Archive for April, 2012

Library Hours – Finals Week April 29 – May 4

Monday, April 30th, 2012


The Oboler Library will be open longer hours for final exam week!

Apr. 29, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Apr. 30 – May 3,  Monday-Thursday, 7:15 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

May 4, Friday, 7:15 a.m. –  6:00 p.m.

May 5-6,  Saturday-Sunday, CLOSED

Remember!  All Library Materials Are Due Friday, May 4.

Web of Knowledge

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Oboler Library is pleased to announce that our Web of Science subscription has been reinstated and upgraded to include all 3 modules, i.e., Science, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities.  This makes us full Web of Knowledge users, and access to 2012 content is now available.

The web page is in the process of being updated to reflect the changes.


PRIMO is Coming This Fall

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Everyone wants an easier way to search for library information.  The Oboler Library is pleased to announce that we are in the early stages of implementing the exciting new search tool PRIMO that is designed to streamline the entire search process for our users.


The user-friendly interface will search the library’s catalog, the majority of the library’s databases, digital collections, and open access academic content on the Internet.  It will retrieve the results from all of the resources in relevance-ranked order and provide multiple options for listing the results by material type, subject, date, location, and more.  PRIMO’s greatest advantage is the ability to search within so much academic content at one time.

PRIMO will be ready for testing this summer and will be fully integrated into the Library’s webpage and the Library’s instruction curriculum for the Fall 2012 semester.


Thursday, April 19th, 2012


Come and get your sprinkle fix!  The Oboler Library is having a bake sale Closed Week (Apr.22-28) and Finals Week (Apr.28-May 4).  The goodies will be sold at the circulation desk.

All proceeds will go to improving the student study rooms in the Oboler Library.

Good Luck with your finals everyone!

My Favorite Book Drawing Winners Announced

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

change your world

Change your world at Oboler Library!  The National Library Week celebration continues as we announce the winners of the My Favorite Book Drawing.  They will each receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate.  This is sponsored by FOOL (Friends of Oboler Library).  For more information about our Friends group click here!

Jeff S. B., Arts & Letters, All Creatures Great and Small

Samantha E., English – Arts & Letters, The Eye of the World

Eric H., History – Arts & Letters, The Hobbit

Kelly R., English – Arts & Letters, The Inheritance of Loss

Congratulations everyone!

Life As We Know It

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Our very own Traci Morgan is showing her paintings in the Current Display Art Area of Oboler Library during the months of April through June 1. She is a senior art student at ISU.  Her pieces were recently featured in the Annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition and Scholarship Competition.

Traci Morgan

morgan 2“I have been creating art since I was a little kid. Drawing and painting allows me to express my feelings and emotions in a way that words never can. Painting is very therapeutic for me and I love it.  My fascination with art lies within the human figure.  Body language expresses emotions more than words ever could.  The human figure is curvilinear, beautiful and it can create a mood by body language alone.  While making art, I aim to create an expression the viewer can relate to through his or her life experiences. I strive to convey an emotional understanding with the viewer in my artwork.



Traci Morgan


April is National Autism Awareness Month

Monday, April 9th, 2012

autism display

Autism awareness is the topic of the  IHSL display for the month of April.  It is located on the 3rd floor of the Oboler Library.  Browse a selection of books from the Oboler collection and learn more.  Click here to view a fact sheet from the National Institutes of Health.

National Library Week 2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Celebrate National Library Week April 8 – 14, 2012!

You Belong @ Your Library

Libraries across the country open their doors to everyone; students, parents, seniors, teachers, writers, artists, job seekers, entrepreneurs, gamers, genealogists-  research lovers everywhere!  No other institution serves so many.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

To help celebrate, ISU Oboler Library is sponsoring “My Favorite Book” drawing again this year.  Submissions are being accepted from April 1 through April 13.  All submissions will be entered in a drawing held on Monday, April 16.  Four winners will each receive a $25 gift gift certificate to  Many of the “favorite books” will be added to the Library’s collection.

Thank you for participating!