Attention Marketing Students

Want to know how many men between 18 and 49 have had a nutrition/energy bar in the last week? Or, how many college graduates have purchased a Timex watch in the last year. Or, how many women are heavy users of shower and bath gels?

All these questions, and more, can be answered using the MRI+ (Mediamark Research & Intelligence) database, found via the articles, databases link right here on the Library’s home page.

Register for use with your Boise State email address, and, after confirmation, use the Mediamark Reporter link to find more information about understanding consumers and the things they buy.

Melissa Kozel,
Reference Librarian


Check it out, keep it longer

Albertsons Library is extending loan periods for faculty and graduate students.
When checking out or renewing items, graduate students will now see their due dates on every item showing an end-of-semester date (increased from six weeks), while faculty will see their checked out and renewed items due one year from their date of checkout. This is effective immediately.
As always, all checked out items remain subject to recall (and recall fines). See a list of the library's current loan periods at http://library.boisestate.edu/circulation/loan_periods.shtm.
We hope you'll enjoy these longer checkout periods!


Announcing WorldCat Local

Boise State University’s Albertsons Library, in cooperation with the libraries at Lewis-Clark State College, the University of Idaho, and the University of Idaho College of Law, is implementing a groundbreaking new information discovery tool called WorldCat Local.

WorldCat Local allows users to quickly locate information about hundreds of thousands of titles in many formats including: books, videos, articles, internet resources, sound recordings, and more.

While traditional library catalogs provide access to a single library’s collection, WorldCat Local seamlessly accesses the collections of other Idaho libraries and more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Now you can find many of the items you want with one search. Interlibrary Loan requests are available with the click of a button. For more information on WorldCat Local contact your library liaison or stop by the reference desk.

To try WorldCat Local and enjoy research made easier use the search box on the library's homepage or click here. WorldCat Local is made available through Albertsons Library and its partners with the support of grant funding.


Library Hours

The Albertsons Library will be open until 5:00 pm today, Friday, May 15th. The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th.

Please refer to the Hours page on the Library's homepage for the Summer semester schedule.

Have a great Summer!


Check out a Mac Laptop!

photo Peter Fuchs/
Mac lovers rejoice! Albertsons Library has added seven new Macbook laptops to the ten PC laptops available for student checkout in the Library.

Library Macbooks come loaded with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), wireless Internet access, and the full iLife suite (iMovie, iTunes, iPhoto, and Garage Band). You can also print directly to BroncoPrint!

To check out a laptop, show your student ID at the library's first-floor Circulation Desk. Laptops check out for three hours and can be used anywhere in the library building.


Tributes to Bethine Church

During the Spring 2009 commencement ceremony, Bethine Church, wife of the late Senator Frank Church, will receive an honorary doctorate from Boise State University. Mrs. Church is the seventh person to receive this honor from Boise State. To celebrate this event, Albertsons Library has created a number of physical and web exhibits documenting Mrs. Church’s extraordinary life:

  • A Tribute to Bethine Church” web page presents a short illustrated biography about some of the many accomplishments in Bethine Church’s public and personal life.

  • Bethine Church Digital Collection provides access to approximately 60 photographs documenting Bethine's extraordinary life as a wife, mother, as the "third senator" from Idaho, due to her active participation in public life during her husband's tenure in the Senate, as well as her recent accomplishments in the Idaho Democratic Party and Sawtooth Mountain Recreation Area and Sawtooth Society.

  • Visit the Bethine Church physical exhibit in the display windows outside of the Special Collections Department on the second floor of Albertsons Library during open library hours. The exhibit will be available through the end of May.
  • Transcript of Bethine Church's speech during the commencement ceremony at Boise State University, May 16, 2009


Historic Boise State featured in online collection

Historic Boise State, Albertsons Library's online photo collection illustrating the history of Boise State University, has been recognized as one of four "collections of the month," by OCLC, the leading provider of digital collections management software in the United States.

Developed over the past year by the Special Collections Department in Albertsons Library, Historic Boise State now features more than 900 photos from the university archives. More photos are added every month. OCLC's announcement with a link to "Historic Boise State" is at http://www.oclc.org/news/announcements/announcement358.htm . The collection may also be accessed directly from the Library's homepage.

Erin Passehl


Library open 24 Hours

The first floor of the Albertsons Library will be open 24 hours a day for Finals Week starting 10:00 AM Sunday, May 10, through 7:00 PM Thursday, May 14.
Staff will be on hand to answer questions and check out first floor reserve materials.
Security will be provided by the Boise Police Department; an officer will be on duty in the library all night and can provide escort service.
Free coffee and treats provided each night (while supplies last!) by the Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU).
For a complete list of holiday hours, please refer to http://library.boisestate.edu/hours/ .
Our online resources are available 24/7.