Archive for March, 2016

Inaugural Latino Symposium Mar.31-Apr.2

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Join The Department of Global Studies and Languages for ISU’s

3/31      Little Wood River Room SUB
12 – 1 PM Film screening: “Prejudice & Pride.” Open discussion
6 – 8 PM Keynote address: Dr. Melanie M. Domenech-Rodríguez

4/1         Little Wood River Room SUB
11 AM – 1 PM Roundtable discussion: “Teaching & Learning about
Culture, Ethnicity, & Race”

4/2         ABS Suites, RENDEZVOUS
2 PM 1st Annual ISU Cesar Chávez Commemoration: Renee Rodriguez
 2:30 PM Guest speaker: Lynn Cameron (UU). Open discussion
 3 PM Latino Student Citizen/Scholar & Cesar Chávez Faculty Awards
 3:50 – 4 PM Zumba finale – audience participation encouraged!

For more information contact Carmen Febles:

Celebrate Shakespeare 400 at ISU April 5

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

In honor of Shakespeare 400, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s life (1564-1616), the Department of English and Philosophy at Idaho State University is sponsoring a public lecture titled:

“Editorial Re-Fashioning, Or What Have We Done to Shakespeare?”

The lecture will be held April 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Rendezvous Complex Suites on the ISU campus, and it will explore the subtle and surprising ways that editors shape how we read and make sense of Shakespeare’s works.

The speaker is Cathy Shrank, professor of English at the University of Sheffield, and an award-winning author of books and articles on 16th- and 17th-century English literature. The talk will draw from her experience editing Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” for the “Norton Shakespeare,” third edition, and from her recent project editing Shakespeare’s sonnets.

The lecture is free and open to all members of the ISU campus community and the public.

For further information, contact Jessica Winston, ISU professor of English,

In addition to the lecture, Shrank will also discuss the early publication history of Shakespeare’s sonnets in the Department of English’s 17th-century literature class at 7 p.m. April 4 in the ISU Liberal Arts Building, Room 152. 

Auditors are welcome and encouraged to obtain reading in advance from Curtis Whitaker, ISU professor of English,

Source: ISU Headlines, March 28, 2016

Creative Process Art Work on Display

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Take a few moments while you’re in the Library and view the mixed media collages produced in Naomi Adams’ Spring 2016 Creative Process course.  As part of the Idaho State University Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project, her students created mixed media collages conceptually driven by watching the movie Bless Me Ultima, that was based on the book by Rudolpho Anaya.  These works are currently on display in the Library 1st floor display case no. 2.

Students explored thematic content in the movie including ideas relating to religion, connection to the land, coming of age, symbolic imagery, personal conflict, and violence.

Artwork was created by:  Shannon Claver, Tim Gomes, Jason Gordon, Chloe Mashburn, Meranda McCullagh, Bart Richardson, Collete Stosich.

The Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Go to the Library page to learn more.

New eBooks 3-28-16

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Find the links to these titles in OneSearch, or in the Library catalog.  Note that access is restricted to one ISU user at a time.

Author:     Zatsiorsky, Vladimir M., 1932-
Title:     Biomechanics of skeletal muscles / Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, Boris I. Prilutsky.
Publisher:     Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2012]
Description:     1 online resource (xvi, 520 pages) : illustrations.

Title:     Pediatric psychosocial oncology : textbook for multidisciplinary care / Anna N. Abrams, Anna C. Muriel, Lori Wiener, editors.
Publisher:     Cham ; New York : Springer International Publishing, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource (xix, 409 pages)

Title:     Personalized oral health care : from concept design to clinical practice / Peter J. Polverini, editor.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (xiii, 158 pages) : illustrations

Author:     Watkins, Cynthia J.
Title:     Pharmacology clear & simple [electronic resource] : a guide to drug classifications and dosage calculations / Cynthia J. Watkins.
Edition:     2nd ed.
Publisher:     Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, 2013.
Description:     1 online resource : illustrations (some color)

