Albertsons Library Digital Collections!

Albertsons Library has a new resource available:

The digital collections feature materials scanned from the library's Special Collections department. Currently, there are 3 collections available online:

Historic Boise State, a growing collection of photographs documenting the history and evolution of the campus, student life, personalities, and events, from the university's founding as Boise Junior College in 1932 to the present day;

Len Jordan Collection, which features 75 photographs of his career as Idaho Governor (1950-1954) and U.S. senator (1962-1972);

Western Writers Series Collection, which contains 23 out-of-print booklets of biography and criticism on the American literary west.

Please visit
http://digital.boisestate.edu to take a look!


International Connections Luncheon: Christina Bruce-Bennion

Join Albertsons Library and International Connections to welcome and hear Christina Bruce-Bennion's talk: The Global becomes Local--Welcoming Refugees to our Community.

Date: February 19th
Location: Student Union Building, Lookout Room.
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Events around the world often seem disconnected from our lives, but those events may cause people from other nations to move to Boise through the refugee resettlement program. This session will present information about refugees in Boise: who they are, why they are here, how they get here, and how their presence impacts our community.

Presenter Christina Bruce-Bennion is the Director of the Agency for New Americans, a refugee resettlement agency in Boise. She has been with the agency for over ten years, and has served as Director for almost 9 years. She has worked with refugees both domestically and overseas in various capacities including case management and women's and youth programs. She holds a Master's degree from Boston University.


Want to tell us what you think?

The Library is conducting a series of tests of the Library website, and we're seeking volunteers to help us find out how to create a website that works better for you.

What is usability testing?
Usability testing is a process of watching people use our website to carry out typical tasks. We are not testing the abilities of the subject, but rather the efficacy of our website.

Why usability testing?
Because the Library website is so complex and information rich, it can be difficult to organize in a way that is intuitive.

What kind of volunteers do you need?
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty use our website very differently. Because of that, we get the best results if we work with all three groups.

How long does it take?
Between 30 minutes and an hour.

What do I get out of it?
Our eternal gratitude. And, hopefully, an improved Library website.

How do I get involved?
Contact Ellie Dworak, Web Services Librarian at 426-1623 with any questions or to set up a time.


Writing Center @thelibrary

On Sunday afternoons the Library becomes your all-in-one project headquarters!

Writing Center is holding walk-in consultations on the first floor of the Library every Sunday, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Reference Desk is open Sundays, as always, until 10pm. Plus you can grab a coffee at Starbucks to jump-start your efforts.

So stop by the library next Sunday, get your caffeine fix, and power up your research papers with solid research
help and Boise State's writing experts, all in the same place!