Our mission is to help you use the Library's resources to find the information you need. The Reference Desk is your first stop for assistance in learning what resources (books, journals, media.) are available and how to use them. The reference staff can answer general and specific questions, locate materials, and refer you to print, online and electronic resources. We are also available to help you search and use the Internet and its assortment of resources.
There are several different reference collections in the library including: General, U.S. Government Documents, Idaho Government Documents, Health Sciences, Special Collections and Law. For more information please check out our Reference Collections page.
Idaho State University
Eli M. Oboler Library
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8089
Pocatello, ID 83209-8089
Eli M. Oboler Library (Building 50)
850 South 9th Avenue
- Phone: (208) 282-3152
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The reference desk is staffed during regular business hours; during spring and fall semesters we are also available some evening and weekend hours. Please check out our Hours Page for details.
Our reference desk is located on the ground floor of the Library across from the reference computers.
- Reference Service
- Adaptive Library Services
- Ask a Librarian (Email Reference Service)
- Specialized Research Services (Fee Based)
Please come in and let us help you find what you need. This is free of charge and is our favorite part of being a reference librarian. If you can't come in, give us a call or send an email using the contact information listed above.
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
Subject interests and expertise: Geology, Physics, Hard Sciences, Education, Physical Education, and Dance. More. . .
Philip A. Homan
Subject interests and expertise: Economics, English, Religion, Idaho History, Family History/Genealogy, Human Resource Training & Development, and Biblical Languages. More. . .
Subject interests and expertise: History, Art, Music, Architecture, Spanish, Literature, History of the Book, Higher Education, and Classics. More. . .