Archive for January, 2013

Beginning Jan.27 Library Open Midnights Sun. – Thurs.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Library is now open until midnight Sunday-Thursday for your study needs!

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – Midnight

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – Midnight

 Complete hours

Click on the link above to review the upcoming holiday and spring break hours.

National Technical Reports Library Trial Database

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) provides access to a large collection of historical and current government technical reports. The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years the National Technical Information Service has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.

This trial database  is available  through March 31, 2013.

Web of Knowledge Enhancements

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Web of Knowledge 5.9 provides more clarity and makes it easier for users to receive credit for their scholarly output by allowing users to designate a proxy to claim publications on their behalf through ResearcherID.

ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Knowledge and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world!


Blood Drive in the Library Wed. Jan.23

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Please call the Library (282-3248) to make an appointment to donate blood tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23, 10 AM to 3 PM.

We received a notice from American Red Cross that storms are affecting blood collections.

“Snow and bitterly cold weather has caused the cancellation or early closing of several American Red Cross blood drives in the Rocky Mountains. Cancelled blood drives mean a shortfall of units of blood and platelets collected. Since blood products have a short shelf-life, it is imperative that there is enough blood on hand to meet the needs of hospital patients… encourage blood donors to make and keep their appointments in the days and weeks ahead in spite of the weather. Additional donors are also needed to make up for the recent shortfall. With your help we can supply the blood needed by cancer patients, children with blood disorders and others in need.”

Thank you for supporting this important event!



Library Closed Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Idaho Human Rights Day.  

Idaho Human Rights Day is a State holiday recognized only in the US State of Idaho. It was created on January 16, 2006 by then Governor and former United States Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne. .The holiday is celebrated simultaneously each year on the same day as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The full name of this holiday in the state of Idaho is Martin Luther King, Jr. – Idaho Human Rights Day.

The Idaho State University Diversity Resource Center is coordinating a variety of events including a candlelight march, a lecture and a diversity fair for the ISU Human Rights Celebration running Jan. 21-24.  Click here for the complete schedule.


Graduate Workshops Jan.26 & Feb.2

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

A distance workshop (webinar) for graduate students will be offered on Saturday January 26th, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm via Collaborate.

You must register with Spencer Jardine: 282-5609, or to attend this webinar.

And if this is not a convenient time, this workshop will also be offered in person on February 2nd, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, in Library room 212 (located on the 2nd floor across from the restrooms).  You do not need to register for this session.

Blood Drive at the Library Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the ISU Library on Wednesday, January 23rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Your donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply – from their website.   Click here to learn more.

The information and sign-up sheets are at the circulation desk on the 1st floor. Call 282-3248 for available times.

Oxford Reference Collection

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The November release added six new titles to the Oxford Reference Library collection.

Oxford Reference now offers even more authoritative content in the areas of American and Comparative Politics, plus fascinating, scholarly works on Archaeology and South Asian Christianity. Visit the What’s New page for more information.

Guide to the 2013 Idaho Legislature

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Idaho’s 2013 Legislature convenes in Boise on January 7.  Check out this site posted by Jan Wall on the listserv libidaho – ILA, A Great Website for All Things Legislative:

StateImpact Idaho is a great website for monitoring legislative happenings. (  This is an overview of some of the information they have available for you.

The Basics

Exploring the Demographics of Idaho’s 2013 Legislature


Interim Hours at the Library Jan. 3-13

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday




Happy Holidays Everyone!