Title:     Positive psychology in racial and ethnic groups : theory, research, and practice / edited by Edward C. Chang, University of Michigan, Christina A. Downey, Indiana University Kokomo, Jameson K. Hirsch, East Tennessee State University, Natalie J. Lin, Kaiser Permanente.
Edition:     First edition.
Publisher:     Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016.
Description:     1 online resource (xiii, 339 pages)
Other Title:     Positive psychology in racial and ethnic minority groups

Title:     A practical guide to forensic nursing : incorporating forensic principles into nursing practice / [edited by] Angela Amar, L. Kathleen Sekula.
Publisher:     Indianapolis, IN : Sigma Theta Tau International, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource.

Congratulations Jeff!

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Oboler Library’s Jeff Davies is the First Place Winner in the 8th Annual Idaho Falls National Juried Exhibition.  Jeff’s exquisitely detailed “Faberge’s Nightmare” was selected from hundreds of entries across the country by John McMahon, Director of Artist Services at the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

The Idaho Falls National Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition organized by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.   Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States are invited to submit.

This year’s winners were announced at the opening reception, Thursday, March 17:

  • First place: $750 – Faberge’s Nightmare by Jeff Davies
  • Second place: $500 – Olympus by Ryan Buffington
  • Third place: $250 – Oscillator in Hickory Run State Park by Pato Hebert
  • Honorable Mention(s) – Vista by Hadley Rampton, Net Study 2 by Lily Martina Lee, and My Trip to the Mountains by George Parker
  • People’s Choice – will be announced in June

You may view the art exhibition March 17 – June 12, 2016 at the Willard Arts Center, 450 A Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

For a virtual tour of the exhibition that includes a photo gallery of the selected artworks, visit

New eBooks 3-23-16

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Find the links to these titles in OneSearch, or the Library catalog. 

Access is restricted to one ISU user at a time.

Title:     ABC of prehospital emergency medicine [electronic resource] / edited by Tim Nutbeam, Matthew Boylan.
Publisher:     Chichester, England : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2013.
Description:     1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages) : color illustrations, photographs.

Title:     American health : demographics and spending of health care consumers / by the editors of New Strategist Publications.
Edition:     3rd ed.
Publisher:     Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist, 2010.
Description:     1 online resource (xvii, 462 pages) : illustrations

Author:     Hays, Danica G.,
Title:     Assessment in counseling : a guide to the use of psychological assessment procedures / Danica G. Hays.
Publisher:     Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Description:     1 online resource.

Title:     Autism spectrum disorder in mid and later life [electronic resource].
Publisher:     Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016.
Description:     1 online resource

Title:     Basic skills in interpreting laboratory data [electronic resource] / [edited by] Mary Lee.
Edition:     5th ed.
Publisher:     Bethesda, MD : American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, ©2013.
Description:     1 online resource (xxvii, 636 pages : illustrations)

Author:     Szopinski, Jan Zbigniew,
Title:     The biological action of physical medicine : controlling the human body’s information system / by Jan Zbigniew Szopinski.
Publisher:     Oxford, UK : Elsevier/AP, 2014.
Description:     1 online resource (ix, 234 pages :) : illustrations (some colour)

Author:     Basten, Graham.
Title:     Blood results in clinical practice [electronic resource] / Graham Basten.
Publisher:     Keswick : M and K Update, 2013.
Description:     1 online resource (92 pages)

Author:     American Medical Association. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
Title:     Code of medical ethics of the American Medical Association : current opinions with annotations / Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs ; annotations prepared by the Southern Illinois University Schools of Medicine and Law.
Edition:     2014-2015 edition.
Publisher:     Chicago : American Medical Association, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     Kumbrink, Birgit.
Title:     K-taping in pediatrics : basics – techniques – indications / Birgit Kumbrink.
Publisher:     Berlin : Springer, [2016].
Description:     1 online resource (viii, 148 pages) : 300 color illustrations.

