Banned Books, Wickiup, ISU Homecoming History, Saving Energy and Heating Bills, U S. Poets Laureate, and Finding Magic @ the Health Science Library are the new or continuing subjects of displays up in the library now. The Current Display Art Area has art by Georgia Orwick.
Display case 1: On the 1st floor, there is a display titled “Why Are Books Banned and Challenged?” to commemorate Banned Book Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 2 2010. It includes samples of the most challenged books in 2009 and information highlights about things like the difference between a banned and challenged book, the reasons books are challenged (sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group), information on first amendment freedom, and other quotes. The current year’s Banned Books Week (BBW) poster completes the display. If you like the graphics on it, be sure to grab one of the BBW bookmarks we are offering at the Circulation and Reference desks.
Display Case 3 has a display on Wickiup, the ISU Yearbook that was published in earlier times. Homecoming occurred Sept. 20-25, and many of you have fond memories of the parade, game, dance, and other fun activities. You can find an online directory of Wickiup 1941-43, 1948-71 here. The page also includes more information about ISU’s early yearbook. Since Facebook seems to be a modern equivalent of yearbooks, in some ways, you’ll want to become a fan of Idaho State University and also Oboler (Idaho State University) Library on Facebook.
ISU Football and Homecoming Scrapbook fills case 2. See historic brochures, homecoming advertisement, dance cards, scrapbook pages, photos and poems about the buildings on campus titled Idaho State Retrospective, and more. Enjoy this walk through ISU’s past. You can find many historic photos of campus and Pocatello on the Bannock County Images site, part of ISU Special Collections.
The Current Display Art area has art by Georgia Orwick. Georgia Orwick’s “Honoring the Ancients” is a series of paintings inspired by the exploration of ancient rock art sites in the rugged sierras of Baja, Mexico and well as sites in North America. Her watercolor, mixed media, and pastel paintings will be on exhibit in the current display area of the Idaho State University’s Eli M. Oboler Library from Monday, October 4 through Friday, November 12, 2010.
Raised on the vast North Dakota prairie, Orwick is inspired by her fascination with mountains, horizons, sea and landscapes, and scenes from her travels. For eighteen years she cruised on a motorcycle to the end of many roads: from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, to Florida and to the deserts of the Southwest. She traveled extensively from Alaska to Mexico and to the Panama border in Central America. Since moving to Pocatello in 1996, Orwick’s award winning paintings have been exhibited in local and national shows.
Display Case 4 has information related to Saving Energy and Saving on Your Heating Bill. Find many tips here on how to make your utility bills lighter. For example: change to fluorescent bulbs, turn off computers at night, turn off everything not in use, change furnace filters regularly,be careful not to block heating registers, and many more.
Display case 5 is titled “Banned Book Week: Treasure Your Freedom to Read.” It covers what a banned book is, censorship, top reasons books get challenged, what a challenged book is, and some examples. How many of the examples have you read? They include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Madame Bovary, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Fahrenheit 451, Clockwork Orange, Ulysses, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Display case 6 is on The U.S. Poets Laureate. The display covers newly appointed Poet Laureate W S Merwin. It provides information about the position, spines of many book titles of current and past poet laureates, details about how to find out more on the internet, and other items of interest. If you enjoy poetry, you’ll want to see this display. Also see the previous Library News articles on the subjects of W.S. Merwin Appointed Poet Laureate and Idaho Writer in Residence.
Health Science display case— The new display is Finding Magic @ the Health Science Library. It includes information on the mission, databases, the new feature of a Wiki, and contact information. Check out their web page, or email them at email@example.com, or call them at 282-4686 with your Health Science questions. They have a handy link to Medline Plus, the consumer health information site, right on their front page! If you haven’t seen Medline Plus before, check it out–it is loaded with health topics and news on all health topics, for everyone, from infants to teenagers to seniors.