Archive for July, 2014

Oboler Library August Hours

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Interim Session: August 9 – August 22

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

August 23 – August 24

Saturday – Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Library Faculty News

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Eli M. Oboler  faculty Sandra Shropshire, Jenny Semenza and Regina Koury’s  paper has been accepted for  the Satellite Meeting  “Knowledge Management as a Vital Tool for Change Management” at the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions ) World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly 15 August 2014, Lyon, France.

On the panel they will join their colleagues from  Drexel University, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), University of Texas at Tyler, First Command, Helsinki University Library, Flinders University Library – Australia and Bibliothèque universitaire des Langues et Civilisations, France.

IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It aims to promote high standards of provision and delivery of library and information services and encourages widespread understanding of the value of good library & information services.

IFLA conference is held in August or early September in a different city each year. More than 3,000 delegates meet to exchange experience, debate professional issues and see the latest products of the information industry.

Library Bill of Rights

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

We are pleased to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the American Library Association’s adoption of the Library Bill of Rights on June 19, 1939, at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The document – which is the basis for the work of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom – was created in the wake of several incidents of banning The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in the late 1930s. It also was inspired by the rising tide of totalitarianism around the world.

Since its initial adoption, the Library Bill of Rights has been amended four times. There are also over 20 official interpretations on issues ranging from Meeting Rooms to Labeling and Ratings Systems.  Many of these interpretations have Q&As associated with them to assist library boards and administrators adapt the policies to their specific circumstances.

To honor the Library Bill of Rights, we at the Oboler Library encourage you to take some time to read it and consider its meaning and relevance these many decades later.

Source: The OIF Blog (managed by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association)

Note These Dates

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Special Collections and Archives will be closed this summer on the following days:

July 25, Friday

July 28, Monday

August 21, Thursday (in-house training)

From Ellen M. Ryan, MA, MLIS, Head of Special Collections and Archives

NetCom Construction Notice

Friday, July 11th, 2014

A Service Contractor, System Tech, Inc. will be installing new network cabling in offices and classrooms in the Oboler Library Bldg. (50) over a two week period beginning Monday July 14th.

What:      Network Cabling

Where:    Oboler Library Bldg. (50)

When:     Beginning Monday 7/14/2014

Why:       NetCom has hired a service contractor to upgrade network cabling, campus-wide, to support a new telephone system and the continued expansion of wireless networking.

Note that the contractor should be wearing identifying clothing and/or name tags.  The cabling work should not disrupt telephone or network services.

If you have questions or concerns please call
NetCom Office: 282-4541 or
Mark Norviel, Manager NetCom:  282-4246

Source: staffmemos; facultymemos


Monday, July 7th, 2014

Idaho State University Veterans Sanctuary has new mascot, support dog Hero

There is a new ‘Hero’ at Idaho State University in the form of a 10-week-old Labradoodle puppy named Hero.  She will serve veterans and be a new mascot for the ISU Veterans Sanctuary.

There will be an open house to welcome Hero to the Veterans Sanctuary on July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Veterans Sanctuary. Refreshments will be served.

“I’ve got a lot of vets in recovery and wanted to be able to provide them a service that is out of the box,” said Todd Johnson, director of the ISU Veterans Sanctuary. “Hero will be a day-to-day fixture at the Sanctuary. Vets will be able to take her for a walk, throw her a ball or they just can sit on the floor with her and love her up.”

Johnson noted that support dogs have proved effective in other settings and believes Hero will be a hit at the Sanctuary as well, providing a positive, calming interaction for student service members and veterans.

Hero, a cross between a Black Labrador and Standard Poodle, will receive specialized training and will soon be spending days at the Veterans Sanctuary and nights with Johnson and several backups, when needed. Expect the dog to be a regular fixture at events involving veterans or the Veterans Sanctuary at ISU and in the community.

“One of our veteran students named her Hero to indicate her mission and academically link her to the literary character from Shakespeare’s comedy, ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’” Johnson said.

The Veterans Sanctuary has received some donations to help with the project, but is still trying to raise additional funds for food, veterinary care and training services for Hero.

A funding support channel has been established through the ISU Foundation. To make a pledge to this project visit, select payment type and under “direct my gift as follows,” select “other” to enter the keywords “Hero Project.”

Johnson can also be contacted at 208-282-4245.

From ISU Headlines, Posted July 7, 2014

Independence Day Holiday Library Hours

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

July 4 – July 6

Friday, Saturday, Sunday    CLOSED