Title:     Dietary supplements in health promotion / edited by Taylor C. Wallace, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA.
Publisher:     Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xii, 393 pages) : illustrations

Title:     Metrics : what counts in global health / Vincanne Adams, editor.
Publisher:     Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Description:     1 online resource (258 pages)

Title:     New directions in the ethics of assisted suicide and euthanasia / Michael Cholbi, Jukka Varelius, editors.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (ix, 252 pages).

Title:     Nutrition and the female athlete : from research to practice / edited by Katherine A. Beals.
Publisher:     Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2013]
Description:     1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages) : illustrations

Title:     Nutrition for elite athletes / edited by Eric S. Rawson, Stella Lucia Volpe.
Publisher:     Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource : illustrations

Title:     Nutrition for the critically ill patient : a guide to practice / edited by Gail A. Cresci.
Edition:     Second edition.
Publisher:     Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (xviii, 687 pages) : illustrations

Title:     Occupational therapy in psychiatry and mental health / edited by Rosemary Crouch and Vivyan Alers.
Edition:     Fifth edition.
Publisher:     Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell/ John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2014.
Description:     1 online resource (xiii, 495 pages) : illustrations

Author:     Vanderpool, Harold Y.,
Title:     Palliative care : the 400-year quest for a good death / Harold Y. Vanderpool.
Publisher:     Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (x, 269 pages)

Author:     Mayzell, George,
Title:     Population Health : an implementation guide to improve outcomes and lower costs / George Mayzell.
Publisher:     Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2016.
Description:     1 online resource : ill.

Title:     Psychological testing of Hispanics : clinical, cultural, and intellectual issues / edited by Kurt F. Geisinger, Buros Center for Testing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Edition:     Second edition.
Publisher:     Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xvii, 336 pages)

Author:     Granquist, Megan.
Title:     Psychosocial strategies for athletic training [electronic resource] / Megan Granquist [and others].
Publisher:     Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, 2014.
Description:     1 online resource (xv, 318 pages)

Title:     Radiology fundamentals : introduction to imaging & technology / Harjit Singh, Janet A. Neutze, Jonathan R. Enterline, editors.
Edition:     Fifth edition.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, [2014]
Description:     1 online resource : illustrations

Author:     Jeffery, Alvin D., 1986-
Title:     Staff educator’s guide to professional development : assessing and enhancing nurse competency / Alvin D. Jeffery, Anne Longo, Angela Nienaber.
Publisher:     Indianapolis, IN : Sigma Theta Tau International, [2016]
Description:     1 online resource

Title:     Ultrasonography in the ICU : practical applications / Paula Ferrada, editor.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource : illustrations

Library Spring Break Hours

Friday, March 18th, 2016


Spring Break

Sat & Sun  March 19 & 20 CLOSED
Mon – Fri  March 21 – 25 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sat  March 26 CLOSED

Movie Night at the Library March 17

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Movie Night Details

  • Event: Bless Me, Ultima Movie
  • Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
  • Day: Thursday, March 17
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • After the movie Carmen Febles, U.S. Latino culture and language scholar and Lecturer in Spanish at ISU will provide contextual information and facilitate discussion of the movie/novel.
  • Free popcorn for attendees

Other grant related events include:

  • Inaugural ISU Latino Symposium (March 31, April 1, & April 2)
  • La Voz Latina (April 3)

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 students will be joining Dr. Febles to discuss their research and teaching as it relates to the Latino community specifically, or other activities on campus.

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).

New eBooks 3-15-16

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Find the links to these titles in OneSearch, or the Library catalog.  Access is restricted to one ISU user at a time.

Author:     Darmaillacq, Anne-Sophie.
Title:     Cephalopod cognition.
Publisher:     Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Description:     1 online resource (284 pages)

Author:     Apesoa-Varano, Ester Carolina, 1975-
Title:     Conflicted health care : professionalism and caring in an urban hospital / Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano and Charles S. Varano.
Publisher:     Nashville, Tennessee : Vanderbilt University Press, [2014]
Description:     1 online resource (xi, 195 pages)

Author:     Nustad, Knut G., 1968-
Title:     Creating Africas : struggles over nature, conservation and land / Knut G. Nustad.
Publisher:     London : Hurst & Co., 2015.
New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S., Canada and Latin America by Oxford University Press.
Description:     1 online resource (xii, 192 pages) : ill., map.

