Supervising Student Employees 101

I recently took a workshop from Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Development which proved to be one of the best professional development opportunities I’ve had in a while, so I wanted to share my experience.  I took the workshop as part of the Employment Essentials certificate program here at Boise State (http://hrs.boisestate.edu/workshops/supervision-and-leadership/employment-essentials/). 

Workshop presenter, Kip Spittle, from Learning and Development, did an awesome job, creating a workshop that was interactive with a lot of discussion. He also used a fun new program called Kahoot to give us a quiz. In the workshop Kip covered everything from the basics of student hiring and student employee fundamentals to generational differences, shared values, ethics and human rights. I especially enjoyed the video Kip used to help us understand generational differences, as it explained not only what those differences were, but how younger generations are trying to bridge the gap. It’s available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vknHKTy1MLY.

I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who works with student employees; it will be offered again in the fall. Contact Human Resources at hremployeelandd@boisestate.edu or 208-426-2417 for more information about Employment Essentials workshops.

Pam Kindelberger
Head of Ordering, Interlibrary Loan & Gifts for Albertsons Library


Transforming the Microforms room

What used to be the Microforms room is being prepped & modified to house the #GIMM (Gaming Interactive Media and Mobile) lab, and or own #MakerLab space. Exciting changes happening throughout the library! #BoiseState #3rdSpace ^MC via Instagram http://ift.tt/1SPABSb


MakerLab is Coming Soon

MakerLab coming soon!

Albertsons Library's MakerLab is coming soon! If you stop by the library you will see that some furniture has moved into place and the green screen wall has been painted!

Additional furniture, cabinets, and equipment will move into the room shortly before the fall semester. 

Stay tuned for more updates, workshops, and availability!

Green Screen wall


The Boise State University Yearbook

Residents of Morrison Hall, 1961. Image published in Les Bois 1961.

From 1935 to 1978, the Associated Student Body of Boise Junior College, Boise College, and Boise State University published an annual yearbook titled Les Bois. This publication highlighted important events on campus, as well many other facts about each school year. Les Bois could be a valuable resource for names of alumni, popular trends in various eras, or just for browsing.

Each volume of Les Bois typically had a section for academics, student life, and sports. In the Student Life section, Les Bois often included a brief summary of the major student organizations and their activities for the year. For example, this excerpt is from the 1961 Morrison Hall page:
Highlights at the year at Morrison Hall included picnics and dinner dances with residents of Driscoll Hall, sponsoring of a float and queen candidate at Homecoming, a dorm formal, spring tea and a little sister or coed weekend. At Christmas time the girls arranged for gifts for the State School at Nampa, went caroling and, as in the past, decorated their suites.
Note that in 1961 Morrison Hall was an all-female dormitory, and Driscoll Hall was all-male.
You can find the Les Bois in the catalog at http://boisestate.worldcat.org/oclc/2396586. Copies circulate in the main collection, and a full set is available for viewing in the Archives on the second floor of the library, and online via ScholarWorks at http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/student_yearbooks/.

Jim Duran,
Special Collections


Campus Closed July 3rd and 4th

The Albertsons Library and the rest of campus will be closed on Friday, July 3rd (Boise State University Observed Holiday), and Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day. Regular library summer hours resume on Sunday, July 5th.

Library hours are listed at http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!