‘The Idea of Nature’ Collection and Lecture Series

Boise State will present the third annual public lecture series titled “Interdisciplinary Explorations – The Idea of Nature.” This series is inspired by the theme that big questions need interdisciplinary answers. The goal of the series is to foster the public humanities by bringing distinguished lecturers to Boise.

This year’s speakers include:
  • Feb. 12 – Jedediah Purdy, “After Nature: Living in the Anthropocene”
  • March 13 – Richard Brantley, “Emily Dickinson and Science”
  • April 24 – Susan Oliver, “Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees in 19th Century Literature”
Past presentations can be viewed by visiting the “Interdisciplinary Explorations – The Idea of Nature” collection in ScholarWorks.

The lectures are free, open to the public and no tickets are required. The lectures will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Each lecture will be followed by a reception with a no-host bar and appetizers. To reserve a spot at a reception, or for more information about free parking and the series, send an e-mail to samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu or visit scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.


Welcome to Spring Semester!

It may not look like spring much, but we're excited to have you back on campus and the library! We strive to make your research and study spaces as comfortable and useful as possible. Here's how we can help:
  • Access thousands of articles from journals and magazines, many which are mobile-friendly
  • Hundreds of computers running Microsoft Office, Mac and PC laptops for checkout, scanners, and multiple BroncoPrint stations, including wireless printing from your laptop
  • Streaming video databases on a wide range of subjects--watch online or on your portable device
  • Check out iPads, MacBooks, and netbooks from the Circulation desk on the first floor
  • The whole building is Wi-Fi enabled
  • Printing stations on 1st and 2nd floors, and color printing on the 1st floor
  • The library catalog sports a large & growing collection of eBooks--read books online or download it to your portable device
  • A collaboration room (L109C) with scanners & computers
  • Extensive subject guides in fields such as Public Administration, Radiologic Sciences, Kinesiology, Educational Technology and many more, via the library's subject guides
  • Did we mention a Starbucks in the building? First floor, next to the library's entrance
  • Have questions about research, campus, or anything at all? We’re available to help you via our Help page, on Facebook, and on Twitter. We're well represented on Pinterest and Instagram too. Or you can text us your questions at (208) 546-9982
 We hope you have a fantastic Spring semester!


Library Closed Monday, 1/20/14

The Albertsons Library will be closed Monday, January 20th for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day. We'll resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 21st for the start of the Spring semester. See our library hours at http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php