Archive for January, 2008

Displays in Library

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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

author display

First Floor

The Current Display Art area is filled with posters of authors, including Henry James, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Zora Neal Hurston, John F Kennedy, Eugene O’Neil, Willa Cather, Cesar Chavez, and Rachel Carson. Display case 1 is filled with books by many of these authors.

Display case #2, near the current display area has a display on The Friendship of Books.

Friendship of Books

Second Floor (more…)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Trial

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The library has arranged for a trial for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. This is the title we have in print (2004 edition), but the trial is for the electronic version. The trial runs from February 28 to March 29. Here’s what Oxford Publishing has to say about this reference title:

A ground-breaking and engaging reference work providing 50,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. State-of-the-art search options, extensive internal cross-referencing, access to articles from the original DNB, and navigation by “themes” combine with rigorous research and scholarship to make the Oxford DNB one of the most innovative and important reference sites available online.

To access the Dictionary, just use this link: It should work any where on campus (and in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Boise), so please let me know if you have any problems getting in.

‘Tis the Season for….Taxes!

Friday, January 11th, 2008

And the library can help with some of the common tax forms. Near the circulation desk there is a shelf for the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ booklets and forms, plus the Idaho tax booklets. Nearby there is a shelf for some of the other common forms: Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule A, the Education Credits form, and many more.

If this doesn’t provide the all the forms you need, you can also go to the web site and download the form: click on the appropriate link: Internal Revenue Service, Idaho State Tax Commission, and here for other states tax form list, if you were a part-year resident in another state.

Larry Murdock, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, Retires

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

picture of Larry MurdockLarry Murdock, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, plans to retire January 11, 2008. Larry has seen the Library through many changes: he administered two massive rearrangements of the Third Floor collections and staff areas, participated in the automation of the U.S. government documents records, and supervised the growth of the Library’s distance education efforts in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise.

The Library will host a reception to honor Larry on January 9, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 in Room 268 of the Library. (more…)

Welcome to Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Oboler Library

Welcome to Spring Semester. The library will be open shorter hours the first two weeks of the semester (January 14-27, 2008), and then resume general library hours. For a listing of the hours and the exceptions, check the Library Hours page.