Archive for July, 2015

Library Hours for August

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Summer classes end Friday, August 7!

All Library materials are due August 7!

Classes start Monday, August 24!

Interim Session Hours: August 8 – 23

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sat. Aug.22 – Sun. Aug.23 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

July 1 Changes to Idaho Code

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015:

Title 74:  Transparent and Ethical Government takes effect.  The link to this new title is now live.

• Idaho Code §§ 9-335 through 9-352:  Idaho Code relating to Public Records Act are replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-101 through 74-126
• Idaho Code §§ 67-2340 through 67-2347:  Idaho Code relating to Open Meeting Law are replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-201 through 74-208
• Chapter 7, title 59, Idaho Code, relating to ethics in government, is replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-401 through 74-406
• Chapter 2, title 59, Idaho Code, relating to prohibitions against contracts with officers, is replaced by Idaho Code §§ 74-501 through 74-511

Chapter 13, title 18, Idaho Code, relating to Bribery and Corruption, has not been renumbered.

If you have questions or concerns about this renumbering, please do not hesitate to contact your area field consultant:
• Eastern Idaho: Patrick Bodily
• Northern Idaho: Jan Wall
• Southwestern and South Central Idaho: Kevin Tomlinson

June 30, 2015 blog post from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

Safe Handling of Books

Friday, July 10th, 2015

A headcap is the fold of binding material found at the top of the spine. While it may look strong, it is one of the most vulnerable parts of the book.  During the bookbinding process, headcaps are created by turning the binding material onto itself.

Here are examples of damaged headcaps awaiting repair. This could  easily have been prevented by removing them more carefully from the shelf.

Learn more from The Metropolitan Museum of Art blog In Circulation / The Fragility of Headcaps and the Safe Handling of Books posted Wednesday May 27, 2015.

New Resources for Research

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

From: Writing on the Stall / v.6, no.7, July 2015

Introducing our newest research tool collections covering more humanities, engineering and health sciences fields.  We are pleased to add important American Geological Society publication databases as well.  They are funded by the Eli M. Oboler Library, available to more than one user at a time and available both on and off campus.

  • Classical Music Scores II & III
  • CRCNetBase Engineering eBooks
  • Dance in Video II
  • Ethnographic Video III
  • GSA Field Guides
  • GSA Memoirs
  • GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
  • GSA Special Papers
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences X, XIII & XIV
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Nursing Assessment in Video

Go to the Library homepage and explore these resources!  Click on >>Library Quick Links, and go to >>Databases – Alphabetic.


Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Kwikboost Courtesy Charging Stations are installed and ready for use at the Library!

They are equipped with 8 different charger plug-ins and conveniently located on the first floor in the computer work station area and in the student lounge.


American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

New database added to the ISU Library research collections

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 is a free database providing access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing nearly 100,000 citations, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides full page images of the original print index, and may be searched by author, title, subject and university. The database was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.”

Library will be closed July 3rd through 5th

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The Library will be closed (July 3rd-5th) for the Independence Day Holiday weekend, reopening July 6th at 7:00 a.m.

Be Safe and Enjoy the Holiday!