Archive for March, 2012

Rocky Mountain Writers Festival

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Crocus RMWF 2012

Spring has sprung in the Rockies!  It’s time for the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Writers Festival.  Starting this Tuesday,  April 3 – 7, area coffee shops and the Portneuf Valley Brewery will host the 7 p.m. readings this year.  Check the Pocatello. readings blog for more information about the events and speakers!

Here’s the general schedule:

Tues. April 3, Coho Coffee Shop, 900 S. 4th

Wed.  April 4, Portneuf Valley Brewery, 615 S. 1st

Thurs. April 5, College Market, 604 S. 8th

Fri. April 6, Main Street Coffee, 234 N. Main

Sat. April 7, Cafe Rowan, 200 S. Main

All readings begin at  7:00 pm

New Displays in the Library

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Come to the Oboler and learn more about Women’s History,  science, an amazing Harlem Renaissance writer, religion and nutrition.  Take a break from studying and enjoy our displays!

F I R S T    F L O O R


Paintings by Lori Schofield Beer are in our Current Display Art Area.

Lori Scoffield Beer


MAIN CASE: Hidden in the Past – Forging our Future.

Main Display Case

The title for this display was inspired by the book American Women: Hidden in History – Forging our Future by Roger Hammer.  An entire display could be devoted to this beautiful book.  The fact it was written by a male caused problems with even getting the published piece into some feminist book stores. Black Women in American Culture and History, and Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment are the themes for the months February and March. Biographies and a selection of our book collection to browse is waiting for you.


 SPECIAL DISPLAY: How Science Literate Are You?  

Science Literate

Can you tell the difference between a “gam” and a “pod”?   Is the universe a hologram?  Find the answers to these questions and learn other facts at this display.  You can also browse some of the more interesting science books from our collection.  Check-out “Do Llamas Fall in Love?”


CASE 2A: ISU Researchers

ISU Researchers

Do your professors publish?   In this case we are displaying the work and accomplishments of Dr. Susan Swetnam, Dr. Laura Woodworth, and Jean Pfau. This display will be constantly updated with new material.


CASE 2B: Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

A remarkable writer and poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Her work includes Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Every Tongue Got to Confess and many more.  The Library collection and some of her quotes along with a beautiful red hat make this a great display.


UPRIGHT CASE: Notable Women

Upright Display Case Notable Women

Women’s History timelines, biographies and Oboler book covers with call numbers fill our popular upright display case.


S E C O N D     F L O O R


CASE 4Idaho Authors

Idaho Authors

How well do you know Idaho’s writers?  A great selection of the famous and regional writers of our great state!


CASE 5: Exploring Different Religions

Religions of the World

Begin the journey to understand the religions of Baha’i, Mormonism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jehovah’s Witness and Catholicism.  Call numbers from books in the Oboler collections are included for further research.


T H I R D   F L O O R


perennialsperennialsCASE 6: 2012 Meditations

2012 Meditations

A New Year’s welcome from poet Ranier Marie Rilke, some of his works from our collection to browse, and some reflections to contemplate are here to enjoy.


HEALTH SCIENCE CASE:  Health and Nutrition @ Your Library


The IHSL has put together a great overview of sports nutrition along with the basics of nutrition science and education.  Books are available to browse and ready to check-out to learn more!

We Remember Karen

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


Karen Kearns

August 28, 1965 – March 21, 2012

It’s Coming! My Favorite Book Event!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


What’s the name of your favorite book?

The ISU Oboler Library wants to know!

Submission forms will be available April 1st-13th.

                                                                     My Favorite Book!



Open Library Workshops

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012


Make your papers this semester better than ever!   Learn to use the catalog with title, author, keyword and subject searching.  Understand how to limit these searches to collection, time frame, language, etc.  Identify the journal databases you need and search them more efficiently.  Find that full-text article when your professor gives you the citation or reference.   Learn how to find the books and print journals in the stacks.  Learn how to evaluate the sources you do find, and finally cite them correctly!

Graduate Students!

Find the books, articles, and journals that you need to conduct a literature review. Understand how to locate theses and dissertations already published and help ensure you do not replicate research that has already been done.  Learn which databases will direct you to the most relevant articles. Discover how to look for books not in the Library’s collection. Finally, manage your growing list of references with Endnote Web and other free database account programs. 

Click here to learn more!

Come and discover the great resources and services available to you.  This will also include how to request a book through the Interlibrary Loan Services. These workshops are open to all undergraduate and graduate students as well as advanced researchers in the ISU community.


Library Room 212 (2nd floor, across from the water fountain)


Undergraduate Level

  • Tuesday, March 20th, 11:00-12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 21st, 1:30-2:30 pm

Graduate Level

  • Thursday, March 22nd, 11:00-12:00 pm
  • Friday, March 23rd, 2:30-3:30 pm



Call: 282-3152    or,    Email:

Lori Scoffield-Beer

Thursday, March 8th, 2012



ISU Oboler Library is pleased to present the work of artist Lori Scoffield-Beer.  She approaches her work as a scholar and combines draftsmanship, composition and self-expression.  She is especially interested in the study on the way light transforms objects.  Lori strives to capture the intimate details of our surroundings, and the people, plants and animals we see every day. 

Take a few moments to walk through our gallery and enjoy the beauty of forests and owls, water and trails, flowers and a night sky. 

Lori’s work will be on display through April 2. 

1 More Comm.1101 Speech Workshop!

Monday, March 5th, 2012



If you were unable to make it to our series of workshops the last 2 weeks, here’s one last chance to learn to support your arguments.  There will be a makeup Comm.1101 workshop this Wednesday, March 7th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Room 212. 

Remember!  High quality and reliable sources will improve the strength of your presentation.  Save time, find more and locate those elusive statistics!