Title:     Emergency ethics : public health preparedness and response / edited by Bruce Jennings, Center for Humans and Nature & Yale University, John D. Arras, University of Virginia, Drue H. Barrett, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Barbara A. Ellis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.
Publisher:     New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Description:     1 online resource.

Author:     McKinnis, Lynn N., 1959-
Title:     Fundamentals of musculoskeletal imaging / Lynn N. McKinnis.
Edition:     Fourth edition.
Publisher:     Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, [2014]
Description:     1 online resource (xxxiv, 696 pages).

Author:     Coico, Richard,
Title:     Immunology : a short course / Richard Coico, Geoffrey Sunshine.
Edition:     Seventh edition.
Publisher:     Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015.
Description:     1 online resource (xxiii, 406 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)

Title:     Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America / Regan A.R. Gurung, editor ; foreword by Michael Winkelman.
Publisher:     Santa Barbara Calif. : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2014]
Description:     1 online resource (2 volumes: 700 pages) : illustrations

Author:     Cullis, Pieter.
Title:     The personalized medicine revolution : how diagnosing and treating disease are about to change forever / Pieter Cullis.
Publisher:     Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, c2015.
Description:     1 online resource (161 p.)

Author:     Bevan, Thomas E.,
Title:     The psychobiology of transsexualism and transgenderism : a new view based on scientific evidence / Thomas E. Bevan.
Publisher:     Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
Description:     1 online resource (xix, 257 pages) : illustrations

Author:     Campbell, Michael O’Neal, 1965-
Title:     Vultures : their evolution, ecology, and conservation / Michael O’Neal Campbell.
Publisher:     Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2015.
Description:     1 online resource

Author:     Busse, Brittany,
Title:     Wound management in urgent care / Brittany Busse.
Publisher:     Cham : Springer, 2016.
Description:     1 online resource (ix, 88 pages) : illustrations (some color)

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Internet Review

Created in 2004 as a hobby site by Joshua Tauberer, at the time a graduate student in Linguistics, GovTrack has grown into an extensive source of information intended to make the U.S. Congress more transparent and to encourage civic engagement. Apart from its blog, social media, and Medium pages, the site is fully automated, pulling content from government websites such as Tauberer’s initial inspiration for the site stemmed from his discontent with what he perceived as the limited functionality of Library of Congress’ Thomas. GovTrack is supported by advertising and is nonpartisan.

The main sections of the site are “Members of Congress,” “Bills and Resolutions,” “Voting Records,” and “Committees.” On the “Members of Congress” page, users can look up their representatives, view maps of congressional districts, and search former members of Congress. Each representative’s page includes links to websites such as VoteSmart, C-SPAN, and their Twitter page. There is also an ideology score comparing them to other members of Congress, links to the committees they serve on, bills they have sponsored, and their voting record. Each representative’s material is neatly summarized in a yearly report card that is arguably the most valuable feature the site offers.

“Bills and Resolutions” allows users to browse for bills by subject, status, or date, or search for them by keyword. The browsable subjects include hundreds of detailed subcategories, making it easy to find bills on topics of interest.”

“Voting Records” and “Committees” allow users to get at the same information in different ways, such as votes by date, or a list of all Congressional committees.

By creating an account and logging into the site, users can track members of Congress, bills, and committees, receiving updates via email, RSS feed, Facebook, Google, or Twitter. This enables a high degree of customization, according to individual interests. Finally, for those who wish to create their own sites, all of the code on GovTrack is open source, and all of the information is freely accessible and downloadable.

Overall, this is a very helpful and user-friendly source of information on Congress that should be of interest to all engaged citizens regardless of political affiliation. While it is true that nearly everything here can be accessed directly from government sites, GovTrack consolidates and arranges the data in one place, conveniently saving the time of the user.

From: C&RL News – March 2016 / Brian T. Sullivan  Alfred University