Concussion Awareness, Summer Reading Ideas, NASA, Pocatello Warehouse District Historic Walking Tour, Information Literacy, Idaho Magazine, Perennial Summer , and Welcome Back Orange and Black 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. Read more about the artist and his work here.
Concussion Awareness in Sports is in case 1. Stay safe in sports! This display covers facts, symptoms, and steps in returning to play after a concussion. It includes books on sports-related concussion, traumatic brain injury, and related topics. Pick up the handout “get current on concussions” and a wallet-sized checklist on concussion symptoms and the standard assessment of concussion.
Case 2B is on the Pocatello Historic Warehouse District Walking Tour. This newly published brochure is available, and the walking tour is just 8 blocks from the library. Find out more about the history of Pocatello in the brochure. For example, “In 1915, the population was more than 16,000, and approximately one in four people residing in Pocatello worked for the Oregon Short Line.” The brochure was produced by Pocatello Historic Preservation Committee, and they have other walking tour brochures available online. Check them out here. They include the Old Town Residential Historic Walk, Pocatello Downtown Historic Walk, Eastside Downtown Historic District, and Westside Residential Historic District.
NASA is in case 2A. How much do you know about the many different projects 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. this display has been updated with the space shuttle Atlantis’ last launch.
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! You can easily find a lot of good books on this display, and they are ready to be checked out.
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 The Wall 50 Years Later. Aug. 13, 2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the initial construction of the Berlin Wall, which cut off West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany until its fall on Nov. 9 1989. There are many books on this topic on a nearby table, and available for checkout. The display also mentions an online government document The Berlin Wall 20 Years Later that you can connect with from our catalog.
Health Science display case—Welcome Back Orange and Black! The Idaho Health Science Library (IHSL) has the mission “to advance education, research, and patient care by providing publication-based information to the university community, Idaho health care providers, and consumers.” This display illustrates the diverse resources that are available: tools like PubMed, EbscoHost, A-Z journal List, Cinahl, STAT!Rev, Cohchrane Library, Ulrichs Periodicals Directory, and more. It is pleasantly accented with an orange and black homecoming theme: ISU pennant, pompom, Bengal tiger, and megaphone. If you’re taking a health class, doing research on a health topic, or research a personal medical condition, be sure to check with the IHSL.