Archive for March, 2008

Bookmarking Web Sites and Bookmarking

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Bookmarking Web Sites

Spencer JardineThis article was contributed by Spencer Jardine, our Instruction and Reference Librarian.

Have you ever wanted to keep a record of the useful web sites you have discovered? Do you wish to share with friends, family, and colleagues the sites you visit with greater ease? Perhaps you have already begun to use the bookmarking feature that Mozilla Firefox offers or the Favorites menu in your Internet Explorer browser. The social networking web site,, allows its users to create an account to record and organize all the sites they visit. These sites can be accessed via this account from any computer in the world that has access to the internet.For a tutorial in a slide-presentation format go to this web site: . Many find that the help page in answers all the questions for getting started.

How do I get started? (more…)

Biennial Used Book Sale @ Oboler Library

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Oboler Library at Idaho State University is holding its biennial Used Book Sale on Friday and Saturday April 4th and 5th, 2008. The Library has been collecting books for two years to include in this two-day-only sale. The event will take place in the Student Lounge at the Library (850 S. 9th) from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. All profits from the book sale will be dedicated to building the Library’s collections, thereby benefiting both ISU and other Library users throughout Idaho. (more…)

Spring Break Travels

Monday, March 10th, 2008

If your spring break plans include traveling somewhere by car, you probably already know about getting driving directions (including mileage and time estimates) with Mapquest and Yahoo Maps. My favorite, however, is Google Maps because they have an option “Avoid Highways” that allows you to really see the country from the old highways and often avoid big city driving. Google Maps also has an interesting option for “Street View” where you can see a specific location. Try it–it’s fun!

Spring Break Hours

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Oboler Library

The library will be open reduced hours for Spring Break. The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23. Monday through Friday, March 24-28, the library will be open 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday March 29 the Library will be open 1-7 p.m. Sunday March 30 the library will go back to regular hours, 12 noon till 12 midnight. Have a great spring break!


Displays in the Library

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

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

Women’s History Posters

First Floor

Women’s Art

Women’s History Month is the theme of the first floor displays. The Current Display Art area is filled with posters of 20 years of Women’s History Month Posters, 1983-2002. Display case 1 has a display on Julia Ward Howe, who wrote Battle Hymn of the Republic, and also the Mother’s Day proclamation. There is a copy of the Women’s History Month calendar in the case, to help you can find some interesting events to attend. (more…)