Archive for August, 2015

Booker’s Dozen 2015

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The ISU Eli M. Oboler Library will host the biennial traveling exhibition of artists’ books, “Bookers’ Dozen 2015,” during the month of September.

Sponsored by Idaho Center for the Book, the exhibit includes 13 unusual books by Idaho artists as well as national and international artists.

The Oboler Library will hold an opening reception on Sept. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with commentary by ISU faculty members Naomi S. Adams, represented in the exhibit by her book “Nine”, and Paula Jull, founder of the Pocatello Book Arts Group, art director of the Guild of Bookworkers Journal, and advisory board member of ISU’s own Pinyon Jay Press.

Jull was the initial creator of the “Book Arts Collection,” one of the Rare Books collections in Oboler Library’s Special Collections and Archives department. She will be presenting “Pilgrim,” a newly completed collaborative artist’s book, at this reception. Artist Paula Jull designed the book and created the images; poet Janne Goldbeck wrote the text. Both are senior faculty at Idaho State University and received a research grant from the College of Arts and Letters to support the project. A copy of “Pilgrim” has been acquired by Oboler Library for its permanent collection.

The unique collection of books that form the “Bookers’ Dozen” will be on display in the New Books area of the Oboler Library, and may be viewed at any time the library is open.

For more information about the “Booker’s Dozen” exhibit, please email Kristi Austin, at or call (208) 282-4073.

The Oboler Library is located on the corner of 9th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th Avenue in Pocatello, ID.


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Our WestLaw computer (formerly on the first floor) is now located on the 3rd floor of the Library.  And a second WestLaw station has been added.  They are conveniently located next to the Arthur P. Oliver Law Library stacks.

Please note that you still need to register at the Circulation Desk for a log-in / pin number before you head up to the 3rd floor.

WestLaw databases available include:

Legal Research Library: A complete legal encyclopedia with more than 400 titles that collectively describe the entire field of American legal doctrine.
All Cases and Statutes with State Gold-Idaho: State and federal cases, headnotes, statutes, court orders, court rules, and administrative decisions.

Library Blood Drive August 27

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Sign up today!  The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to restock the shelves to prevent an emergency shortage.

Where: ISU Library Student Lounge, 1st Floor

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 / 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Our sign-up sheet is at the Circulation Desk and we need approximately 33 more volunteers.  Stop by and sign up, or call 282-3248 to check on available appointment times.  Please consider saving a life today!

Fast Facts:

Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type.  Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

Donors with type AB blood also are urgently needed to help restock the plasma supply.  Type AB plasma can be transfused to patients of all blood types.

Those who donated earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again.  Blood can be safely donated every 56 days.

Lori Scoffield-Beer Art Exhibit Opens

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University has opened a new exhibit of artwork by Idaho artist Lori Scoffield Beer that runs Aug. 12 through Oct. 31.

“I was born and raised in Idaho, and began drawing at a young age. Eventually I took art classes and earned a BFA at Utah State University,” Beer said. “I have worked in oils, acrylics and watercolors, as well as pencil.”

The artist also illustrates books, produces computer-generated art and sells prints online. Her favorite subjects include animals and birds.

The display is on the Library’s first floor and may be viewed at any time the Library is open.  Click here for Library hours.

A reception will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 6;30 p.m.  The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

For more information contact Kristi Austin by email, or call (208) 282-4073.  The artist may be reached at and (208) 238-1597.

The Oboler Library is located on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th  Ave. in Pocatello.

Special Collections Hours Fall 2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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

Just a reminder that Special Collections and Archives has re-opened. Our hours for the semester are Monday-Thursday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., Friday, by appointment only. These, and other dates when we’ll be closed are posted on the Library’s website.

Some of Our Newest eBooks

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Author:    Schiller, J. H. (Joan H.), 1954-
Title:    100 questions & answers about lung cancer [electronic resource] / Joan Schiller, Karen Parles, Amy Cipau.
Edition:    3rd ed.
Publisher:    Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2014.

Author:    Johnson, Caryn R.
Title:    Occupational therapy : examination review guide / Caryn R. Johnson, Tina DeAngelis, Mary Muhlenhaupt.
Edition:    Fourth edition.
Publisher:    Philadelphia, PA : F.A. Davis Company, [2015] ©2015

Title:    Global health diplomacy [electronic resource] : concepts, issues, actors, instruments, fora and cases / Ilona Kickbusch… [et al.], editors.
Publisher:    New York : Springer, c2013.

Author:    Sears, Robert W.
Title:   The allergy book : solving your family’s nasal allergies, asthma, food sensitivities, and related health and behavioral problems / by Robert W. Sears and William Sears.
Publisher:    New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Author:    Myers, Sandra L., 1949-
Title:    General and oral pathology for dental hygiene practice / Sandra L. Myers, Alice E. Curran.
Publisher:    Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., [2014]

Find the electronic links to these resources in OneSearch and in the Library Catalog!

Trial Database Ends Aug.28

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

We have arranged a trial for Alexander Street Press’s Theatre in Video, Volume II.  Please take this chance to poke around and give any feedback that you might have about this new resource.  Click here to find Library bibliographers/department liaisons.

The direct link is: and it will also be available through our trial databases page if you need to access it off campus.

We have access to this content through August 28.

Grad Student Open Library Workshops

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


  • Oboler Library Room 212


  • Tuesday Aug.25 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursday Aug.27 6:00 – 7:00 pm


  • Find full-text articles
  • Access dissertations & theses
  • Conduct thorough literature reviews
  • Search the best databases
  • Enhance search strategies
  • Manage and organize citations

If you have questions, please call Spencer Jardine at 282-5609, or email,