Women’s History Month, Rocky Mountain Writers’ Festival, The ISU Reading Project (Temple Grandin and Autism), Dr. Seuss, Open Access Journals, Pocatello’s Historic Architecture, African American Poetry, and Health and Nutrition at Your Library are the new or continuing displays currently up in the library.
Bob Beason is in the Current Display Art Area: drawings, pictures, and part of his graphic novel, Mascot, featuring a Bengal tiger character, Captain Bengal. The library roof is mentioned in one of the ISU campus scenes. Read the article about his art show here.
Dr. Suess (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was born March 2, 1904, and this display in case 3 commemorates his writing life. It contains a selection of his books, characters, and posters honoring his work. There is a shelf of his books that are available nearby. This is a display kids of all ages will enjoy. Be sure to visit the fish in the nearby aquarium on your visit. The library has 25 books by Dr. Seuss in the Juvenile Literature section on the second floor. If you haven’t been up there before, it is located in the southwest corner, behind the computer labs. If you have children, they would probably find some good books if they have to entertain themselves while you are studying.
Display case 2A on the first floor is filled with ISU Reading Project-related information, and books by or about Temple Grandin, plus books about autism. The display is titled: “Autism Current Research.” A wide assortment of books about autism fill the case.
Women’s History Month is in March, so we have a display on it in the Main Display Case 1. There are posters highlighting various achievements and notable women during most of the past century. Also there are some related books. ISU has many programs going on for Women’s History Month. Find more information on the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center page and calendar of Women’s History Month activities.
Display case 2B is filled with information about the Rocky Mountain Writers’ Festival, which occurs March 9-12, here in Pocatello. This year is the 21st annual festival of local, regional and occasionally national writers coming together to share poetry, fiction, and prose. The Keynote this year is Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club. Find out more information here, including links to the web page, blog, and Facebook page.
Display case 4 has a display on Open Access Journals. Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. This display will give you a lot of information about Open Access, and refers the viewer to Peter Suber’s website “Open Access Overview“. Check out this display and learn a lot about this new trend, and how it relates to library research. If you wind up with questions, check with Spencer Jardine, our Coordinator of Instruction and Reference Librarian who created this display. You can read his article on this topic on his Information Literacy at ISU blog.
Display case 5 has a display on Pocatello’s Historic Architecture. Learn more about Frank Paradice who designed our Administration Building, and many other important Pocatello buildings. He designed many Pocatello buildings and homes from 1913 to 1952. Learn the history of some of our downtown historic buildings and the old East Side downtown. Find out more about the historic homes in the college neighborhood. You can get to online walking tour brochures of some of Pocatello’s historic buildings and homes on the City of Pocatello’s Planning and Development Department page. They include downloadable brochures of self-guided walking tours of the Old Town Residential Historic District, Pocatello Downtown Historic District, Eastside Downtown Historic District, and Westside Residential Historic District. As springtime comes to Pocatello, it will be fun to explore our local architecture!
Display Case 6 covers African American poets. This is our celebration of February as Black History Month. This display contains books, photographs, biographies and poetry. There is a shelf below of books available for check out. If you enjoy poetry, expect to linger with this abundant display. It includes The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, On the Bus With Rosa Parks by Rita Dove, Alice Walker, Vice by Ai, Langston Hughes, and much, much more.
The IHSL (Idaho Health Science Library) display case is on Health and Nutrition at Your Library. It includes information on My Pyramid, the food groups, books, online books, DVD’s, eat right guidelines, and 10 Worst and Best Foods–a very interesting chart of nutritional food choices. Find a link to Heart Healthy Recipes, which include Latino recipes, healthy dinners, healthy family meals, and African American cooking.