Who is KP2?

Albertsons Library will be hosting the Campus Read Kick-Off event on April 22nd from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. We will display this year’s book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, and announce next year’s Campus Read selection.
Join us on the 1st floor of the Library, across from the Circulation Desk. We will have cake, past Campus Read books to check out, and a presentation of the new book. Come find out about KP2 and get a jump start on the campus wide common reading experience for 2014-2015.

Mary Aagard,
Access Services


Mexico Week: Resources and Events

     To promote and expand the community’s awakening to all things Mexican, Boise State University, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Boise, presents Mexico Week April 7-12.
     Mexico Week offers a weeklong examination of our neighbor to the south that will bring to light the complexity and richness of Mexico’s history, geography, politics, economics, businesses, foreign policies, arts and culture.
     The library's collections will certainly satiate any lingering curiosities after attending any of these events. Additionally, the library holds copies of books being discussed. 

Books Being Discussed


Selected Events 

  • “From Acá to Allá and Back: Leaving, Loving, and Legislating Across America’s Southern Border, 6 p.m. Student Union Farnsworth Room Presented by Nathaniel Hoffman, co-author of “Amor & Exile: True Stories of Love Across America’s borders.” Hoffman shows the plight of Americans in exile in Mexico due to harsh immigration laws and re-emphasizes the social roots of migration and the bipartisan potential of recasting the immigration “debate” in a family-values context.
  • “Orgasmic, Semiotic Cataclysms of Eyegiene & Mextasy: Digressions of Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, & Cultural Studies in the Televisual, Techno-Ontological Age of the Smartphone.” 7 p.m. Student Union Farnsworth Room Presented by William Nericcio, professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. Nericcio will analyze the various ways in which Mexicans are perceived and presented by the media in the U.S.
  • A link to all of the events is here: http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2014/03/20/boise-state-mexican-consulate-present-mexico-week/ 


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Amy Vecchione


Check Out the Special Collections and Archives Exhibits

The next time you pass through the library be sure to take a look at our exhibits on the 2nd floor celebrating the lives of two fascinating Idaho leaders: Pete Cenarrusa and Bethine Church.


Learn about Pete and Bethine’s life and accomplishments through their letters, photographs, books, memorabilia, and other rare materials from their archival collections.

Bethine Church, widow of Idaho Senator Frank Church, was born into a politically active family and remained a prominent figure in Idaho politics throughout her life. In partnership with her husband, she earned the nickname of “Idaho’s third senator.”

Pete Cenarrusa's fifty-two years of service as legislator and Secretary of State makes him one of the longest-serving public officials in the United States. Throughout his life Pete Cenarrusa was dedicated to promoting the Basque cause and helping Basque communities and immigrants.

Bethine and Pete both passed away in 2013. Their collections are available for research here in the library.

For more information just stop by and see us or go to: http://library.boisestate.edu/special/

Gwyn Hervochon,


Get Money Smart!

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Participate in two financial literacy workshops, Dollar Decisions and Identity Theft, at Albertsons Library, April 9 and 10.  Boise State students, faculty, and staff, and community members are invited to attend!

Workshop information, registration, and numerous money planning resources are available on the Library's Money and Financial Literacy research guide

Albertsons Library is a Money Smart Week (April 5-12) partner, a financial literacy initiative of the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The goal of Money Smart Week is to help people manage their personal finances more successfully.  

Tell your friends, colleagues, and students!

Questions or comments?  Contact Margie Ruppel, Associate Professor & Librarian, (208) 426-1323, margieruppel@boisestate.edu.


Library hours during Spring Break

The Albertsons Library will be open limited hours during Spring Break holiday:
  • Sunday, March 23: CLOSED
  • Monday, March 24 through Thursday, March 27: 8:00 am to 6 pm
  • Friday, March 28: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 29: CLOSED
Regular semester hours resume Sunday, March 30 when we will open at 10:00 am. Library hours are posted at http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php

If the sun doesn't shine that week you can always stream movies, download an eBook, or get caught up on your research via the library's growing list of databases. Enjoy the break!


ProQuest Statistical Insight

Need Statistics? Try the revamped ProQuest Statistical Insight. Whether you are in need of federal, state, business or international statistics, ProQuest Statistical Insight may have what you need.  With its robust search engine, you can easily find statistics on topics such as consumer electronics, market data, housing, identify theft, and more. 

You can access ProQuest Statistical Insight from the Library’s databases list. Additional federal government statistics can be found in the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Elaine Watson & Memo Cordova,
Reference Librarians