Archive for August, 2013

Library Closed Labor Day Holiday

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The Library will be closed this Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day Holiday.

But you can still do extensive research from home with the Library webpage (unless there are power or computer outages). Over 200 electronic databases can be accessed off campus, with access to 112,401 electronic journals, books and reports. Call, e-mail, or come into the reference desk during open hours if you have questions.


Library Tours Thursday

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Library staff is ready to show you our building, collections and where the quiet places to study are!  Drop in Thursday, August 29 between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for a guided tour.

And don’t forget our 15-minute Learn Something Quick  workshops start Thursday as well!  Click HERE to see the schedule!  Just drop-in to anything that looks interesting and get the information you need along with some great handouts our instructors have prepared.



Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The Library will be closed Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday.

The First Labor Day

  • The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
  • In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Click HERE and learn more about this holiday at the U.S. Department of Labor website.

Blood Drive August 29

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The American Red Cross will be set up in the Library student lounge on Thursday, August 29 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.   The sign-up sheet is at the 1st floor Circulation desk, or you can call 282-3248 to set up an appointment time.

Every pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.   Click HERE to learn more!

Please donate!

Learn Something QUICK

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The Library is offering the popular 15-minute workshops so you can Learn Something Quick!   Learn about  GoogleScholar, Copyright, Facebook, Zotero, Pinterest and much more!  Even how to do research while you sleep!

Click HERE and check out the class schedule!

The Workshops will be held this August 29-30, and next week, September 3-6.  All workshops will be held in Library Instruction Rm 212 (on 2nd floor across from the restrooms) and are open to everyone. No need to register.

It’s a lot of information and a chance to ask questions.  And these are easy to work into your schedule!


Library Open This Weekend

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Library is open this weekend, Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Come on in and get that last minute stuff done before classes start on Monday!

Instruction News

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Introduction to Information Research, LLIB 1115 is open for registration.  This is a new, 3 credit course designed to fulfill General Education Requirement Goal 8. This is not a “how to study” course, but one where you will learn how to conduct research using the Library’s amazing resources and services.

You Will Learn How To:

Conduct better research and find credible sources

Recognize what kind of  information is needed

Evaluate information effectively and ethically

Develop better search strategies

Cite and document correctly



Regular and online sections are offered:

MWF     10:00 am

MWF     11:00 am

TTH        2:30 pm

T             6:30 pm

Register in  BengalWeb  today!

August 10 – 23 Interim Session Hours

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Interim Session: August 10 – 23

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

 And a reminder from Circulation!  All Library Materials are Due Friday, August 9.


Code Talkers

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

“Native Words, Native Warriors,” developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), tells the remarkable story of soldiers from more than a dozen tribes who used their Native languages while in service in the U.S. military.  From the Idaho Museum of Natural History Press Release

This Exhibition is currently on display at the Idaho Museum of Natural History.  The Library has put together a display that includes the IMNH handouts as well as resources from our own  collections.

Visit our display (on the first floor by the Reference Desk) and learn more about these incredible men.  Display resources available for checkout  include:

  • The Navajo code talkers [videorecording] / a film by Tom McCarthy
  • Philip Johnston and the Navajo code talkers / by Syble Lagerquist
  • Navajo code talkers’ dictionary [electronic resource]. Printed copy  on display.
  • The Comanche code talkers of World War II / William C. Meadows.
  • Winds of freedom : the story of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II / by Margaret T. Bixler.
  • Warriors : Navajo code talkers / photographs by Kenji Kawano ; foreword by Carl Gorman ; introduction by Benis M. Frank.
  • Code talkers : hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, on contributions of Native American code talkers in American military history, September 22, 2004, Washington, DC.
  • Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 [electronic resource]. Printed copy on display.


Click here and visit the IMNH website for more information about the Exhibition and for Museum hours.



ScanPro 3000

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The Library owns over 2 million reels of microfilm and microfiche.  A second scanner, the ScanPro 3000 from  eImage Data, is now available for research. The latest technology makes it easier than ever to print or digitize these primary sources!

For those who love the details, here’s an overview from the ScanPro website: This new ScanPro 3000 brings UltraHigh Definition scanning to microfilm with an unprecedented 26 megapixel camera, allowing for never-before-seen archival quality images from all forms of microfilm. The new camera capabilities are the highest of any microfilm scanner and and the images will print at over 500 dpi on a letter page, making the ScanPro 3000 the highest optical resolution scanner with the clearest image.  Other features include Focus Lock and an on-screen magnifier to inspect details up to 800%.  It is designed for quiet operation in library and office settings.

The Reference Desk is staffed weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm this summer.  Stop in and let us show you our new equipment!