Archive for January, 2016

Reserve Your Study Room Online

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The Library has added an online study room reservation system!

If you need a study room simply go to the ISU Library web page and click on the Reserve Study Rooms button on the right side of the page.  Follow the steps included and you can reserve your favorite study space for today, tomorrow or any time in the next week!

Reference eBooks

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Looking for a quick fact, some background information, dictionary definition, or statistics, but can’t come to the library and use our extensive print Reference Collection?  Not a problem!  Some of that same information is available electronically, and no we’re not talking about Wikipedia!  We’re referring to our growing collection of electronic reference books.  These scholarly, credible, reliable sources will help you begin your research and support your arguments.

Go to the Library Catalog; set the Quick Limit to eBook (no US Documents) and run a Keyword Boolean search using your topic word and (encyclop? OR dictionar?)  Note: the question mark is a truncation symbol and will bring up all forms of the word you attach it to: encyclopedia, encyclopedias, encyclopedic, dictionary, dictionaries. 

Find our newest Reference eBook:  Chech? and (encyclop? or diction?)

Author: Askerov, Ali, 1970-
Title: Historical dictionary of the Chechen conflict / Ali Askerov.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Description: 1 online resource.

Questions?  Call the Reference Desk at 282-3152, send an email to Ask a Librarian, or stop by to see  us!

Research On!

Afternoon Film 4 to 5 pm at the Library Jan.28

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

 

Part 1 of the Latino American Series

Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880) 

Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
Day: Thursday, January 28
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free popcorn for attendees

About Part 1

One hundred years after Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish Conquistadors and Priests, push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism. With the arrival of the British in North America, the two colonial systems produce contrasting societies that come in conflict as Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S into the Mexican territories of the South West.Apolinaria Lorenzana provides a window to the Spanish Mission System while Mariano Vallejo personifies the era of the Californio rancheros an elite class who thrive after Mexico gains its independence from Spain. Juan Segumn, a third generation Tejano or Texan, is caught between two worlds; his commitment to an Independent Texas and his identity as a Mexican. Through the Mexican American War, the U.S. takes a full half of Mexico’s territory by 1848. Over seventy thousand Mexicans are caught in a strange land and many become American citizens.

As the Gold Rush floods California with settlers, complex and vital communities are overwhelmed. The elites, including Mariano Vallejo and Apolinaria Lorenzana lose their land. Mexicans and Mexican Americans are treated as second-class citizens, facing discrimination and racial violence. Resistance to this injustice appears in New Mexico as Las Gorras Blancas (The White Caps), burn Anglo ranches and cut through barbed wire to prevent Anglo encroachment. At the same time, New Mexicans manage to transform themselves through education, managing to preserve Hispano culture in New Mexico and their standing in the midst of an era of conquest and dispossession. — http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/episode-guide/


Upcoming grant-related eventsin the Library include showings of the six part PBS Series: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and more from the book club. Events are from 4:00 – 5:00 unless otherwise noted.

February
4 – “Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)” Part 2 of the Latino Americans series
11 – “War and Peace (1942-1954)” Part 3 of the Latino Americans series
18 – “The New Latinos (1946-1965)” Part 4 of the Latino Americans series
25 – “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” Part 5 of the Latino Americans series
March
3 – “Peril and Promise (1980-2000)” Part 6 of the Latino Americans series
10 – Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima discussion
17 – Book Club: Bless Me. Ultima movie & discussion (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Other grant related events include:

  • Latino Americans: Expressions of Latinidad

    Location: Transitions Gallery in the Pond Student Union
    January 19 – February 14
    Guided viewings of the exhibit are open to everyone from 2:00 – 3:00 on Wednesdays until the exhibit ends

  • ISU Latino Symposium: 500 Years of Latino History

    March 31, & April 1
    More details to be added soon

  • La Voz Latina

    Dr. Carmen Febles is appearing on La Voz Latina on the first Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a “What’s Going on at ISU” segment. In addition ISU faculty and/or studentswill be joining Dr. Febles to discuss their research and teaching as it relates to the Latino community specifically, or other activities on campus.

For more information check out the webpage at: http://isu.libguides.com/latinoamericans

New eBooks

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Find these titles in the Library Catalog!

Author:

Pretty, Jules N.

Title:

The edge of extinction : travels with enduring people in vanishing lands / Jules Pretty.

Publisher:

Ithaca ; London : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2014.
©2014.

Description:

1 online resource : illustrations.

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Author:

Palka, Joel W., 1962-

Title:

Maya pilgrimage to ritual landscapes : insights from archaeology, history, and ethnography / Joel W. Palka.

