Want to get better grades? We can help!

Take University 106: Library Research (1 credit) and learn to find the information you need to succeed in course papers and projects. UNIV 106 will get you on the path to becoming an information ninja, able to slice through the web and maneuver the library’s rich information landscape to conquer projects.

All courses are one-credit pass/fail and are taught by librarians. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor directly.

PoWeR Up!

ENGLISH 102 & UNIVERSITY 106 are teaming up to help you get a jump-start on your research skills.

Are you ready to take English 102 in the spring and looking for an enriched experience? Consider participating in PoWeR (Project Writing and Research)!

What is PoWeR? It's what happens when writing instructors and librarians work together so that students benefit. In PoWeR, you will take both a specified section of English 102 *and* a one-credit (pass/fail) section of University 106: Library Research. All of the students enrolled in a designated section of English 102 will also be enrolled in an online section of UNIV 106, creating a hybrid learning community of researchers and writers.

Within this combined four-credit experience, you'll get a lot of support for both your writing and research through integrated assignments. The content of both courses is coordinated so that University 106 activities work towards the completion of English 102 writing projects. Now that’s PoWeR!

For a list of all fall 2009 University 106 offerings, including the PoWeR sections linked with English 102, please visit

Got questions? Contact Sara Seely at saraseely@boisestate.edu or 426-1263.


Spring Break Library Hours

Albertsons Library will be open limited hours during Spring Break beginning March 22 through March 28:

Sat, 3/21: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sun, 3/22: CLOSED
Mon - Thurs, 3/23-26: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fri, 3/27: 8:00 AM to 5 PM
Sat, 3/28: CLOSED

We will resume regular hours Sunday, March 29 when we open at 10 AM. Check out our nifty new calendar for more library hours.

Of course all our online resources will be available to you 24/7 through the break, be they reseach databases, our catalog, or our growing research guides. Have a nice week!


A pizza for your thoughts...

Have you ever thought about what the Library could do better to benefit you or others? If so, then this is the meeting for you!

The librarians and staff at the BSU Albertsons Library have been working hard to make your library the best it can be. But in all our efforts, we’re missing the most important thing of all: YOU.

Come join the Student Library Advisory Committee. If you come to our first meeting you’ll see just how serious we are.

We’ll be relying on SLAC to tell us what we should change at the library, what new services we should start, and what kind of great ideas we should be exploring. It’s all up to YOU.

1st Meeting

Date: 03/18/2009
Time: 4:30 PM
Library Room 201C
& enjoy free pizza!

RSVP to Kim Leeder at kimleeder@boisestate.edu or 426-1621. See you there!

Photo by Gio JL


International Connections: Leon Maynard and Rick Frisch

Leon Maynard, Executive Director of Boise State's International Economic Summit Institute, and Rick Frisch, University Advancement, will discuss how the International Economic Summit program is forging new relationships between top high schools and universities in China and the United States.

They will further describe Boise State's strategy for expanding this unique program to hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S., China, and other countries.

Location: Student Union Building, Lookout Room.
March 19, 2009
Time: 12:30 PM

The International Economic Summit is an educational program designed to teach high school and early college students about globalization, the free enterprise system and international economics. Last July Boise State led a delegation of seventeen Idaho high school students and teachers to Shanghai to facilitate the first International Economic Summit program, which involved 350 Chinese students from 25 high schools.

Light refreshments will be provided or feel free to bring your own lunch. The event is sponsored by Albertsons Library and Boise State University International Programs. For more information, call 426-3652.