Announcing the Refugee Resources Library Guide

Are you a student in a Service Learning course this semester, and are you volunteering with refugee agencies and familes around the Treasure Valley? Are you a faculty member teaching a Service Learning course? Does your Service-Learning course include volunteer work with the refugee community in Boise? You are probably needing to find broader information on this topic, and context, to meet your needs. You might be looking for assistance, articles, reflection questions, or other information pertinent to your experience. Look no further! We have a library guide full of amazing resources to help you:


[QR Code will take you to the library guide. Need info on QR codes? Check this guide out: http://guides.boisestate.edu/qrcodes]

Through a partnership between Albertsons Library the Service Learning Division of the Center for Teaching and Learning, this helpful guide was developed to help you with your local refugee information needs.

This guide is meant to provide you with relevant and timely information centered around refugee issues, including research resources & databases, cultural guides, volunteer resources, and more.

Included in the guide is a list of resources specific to each individual country of origin with materials relating to the refugee experience from that location. This material can be found on the tab that says: Refugee Info - Specific Countries (Use Drop Down Menu).

Come into the library during the month of October to view our display of books on this topic. If you walk into the library, pass the Reference Desk, and take a left, you'll see a variety of books that will help you with your research.

Do you have any questions? Let us know! We're here to help!

On display this month in Albertsons Library is a number of resources, books, films, and more, that will be on display during the month of October. Stop by to pick up some books, or check out the guide, today!


Streaming media at Albertsons Library

In addition to its 270+ research databases, a revamped mobile website, and a growing collection of e-books, the Albertsons Library also offers 24/7 access to thousands of streaming videos from the Alexander Street Press and Films on Demand databases.

Alexander Street Press offers multidisciplinary databases of streaming video via your computer and, where available, via your mobile device:
Films on Demand is an online collection of 6000+ videos in 28 subjects areas. These include many of Films Media Group’s best selling and most popular titles in the areas of Anthropology, World Languages, History, Mathematics, Criminal Justice, Business & Economics, Psychology, and many more.

In addition to the above databases, you can also access these streaming media sites for free online:
  • Folkstreams - A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures
  • Internet Archive - This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
  • PBS Video - From the Public Broadcasting Service, PBS.org award-winning national programming and locally produced shows.
Find these databases and additional image/video resources at the "Finding and Citing Images and Videos" library guide at http://guides.boisestate.edu/imagesvideos. To access this library guide on your mobile device, simply scan this QR code:


Welcome new librarian: Marilia Antunez

I joined the Albertsons Library as Reference/Instruction Librarian on July 25th. Prior to coming to Boise State, I worked as the Science and Allied Health Librarian at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

I serve as Library Liaison for Criminal Justice, Sociology, and co-liaison for the School of Social Work. I have an MLS (in library science) and an MA in Gerontology. 

I am excited to be here and I look forward to meeting and working with BSU students and faculty. I am happy to help answer any questions you have about library resources and services. Feel free to reach me at mariliaantunez[at]boisestate.edu, 208-426-4302, or stop by the library.
Best wishes,


Graduate Student Research Workshops

Need to brush up on your research skills? Or do you want to learn how to start a literature review? Need tools for managing research and authoring papers? Want tips on which apps will help you with your research?

The library's got you covered! Your librarians at Albertsons Library are here to help you succeed in your graduate studies through every aspect of your graduate research. Library workshops include both online and in person offerings on these topics (and more):
  • Apps for research
  • Literature reviews for your discipline
  • Author rights and publisher agreements
  • Managing your citations
  • Basic research skills
To find out more information, including the schedule and to sign up, go to http://guides.boisestate.edu/graduatestudents.

Michelle Armstrong,


Welcome new librarian: Carrie Moore

Hello Boise State!! My name is Carrie Moore, and I am a new Reference Librarian, as of July, here at the Albertsons Library. My office is located on the 1st floor of the library (107 A) along the same wall as the Starbucks. So, if you’re stopping into the library to do some work or just a cup of coffee, please stop by my office and say “Hi”.

A couple of the areas I will be working closely with throughout the year are the Communication Department, English Department, First Year Writing Program, and the Campus Read. But, I’m looking forward to working with ALL of the great people here on campus!

A native of Iowa, I graduated from Briar Cliff College (located in Sioux City, IA for those who are curious) with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology. I received my Masters of Library Science (M.L.S.) from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS. But most recently, I am coming to Boise from Detroit, MI, where I was a librarian at Wayne State University for 8 ½ years.

During my time at Wayne State, I was the librarian for the College of Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences and Communication Sciences and Disorders. As well as being the Coordinator of Collections for Public Services.

So far, my family and I are really enjoying Idaho! We have been going on many outdoor adventures throughout the state, and if you have suggestions for great locations to explore in the region send them our way. I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great semester!

426-1626 OR carriemoore1@boisestate.edu