Judge Smith’s Lecture, Leisure Reading Ideas, NASA, Information Literacy, Are You Interested in Sociology?, The Berlin Wall , and Welcome Back Orange and Black are the new or continuing displays currently up in the library. Watercolors by Augusta Sheetz are in the Current Display Art Area. Read more about her art here.
Judge N. Randy Smith’s upcoming lecture is in case 1. The Friends of Oboler Library present the Honorable N. Randy Smith speaking about “Judicial Independence” on Thursday, Oct. 5th. The Reception will be at 6 p.m. and tickets for it are $20.. The lecture will be at 7:00 p.m. and is free–you can pick up free tickets at the Library Circulation desk or call 282-2997. Both events will occur at the Bistline Theater at the Performing Arts Center. The display gives information on the three kinds of courts: Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and District Courts. There is also a biography of Judge Smith and further information about the role of circuit courts. You can find more information on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit here. Today the 9th Judicial Court covers Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana.
Case 2B is currently empty and awaiting a new display. Details will follow when the case is filled.
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?” It contains interesting and colorful book covers of the many interesting books you can read this fall. 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 titled “Are You Interested in Sociology?” ISU offers both BA and MA degrees in sociology. Classes offered at ISU include: Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Diversity, Women Crime & Corrections, The Community, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Social Welfare Policy, and more. 35 colorful sociology book and journal covers add interest to this display. For more information check with the Sociology Department. If you would like your program or major to be featured in a library display, contact Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction at Oboler Library.
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.