Thief Steals Books from Library!, 2009 ISU Reading Project, Intellectual Freedom and Freedom of Speech, the ISU Financial Wellness Center, the Library of Congress Classification System, Autumn, and Research at IHSL are the new or continuing subjects of displays up in the library now. Jennifer Moore has her art exhibited in the Current Display Art Area.
Display case 1: Thief Steals Books from Library! Find out how a thief was caught, and how a librarian’s sleuthing helped find him. This is a real-life library mystery–true crime! This display includes a timeline of events, list of books stolen from the library, and more information. Some of the stolen items were even from our library, and have been returned. Read the Smithsonian Magazine story here.
The 2009 ISU Reading Project is the topic of display case 2. This display discusses “Three Cups of Tea, has a list of the events, includes other information and pictures. Check out the Reading Project home page for online information. This display case has been moved closer to the new book area near the reference desk for easier viewing.
Display Case 3 has a display on Intellectual Freedom and Freedom of Speech. If you’ve ever wondered about who the library is named after, check out this display It has quotations about freedom of speech and Banned Books. Eli Oboler was well known for his work in this area and the display includes two of his books, Defending Intellectual Freedom and To Free the Mind, as well as other books about this topic.
The nearby Current Display Art Area has work by Jennifer Moore, an ISU graduate with a major in art, who has shown at Oboler Library before. See her bright, cheerful, and colorful paintings with abstract themes: Creation, Think, Storm, Dark, Diamond, Haze, Down, and more. They will be up through the end of October.
Display Case 4 has information about the “ISU Financial Wellness Center”. It covers determining whether you are financially fit or in financial danger. You can learn more about personal finance and find out ways to save money and surviving on a student budget. Most of all, find out more about the ISU Financial Wellness Center and preview the new “Cash Course” link on their web page.
The Library of Congress Classification System is the subject of display case 5. What are those numbers and letters on books? J includes political science, L= Education, D = History, R = Medicine, etc. Find out how the books are organized into 21 categories, and learn about the history of the Library of Congress system, developed by James Hanson.
Display case 6 is on Autumn. See autumn decoration, colors, and books with autumn titles, including: Beneath the Second Sun: a Cultural History of Indian Summer, Autumn Music, Autumn Sonata, Another Kind of Autumn, Autumn Manoeuvres, The Autumn Garden, and Autumn Light.
Health Science display case—Research at IHSL. The Idaho Health Science Library, located on the 3rd floor of the library, offers many research services, including EbscoHost, MD Consult, A-Z journal list, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, PubMed, Cinahl, Cochrane Library, StatRef, and more. This display offers more information on some of the services, with beautiful fall colors adding to the enjoyment.