Archive for March, 2014

My Favorite Book Contest

Monday, March 31st, 2014

What’s the name of your favorite book?

Why do you like it?

These are the questions ISU Obloler Library is asking during National Library Week, April 13th – 19th.

Fill out the online entry form and submit your entry, or stop by the Library and pick up a printed entry form to turn in.  All submissions will be entered into a drawing to be held on Tuesday, April 22nd for prizes.   Four winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to sponsored by Friends of Oboler Library.

So remember to enter our “My Favorite Book” contest.  Many of the previous contest winner’s books have been added to the Library Collection.

Thank you for your participation!

Law Library Shift Update March 28

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Row 36

KF 135 P2 P33 v.528

Pacific Reporter. Second Series.

Everything after this call number is now shelved on the 3rd floor or has been shifted into the general 1st floor Reference Collection. 

Please ask Library staff for assistance if you need help locating law resources that are “on the move” and remember regular Library hours begin March 29.

OED New Entries

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary is updated four times a year, every March, June, September, and December. 

The material added to the dictionary includes revised versions of existing entries (which replace the older versions), and new words and senses both within the alphabetical sequence of revised entries and also across the whole A to Z range.

March 2014 update

Over 900 new words, phrases, and senses enter the Oxford English Dictionary in this update. Many appear in entries fully updated for the first time since the OED’s original edition. Some words, like book, death, and honey, have now been expanded by dozens of new items.

Additions this March include bestie, bookaholic, and beat boxer.

You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.  Deputy Chief Editors Philip Durkin and Edmund Weiner have written our release notes which delve a little deeper into the entries that have been revised; Philip Durkin looks in particular at empathy, employ/employee/employment, and empire/emperor, whilst Edmund Weiner investigates the history of toilet and its journey from the French word toile ‘cloth’ to the WC or restroom of today.

See a full list of the new words, sub entries, and senses added in this update.

Published quarterly since 2000, the updates make up the Third Edition of the OED.

Go to Library Quick Links, Databases – Alphabetic and click on the Oxford English Dictionary Online.

Law Library Shift Update March 25

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Our shifters are currently working on Row 40 in moving the Arthur P. Oliver Law Library to the 3rd floor.

The CALL NUMBER / TITLE  point of shifting today is:

KF 135 S7 S617 / Southwestern Reporter. 2nd Series.  Everything after this call number is now shelved on the 3rd floor or has been shifted in the general 1st floor reference collection.

Law Library on the Move

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The  Arthur P.  Oliver Law Library housed here in the Oboler Library on the 1st floor is currently being moved to the 3rd floor.

The shift is taking place from the back to the front stacks.

The CALL NUMBER / TITLE  point of shifting today is:

KF 141 1936 v.1 / Fifth Decennial Digest, American Digest System, 1936-1946.  Everything after this call number is now shelved on the 3rd floor or has been shifted in the general 1st floor reference collection.

Please check with Library staff if you need assistance locating the law resources you need!  We will keep you up-to-date as the shifting progresses.

Special Collections Spring Break Hours

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Special Collections and Archives

Spring Break Hours March 24 – 28

Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 4 pm


Character, Courage & Commitment

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment is the theme for Women’s History Month, March 2014.

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Do you know why?

The whole purpose of Women’s History Month is to pay tribute to the unrecognized contributions of women in American history, and how they, like men, shaped the nation, but were often not acknowledged for their contributions.

Here are some other things to know about this important month and women in history:

The first official recognition of women’s history came in 1980. Initially, it was recognized as a week-long observance. Jimmy Carter issued the Presidential Proclamation of Women’s History Week stating, “Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.” After several years and much lobbying, in 1987, congress declared March National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A Presidential Proclamation is issued each year recognizing the month.

National Women’s History Week (and ultimately National Women’s History Month) was the brainchild of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), a nonprofit organization that provides resources and information about the roles of women in American history. Each year, the NWHP chooses the theme and the individual women to honor each year.

Each year, there is a different theme and different women are recognized for their achievements.  This year’s theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment.

The month of March was chosen to observe Women’s History Month because of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day has been observed since 1910, when a group of women gathered for an International Conference of Working women voted to recognize the same day each year. Initially it fell on the last Sunday in February until 1913, when it was changed to March 8.

2013 marked the 100th Anniversary of the suffragists march on Washington. On March 3, 1913, the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, 8,000 marchers, organized by Alice Paul of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, gathered in a call for a constitutional amendment to allow women to vote. It took another seven years for that to happen when the 19th Amendment was finally passed in 1920.

Source: Care2makeadifference

LIBRARY CLOSED This Weekend for Spring Break

Friday, March 21st, 2014



March 22 – 23 

Saturday & Sunday  CLOSED


March 24 – 28 

Monday – Friday  7 am – 6 pm


Regular building hours resume Saturday, March 29. 

Enjoy your time off everyone!

Reception for Artist Roy Reynolds March 20

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Oboler Library is pleased to host a reception for Idaho Falls artist, Roy Reynolds March 20 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  All are welcome to view his paintings and chat with the artist.  Refreshments will be served.

Roy Reynolds is an Idaho native with an eclectic background that transforms the subject matter of his striking work.  The exhibit will be on display in the Oboler Library on the main floor through the end of April; it is free and open to the public during normal Library hours.


Celebrate Idaho State!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

What: 4th Annual Celebrate Idaho State CommUniversity Event

When: March 18, 4 to 7 pm

Where: Pond Student Union

There will be over 100 groups providing a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations.

And make sure you visit the Oboler Library booth for free popcorn.  Meet some of the Library staff and learn about our amazing information resources and services available for ISU students and the Idaho community.