Library closed for Labor Day

Photo by Karen Horton 
The library will be closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. Check our library hours page for a complete list of Fall semester hours.

Curious about the Labor Day holiday? Check out FirstGov.gov for additional resources about this holiday.


Welcome to the library! Fall 2013 edition

Welcome to the Albertsons Library! Here are a few things to make your library visit a fun, research-rich experience:
  • Bring your laptop or mobile device--the whole building is Wi-Fi enabled
  • Access library resources from your portable device via our our mobile-friendly website
  • There are over 110 computers with Microsoft Office 2010, Mac and PC laptops and notebooks for checkout
  • Scanners, microform readers, and multiple BroncoPrint stations in the first and second floors--all wired to include wireless printing from your laptop
  • Check out iPads at the Circulation desk, each with tons of helpful apps
  • Need a mobile battery charger, plug-and-play headphones, calculators, or computer cables? We have them at the Circulation desk
  • Need to charge your portable device? Find a charging station near Starbucks or on the 2nd floor
  • Access thousands of articles from journals and magazines from the A-Z list of databases (most which are mobile-friendly, too.)
  • A growing collection of streaming video and music databases on a wide range of subjects--watch online or on your portable device 
  • Find an extensive list of subject guides via the library's LibGuides system
  • A variety of digital collections from the university's Special Collections and Archives
  • Check out the scholarly output of the university via ScholarWorks
  • Access a growing eBook collection which you can read books online or download to your portable device
  • A brand new media/collaboration room on the first floor, room L109C
  • A tutoring room on the second floor, room L205 where you can get help from Advising and Academic Enhancement tutors and Learning Assistants
  • Find library hours at our nifty calendar page at http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php
We have more goodies in store for you so if you have questions about research, campus, or anything at all we’re available to help you via our reference chat, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Or you can text us your questions at (208) 546-9982.

Have a great semester!


8/19/13: World Photography Day

2012 World Photography Day submission by Am Renault

"World Photography Day is all about celebrating photography. Whether you see yourself as an Amateur, Hobbyist or Professional, August 19th is a day to embrace your love of photography." So says http://www.worldphotoday.org/ , and if you want to be part of over 4600 photographers who will post on its global online gallery, then head on over to the website and register.

If you find the perfect shot and want to add it to your presentation or paper, learn how to cite it by giving this library guide a shot: http://guides.boisestate.edu/imagesvideos. Here you will find MLA & APA citation style guides for pictures and moving images, as well as links to huge collections of online images and a nifty Google Image Search box. Go take a picture!


2013 IR All-Star: Michelle Armstrong

Albertsons Library is proud to congratulate Michelle Armstrong, Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant Professor! Michelle was selected to be a 2013 IR All Star for her work with our institutional repository, ScholarWorks.

According to the release, "From the outset, Michelle and her team made it a priority to engage faculty with the IR. To do so, she identified a high-profile project on campus: the University Author Recognition Bibliography."

Michelle has worked with individuals from all over Boise State University to assist individuals with promoting their research, understanding author rights, creating SelectedWorks page, and other concerns. According to the ScholarWorks website, "ScholarWorks is a collection of services designed to capture and showcase all scholarly output by the Boise State University community."

We are very proud of Michelle's incredible work, and hope you will congratulate her as well. To learn more about her work and research see her SelectedWorks page: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_armstrong/

More information about the award can be found here:


August is Water Quality Month

Photo by Oxfam International
The USDA's Water Quality Information Center has lots of great resources on water quality as it relates to agriculture. However, you can also find a variety of research information on the topic which has been produced right here at Boise State through Albertsons Library's ScholarWorks. For example:
  • On April 19 and 20, 2005, the Andrus Center for Public Policy and the Idaho Statesman convened a conference, entitled Troubled Water: Exploring Solutions for the Western Water Crisis, on the campus of Boise State University. Its purpose was to explore solutions for the Western water crisis. The conference was organized around the premise that in the 21st Century, water scarcity will reshape the West’s economy, growth, agriculture, environment, and recreation opportunities. In addition, access to clean water will be a global issue of huge importance.

Find out more about Scholar Works at http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/

Michelle Armstrong and Elizabeth Ramsey,