Archive for January, 2011

Urgent Notice!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Library fine and fee payments are changing. On the last day of every month, Library fines and fees will be sent to the ISU Banner system and will become part of your BengalWeb account. Once that happens, you will need to pay online (through your BengalWeb login) or at the Cashier’s Office in the Administration building. Any fine or fee incurred during the month can be still be paid at the Library, but once it is sent to Banner, it must be paid in Banner. For more information please call the Circulation Desk at 282-3248.

Tis the Season for Taxes

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

And the library can help with some of the common tax forms! Near the circulation desk there is a shelf for the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ booklets and forms, plus the Idaho tax booklets. As of this writing, the 1040 and 1040A booklets have not yet arrived.

Nearby there is another shelf for some of the other common forms: Schedule A, C, M and R, and forms 2441 and 3903, are there, as of this writing. Many more forms and booklets are on order, have been delayed because of late tax changes and printing errors, and will be put out as soon as they arrive.

If this doesn’t provide the all the forms you need, you can also go to the web site and download the form: click on the appropriate link: Internal Revenue Service, Idaho State Tax Commission, and here for other states tax form list, if you were a part-year resident in another state.

Kindles Available in Library

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Oboler Library is trying out new technology for delivering books. We currently have 3 Kindles available for a two week check-out period, with an additional 4 Kindles on order.

Intended primarily for pleasure reading, the Kindles have over 40 titles currently loaded including a mix of classic literature (Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, etc) and modern fiction (The Girl Who Played with Fire trilogy, the Hunger Games trilogy, and this year’s reading project title Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). For a full listing of the titles available on the Kindles, please visit the Library Catalog and do a title search for Kindle. We are accepting suggestions for additional titles.

At this time the Kindles are available for a two-week check-out period only and are on a first-come first-served basis. No holds or reserves are being accepted. Please check with the Circulation Desk at the Library to determine if any are currently available.

Learn Something Quick

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Learn Something Quick about Money, Success, Google, Research, Citations, Multimedia, and Fun. The Library workshop series, with 37 different topics, will be offered from Monday, January 24 through Friday, January 28, 2011. Get lots of information and answers to your questions in only 15 minutes!

Check out our webpage at:
for more information.

Attend any session for a chance to win a 1GB thumb drive.

Blood Drive at Library, Donors Are Needed!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Oboler Library is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday Jan. 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The library needs 75 people to sign up.

To schedule your appointment, or for more information, contact the Circulation Desk at (208) 282-3248. Please remember to bring a photo ID when you donate.

“Bottles and magazines aren’t the only things you can recycle. When you donate blood through the American Red Cross, it’s like recycling a part of yourself. Please make an appointment today.” Thank you for your help with this important cause.

Blood Drive at Oboler Library

Martin Luther King / Human Rights Day Holiday

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The Library will be closed on Monday Jan. 17, 2010 in observance of the Martin Luther King/Idaho Human Rights holiday. It will also be closing early on Sunday Jan. 16: open 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you need information from the library, please come in during open hours (see the Exceptions section for Jan. 10-23) on Saturday or Sunday.

Check the ISU web page for information about the ISU march and program to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to Spring Semester!

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Welcome to Spring Semester at ISU! As you begin or continue your college experience, come by the library for your research and information needs! The library is a great place for individual or group study or visiting.

You don’t need to have a computer account to use the library computers for research, books, periodicals, internet, e-mail and Facebook–just your Bengal ID! Printing is 10 cents a page. If you do have a computer account, you will be pleased to know that there is a computer lab on the 2nd floor of the library.

The library will be open shorter hours the first couple weeks of the semester (Jan. 10-23, 2011), and then resume general library hours. For a complete listing of the hours and the exceptions, check the Library Hours page.

If you are new to ISU or unfamiliar with the library, you may want to check the Oboler Library Tour on this page, under the right hand column, “Pages”. Also you can call Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction, at 282-5609 , or stop by his office Library 110 (near the current display magazine/art area on the first floor) if you would like to arrange a tour of the library. Also mini workshops (Learn Something Quick) on a variety of topics will be offered starting Jan. 17. Watch Library News for an announcement and schedule.

Have a wonderful Spring 2011 semester!

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Claudia McCoy Art in Oboler Gallery

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Second Glance is the title of the digital collage photo art show by Claudia McCoy that is in the Current Display Art Area of Oboler Library. It will be up until Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.

Garden Spider

McCoy1Her artist’s statement reads: “We live in a fast paced world filled with technology, science and hard edges. The consensus of opinion is that if it can’t be proved by science then it doesn’t exist. However, there are some, most of them children, who haven’t reached that consensus yet. For them, and for the few adults who are willing to take a second glance, the world is a much richer, more vibrant, and wondrous place. This exhibit is about doing more than just taking a quick look. It is about believing in possibilities and embracing what could be if we took the time to pause and consider.”



“Nineteen of the images are digital collage rendered in PhotoShop. The original photos were taken with a Canon PowerShot Digital Camera all within 50 miles of Pocatello. The twentieth image is also a digital collage done by my son Matthew Murphy.”

Time Out

McCoy3About the Artist: Claudia McCoy is a working artist with a BFA and an MFA from Idaho State University. She teaches Art Materials and Methods in the Education department and works at the ISU Craft Shop. She also volunteers as an art teacher for Greenacres Elementary School. Photography is a fairly new medium for her branching out from watercolor, artists books, and several fine crafts.

Claudia has four artistic children including Matthew, Emily, Lenore, and Bracken. Bracken is a writer and illustrator, Lenore a graphic designer, Emily an art major at ISU specializing in printmaking, and Matthew is a skilled drawer who is now experimenting with digital rendering.