Publisher:

Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages) : illustrations, maps.

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Title:

Cosmology, calendars, and horizon-based astronomy in ancient Mesoamerica [electronic resource] / edited by Anne S. Dowd, Susan Milbrath.

Publisher:

Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2015.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Author:

Nyangweso, Mary,

Title:

Female genital cutting in industrialized countries : mutilation or cultural tradition? / Mary Nyangweso.

Publisher:

Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2014]

Description:

1 online resource.

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Title:

Materialities of ritual in the Black Atlantic / edited by Akinwumi Ogundiran and Paula Saunders.

Publisher:

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource (page cm).

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Author:

Glick, Bernard R.

Title:

Beneficial plant-bacterial interactions / Bernard R. Glick.

Publisher:

Cham : Springer, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource : illustrations (some color).

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Author:

Bettinger, Robert L.

Title:

Orderly anarchy : sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California / Robert L. Bettinger.

Publisher:

Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Title:

Ottawa stories from the Springs [electronic resource] : anishinaabe dibaadjimowinan wodi gaa binjibaamigak wodi mookodjiwong e zhinikaadek / translated and edited by Howard Webkamigad.

Publisher:

East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Title:

Diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension / James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz, editors.

Publisher:

New York : Humana Press, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource : illustrations (some color).

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Title:

Wearing culture : dress and regalia in early Mesoamerica and Central America / edited by Heather Orr and Matthew Looper.

Publisher:

Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2013.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Author:

Taylor, R. E. (Royal Ervin), 1938-

Title:

Radiocarbon dating : an archaeological perspective / R.E. Taylor and Ofer Bar-Yosef ; foreword by Colin Renfrew.

Edition:

Second edition.

Publisher:

Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2014]
©2014.

Description:

1 online resource (405 pages) : illustrations.

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Author:

Moore, Jerry D.

Title:

A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent / Jerry D. Moore.

Publisher:

Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Author:

Seymour, Susan C. (Susan Christine), 1940-

Title:

Cora Du Bois : anthropologist, diplomat, agent / Susan C. Seymour.

Publisher:

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource (xxv, 423 pages).

Professor Homan Paper Accepted

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Library Associate Professor Phil Homan, who is also a Ph.D. student in English and the Teaching of English, has had a paper “Lady in the Stockyards: The Life and Career of Midy Morgan, Livestock Reporter, Agricultural Editor—and First Woman in the Newsroom—at the New York Times” accepted for the Agricultural History Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting at City College in New York City and in Briarcliff Manor, New York, on June 23-25.

Through the theme “Town and Country,” the conference will explore the relationship between urban and rural spaces—particularly in the Big Apple. Homan’s paper will study Morgan as perhaps New York City’s best female embodiment of “Town and Country.”

Congratulations Phil!

Knowledge Management in Libraries and Organizations

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Library Faculty Sandra Shropshire, Jenny Semenza and Regina Koury’s paper was published in Knowledge Management in Libraries and Organizations: Theory, Techniques and Case Studies by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

This book gathers the wisdom of knowledge managers and researchers from Library of Congress, Association of College and Research Libraries, Harvard Business School, NATO Defense College and others in the context of the library. The management of knowledge created in an organization not only enables reuse of knowledge, but also adds value to the organization itself.

Their chapter is titled: Change in Turbulent Times and Building the Way for Future SuccessThis is from the abstract:

People resist change.  Lack of control over a situation, a fear of the unknown, an upset in status quo, no interest in keeping up with changing technology, or institutional restructuring – these are just some of the reasons why.  Our mid-sized academic library has been undergoing myriad changes over the past several years.  One result of these changes was that 7 out of 37 library positions have been opened, filled or eliminated, which has shifted the way that the Library looks at leadership development, managing change, and knowledge transfer.

IFLA was established in 1927 and has now over 1500 members in approximately 150 countries around the world. It is the leading international body promoting high standards of provision and delivery of library and information services and encouraging widespread understanding of the value of good library and information services.

Congratulations Sandra, Jenny and Regina!

Book Club Pre-Read of Bless Me, Ultima

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Day: Thursday January 21
Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us for the kick-off event of the University’s Bless Me, Ultima book club. Carmen Febles, U.S. Latino culture and language scholar and Lecturer in Spanish at ISU will host the event, providing contextual information to enrich your reading of the novel.

