Stevenson Drawings in D. N. Landis’s book Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration

*The Library’s course on Information Literacy

*New Health Sciences Librarian in Meridian

Plus read about Friends of Oboler Library Miniature Golf Tournament held Mar. 9.  More than 100 golfers registered to play the 18 hole course which began on the 3rd floor of the Library, played down the back stairwell to the 2nd floor, through the stacks and finished on the 1st floor.

Click here to  read these articles!

Archive of Americana

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The Oboler Library now offers electronic access to the Archive of Americana database.  This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. It includes American State Papers (1789-1838),  the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1994), covering the 1st through 103rd Congresses.

Our Documents Librarian, Beth Downing shares the following information  with us:

The variety of information  in the House and Senate committee reports might surprise you.  Almost any topic you can think of is covered, from raising silk worms to the sinking of the Titanic.   The early research on the American West is especially interesting  and includes  the reports of the original surveys made by Hayden,  Fremont, and Powell as well as the Bureau of Indian Affairs documents.  The early maps can be found in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps database.  Find these databases on the Resources by Subject / Government Documents page.

From The Writing on the Stall February 2013 newsletter


New Issues of Between the Lines and Foolscap

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

New issues of both Between the Lines (the Oboler Library newsletter) and Foolscap (the Friends of Oboler Library newsletter) have been published.

Between the Lines includes articles on Beverly Bistline, INL Journals and Books added to the ISU collection, a really overdue book, the new quiet study room on the third floor (Room 335), and more.

Foolscap contains articles on Judge Randy Smith’s lecture on Judicial Independence,  Leonard Hitchcock’s Lifetime membership in FOOLS, the upcoming 2012 Miniature Golf in the Library, and more.

New Issues of Between the Lines and Foolscap

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

New issues of both Between the Lines (the Oboler Library newsletter) and Foolscap (the Friends of Oboler Library newsletter) have been published. You can find them right here on Library News, under the right side menu, the Pages section. (Click on “Read All the News” to get to this section.)Or just click on the titles above.

Between the Lines includes articles on Garrett Freightlines Donations, Google Books, Kristi Austin’s Music Conference Presentation, Jim Teliha and the Eli M Oboler Memorial Award Committee, and more.

Foolscap contains articles on Internet Censorship in Idaho, the 2011 Miniature Golf in the Library Event, the 2011 FOOL Board Members, and more.

Welcome to Spring Semester

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Welcome to Spring Semester at ISU! As you begin or continue your college experience, come by the library for your information needs!

You don’t need to have a computer account to use library computers for research, books, periodicals, internet, and e-mail–just your Bengal ID! Printing is 10 cents a page (duplex–both sides.) If you have a computer account, you will be pleased to know that the computer lab on the 2nd floor of the library will be staying open for the 2009- 2010 academic year.

The library will be open shorter hours the first few weeks of the semester (January 11-24, 2010), and then resume general library hours. For a complete listing of the hours and the exceptions, check the Library Hours page. (New hours to be posted 1-11-10.)

If you are new to ISU or unfamiliar with the library, you may want to check the Oboler Library Tour on this page, under the right hand column, “Pages”. Also you can attend some of the Learn Something Quick mini workshops that will be offered during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of classes.

Check previous entries of Library News to see other things that happened at the library since you were last here.

Have a wonderful Spring 2010 semester!

Oboler Library

Newest “Between the Lines” Library Newsletter

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The new spring issue of Between the Lines, the Eli M Oboler newsletter is now posted. This issue has articles on gifts and rare book purchases, the Richard Stallings papers, the University Librarian & Dean’s column, Web of Science, changes in the NIH Public Access Policy, Library Service in Idaho Falls, and more. It even has a small article on this Library News blog!

Click here to get to the new issue. If you want to see the four previous issues, click on “Between the Lines Library Newsletter” in the pages column on the upper right side of this page.