Archive for October, 2015


Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Adventurous Women in Idaho

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

In recognition of American Archives Month in October, and in partnership with the Idaho State Archives, the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University will host a presentation this Thursday, October 29, 4-6 p.m. celebrating the “Adventurous Women in Idaho.”

Terry Ownby will present “Pioneer Lady Photographers in the Idaho Territory.” This presentation investigates the emergence of Idaho’s first two female photographers during the waning years of America’s Civil War.

The presentation looks at the social and cultural aspects these female photographers encountered as they practiced their trade in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Not only does this investigation consider their families’ westward movement from the Midwest to the Oregon and Idaho Territories, it also considers female gender issues on the far western frontier.

Ownby teaches photo media and photo history at ISU. He earned his Ph.D. at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is currently writing a history on Idaho’s first female photographer, Amelia Strang, along with other pioneer women photographers in the Pacific Northwest.

Come and enjoy the presentation and view our own Special Collections exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.  Parking is free after 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact Ellen. M. Ryan, head of Special Collections & Archives, at 208-282-3608.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Monday, October 19th, 2015

ISU’s Department of Global Studies and Languages was selected to receive a competitive grant, Latino Americans, 500 years of History, from the National Endowment for the humanities (NFH) and the American Library Association (ALA).  Partnered with the ISU Library, the group is hosting a variety of programming, public film screenings, book discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects, and performances about Latino history and culture.

Screenings are scheduled of the award winning 6-part NFH supported documentary film Latino Americans, Chronicling the History of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to the present day.  Events are planned through Spring Semester 2016.

Stop by the Library and explore our exhibits to learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Investigate Gale World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean, Latino/Hispanic heritage, the people and the importance of their culture.

Save That File

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Working at one of the Library’s public computers?

For your privacy, our computers are set to delete all data following each person’s session.  In addition, they time out after about 10 minutes of inactivity.

That means you could lose hours of time working if you do not SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN to your portable data storage device, a.k.a. flash/jump/thumb/USB drive or memory stick.

Forgot your portable data storage device?  Save your work to the Library computer’s T drive (thaw space) and periodically email the file to yourself.  Or, borrow one of our USB drives we have at the Reference Counter.

Questions?  Talk to us at the Reference Desk, or call us at (208) 282-3152!  Don’t risk losing your work!

Ernest Hemingway Exhibit Opens in New York

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars

Reveals Hemingway … before he became “Hemingway” — New York Times

This is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work of Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century. Organized in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, it includes multiple drafts of Hemingway’s earliest short stories, notebooks, heavily revised manuscripts and typescripts of his major novels—The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. The show also presents correspondence between Hemingway and his legendary circle of expatriate writers in 1920s Paris, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sylvia Beach. Focusing on the inter-war years, the exhibition explores the most consistently creative phase of Hemingway’s career and includes inscribed copies of his books, a rarely-seen 1929 oil portrait, photographs, and personal items.

This exhibition is organized by New York’s Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  The exhibit runs September 25, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

Click here and read more about this exhibit on NPR.

Explore our collection!  The works of Ernest Hemingway have the call number PS3515.E37.

Source: Morgan Library & Museum web page.

COMM 1101 Workshops Scheduled

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Learn to support your arguments!  COMM 1101 (and all interested students) Library Workshops are scheduled October 15th through October 22nd!

Thursday, Oct.15th 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

All classes will meet in Library Room 212 (across from the restrooms), on the 2nd floor.  There are only 5 workshops and openings are limited.  An attendance sheet will be passed around at each workshop.

To register for a class:

  • Call 282-3152
  • Email:
  • Stop by the Reference Desk and sign up

Database Upgrades

Friday, October 9th, 2015

CINAHL Complete and Philosopher’s Index now include full-text resources.

CINAHL Complete indexes articles from over 5,300 health care journals, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, and now includes full-text articles from over 1,400 journals.  It also includes evidence-based care sheets, CE minutes, and over 300 research instruments.  Years Covered: 1997 to present.

Philosopher’s Index indexes articles from more than 1,100 scholarly journals and magazines on topics in ethics, aesthetics, philosophy, epistemology, language and more.  Full text is now available.

Find these resources on the Library homepage.  Go to >>Library Quick Links, click on >>Databases – Alphabetic and locate the resource you need.

Research on!

New Resource: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Introducting RILM* Abstracts of Music Literature.  Compiled by the International RILM Center, this resource (covering 1967 to present) is the world’s largest, continuously updated bibliography of music literature, providing broad international coverage including records in 140 languages from 3,700 journals. There is no better single source for exploring the world of music, from Western and Eastern classical to pop, folk, and jazz.

Over 400,000 abstracts are drawn from articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings and videos, reviews, etc. Sponsored by the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, and the International Council on Traditional Music, RILM documents the music scholarship of some 60 countries.

*RILM is an abbreviation of Répertoire international de littérature musicale.

Music Collection News

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Gisela Taeuber, wife of world-renowned conductor Haymo Taeuber, donated 750 music scores valued about $8,000 to Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University.

Haymo Taeuber was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Graz, Austria. He started his career as a staff conductor at opera houses in Graz and Vienna. Taeuber later rebuilt the Vienna Boys Choir after it had been taken over by Nazis during WWII. Taeuber was a frequent guest conductor with the Vienna Symphony and many European Orchestras for 20 years.

His specialty was building orchestras. He would start out with amateurs or small orchestras, then build them into world-class symphonies. Taeuber developed these orchestras in Turkey, Iran, Canada and the United States. He conducted the Monterey County Symphony Orchestra from 1968-1983 and continued guest conducting in the area. Taeuber retired in 1985 and passed away Feb. 19, 1995 at the age of 87 in Pebble Beach, California, according to Kristi Austin, ISU reference librarian.

Over the summer, Austin worked with Cheryl Sebold, the library gift program coordinator, with the Taeuber family regarding this gift. Sebold was also impressed with the collection.

“I see this as a gift to the faculty and the students and other members of the community who might want to use these,” said Austin.

Often students in the ISU music program have to look at scores and listen to the music for reference. Students also have to pick a piece of music and do research on that specific piece. Faculty will consult scores when deciding what symphony or opera to put on.

“We are very lucky we got them,” Austin said.

Source: ISU Headlines.   Please click here to read the entire article.