Albertsons Library Celebrates University Authors

Albertsons Library is proud to host the second annual Faculty and University Author Recognition reception to honor Boise State University scholarship.

The university community is invited to a reception on Wednesday, February 7, 2006 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the McCain room, second floor of Albertsons Library. A display featuring the books, articles, chapters, and creative works published by
Boise State University authors is available for viewing on the first floor of the Library through mid-February.

The bibliography and author list are available online at:
http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/ . Please join us to celebrate and recognize the scholarship and accomplishments of Boise State University faculty and staff.


Thinking Green @thelibrary

Your Library has thousands of titles relating to global warming, green development, and other environmental issues.

To get a sampling of recent titles from various disciplines and perspectives all you have to do is click here!


Tax Forms

It's tax time again. You can access all state and federal tax forms online:

Idaho tax forms from the Idaho State Tax Commission

Federal tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service

State tax forms from the Federation of Tax Administrators


Fiesta Bowl Memorabilia

Fiesta Bowl memorabilia--newspapers, posters, sweatshirts, beads, tickets, etc. etc.--are now on display in the Special Collections windows on the second floor. They'll be up there till the end of January. Come take a look!

Alan Virta, Head of Special Collections


International Connections Luncheon

Event: International Connections Luncheon Seminar Series
Date: January 18, 2007
Location: SUB Lookout Room
Time: 12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m.

Details: Cindy Salo, U.S. Geological Survey Research Ecologist, will present "Nurturing the Mother Continent: Natural Resources in Senegal." Dr. Salo brings to the discussion her experience as a Peace Corp volunteer in Senegal from 1989 to 1991 and as a Fulbright Fellow in 2002 in Senegal to document the spread of mesquite trees introduced from Central America.

The open monthly seminars are jointly sponsored by Albertsons Library and International Programs at Boise State University. Light refreshments will be available; those attending are welcome to bring their lunch.

Details available at http://library.boisestate.edu/connections


The Library Wants You

The Boise State University Libraries seek an innovative and dynamic librarian for the position of Head of Public Services. This senior administrative position is responsible for public services areas within the Library, including Reference, Instructional Services, Circulation, Maps, Government Information, and the Curriculum Resource Center.

The successful candidate will provide leadership for the development, implementation, promotion and assessment of evolving library services. As a member of the Library Administrative Council, this position plays a crucial role in library-wide planning, budgeting, and policy setting. Participates in University governance and service and engages in ongoing professional development.



New Databases @thelibrary

The library has added the following resources to its growing list of research databases:


The premier online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public, including:

Current issues for 15 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications through the end of 2006, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

The Deluxe BVUpdate
A database of all issues and articles (including expanded and bonus articles) of the Business Valuation Update newsletter since its inception in October 1995, plus all issues and articles of Judges & Lawyers Business Valuation Update newsletter published from January 1999 through December 2001. The database is fully searchable by author, or individual newsletter section. The legal and court case updates are also searchable by state or jurisdiction, type of case, judge, citation, and date of decision.

Essay and General Literature, A change of interface from OVID to Wilson Web.

Offers precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections-a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 1,400,000 MARC records and more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources.

Also available are hotlinks for more than 470,000 awards, prizes, best book list and reading list entries. This information is updated and augmented on a regular basis. The database also provides access to over 43,000 book jacket images as well as information provided by various Reading Measurement Programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, Lexile and Reading Counts.

Another useful feature is the more than 160,000 links to web pages featuring individual authors or illustrators. You will be able to search for an author or illustrator and qualify your search to only retrieve those that have web pages.

Peggy Cooper, Coordinator of Collection Development


Congratulations Broncos!

The Albertsons Library and its employees would like to congratulate the Boise State Broncos football team on its outstanding effort and victory in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and a perfect season. Read more about it here and here.