Family Weekend Library Events Lineup

Parent & Family Weekend at Boise State is this weekend, and Albertsons Library has planned a great lineup of events for parents and children alike. Here's the quick rundown! Or you can view the full schedule of events across campus.


Boise State Open House in the Library

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, McCain Room, 2nd floor

Speak with Deans, faculty and staff of several departments and colleges around campus.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs

  • Dean of Libraries, Marilyn Moody


Albertsons Library Booth

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 1st floor

Drop by the Albertsons Library Booth just inside the Library to get information about the library and its resources, as well as free stuff and goodies!

Special Collections Exhibits

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Special Collections & McCain Room, 2nd floor

Stop by the library anytime to view an exhibit on the Sunshine Mine disaster of 1972, focus of the university’s first-year read book, The Deep Dark, and a selection of photos from the 1910s and 1920s by explorer and outdoors photographer Robert Limbert.

Albertsons Library Tours: Behind the Scenes

10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm, 1st floor

Drop in for a behind-the-scenes tour of the library's resources and services. Participants will see our librarian services for students and faculty, our learning spaces and equipment, take a quick peek at our most rare and valuable special collections, and get an overview of some of the many specialized research databases available for student and faculty research.

Children’s Story-time at Albertsons Library

11:00 am - 12:00 noon, Curriculum Resource Center, 2nd floor

Come enjoy a story-time at Albertsons Library! Adults will be introduced to the materials available in the Curriculum Resource Center. Kids will delight in stories, music, movement and a bookmaking activity. Children ages 0 to 10 are welcome. Be sure to bring your family!

Information Obstacle Course

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm, Albertsons Library Booth, 1st floor

Complete the course and win a prize! 11-18 year olds will get a map and list of obstacles, and will use the library’s print and online resources to complete the course. Help will be available. The Obstacle Course will take between 15-45 minutes to complete.

Treasures from the Library Archives & Special Collections

1:00 pm, Special Collections, 2nd floor

Ever seen a five-hundred-year-old book? This is your chance to view and learn about rare books from the 15th to 19th centuries, while enjoying a short talk by our Head of Special Collections. We’ll also unlock the Senator Frank Church Room, which is home to historical memorabilia from Church's senatorial career and presidential campaign.

Learn the Lingo: Students and Social Networking

2:00 pm, Room L203, 2nd floor

Join us in the library's electronic classroom for a tour of the social networking websites where our students spend their time, including Facebook, Flickr, and MySpace. You'll also get the chance to learn about ways that the library is taking advantage of these venues to provide better services to our students.

1 comment:

NPL Staff said...

Great ideas! Will you share your Obstacle Course ideas? kg