Archive for November, 2012

Ancient Mayan Mysteries

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Paintings and photographs of Georgia Orwick and Anne Merkley inspired by the ruins of Mexico are on display in the Library from November 5, 2012 through January 31, 2013.

Journey to the Library and explore Mexico’s pre-Columbian culture through these artists’ works.  You will be intrigued and transported to an ancient civilization viewing them.

Library staff have pulled books from our collection to showcase alongside these art works.  Spencer Jardine has loaned some South American textiles from his personal collection to the displays.

Pick up the handouts and bookmarks, sign the guest books and enjoy the beautiful art and displays celebrating  “Ancient Mayan Mysteries” through the end of January 2013.  This exhibit is free and open to the public and may be viewed during regular library hours.

Click here for more information about these amazing artists.

Know Your Stuff!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Registering for Spring Semester 2013?  Think about signing up for LLIB 1115 / ACAD 1115 Information Research and learn how to save time and reduce stress when looking for information about your topic.  More importantly, this course is designed to show you how to locate relevant sources and use them critically and responsibly.

Class details: 1 credit, Jan. 14 – May 10,  Spring Semester 2013, Turesday 3:00 – 3:50 pm, REND 213.

For more information click here.

For Questions contact Spencer Jardine, (208) 282-5609,

 Sponsored by The Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University.

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Oboler Library will have special hours for the Thanksgiving break week.

Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 19  – 21, the library will be open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 22  – 24, the library will be closed.

Sunday Nov. 27, regular library hours will resume.

You can still do extensive research from home with the library web page. Over 200 electronic databases can be accessed off campus, with access to thousands of electronic journals, books and reports. Call, e-mail, or come into the reference desk during open hours if you have questions. Or look at some of the Library Tutorials, which may answer your questions.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Library Silent Study Room

Monday, November 5th, 2012

If you need a quiet place to study, head to the 3rd floor in the Library to the Silent Study Room.  It is located on the far side of the Health Science Reference desk and is numbered as Room 335.

As the sign instructs, turn off noisy devices, sign language only, keep doors closed.  And remember this is not a group study room.  To reserve a group study room sign up at circulation (or call 282-3248) .

Connect to the Library hours here and get some study time in!