Looking for something good to read this summer? Try Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario. It was selected for the 2008 Reading Project. The author will be here in fall for a lecture and book signing. There will be an essay contest and other discussion events that will be advertised later. More details are available on the Reading Project web page. The library has copies of the book, both at the reserves desk and in the stacks. Use our catalog to find further information about availability.
Archive for April, 2008
Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D., Department of History chair at Idaho State University, has written a new book detailing how women played significant roles in the development of the western United States, a recent news release states. Read the entire article here. The library is currently processing copies of the book and it should be available soon. The library also has many other resources for further research. Check the History subject area page for databases, reference books, and web resources. Also check the online catalog for subject headings like Women-West (U.S.) History and Women-West (U.S.) Biography for lists of books on the same topic.
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.
The library will be open longer hours finals week, and has a variety of study areas. (more…)
Historic Newspaper Database Trials
If you would like to explore one of the databases that requires a password, please contact Annie Smith at X3100 or by e-mail at smitanna(at)isu(dot)edu.
This article was contributed to Library News by Annie Smith, Electronic Resource Librarian.
Library News will start a weekly reminder section during weeks when there are numerous events. This article will highlight special activities and events that occur during the current week. (more…)
Fifteen Oboler Library staff members will represent the library in the Employee Challenge sponsored by Portneuf Valley Bike to Work. This program challenges workplaces to use alternative transportation to and from work during the month of May: bike, walk, car pool, or ride the bus. Check out their web page for many more exciting events that will be happening, information on the benefits of alternative transportation, and more.
Last year Oboler Library staff won first prize in the Employee Challenge, a new bicycle. Staff voted to donate the bicycle to the ISU Women’s Club Holiday Fair, where it was raffled and the proceeds used to provide scholarships for ISU students.