Bless Me, Ultima is the most read Chicano novel of all time as of 2012. It has won the Premio Quinto Sol national Chicano literary award and is among the top 10 most frequently challenged/banned books of 2013 and 2008.*

At Thursday’s event, the first 20 attendees will receive a free copy of the book! The library has placed one English copy and one Spanish copy on Reserve, as well.

Bless Me, Ultima portrays the conflicts which result from the changes wrought by forces outside one’s culture. Ultima, a curandera or healer, living with the boy Antonio Marez and his family, introduces Antonio to mysteries of faith and nature. … this novel easily fits into such units as those on faith, multicultural literature, future shock, man against man, the search for identity, and the generation gap.” – Rodrigues, Raymond J. “Review of Bless Me, Ultima.” English Journal 65.1 (Jan. 1976): 63-64. Rpt. in Children’s Literature Review. Ed. Tom Burns. Vol. 129. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.

Check out the full review and other works to support your reading at the ISU Library’s Literature Resource Center

Upcoming grant-related events in the Library include the showings of the six part PBS Series: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and more from the book club.

January
28 – “Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)” Part 1 of the Latino Americans series
February
4 – “Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)” Part 2 of the Latino Americans series
11 – “War and Peace (1942-1954)” Part 3 of the Latino Americans series
18 – “The New Latinos (1946-1965)” Part 4 of the Latino Americans series
25 – “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” Part 5 of the Latino Americans series
March
3 – “Peril and Promise (1980-2000)” Part 6 of the Latino Americans series
10 – Book Club: Bless. Me Ultima discussion
17 – Book Club: Bless, Me Ultima movie & discussion (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

ISU’s Department of Global Studies and Languages, in partnership with the Eli M. Oboler Library, was selected to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The grant is centered on the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,”created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. This award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.

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*The Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged books list is compiled with expert analysis by the Office for Intellectual Freedom staff. “Challenges” are documented requests to remove materials from schools or libraries.

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

Artist Reception January 20 for Linda Groom

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Oboler Library will host a reception for photographer Linda Groom and her work on Wednesday, January 20, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Library’s exhibit area on the first floor.

This event is free and open to the public. Meet the artist, visit with others who appreciate art, enjoy some light refreshment, while viewing the varied and beautiful images that Ms. Groom has created.

Linda Groom’s stunning photographs reflect her worldwide travels, from Idaho to Burma and beyond. An Idaho native, she graduated from the University of Idaho, taught junior high, owned a yarn store, and spent nearly 20 years as a real estate associate broker. She is on the Boards of Directors for the Idaho State Civic Symphony and the Pocatello Art Center, and is a member of Pocatello Rotary. Linda found her true passion behind the lens; beauty, she writes, can be found everywhere. This exhibit includes images of the ancient temples in Palmyra, Syria taken by Ms. Groom just a few years before the UNESCO World Heritage site was destroyed by ISIS bombers this Fall.

The art exhibit may be viewed at any time the library is open, through February 29, 2016; see the library’s webpage at www.isu.edu/library for the library’s hours. For more information about art exhibits in the library, please contact Kristi Austin: austkris@isu.edu (208) 282-4073; to purchase art, contact the artist by email at lgroom@aol.com, phone her at 208-251-4111, and visit her website at http://lindagroomphotography.com/

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

Library Blood Drive Wednesday,January 20

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Giving blood doesn’t require much time. 

About an hour should do it.

You can help save up to 3 lives in about an hour.

The need is ongoing but the supply is not!

Please give blood today!

Idaho State University Library

850 S 9th Street – Student Lounge

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

10:00 am – 3:15 pm

To schedule your appointment or for more information, contact: Circulation Desk at (208) 282-3248.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Friday, January 8th, 2016

ISU’s Department of Global Studies and Languages, in partnership with the Eli M. Oboler Library, was selected to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

Upcoming grant-related events in the Library include the showings of the six part PBS Series: Latino Americans and the book club featuring Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, culminating in the showing of the movie based on the book. 

Jan.21 Bless Me Ultima pre-read (book club / discussion)
Jan. 28 Latino Americans film showing, Pt 1: “Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)”
Feb.4 Latino Americans film showing, Pt 2: “Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)”
Feb.11 Latino Americans film showing, Pt 3: “War and Peace (1942-1954)”
Feb.18 Latino Americans film showing, Pt 4: “The New Latinos (1946-1965)”
Feb.25 Latino Americans film showing, Pt 5: “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)”
Mar.3 Latino Americans film showing, Pt 6: “Peril and Promise (1980-2000)”
Mar.10 Bless Me Ultima book discussion
Mar.17 Bless Me Ultima movie & discussion (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge (1st floor)

Start Time: 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted