Archive for August, 2014

Library Closed for Labor Day Holiday

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The ISU Library is closed this weekend and Monday!  Regular hours resume on Tuesday September 2. 

You can still access the ISU Library homepage and use OneSearch (the default search box), the Library Catalog (Books & More), Quick Articles (Academic Search Complete) and the A-Z Journal List.

To learn about the resources relevant to your field or topic, consult the Subject Libguides under Resources by Subject (under Find & Explore).

Labor Day Holiday: August 30 – September 1

Saturday – Monday CLOSED

18 More Blood Donors Needed!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Did you know?  Every 2 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion

The Library Blood Drive needs 18 more people to donate blood tomorrow, Thursday, Aug.28!

The Drive is scheduled from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up, or call 282-3248 to get scheduled. 


Library Blood Drive Aug.28

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Give the gift of Life!  The Library is hosting a blood drive this Thursday and we  need volunteers!  Appointments are available from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Stop by the circulation desk to sign up, or call  282-3248 for an appointment!

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. ™

To learn more about the science behind blood transfusion, look at the History of Blood Transfusion from the American Red Cross.  Here’s a snippet from the timeline:


British physician William Harvey discovers the circulation of blood. The first known blood transfusion is attempted soon afterward.


Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Ever wish you could search many of ISU Library’s resources in a single search?  Well, wish no more.  Beginning August 25th, OneSearch will be the default search option on the ISU Library Homepage.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) or OneSearch is an online research tool that searches virtually all of the library’s resources and allows for a single comprehensive search. Results from a search can include books, magazine and journal articles, newspapers, videos, government documents, eBooks, audio, and much more. Also available are multiple search options and limiters to help broaden or refine a search to help find just the right resources.

Fall Semester Reference Desk hours begin Monday, August 25th.   Stop in and let us show you more about this amazing resource or, call us at (208) 282-3152.  You can also use our Ask a Librarian email service as well.

Happy Discovering!

Special Collections Fall Semester Hours

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Hours for Special Collections for Fall 2014 beginning Monday, August 25th are the following:

Monday/Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday: By Appointment Only

Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Please contact Ellen Ryan, Head of Special Collections and Archives,  (208) 282-3608,, or visit their homepage for more information or to schedule an appointment.

2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

‘Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library’ receives the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Award

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that “Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library: Scenarios from the Front Lines” by June Pinnell-Stephens is the recipient of the 2014 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award.

The award was presented to Pinnell-Stephens at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas at the IFRT reception held June 28.

The Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award Committee was honored to choose this slim but powerful title for its practical relevance as a guide. “Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Public Library Scenarios from the Front Lines” not only details step by step how to combat the censors, but also outlines in clear language  how and why intellectual freedom is a singularly important matter facing all 21st century libraries. Citing U.S. court cases for protection of intellectual freedom rights in libraries, Pinnell-Stephens clearly defines and answers questions critically important to librarians, as well as providing sample forms and policy documents that can be utilized.

The award is named for Eli M. Oboler, the extensively published Idaho State University librarian known as a “champion of intellectual freedom who demanded the dismantling of all barriers to freedom of expression.”  Learn more about this amazing man and click here.

The award, which consists of $500 and a certificate, is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom.  It has been offered biennially since 1986.

Source:  Shumeca Pickett /

Library Interim Hours Begin August 9

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Library will be closed this weekend!

Interim Session: August 9 – August 22

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

Weekend Before Classes Start: August 23 – August 24

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

Resource Spotlight: Natural Standard

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

THE Source for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Information

Thanks to the ISU College of Pharmacy, all ISU students, staff and faculty now have access to the Natural Standard database.  This integrative medicine resource provides high quality, evidence-based information on the safety and efficacy of herbs, minerals, and supplements, as well as information on CAM therapy specific to medical conditions, foods, and supplements, and even sports medicine.

If your research covers anything related to alternative medicine, you NEED to be searching Natural Standard.  Find it on the Idaho health Sciences Library page or the Databases – Alphabetic page.

Source - Molly Montgomery, Asst Professor, Health Science Librarian

New Art Show Begins August 1st

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Gallery 12 Comes to the Oboler Library

From August 1 through the end of October 2014, works by Gallery 12 will be on view in the Oboler Library at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID.  Gallery 12 is a band of twelve artists from Idaho Falls who work in a variety of styles and mediums, from paintings to collage, depicting subjects that vary from wildlife to landscapes to abstract works.  They have renounced the idea that a gallery must have the traditional four walls; instead, they collaborate to put on exhibitions of their work in numerous venues across the West.

The artists included in this show are:

Gloria Allen, Mary Ann Cherry, Sally Cannon Ellis, Marilyn Hansen, Joe Keller, Ginger Kramer, Gary Lords, Ruth Nordstrom, Nolan Parson, Roy Reynolds, Marla Swanner Ward, and Marina Zavalova. 

“Here’s Looking at Ya” by Mary Ann Cherry

Please join us for the reception at the Oboler Library, September 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hoursFor more information, please contact Kristi Austin (208) 282-4073. 

Visit Gallery 12 on their website!