Archive for December, 2007

Classical Music Library Free Weekly Downloads

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Alexander Street’s Music Blog (link: features a free download every week. Featured composers include Prokofiev, Mahler, Haydn, Grieg and more. Complete works can be downloaded in MP3 of WMA format. Visit the Alexander Street Music blog to download the latest work by a featured artist. You can also sign up to be alerted when new music becomes available here (link: ) (more…)

Library Workshops

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007



*Social Software (Pandora, Second Life, Library Thing)

*Web of Science

*Bookmarking (

*Tracking Bibliographic Citations (CiteULike)

*Library Research for Graduate Students in the Sciences

*Internet Communication

*Advanced Ebsco Skills

*Blogs, Blogging, Twitter & RSS

Want to take a free one session class on any of these topics? Check out the full description and schedule.


New Displays at Library

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

All three floors of the library have display cases that are filled with interesting and educational material.

First Floor

Martin Luther King display

Martin Luther King Jr. is the subject of display case #1. Learn more about his contributions and plan to attend some of the many activities ISU is offering for the 2008 Human Rights Celebrations. Display case #2, near the current display area has a display on The Friendship of Books.

Friendship of Books

Second Floor

The second floor features displays on returning to school, and making it your most successful semester yet. Display case #5 shows the differences between Scholarly Journals and Magazines, which is so important for college-level research. Display case #4 is on Writing Better with help from the ISU Writing Center. Finally, display case #3 covers College Learning Strategies–ways to improve your study, time management, test-taking skills, and more. Find copies of the handouts mentioned here.

Third Floor

Inspiring quotations about the new year and a new day highlight display case #6.

Intersession Hours

Monday, December 10th, 2007

circ desk holiday decorations

For the intersession, January 2 through Jan. 13, the library will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am. until 6:00 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday.We hope you enjoy your holiday.

IHSL holiday decorations

Interlibrary Loan Suspended During Holiday

Saturday, December 1st, 2007


Picture of Copy Center Desk–ILL pickup/return

Book orders through Interlibrary Loan will be suspended from Dec. 14, 2007 until Jan. 7 2008. This is to avoid loss in the mail during the busy holiday rush. Most libraries will not loan material over the holidays.The Oboler library will be closed from Dec. 22 2007 through Jan. 1 2008. There will be no Interlibrary Loan Services during that time. Requests placed during this period will be retained and processed in the order received and may take longer than usual depending on volume received and staffing levels.

New Displays at Library

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

All three floors of the library have display cases that are filled with interesting material. This month all displays relate to the holidays and have multi-cultural themes.

picture of Santa display

First Floor

Currently the first floor has “Old Sir Christmas” in display case #1 in the sitting area near the Circulation desk and aquarium. This display contains pictures, costumed Santa dolls, and text related to Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus—all of his various names, and more. It includes the history of Santa and different country’s interpretations. (more…)