We're looking for a Librarian/Archivist

Boise State University seeks applicants for the new faculty position of Librarian/Archivist in Special Collections.

Responsibilities include providing physical and intellectual control of archival and manuscript collections through appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids; reference work; collection care and preservation; digitization and metadata assignment; and maintenance of rare book collections.

Find out more at http://library.boisestate.edu/admin/JobInfo/faculty.htm


EBSCO Databases Now Available

Albertsons Library is pleased to announce the following EBSCO databases are now available on the Library's Online Databases page:
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Atl HealthWatch
  • Business Source Premier
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
  • Computer Source
  • ERIC
  • Fuente Academica
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • MAS Ultra (School Edition)
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • MedicLatina
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Military and Government Collection
  • Newspaper Source
  • NoveList K-8
  • NoveList
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • Teacher Reference Center
  • TOPICsearch
Descriptions for individual EBSCO databases are available at the EBSCO Database Products & content website. ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest Business), ABI/INFORM Dateline (ProQuest Business), ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest Business) and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry (ProQuest Business) will not be renewed when these databases expire at the end of 2007.

With the combined database suite of Gale Thompson and EBSCO, the library now has over 230 research databases at your disposal. Please contact the library if you have questions about this or any other library resources.


Thanksgiving Hours @thelibrary

The library will be open limited hours for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Mon & Tues, November 19 & 20 - 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 21 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thurs & Fri, November 22 & 23 - Closed
Regular hours resume Saturday, November 24. Please refer to the Library's Hours page for additional information.


Meet our new Reference Librarians: Part III

“What does a librarian do, anyway?” I’m frequently asked this question and am always grateful when it happens because, well, I really like to talk about what librarians can do: put you in touch with the information you need.

One thing I do is select resources to include in the Albertsons Library collection. As I’m the new liaison to the College of Education, I select resources that support research and teaching at BSU in the field of Education. Please feel free to send me requests. Highlights of the Education collection include over 80 electronic journals and the Curriculum Resource Center (think children’s books, Idaho state-approved textbooks, and educational media).

But honestly, my favorite part about being a librarian is the chance to meet and serve faculty, students, and staff, whether online or in person. I’m available to meet for individual research consultations to help along a project. I would also appreciate the opportunity to visit with faculty to learn more about individual and departmental research interests and explore how I can begin to support both research and teaching efforts. You can contact me directly at saraseely at boisestate dot edu or 426-1263.

I’ve just arrived from University of Washington where I earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree, focusing my studies on school libraries and the information needs of teachers and children, and simultaneously worked in the university’s Undergraduate Library. Before that I lived in Budapest, Hungary, where I worked in the Open Society Archives and the Hungarian public K-5 schools. BSU has extended a warm welcome, which I greatly appreciate, and I look forward to further developing relationships with faculty, students, and staff.

Sara R. Seely
Reference Librarian


International Connections presents Tales from the Middle Seat: Tips for Novice Travelers

Do you want to travel internationally, but you aren't sure how to plan, pack, or save money on your experience? Is there any way to avoid the middle airplane seat? What’s the fastest way to get through airport security? Find out the answers to these questions. Corrine M. Henke, from the International Programs Office will present her thoughts and experiences gained from traveling the world for business and pleasure. She will give travel tips, ideas to pack better, and blend in with the locals. In addition, she'll distribute travel resources, packing lists, and demonstrate a well-packed bag.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Time: 12:30 - 1:30
Where: Student Union, Lookout Room

Feel free to bring your own lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Albertsons Library and BSU International Programs. For more information, call 426-3652.


Open on Veterans Day

Albertsons Library will be open regular hours for Veterans Day.

CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Albertsons Library is pleased to announce the addition of CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts to the library's Online Databases page.

CSA Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. Coverage is from 1973 to the present.


Homework in Facebook

Hanging out on Facebook instead of doing your homework? Did you know you can do both? Facebook offers a search application for JSTOR, one of Albertsons Library’s all subject full-text journal article databases. Need information resources other than journal articles? Search Facebook Application for “Library” and see what you can find. Lots of libraries have search boxes for their catalogs. To add JSTOR to your page simply search Facebook applications for “JSTOR” and then add the application to your page. One technical detail: you will have to enter http://libproxy.boisestate.edu/login?url= in the "set proxy" box. If you’re on campus it will take you straight to JSTOR results. If you’re off campus it will ask you for your BroncoWeb ID and password. Simple as that. Now you can do homework and throw sheep at people, compare movies, or have any other Facebook fun.


Institute of Physics journals available online

Albertsons Library is pleased to announce that IOPscience is now available on the Library's "Find Articles" page under the "Physics" subject databases menu.

IOPscience is a unique platform for all Institute of Physics-hosted journal content published from 1874 to the present. It contains more than 250,000 articles and it has been designed to provide easy access to scientific, technical and medical content.

New links are available from IOPscience full-text PDFs to related articles within the service. Look out for them on the cover page of all PDF's downloaded from IOPscience. A user guide and an online tour are available at http://iopscience.iop.org .


35 Years of Service

Susan HenggelerAlbertsons Library employee Susan Henggeler was recognized at a Human Resources Luncheon on Oct 30th for her 35 years of service working at the university. As a token of appreciation, Susan was presented with a football signed by the Bronco football team.

Other library employees were also recognized for their anniversaries: Carol Silvers for five years; Robin Burke and Theresa Cotner for ten years; Mario BriseƱo for twenty years and Claudia Scott for twenty-five years.

Congratulations all!