Winter Wonderland, Winter Stories, Rendezvous 40 Year Anniversary Issue, The ISU Writing Center, Ideas for Term Papers and Speeches, Multicultural Literature, and Come Borrow Our Power Tools are the new or continuing subjects of displays up in the library now. Elise Erlandson has pictures in the Current Display Art Area. A sign at the library entrance lists the displays that are currently up, and the floor that they are on.
Display case 1: Winter Wonderland. This decorative display of snowmen, snowflakes, snow covered trees, animals, and flowers, are all on a blanket of snow, highlighted with clear lights. Children of all ages will enjoy this display.
Display Case 3 has a display on Winter Stories. Children’s books in this case include: The First Igloo, Too Many Mittens, It’s Winter, Snow, Winters Tale, White Snow Right Snow, and more. Check the library for winter stories, or just for a good book to curl up with on a cold winter evening.
The 40th Anniversary of ISU’s Rendezvous Magazine is the topic of display case 2. This display shows past issues, covers, photos and essays from past issues of ISU’s magazine of Arts and Letters. Find more information on the Rendezvous web site, including the Table of Contents of the 40th Anniversary issue.
Pictures by Elise Erlandson occupy the Current Display Art Area. Her art will be up until Feb. 12th. Here are three chalk pastels: Seeds, Stems, and Skunk Water.
And here are three oil pastels: Jimmy, John, and Sid.
Display Case 4 has information about the “ISU Writing Center”. It covers what the Writing Center offers: working individually with undergraduate and graduate students on writing assignments for courses in all subjects. The display includes some of their writing handouts on topics like the process and the paper, editing, apostrophes, capitalization, colons, commas, passive voice, run on sentences, etc. Also there is information in APA Style, MLA style, and more. Find their Online Handouts here. I was very impressed with how many different handouts they offer. Make this your best semester ever by using the Writing Center services
Ideas for Term Papers and Speeches is the subject of display case 5. If you’re stuck trying to decide the subject you want to write about, this display will give you a lot of ideas to choose from. In addition to showing some popular ways to find topic ideas, it also refers you to other books and web sites that will help you decide your topic. Make your term paper writing experience this semester more interesting! Find more term paper ideas on Spencer Jardine’s Information Literacy at ISU blog.
Display case 6 is on Multicultural Literature. The display contains books from a multicultural America and about our the literatures of our diverse cultures. Examples include Multicultural Autobiography, Latino Literature in America, Writing America Black, Multicultural Detective Fiction, West of the Border, Against Borders, and more.
Health Science display case—Come Borrow Our Power Tools. The Idaho Health Science Library, located on the 3rd floor of the library, offers many research services, and encourages you to use their power tools: HS Reference Books, Stat Ref, EbscoHost, Pub Med, A to Z Journal List and CINAHL. Some specific resources highlighted on this display include Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health, Color Atlas of Family Medicine, Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology, and Duke Encyclopedia of New Medicine: Conventional and Alternative Medicine for All Ages.