Archive for December, 2012

Holiday Greetings!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

This 1897 edition of Through the Looking Glass belongs to the Eli M. Oboler Library Special Collections Department’s Children’s Literature Collection. The color illustration of the Tweedle twins, used on the cover of the book, is adapted from one of Sir John Tenniel’s black and white illustrations that accompanied the original edition of Carroll’s famous work. Tenniel’s wood engravings for the Alice books are among the most famous literary illustrations ever made. Sadly, the publisher of this edition gives no credit to Tenniel, despite reproducing the entire series of his illustrations. We have contrived that Dee and Dum shall convey our holiday wishes, though Alice tells us that they are far too irritatingly self-absorbed to do such a thing.

Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season
And a New Year of Peace and Happiness

Your Friends at Eli M. Oboler Library

New Trial Database From NTIS

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

From our U.S. Government Documents Librarian, Beth Downing:

As a special holiday promotion, NTIS has provided access to their NTRL (National Technical Report Library) database. The NTRL has technical reports from all government agencies and also includes conference proceedings, theses, journal articles, and other types of resources. The content is primarily in the sciences and business. Here is a list of subject areas covered: Note that not all of the information is available in full text.

Yesterday I was able to download a report from 1916 “Mortality from cancer and other malignant tumors in the registration of the United States”. I did find that the journal article citations do not always contain the title of the journal, but I was able to search other databases, such as PubMed, Web of Knowledge, or Google Scholar, to locate the articles.

Take a look and see what you think!


Retirement Celebration!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the retirement of Janet (Higgins) Warnke at Eli M. Oboler Library.  Thank you Janet for 34 years of service!

Please join us in Room 268 (on the 2nd floor) today from 2:00-3:30 pm.  The program will be at 2;30 pm.

Click here to see the official retirement announcement.


Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The Library has extended hours for Closed and Finals weeks.  Interim Session hours have also been posted.  Check here for the details.  We won’t be open weekends until classes start January 14, 2013.

Free Coffee, tea and hot chocolate is available in the student lounge Closed and Finals Weeks.

All Library materials are due December 21.

Remember we have the “Silent Study Room” on the 3rd floor (no reservation needed), as well as group study rooms you can reserve by stopping by, or calling the Circulation Desk at 282-3248.

While the ISU Interlibrary Loan Department will endeavor to obtain materials in a timely manner, please expect delays on requests submitted after Dec. 10, 2012.

And when you need a study break, come and explore our  exhibit  “Ancient Mayan Mysteries” featuring the art of Georgia Orwick and Anne Merkley.  It is on display in the 1st floor art hall near the Reference Desk.



Holiday Hours at the Library

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Library will be closed Sat. Dec. 22 – Wed. Jan. 2, 2013.

Interim Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7:30 am – 5 pm / closed weekends.

Finals Support at the Library

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Library is once again offering free coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the student lounge during closed and finals weeks!

Then pick up something to nibble on from our bake sale. Last year’s bake sale money was used to buy the microwave in the student lounge.

Remember, we’ll be open until 1 am through the week during both closed and finals week.  Click here to review the complete building schedule for Saturdays and Sundays.

And remember our Cite a Source page (under Help & FAQ on our homepage) for quick citation format reviews.

Good luck with your tests everyone!

Longer Library Hours – “Closed” & Finals Weeks

Thursday, December 6th, 2012


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

Mon. – Thurs.  Dec. 10 – 13 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Fri.  Dec. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat.  Dec. 15 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun.  Dec.  16 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Mon. – Thurs.  Dec. 17 – 20 7:15 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Fri.  Dec.  21 7:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Remember! All Library Materials Are Due Friday, Dec. 21 

Interlibrary Loan

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
The Holidays are fast approaching, and with them many libraries will temporarily close or suspend interlibrary loan services. While the ISU Interlibrary Loan Department will endeavor to obtain materials in a timely manner, please expect delays on requests submitted after Dec. 10, 2012.  Many items may not arrive until after the New Year. Please plan your research needs accordingly!
Click here for Library hours during closed and finals weeks.
And remember, we have four study rooms, three on the second floor and one on the first floor, for use by two or more University-affiliated patrons. Rooms may be reserved for two one-hour blocks per person, up to one week in advance. Reservations can be made in person at the Circulation Desk or by telephone at (208) 282-3248.  And the 3rd floor now has a Silent Study Room.  You do not need a reservation to use this room.

Human Interactions with the Portneuf River

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Humanities Cafe and the Science Cafe invite everyone to “Human Interactions with the Portneuf River,” a public forum featuring a discussion of how humans have interacted with the Portneuf River in the past and the present.

The Science Cafe and the Humanities Cafe are monthly public forums designed to engage discussion about science- and humanities-related issues.

This joint event will take place on Wednesday, December 5th at 5:00 pm in the loft at the Portneuf Valley Brewery. This event is provided with generous support from the Humanities Cafe (College of Arts and Letters) and the City of Pocatello Stormwater Department.

Post from the Library Facebook entry.