National Library Week: Create Your Own Story, Summer Reading Ideas, NASA, Vegetables and Vegetable Gardens, Information Literacy, Idaho Magazine, Perennial Summer , and Sun Safety are the new or continuing displays currently up in the library. Photographs by Fred Harms are in the Current Display Art Area
The Current Display Art Area is showing photographs by Fred Harms of American Falls. This show is a perfect opening to Idaho summer; it abounds with local and regional scenery, wildlife, and flowers. I found it an explosion of beautiful, colorful nature, that made me want to go driving to see some of it myself. Library News will be updated when more details about this show are provided.
A National Library Week display is in case 1. This year National Library Week occurs April 10-16. The library had the usual My Favorite Book Drawing. Case 1, the Main Display Case, is National Library Week, Create Your Own Story. It is about Creating the Library’s History. It includes photos and description of the old library in the Museum Building, a previous director (Eli M Oboler whom the library is named after), construction of this building we are in now, and completion of Oboler Library. Find out more information on the Oboler Library Building page.
Case 2B is on Vegetables and Vegetable Gardening. Now is the time for planting, and the library has some gardening books (and cookbooks for when you harvest) to help you. This display also has information on other ways to get vegetables if you don’t have the time, energy, or space for a garden. The Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market and Chubbuck Farmers Market are mentioned in the display, as well as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where you buy a “share” in a local farm.
NASA is in case 2A. How much do you know about the many different progects NASA is involved with? The government documents highlighted in this display will show you! Find documents including Exploring the Unknown; Cosmos and Culture; The Sun, The Earth and Near-Earth Space; The Face of Venus; Read You Loud and Clear; Hubble 2008 Science Year in Review; and Dreams, Hopes, Realities. Find out about the effects of the sun on weather and climate. The NASA web site will also provide information, including a multitude of amazing pictures.
Case 3 is “Need Something to Read This Summer?” It contains interesting and colorful book covers of the many interesting books you can read this summer. Some of the book suggestions in the cabinet are:
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson, Early Days in the Range of Light By Daniel Arnold, and much more. Enjoy the leisure of summer reading!
Display case 4 has a display on Information Literacy. “The information literate student[is] one who accesses information efficiently and effectively, critically evaluates the information, and uses it accurately and creatively.” This fall the display’s creator, Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction at Oboler Library, will teach a class Information Research (ACAD 1199, 1 credit). Learn how to “locate relevant sources and use them critically and responsibly.” Find out more about his class here. Check out this display for more information on how to improve your research papers.
Display case 5 has a display on Idaho magazine, which started in 2001. The display starts with a poster of their first 100 issues, and continues with sample information of interest to ISU students, faculty and staff. It could be helpful with planning trips, researching Idaho history, or filling leisure interests. Some of the topics included in the display are the Teton dam collapse, Marsh Valley, McCammon, Pocatello, American Falls being moved, literary Idaho, Idaho landscapes (including some beautiful photos), an article on Kittie Wilkins by ISU catalog librarian Philip Homan, and more. You can search topics on the Idaho magazine web page, under archives, search. Find the most recent issue of Idaho magazine on the first floor current display shelf, and previous issues in the 3rd floor periodicals area, call number F741 I17.
Display Case 6 is titled Perennial Summer. Perennials are defined as “any plant that under natural conditions lives for several to many growing seasons.” This display includes photos of some popular flowers: oriental poppy, iris, columbine, foxglove, Black-eyed Susan, and more. This cheerful and colorful display is like a flower garden with pictures and artificial flowers.
The Idaho Health Science Library display is on Sun Safety for hte month of June It is important to have protection from the sun, including a hat, clothing, shade, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Some books on cancer prevention and skin care are included in this display. You can find more information on this website for the Centers for Disease Control, Choose Your Cover: www.cdc.gov/ChooseYourCover.